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Goddess Of The Ice Realm (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 5) by David Drake (book review).

October 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Goddess Of The Ice Realm (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 5) by David Drake (book review).

This reviewer has read quite a lot of fantasy. Indeed, I would not be qualified to review fantasy books on a website like SFCrowsnest if I had not. Usually, I expect to review fantasy novels by authors who have not published in any other genre and often I will be reviewing their first or second […]

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Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

‘Mummy Knows Best’ is an anthology of short stories edited by Theresa Derwin, late in 2017. As is reasonably obvious from the title and the cover, these stories focus on a wide variety of mummification tales. Coming from the Terror Tree label, this reviewer expected a good dose of blood-curdling horror but the contents actually […]

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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

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Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

David Sutton has been writing horror fiction since the 1960s. Over the decades, many of his stories have appeared in a multitude of anthologies. Furthermore, he has won many awards for his editing on fantasy anthologies. However, this reviewer is given to understand that ‘Dead Water And Other Weird Tales’ is the first time a […]

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Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

Fringeworks Press is usually known for its contemporary horror and steampunk works. This anthology of stories comes as a pleasant addition to their range being a genuine attempt at Science Fiction. The editor of ‘Andromeda’s Children’ is Theresa Derwin, who is perhaps best known for her crusade on women in Science Fiction as authors, characters, […]

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Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley (book review)

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley   (book review)

There are many fantasy trilogies a reader can reach for any time they fancy a hit of their favourite escapism. But how many readers have gotten bored of the same old sub-Tolkien elves and dwarves routine? What makes a fantasy trilogy or an individual novel worth reaching for? Is it a truly different fantastic setting? […]

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Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

‘Old Venus’ is an anthology of new stories by current authors. Before Mariner 2 orbited Venus on December 14th 1962, only optical observations had been made of Venus. The telescopes perceived a bright but featureless surface. Thus it was theorised that Venus was covered in a thick layer of clouds, most often thought to be […]

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Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review)

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review)

Adam Roberts is an ideas man. ‘Land Of The Headless’ is only the second of his novels I have read. The first was ‘Stone’. In both books, Roberts introduces some very modern and refreshing ideas. But where Roberts really excels is in the thinking through of those ideas. Nothing is throwaway in a Roberts novel. […]

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Invasive Procedures (book 1) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (book review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Invasive Procedures (book 1) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (book review).

‘Invasive Procedures’ by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnson’s story set in a near future or maybe contemporary tale of biological threat, megalomaniacal plot and military investigation. It has a nice twist on the usual apocalypse-by-virus tale that lends it freshness and a fast, thriller, almost free-wheeling style that helps the book zip along in […]

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Alyssa’s Ring (book 5 of The Guardian Cycle) by Julia Gray (book review).

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Alyssa’s Ring (book 5 of The Guardian Cycle) by Julia Gray (book review).

‘Alyysa’s Ring’ is the fifth and final book in ‘The Guardian Cycle’ by Julia Gray, following ‘The Dark Moon’, ‘The Jasper Forest’, ‘The Crystal Desert’ and ‘The Red Glacier’. In ‘The Dark Moon’, the hero, Terrel, was exiled from his home after discovering he is the twin of the imperial prince Jax and has royal […]

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