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Age Of Godpunk by James Lovegrove (book review)

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Age Of Godpunk by James Lovegrove (book review)

British Science Fiction author James Lovegrove has, over recent years, created his own little sub-genre with the ‘Age Of …’ novels. Each one explores how a different pantheon of gods might interact with modern humans, generally through the prism of military SF. The term ‘godpunk’ has been attached to the sub-genre that Lovegrove has created […]

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The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess (book review).

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess (book review).

Tony Burgess is a Canadian surrealist author of literary horror who writes novels and screenplays. His latest novel, ‘The n-Body Problem’, provides an original, odd and extremely disturbing take on the zombie genre. Is it worth reading? The story is set in Canada around the mid-2030s. Some twenty years earlier, the zombie apocalypse happened. As […]

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Zombie Survival: Owners’ Apocalypse Manual, by Sean T. Page (book review).

May 30, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Zombie Survival: Owners’ Apocalypse Manual, by Sean T. Page (book review).

Sean T. Page set up the Ministry of Zombies in 2010 as an information resource for those who shared his concern that the zombie apocalypse was just around the corner. ‘Zombie Survival: Owners’ Apocalypse Manual’ is his most ambitious book yet, an attractive, full colour A4 hardback from the ever-expanding range of manuals from Haynes. […]

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The Moon King, by Neil Williamson (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Moon King, by Neil Williamson (book review).

‘The Moon King’ is Scottish author Neil Williamson’s debut novel. It is set in a fantasy kingdom called Glassholm, an island city defined by the fact that five centuries beforehand, their King dragged the Moon down from the heavens and tethered it a short distance above the city. The main consequence of this action is […]

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Bite by Gardner Goldsmith (book review).

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bite by Gardner Goldsmith (book review).

Gardner Goldsmith is an American author who has written for various US genre television series including ‘Star Trek: Voyager’. ‘Bite’ is his debut novella, published by independent publisher Pendragon Press and it includes two very short horror stories alongside the main attraction. ‘Bite’ is the story of Sylvester ‘Sylv’ Cole, a moderately successful vampire hunter […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro (book review).

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro (book review).

The ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2013’ is the fourteenth anthology in a row dedicated to getting the winning stories from the Science Fiction Writers of America’s annual awards out to a wider audience. This volume covers stories published during 2011, for which the awards were given out in May 2012. The editor of this book is […]

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The Zombie Times, March 2014 issue (emag review).

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Zombie Times, March 2014 issue (emag review).

I’m impressed to find out that 2014 marks a decade since the creators of ‘The Zombie Times’, Terror4fun, were set up. After ten years of bringing us zombie mayhem, you might think they’d want to take a break but not a bit of it. They’re planning a big birthday issue in August and, in the […]

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Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura (Elves Trilogy book 3) by James Barclay (book review).

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura (Elves Trilogy book 3) by James Barclay (book review).

James Barclay has been writing epic fantasy novels for well over a decade now. ‘Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura’ draws to a conclusion his trilogy of novels focused on the early history of the elves of Calaius and brings things full circle in the ‘Raven’ universe he has used for most of his books, […]

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Deadworld: Restoration # 2 by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen (comic review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Deadworld: Restoration # 2 by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen (comic review).

The second issue of ‘Deadworld: Restoration’, dated January 2014, takes us further into the story set up by issue one, which I reviewed here last month. We find out more about the history of the zombie apocalypse from Deake. He reveals to his travelling companion, Daniel, that he used to work for a rich part-time […]

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Ex-Patriots (The Ex Series book 2) by Peter Clines (book review).

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ex-Patriots (The Ex Series book 2) by Peter Clines (book review).

‘Ex-Patriots’ is the second book in a series of superhero/zombie mash-up novels from the pen of Hollywood-based writer Peter Clines. I reviewed the previous volume, ‘Ex-Heroes’, back in September and enjoyed its irreverent mix of action, horror and fun. Can Clines work the Tinseltown magic twice in a row? The story starts on 4 July […]

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