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A Bite To Remember (Argeneau Family book 5) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Bite To Remember (Argeneau Family book 5) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

The ‘Argeneau Family’ series of books is like a relay race. The baton of focal character is passed on between the end of one novel and the start of the next. ‘A Bite To Remember’ is the fifth in the series involving the Argeneau family. What makes members different is that they are vampires in […]

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Killing Gods: A Superhero Novel by Tony Cooper (book review).

July 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Killing Gods: A Superhero Novel by Tony Cooper (book review).

One of the best reasons for writing a sequel is if the characters have more story to tell and if it is sufficiently different from their first outing to keep the readership enthralled while holding on to all the features that made the original idea captivating. It is not easy to do and many authors […]

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A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (book review).

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A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (book review).

The idea of a fantasy set in an alternative world is not a new one. Often it is a single change that make all the difference. A number of authors have experimented with the sub-genre: what if Lincoln wasn’t assassinated or Hitler was? What if Napoleon had succeeded in invading Britain or the Romans hadn’t? […]

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Tall, Dark And Hungry (Argeneau Family book 4) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

June 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tall, Dark And Hungry (Argeneau Family book 4) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

It is widely accepted that there is a section of readers who, having found a genre they like, demand more of the same. It is part of reason why Mills & Boon has been and still is such a success. Not all their novels have coy, virginal and idealistic heroines as the books have been […]

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Black Static #29 Jul-Aug 2012 (magazine review).

June 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Black Static #29 Jul-Aug 2012 (magazine review).

There are some who will wonder if there is any point in reviewing a magazine at this distance from the publication date. In the case of some that would be a fair comment as the contents date rapidly but in the case of anything that contains fiction stories can remain current. There are collectors of […]

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Powerless: A Superhero Novel: Volume 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

May 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Powerless: A Superhero Novel: Volume 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

Despite the rise in the number of novels and stories involving supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves and angels, there is still a fascination for the super-hero. I am sure there is no-one who has not wished at some time or another to have some power that is unique to us. That power may be […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

The Science Fiction field and especially fandom is a place where diversity is celebrated. We have long got over the pulp SF trope of all sentient aliens being automatically hostile and, in some novels, the aliens have behaved better and with more honour than humans. There is never going to be total harmony and, as […]

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Single White Vampire (Argeneau Family book 1 or 3?) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Single White Vampire (Argeneau Family book 1 or 3?) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

Knowing the best place to start is often a dilemma, whether the work in progress is a story, a novel or, in this case, a series of novels. Many authors will return to favoured characters and write about the events leading up to their first appearance in print. For Lynsay Sands ‘Argeneau Family’ saga, ‘Single […]

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Ytterbium: EasterCon 2019 (convention report).

May 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ytterbium: EasterCon 2019 (convention report).

Despite initial appearances this is not a report on a rare metal but a personal perspective of the 2019 Eastercon held in the Park Inn at Heathrow, London from 19th to 22nd April. Ytterbium is element 70 in the periodic table and this Eastercon was the 70th post-war Eastercon, hence the name. Typically, this was […]

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Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

When the fans clamour for the next book before it can be scheduled by a mainstream publisher and an author writes faster than the big publishers can cope with, it makes sense to independently publish the books. For a newcomer to the writing business this could be a dangerous move but, when the quality is […]

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