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Mythanimus by Storm Constantine (book review),

May 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mythanimus by Storm Constantine (book review),

An issue that many writers of short stories have is that their output is likely to appear in many disparate publications such as anthologies and magazines, including, these days, on-line magazines with no print version. No reader can reasonably follow all the sources if they wish to read the entire output of a favourite author. […]

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Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong (book review)

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong   (book review)

There is always a problem when an author switches publishers, especially if that author has a loyal following. There are many reasons why this might happen and a change between major mass market publishers may make very little difference in the perception of the readers. When Storm Constantine started Immanion Press as an outlet to […]

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Loved (House Of Night Otherworld trilogy book 1 of 3) by P.C. & Kristin Cast (book review).

March 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Loved (House Of Night Otherworld trilogy book 1 of 3) by P.C. & Kristin Cast (book review).

With series of books, particularly urban fantasy, being longer than the traditional three-book set, it is possible to wonder whether the authors conceived the story arc that many of them have or if it grew out of the initial work. Finding that the characters have much more to do to resolve their particular set of […]

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L’Amber by Tanith Lee (book review).

March 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
L’Amber by Tanith Lee (book review).

What is truth? Fiction, by its nature, is a series of untruths perpetrated by the author since none of the events in a novel will have happened exactly like that even if they include features based on real events. Autobiographies may be largely true but are one person’s recollection of happenings that another may remember […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2021, Volume 140 #754 (magazine review).

March 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2021, Volume 140 #754 (magazine review).

The question often asked is why should I bother with magazines when there are plenty of novels out there waiting to be read? The reasons can be varied. They are a good source of varied short fiction, both at novelette and shorter lengths. Mainstream publishers are wary of original anthologies, claiming there is no market […]

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The North Beyond Part 3: Haldur by P.M. Scrayfield (book review).

February 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
The North Beyond Part 3: Haldur by P.M. Scrayfield (book review).

It is not often that all the books in a trilogy or, in this case, a tetralogy are published simultaneously. By issuing books at suitable intervals it gives the author time to reflect and see if any problems arose in the earlier volume and look for ways to correct them. Simultaneous publication doesn’t allow this […]

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Aleph by Storm Constantine (book review).

February 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Aleph by Storm Constantine (book review).

After the recent death of Storm Constantine, it is probably the best time to take stock of her career. Her first books made the statement that she did not intend to follow conventions. Her characters, the Wraeththu, were the inheritors of Earth. They were hermaphrodites transitioned from young male humans by infected blood. The seven […]

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Scavenger Blood (Scavenger Exodus book 2) by Janet Edwards (book review).

February 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Scavenger Blood (Scavenger Exodus book 2) by Janet Edwards (book review).

When Janet Edwards published her first ‘Earth Girl’ trilogy, ‘Earth Girl’, ‘Earth Star’ and ‘Earth Flight’, she set up a future that had great potential for further exploration. The setting for that trilogy is after Portal Technology has been developed and most of Earth’s population have relocated to other worlds. Then, New York in the […]

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Vanguard (The Genesis Fleet book 1) by Jack Campbell (book review).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vanguard (The Genesis Fleet book 1) by Jack Campbell (book review).

In the early days of Science Fiction, the ‘Pulp’ era, the main concern was action and adventure. There was a conceit that eventually ways would be found for ships to travel faster than light and the communications would be similarly instantaneous. No thought was given to what conditions would be like on board ship and […]

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Borderline: Hive Mind 4 by Janet Edwards (book review).

January 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Borderline: Hive Mind 4 by Janet Edwards (book review).

It is important in any series of books, from a trilogy to a long running series, that as the characters age, they continue to develop but not to have too much of a complex backstory that jumping in at any point does not detract from the enjoyment of the plot. Janet Edwards is able to […]

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