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Author Archive: Stuart Maine

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Alien Bones by Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt and Chris Grine (graphic novel review).

October 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien Bones by Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt and Chris Grine (graphic novel review).

When I was a kid, I read comics like ‘Tintin’, ‘Asterix’ and loads of others whose titles I can’t remember even though their spaceships and alien worlds are still clear in my memories. I loved the exploration, danger, sometimes difficult to understand plots and, most of all, the slightly creepy feeling of isolation those books […]

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Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book review).

Some books remind us how small we are or how transient life is and as a result make you want to find someone important to you and give them a hug. ‘Wanderers’ by Chuck Wendig also does this but you’ll make damn sure you wash your hands straight afterwards. Jumping between a large cast of […]

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Once Upon A Parsec: The Book Of Alien Fairy Tales edited by David Gullen (book review).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Once Upon A Parsec: The Book Of Alien Fairy Tales edited by David Gullen (book review).

The pitch for ‘Once Upon A Parsec’ basically tells you everything you need to know about it. It goes: Humans have fairy tales, right? Those tales teach us important moral lessons to warn us about dangers or help us be better people and there are other sentient species out in the universe, right? So, of […]

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Jack Of Shadows by Roger Zelazny (book review).

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Of Shadows by Roger Zelazny (book review).

Best known for his ‘Amber Chronicles’, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) produced a string of other Science Fiction and crime novels, often dealing with metaphysical or religious themes. I’m a big fan of Zelazny, and while I haven’t read all of his work, ‘Jack Of Shadows’ feels like the ur-Zelazny story. It has a mysterious, powerful but […]

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