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Doctor Who: The Wintertime Paradox by Dave Rudden (book review)

February 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Wintertime Paradox by Dave Rudden  (book review)

Slightly late for Christmas but who’s counting? You’re not going anywhere soon, are you? ‘The Wintertime Paradox’ is an attractive hardback volume of 12 stories by Dave Rudden, author of ‘The Knights Of The Borrowed Dark Trilogy’ and previous ‘Doctor Who’ anthology, ‘Twelve Angels Weeping’. This new book is aimed at children with a rough […]

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Cicero by David Llewellyn (book review).

February 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cicero by David Llewellyn (book review).

Marcus Tullius Cicero was a political writer, a powerful orator and statesman who came to a rather sticky end in 43BC on the way to Macedonia. He was seeking to escape after falling out of favour with the new government of Rome. There weren’t any deselect ions or impeachments in ancient Rome but there were […]

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Piranesi by Susannah Clarke (book review).

February 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Piranesi by Susannah Clarke (book review).

Life is an endless labyrinth of possibilities but what if you somehow get stuck in the netherworld and you don’t even know you are trapped? From Susannah Clarke, the writer who brought you the magnificent but huge ‘Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell’ comes ‘Piranesi’, which has 272 pages but is still vast in scope and […]

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Time Lord Victorious – Eighth Doctor (3 of 3): Mutually Assured Destruction by Lizzie Hopley (CD review).

February 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Time Lord Victorious – Eighth Doctor (3 of 3): Mutually Assured Destruction by Lizzie Hopley (CD review).

Picking up after events in the novel ‘All Flesh Is Grass’, ‘Mutually Assured Destruction’ opens with the imminent destruction of a Dalek spaceship. It’s all getting a little bit hairy for the Eighth as he negotiates the tricky route back to his TARDIS. Meanwhile, in another part of the ship, there is an awakening. Two […]

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Time Lord Victorious –Eighth Doctor (2 of 3) Eighth Doctor: The Enemy Of My Enemy by Tracey Ann Baines (CD review).

February 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Time Lord Victorious –Eighth Doctor (2 of 3) Eighth Doctor: The Enemy Of My Enemy by Tracey Ann Baines (CD review).

Following the events in ‘He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not’ and the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) seems to be in an unholy alliance with his favourite enemy, the Daleks. They have some mutual concerns over who has been altering time. The Doctor has already worked out there are planets that shouldn’t be there and […]

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Time Lord Victorious – Eighth Doctor (1 of 3): He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not by Carrie Thompson (audio cd/download review).

February 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Time Lord Victorious – Eighth Doctor (1 of 3): He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not by Carrie Thompson (audio cd/download review).

The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) is on a sightseeing tour but is taken back when his planned visit to one of the Seven Hundred Wonders Of The Universe is a failure due to a very missing Wonder. In fact, the planet is nothing like the brochure and it seems he’s ended up in a western. […]

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Forest 404 by Timothy X Atack (CD/digital review).

January 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Forest 404 by Timothy X Atack (CD/digital review).

‘Forest 404’ is currently available as a download to the lucky UK residents who have licensed access to the marvellous BBC. It’s also being released as a digital download to purchase. Pan lives in future times. She is in a world we would barely recognise. Her job is to review data files and delete the […]

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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious: All Flesh Is Grass by Una McCormack (book review).

January 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious: All Flesh Is Grass by Una McCormack (book review).

In ‘All Flesh Is Grass’ has the Tenth Doctor is on a rampage. He’s gone back to the time before time of ‘The Dark Times’. He wants to destroy the Kotturuh, the bringers of the death curse. He’s been pretty successful, too, with his mercenary fleet and the god/rock star status. He’s even started wearing […]

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Fireball XL5: Music by Barry Gray (CD review).

January 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fireball XL5: Music by Barry Gray (CD review).

Silva Screen Records have finally reached ‘Fireball XL5’ with a compilation in right order from the first 16 episodes in the 24 tracks from the series, starting with the original opening with Steve Zodiac (Paul Maxwell) and Venus (Sylvia Anderson) and the XL5 taking off. If you’re in the mood, you might even do imitation […]

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Divine Heretic by Jamie Lee Moyer (book review).

January 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Divine Heretic by Jamie Lee Moyer (book review).

Set against the backdrop of the Hundred Year War between England and France during the fifteenth century, this is a new take on the story of Jeanne D’arc. She was sent to be with the army against England at the Siege of Orleans, claiming to be guided by angels to support the French claimant to […]

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