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Jack Cloudie (The Jackelian series book 5) by Stephen Hunt (book review).

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jack Cloudie (The Jackelian series book 5) by Stephen Hunt (book review).

It’s a great honour to fight for your country, especially to be a Jack Cloudie, a sailor in the heavens in the amazing floating warships that defend the said country of Jackals from attack but also go on the offensive. ‘Jack Cloudie is book number 5 in Stephen Hunt’s ‘The Jackelian series’ and sends us […]

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Blake’s 7: Drones by Marc Platt (CD review).

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Blake’s 7: Drones by Marc Platt (CD review).

With the explosive finale of ‘Battleground’ still ringing in our ears, Blake feels he should go back to the battle planet of Straxis but the crew aren’t so sure. ‘Drones’ is the third part of a six-part series and the 7 are coming apart at the seams. When the Liberator comes under attack, it starts […]

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Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: Second Chances by John Dorney (CD review).

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: Second Chances by John Dorney (CD review).

This is how it ends and there are no ‘Second Chances’ for Zoe. The story that began in ‘Fear Of The Daleks (Companion Chronicles 1.2)’ comes to its conclusion in this last of the ‘Companion Chronicles’ to feature Zoe Heriot (Wendy Padbury). Zoe was first seen in the original ‘Doctor Who’ when the Second Doctor […]

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Upon The Dull Earth (1953-1954): The Collected Stories Of Philip K. Dick Volume Three (book review).

July 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Upon The Dull Earth (1953-1954): The Collected Stories Of Philip K. Dick Volume Three (book review).

Continuing the series of collected short stories, ‘Upon The Dull Earth’ covers the period 1953-1954 and there are 22 stories in this published variously in genre magazines of the time. There are some notes at the back of the book to put the stories in context. I’m going to look at a few of the […]

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Doctor Who: Fourth Doctor Adventures: The Crooked Man by John Dorney (CD review).

July 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Fourth Doctor Adventures: The Crooked Man by John Dorney (CD review).

As a bit of a change for Leela (Louis Jameson) and the Doctor (Tom Baker), they are trying once again to have a holiday but the out-of-season cold and unwelcoming seaside resort has little to recommend it. So, unsurprisingly, they end up on the trail of ‘The Crooked Man’. This is the third adventure of […]

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666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (book review).

July 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (book review).

Shelley’s happy with Daniel. At last, she found a man she can work and live with. Shelley’s job is in charge of exhibits for the New York Museum of Outsider Art Museum is also very satisfying. Her latest project, Women And Madness sees her exhibit her new find, quickly termed the Scottish Bride after an […]

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Red, White And Blood by Christopher Farnsworth (book review).

July 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Red, White And Blood by Christopher Farnsworth (book review).

Careful. You might slip on the blood. There is plenty of gore and associated material in ‘Red, White And Blood’ because this is the third novel about Nathanial Cade, the president’s vampire. I’m certain he’s modelled on Clint Eastwood’s character in the ‘In The Line Of Fire’ movie as his immovable face and strong jawline […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Elixir Of Doom by Paul Magrs (CD review).

July 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Elixir Of Doom by Paul Magrs (CD review).

In a casting miracle, Iris Wildthyme appears alongside Jo Jones (nee Grant) in a thrilling ‘Companion Chronicles’ adventure with a twist, ‘The Elixir Of Doom’. Who is the companion here? Both have travelled with the Doctor but only Jo has travelled with the TV version we know. Iris is known for her own travels which […]

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Blake’s 7: Battleground by Andrew Smith (CD review).

July 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Blake’s 7: Battleground by Andrew Smith (CD review).

In a story which started in ‘Fractures’, Andrew Smith picks up with Blake and his merry band in ‘Battleground’. The group have determined they need information from the mysterious Mickelov, who was connected to an important Federation project at the very top. Now the only place left to look is Straxis. As they are head […]

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Doctor Who: (The Fourth Doctor Who Adventures): White Ghosts by Alan Barnes (CD review).

June 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: (The Fourth Doctor Who Adventures): White Ghosts by Alan Barnes (CD review).

Back on the road again. In the second of ‘The Fourth Doctor Who Adventures’ series. the Doctor and Leela are diverted (when are they not?) by a missile to land on a planet meeting the White Ghosts and a team who are living and adapting to perpetual darkness. As they land, the pair are accosted […]

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