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A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky (book review).

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky (book review).

M is a wizard or at least someone who views the natural laws of physics as merely very loose guidelines. Living in New York, he encounters an awful lot of people with a similar world view, ranging from the two powerful Queens of New York who control entire areas to the old man who just […]

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The Godless: Children: Book 1 by Ben Peek (book review).

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Godless: Children: Book 1 by Ben Peek (book review).

When someone sets the shop on fire, Ayae should have burned to death. Instead, she emerged with fiery powers, one Cursed by the gods or so some believe, others believe these powers are gifts to be treasured and used. Either way, Ayae must learn to control her new found abilities and then must choose a […]

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The Conclave Of Shadows (Missy Masters book 2) by Alyc Helms (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Conclave Of Shadows (Missy Masters book 2) by Alyc Helms (book review).

Missy Masters adopted her grandfather’s super-hero persona, Mr. Mystic, when he disappeared several years ago. Now the Argent Aces need Mr. Mystic’s help to recover an artefact from the shadow realms. The Conclave of Shadow, no longer held in check by the dragon Missy defeated, is growing bolder, creating more knights and attempting to bring […]

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The Tiger And The Wolf (Echoes Of The Fall book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review)

July 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Tiger And The Wolf (Echoes Of The Fall book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky    (book review)

‘The Tiger And The Wolf’ is the first book in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s new series, ‘Echoes Of The Fall’. Having thoroughly enjoyed his last series, ‘Shadows Of The Apt’, I was looking forward to seeing how Tchaikovsky tackled a new world and new characters. Add to that one of the most stunning hardback covers, designed by […]

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Clown Wars: Blood And Aspic by Jeremy Drysdale and Joseph D’Lacey (ebook review)

July 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clown Wars: Blood And Aspic by Jeremy Drysdale and Joseph D’Lacey  (ebook review)

Blueville is a city where Normals and Clowns live together, if not quite in perfect harmony, then at least with respect and tolerance for each other. The Clowns, who are a different species despite their appearance, make the Normals laugh, brighten up the days with tricks and stunts and harmless pranks. Then, one day, a […]

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Chappie soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (CD review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chappie soundtrack by Hans Zimmer   (CD review)

If you think you already know exactly what a Hans Zimmer soundtrack sounds like and, in your head, you’ve got the famous sweeping orchestral sounds of the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ or ‘Gladiator’ themes, prepare yourself for a surprise. The soundtrack to ‘Chappie’, a Science Fiction film about a law enforcement robot who gets kidnapped […]

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Binary (®Evolution book 2) by Stephanie Saulter (book review)

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Binary (®Evolution book 2) by Stephanie Saulter   (book review)

If you like your Science Fiction on the political side, then Stephanie Saulter is certainly an author who should be on your radar. Her first book, ‘Gemsigns’ was a superbly written exploration of a future where humanity overcame disaster by engineering modified humans or Gems, then treated them like property instead of people. ‘Gemsigns’ followed […]

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Fight Like A Girl edited by Roz Clarke and Joanne Hall (book review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fight Like A Girl edited by Roz Clarke and Joanne Hall (book review).

‘Fight Like A Girl’ is an anthology featuring a selection of short stories by female writers exploring the different ways characters can fight like a girl. Collecting 15 stories by a range of both well-known authors and new names, there’s a good variety of settings, themes and characters. However, I struggled to engage with a […]

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The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

‘The Cathedral Of Known Things’ is the second book in Edward Cox’s innovative fantasy series set in a world where a giant labyrinth filled with demons separates a town of humans from the inter-connected worlds of the Aelfir. Picking up straight after the events of the first book, ‘The Relic Guild’, I was looking forward […]

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Far Orbit Apogee edited by Bascomb James (book review).

April 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Far Orbit Apogee edited by Bascomb James (book review).

‘Far Orbit Apogee’ is the second in the ‘Far Orbit’ series of anthologies edited by Bascomb James. This anthology description says that it ‘takes all of the fun-to-read adventure, ingenuity, and heroism of mid-century pulp fiction and reshapes it into modern space adventures crafted by a new generation of writers’. Does it deliver? Well, I’m […]

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