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Falling Skies… and if you think the FIRST lot are bad…

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Falling Skies… and if you think the FIRST lot are bad…

Here’s some excellent trailer action for the third season of alien invasion TV series Falling Skies. Hey, and if you thought the first wave of invading aliens were bad, wait until you see who they were fortifying the Earth against….

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The Joy Of X: A Guided Tour Of Mathematics by Steven Strogatz (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Joy Of X: A Guided Tour Of Mathematics by Steven Strogatz	 (book review).

If it wasn’t for the sub-title, ‘A Guided Tour Of Mathematics: From One To Infinity’, ‘The Joy Of X’ could easily be considered as a book easily put on the wrong shelf in a bookshop. Instead, it illustrates that writer Steven Strogatz has a sense of humour as he explains arithmetic and then mathematics. Even […]

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Greyglass by Tanith Lee (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Greyglass by Tanith Lee	(book review).

There are some novels where the human characters seem less important than the place in which the story is set. This can be a landscape, a planet or a house. In Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ it is very much the planet that is the hero. Without the broad sweep of desert and the creatures that live […]

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The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors (book 1) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors (book 1) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

‘Cold Warriors’, Rebecca Levene’s first book in the ‘Infernal Game’ series of supernatural thrillers, starts with a prologue set in 1988. We are taking part in the funeral of Tomas Len, who as a member of the so called Hermetic Division of the SIS, agreed to be buried alive in a voodoo ritual and to […]

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The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber (book review).

Being an old alchemist myself who took some time to get over the phlogiston theory, I was intrigued to see what was going on at The Alchemy Press. If you have not encountered them before, I would check out the website. This isn’t a weird and wonderful collection of 1960s hippies with crystals, wind chimes […]

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Impulse (Jumper book 3) by Steven Gould (book review).

February 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Impulse (Jumper book 3) by Steven Gould (book review).

‘Impulse’ is a progression from ‘Steven Gould’s two earlier ‘Jumper’ novels. It is some years later and the two married teleporters, Davey and Millie Rice, now have a daughter, Millicent aka Cent. What follows is a tale more of family bliss and school problems with a teleportation twist. They still have to avoid being pursued […]

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Aria: Left Luggage (book 1 of 3) by Geoff Nelder (book review).

February 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aria: Left Luggage (book 1 of 3) by Geoff Nelder (book review).

Everyone knows about the curate’s egg and that it was good in parts. Books can be like that, too. The problem often is that not everyone can agree which are the good parts. Geoff Nelder’s novel ‘Aria: Left Luggage’ is the first part of a trilogy and a bit like a curate’s egg. Not that […]

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The House Of Rumour by Jake Arnott (book review)

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The House Of Rumour by Jake Arnott (book review)

Stories generally adhere to a set formula. There’s a lead character, a premise, some progress and usually an ending that all flow nicely along in a pattern. It’s worked for a very long time. Tell that to Jake Arnott, who with ‘The House Of Rumour’ has created something different that I doubt 300 words of […]

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Splice (2009) (DVD review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Splice (2009) (DVD review).

In many ways I would probably agree with director Vincenzo Natali that ‘Splice’ is a re-working of the Frankenstein myth. Only instead of revitalising dead flesh with electricity, this time it’s with recombinant DNA to create a new life-form. Although it produces a male and female slug-like creatures, none of this hermaphrodite nonsense, that are […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2013 Volume 124 # 706 (magazine review).

February 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2013 Volume 124 # 706 (magazine review).

There are so many riches in an issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ that it’s hard to know where to start. I’ll follow my usual policy and go in the order of the contents page, beginning with the novelettes. Fate or fortune arranged things so that I read ‘Among Friends’ by Deborah […]

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