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The Hermetic Millennia by John C. Wright (book review).

October 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hermetic Millennia by John C. Wright (book review).

‘The Hermetic Millennia’ is the sequel to ‘Counting To A Trillion’ and follows on from where it ended. Basically’ the hero Menelaus Illation Montrose has gone into hibernation to await the return of his wife, Rania. Calling Montrose a hero might be the wrong choice of words as the Texas gunslinger continues to kill people […]

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire… who is the enemy?

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire… who is the enemy?

Some more poster action from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. Just who is the enemy – or should that be whom?

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction may not be hitting the big screen until summer of 2014, but the early pictures are already drip-feeding our way. Here’s one of the new hero and best bud to the robot kind, the usually reliable Mark Whalberg.

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Population -1: a lesson in death: a story by GF Willmetts (story).

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Population -1: a lesson in death: a story by GF Willmetts (story).

It was a sad day when it happened. After having longevity being bestowed for so long, to lose a member of the population to death shook everyone up. Was it the start of the decline of mankind? As historian, I looked over the files. Back in the late 21st century, population was rampant and way […]

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Satan’s Reach (Weird Space book 2) by Eric Brown (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Satan’s Reach (Weird Space book 2) by Eric Brown (book review).

‘Satan’s Reach’ is the second novel set in the ‘Weird Space’ universe created for Abaddon Books by Eric Brown. It follows on from ‘The Devil’s Nebula’, also penned by Brown, which I reviewed for SFCrowsnest in August 2012. Although there don’t initially appear to be any links between the two novels, other than being set […]

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Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines (book review).

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines (book review).

Peter Clines is a fiction writer who lives near Hollywood and whose day job revolves around film journalism. At first glance, therefore, the fact that his debut novel, ‘Ex-Heroes’, is a mash-up of super-heroes and zombies may not sound very original, since these are two of the most popular genres for blockbuster films at the […]

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Sharps by K.J. Parker (book review).

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sharps by K.J. Parker (book review).

As a sweeping generalisation, KJ Parker’s novels are intelligent, funny, brutal, thrilling and inaccessible. Parker’s gift – one of them, at least – is turning mundane, everyday activities into extended, perfect metaphors for life and human nature. Genius when you read it, but tough to sell to friends or Internet readerships. As you gushingly describe […]

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The Final Programme (1973) (DVD review).

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Final Programme (1973) (DVD review).

I watched this movie, ‘The Final Programme’, almost 40 years ago, in the spirit of the age in which it was released and intended, and I must say I wasn’t particularly enamoured with the translation of Michael Moorcock’s novel. The main character, Jerry Cornelius (Jon Finch), just isn’t the same as the author intended, so […]

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Reaper’s Legacy Toxic City: Book Two by Tim Lebbon (book review).

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Reaper’s Legacy Toxic City: Book Two by Tim Lebbon (book review).

The stakes are raised in ‘Reaper’s Legacy’, the second book of Tim Lebbon’s ‘Toxic City’ trilogy in which London has been decimated by a terrorist attack and people are developing mysterious and scary powers. When we last saw our heroes, the group had split up with Jack, Sparky and Jenna attempting to find Jack’s father, […]

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (book review).

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (book review).

Ann Leckie’s first novel, ‘Ancillary Justice’, has some interesting ideas that would work well in a short story but vastly padded out with descriptive detail and dialogue in this form. This isn’t helped when two significant events happen but are only given a line each and you have to go back and wonder how you […]

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