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Empty Caskets: Terran Patrol book 1 by Lewis Dually (book review).

March 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Empty Caskets: Terran Patrol book 1 by Lewis Dually (book review).

‘Empty Caskets’ is the first book in what looks to be a series about the newly formed Space Rangers only they haven’t been formed yet, so this book details the events leading up to their formation. ‘Empty Caskets’ is set in the not so distant future where humans have just developed a warp drive but […]

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2000AD Prog 2072 (emag review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2072 (emag review).

In this issue‘2000AD’, most of the continuing stories reach a conclusion, albeit with the main characters left alive for the next yarn. Judge Lola is possessed by an alien spirit that intends to let its companions take over other bodies and only Judge Dredd and Judge Lamia can stop it. This is the conclusion and […]

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Dayfall by Michael David Ares (book review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dayfall by Michael David Ares (book review).

‘Dayfall’ by Michael David Ares is an odd book. A detective story that is pretending to be a Science Fiction. Detective Jon Phillips, working off duty, tracks down and stops a serial murderer. His boss is approached by the mayor of New York to reassign Phillips to capture a serial murderer there. He’s assigned to […]

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Stark’s Crusade (book 3) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stark’s Crusade (book 3) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

So, here we are with the final book in Campbell’s ‘Stark’s trilogy. After ‘Stark’s War’ we had ‘Stark’s Command’ and to bring things to an end we have ‘Stark’s Crusade’. At the end of the second book, the rebel commander Ethan Stark is left pondering what to do to avoid further conflict and resolve the […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Megazine #393 (magazine review).

Here’s the latest ‘Judge Dredd Megazine’ featuring several episodes of on-going stories. Whereas ‘2000AD’ tends to give you five or six-page episodes, the bigger Meg has space for ten or twelve thrill-powered pages at a time as well as some text articles. One advantage of the anthology system of serials in British comics is that […]

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Gemina: The Illuminae Files: Book 2 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gemina: The Illuminae Files: Book 2 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Gemina’ is book two in ‘The Illuminae Files’ series, which is to be completed with ‘Obsidio’. In this book, we’re following different characters to book one, ‘Illuminae, but this is a companion novel to the things happening in there. Hanna and Nik are two humans living on the jump station Heimdall where they have an […]

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The 100 (5th season) (trailer).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
The 100 (5th season) (trailer).

Ah, the 5th season of scifi TV series The 100 rises on the horizon, along with its accompanying trailer. Complete with future ruined post-nuclear apocalypse Earth, down to one last inhabitable valley, now, and where every survivor looks like a male/female supermodel in their twenties. American, of course. On US TV April 24th 2018 on […]

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Planetfall (book 1) by Emma Newman (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Planetfall (book 1) by Emma Newman (book review).

In a small colony settlement on a far planet, the appearance of a stranger from outside brings change to the community and unpleasant echoes of the past in Emma Newman’s haunting interstellar tale ‘Planetfall’. It’s a psychological drama with convincingly complex characters and a multi-layered plot that wraps interplanetary colonisation around faith, biology and betrayal. […]

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Stark’s Command (book 2) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stark’s Command (book 2) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

After ‘Stark’s War’, we have ‘Stark’s Command’, which is the second book in the trilogy by Jack Campbell. In the first book, we saw the Americans failed attempt to annex the Moon, but which left them in control of a colony which is besieged by the other Earth powers. When a new American general arrived […]

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Massive genre book freebie giveaways.

March 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Massive genre book freebie giveaways.

There’s two massive science fiction, fantasy and horror book freebie giveaways just launched over at https://books.bookfunnel.com/scifiandfantasy and https://books.bookfunnel.com/scifiandfantasygiveaway – if you’re in the market for trying a few new authors, this looks like a good way to sample their works. They’re running for the next 19 days only, so get yourself over to the download pages now.

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