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The Neon Court (A Matthew Swift Novel) by Kate Griffin (book review)

September 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Neon Court (A Matthew Swift Novel) by Kate Griffin  (book review)

It is not often that a writer can achieve acclaim under three different names. Usually, if an author changes direction they are informed that they will be treated like a new author and subsequently will be offered a lower advance. Quality, though, will always shine. This author started her career at fourteen, publishing ‘Mirror Dreams’ […]

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles by John Buss (book review)

September 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Collectibles by John Buss  (book review)

I would contradict writer John Buss over ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ being the prime TV 1960s American spy show as ‘I Spy’ and certainly ‘Mission: Impossible’ lasted far longer. With the latter two, they had books and annuals but not the merchandise compared to UNCLE which was more family friendly. All merchandise is from the […]

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (book review).

September 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (book review).

‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke, the long-awaited follow-up novel to 2004’s fantasy epic ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell’ has finally arrived and is very much worth the wait. It is a haunting mystery with a winsome hero that creates a very compelling read. The set-up is deceptively simple. Piranesi has always lived in the House. This […]

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Superposition (book one) by David Walton (book review).

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Superposition (book one) by David Walton (book review).

 ‘Superposition’ by David Walton is the first novel in a science fiction duology from 2015. Jacob Kelley used to be a top-notch scientist at the New Jersey Super Collider (NJSC) and had given up his job a few years back to get away from its politics. He is now enjoying being a teacher and has […]

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The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

September 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles by John Buss (book review).

I pulled a copy of this book, ‘The Avengers And New Avengers Collectibles’ by John Buss, really to look up information about the original Corgi ‘The Avengers Gift Set’ as to whether Steed’s Bentley should be red or green. Primarily, Corgi already had the car and went red then green. As the first season was […]

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Maxfield Parrish by Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman And The American Illustrators Gallery (book review).

September 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Maxfield Parrish by Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman And The American Illustrators Gallery (book review).

Who would have thought that I could pull a very large book such as ‘Maxfield Parrish’ by Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman And The American Illustrators Gallery in such good condition and 20 years after the ‘Maxwell Parrish’ by Coy Ludiwick book I reviewed last month. Even so, this book was released in 1993. If […]

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Project Tic-Toc: The Making Of The Time Tunnel by William E. Anchors Jr. (book review).

September 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Project Tic-Toc: The Making Of The Time Tunnel by William E. Anchors Jr. (book review).

‘Project Tic-Toc: The Making Of The Time Tunnel’ the book was released in 2011 to celebrate ‘The Time Tunnel’s 45th anniversary. 9 years later and it now has a 54th anniversary, the reverse of the numbers, so I’m having my own celebration. Author William E. Anchors Jr. endeavours to explore the series in detail, pointing […]

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Ink & Sigil: From The World Of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (book review).

September 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Ink & Sigil: From The World Of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (book review).

Aloysius MacBharrais is not leading a quiet life, despite his age. Blessed with mystical knowledge by the goddess Brigid herself, Al can create spells with his inks and sigils to protect modern day Scotland against any deities or any of their minions that disrespect the borders between worlds. A job made all the more difficult […]

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Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

I try not to look at online discussions around the books I’m reviewing because I want to give my opinion unbiased by any politics or critical consensus. That said, even the most cursory search for ‘Seven Devils’ shows that it’s difficult for some people to separate the book’s premise from its content, so I’m going […]

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Fantasy author Terry Goodkind dies aged 72 (news).

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Terry Goodkind dies aged 72 (news).

The publisher of fantasy author Terry Goodkind, Tor Books, has just confirmed the rumor we heard earlier today that Terry has passed away. Tor first got official confirmation from Terry’s agent that the creator of such brilliant fantasy books as the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth has died aged 72. The Sword of […]

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