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UFO Comic Anthology Volume One (book review).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
UFO Comic Anthology Volume One (book review).

I’ve been waiting for a long time to see the ‘UFO’ cartoon strips from the 1971 ‘Countdown’ comic again. As is pointed out in the introduction, unlike Century 21’s other TV series, ‘UFO’ wasn’t shown simultaneously across the country. For me, Westward TV had it a year before HTV which was one of the last […]

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (book review).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (book review).

There have always been school stories. Most of us have read them at some point. Post-war there was ‘Billy Bunter of Greyfriars’ and the ‘Chalet Girls’ books. More recently, the ‘Harry Potter’ books are the most wildly known of the fantasy schools, though there are many others such as the college in Rachel Caine’s ‘Morganville […]

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At The Speed Of Light by Simon Morden (book review).

January 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
At The Speed Of Light by Simon Morden (book review).

‘At The Speed Of Light’ by Simon Morden is a standalone novella that is a crossover between space opera and hard Science Fiction. This is a rarity and therefore to be enjoyed for its freshness of approach. Does it deliver? Corbyn wakes up in a hibernation tank covered in gel with a voice giving him […]

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Up And Under books by A. Deborah Baker (book review).

January 5, 2022 | By | Reply More
Up And Under books by A. Deborah Baker (book review).

Writing convincing books for both adults and younger age groups does not always come naturally to most authors. Usually, they find the age group which suits their style and stick with it. Exceptions are most likely to between adult and young adult where the main difference is the age of the principal characters and the […]

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The Best Of Draw! Volume Two (book review).

January 1, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Draw! Volume Two (book review).

You know how I was saying how hard it was to come across the second volume of ‘The Best Of Draw!’ after reviewing the third volume? My serendipity luck kicked in and up it popped. Granted, it wasn’t cheap but I did want to see why it sold out so quickly. It also only contains […]

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Corsair by James Cambias (book review).

January 1, 2022 | By | Reply More
Corsair by James Cambias (book review).

‘Corsair’ is the second novel to come from the pen of James L. Cambias in 2015, an American Science Fiction author who also designs tabletop games. It’s a near-future SF tale about lunar mining and the high technology pirates who want to make a quick buck from it. The book has been languishing on my […]

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The Oracle Of Night: The History And Science Of Dreams by Sidarta Ribeiro (book review).

December 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Oracle Of Night: The History And Science Of Dreams by Sidarta Ribeiro (book review).

Considering we all have dreams, you would have thought analysis would have started before Freud but he was making connections to how the brain worked and started asking what it all meant. With his book, ‘The Oracle Of Night: The History And Science Of Dreams’, Sidarta Ribeiro examines the history of dreams and although I […]

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Hunt For The Skinwalker, by Colm A. Kelleher phD and George Knapp (book review).

December 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Hunt For The Skinwalker, by Colm A. Kelleher phD and George Knapp (book review).

When I saw the cover for the book ‘Hunt For The Skinwalker’ by Colm A. Kelleher phD and George Knapp on the SFCrowsnest site, I thought the least I could do was give it a look. Actually, I ended up with its sequel by mistake when I realised this one came first and thought best […]

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Shadows On The Hillside: Weird Landscapes edited by Storm Constantine (book review).

December 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shadows On The Hillside: Weird Landscapes edited by Storm Constantine (book review).

Landscapes are capable of inspiring all kinds of emotions, from joy through awe to fear. It may depend on time of day, season or the evocation of memory. Generally, landscapes have a permanence the viewer doesn’t. They can overwhelm, leading to feelings of insecurity and the feeling that the viewer is small, inconsequential and a […]

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You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (book review).

December 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (book review).

TwiceFar Station sits at the edge of the known universe where trade routes meet. The perfect place to open a restaurant. Niko Larsen, former Admiral of the Holy Hive Mind, opened the restaurant with her squad to get away from the continual wars of conquest, to become regular people again. The arrival of an intergalactically […]

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