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Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

Fire is capable of destroying in a way that is spectacular and devastating. Precious things, whether mementos lost in a house fire of important archaeological artefacts like those destroyed in the conflagration in Rio’s Museum can never be replaced. Most people have heard of the fire that supposedly destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria. It […]

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Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation’ by Peter F. Hamilton is the first book in an alien inclusive space opera trilogy, where the mode of space travel based on quantum spatial entanglement and the all too human need to extend healthy lives drives humanity and the story in interesting ways. The Neána aliens travelling through interstellar space pick up signals […]

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A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

Look at the title if Frances Timbers book again, ‘A History Of Magic And Witchcraft’. When you compare it to the sub-title, ‘Sabbats, Satan & Superstitions In The West’ you would think the two subjects are one and the same. Timbers points out the misconception as witchcraft is associated with wise people rather than sorcery […]

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Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (book review).

The long awaited novelisation of a classic ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Resurrection Of The Daleks’ is to be welcomed in the drought of no Doctor in 2019. This is written by Eric Saward from his own original screenplay which starred the fifth Doctor with companions Tegan and Turlough. It wasn’t commissioned during the original run as […]

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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

‘Parallel Worlds’ is a new, free webzine launched this month. The headline article is an interview with Isaac Childres, creator of ‘Gloomhaven’ and most of the pages are devoted to Games and Gaming, a subject I know absolutely nothing about. However, it contains other stuff, too, concerning which I am quite prepared to bore you […]

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How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

‘How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle?’ is but one of the many questions asked and answered in this book by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard. Divided into 7 sections with the 8th having the answers. Along the way, you will find the science behind a variety of phenomena and some general things […]

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The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

‘The Lake Boy’ is a novella by Adam Roberts told in the form of a diary or journal. Once upon a time, people used these to record the events of their everyday life in this way, like a blog or Facebook profile except they kept it to themselves instead of boring the entire world with […]

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They Drew As They Pleased Volume 5: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Early Renaissance: The 1970s and 1980s by Didier Ghez (book review).

September 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased Volume 5: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Early Renaissance: The 1970s and 1980s by Didier Ghez (book review).

For the fifth volume of ‘They Drew As They Pleased’, Didier Ghez only covers two designers at Disney and, as he points out in the introduction, this late period in Disney history hasn’t really been covered before. With the old guard retiring and Walt Disney himself dead in 1966, they needed some decent all-rounders to […]

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Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark by Lucia Peters (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark by Lucia Peters (book review).

Just in case you thought the title of Lucia Peters’ book, ‘Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark’, was an invitation for derring-do, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘A Guide To Summoning Spirits, Divining The Future And Invoking The Supernatural’. Although described as a ‘party book’, the real meaning of that is the number of […]

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