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Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Now here is a book you want to dally over, Rhodri Evans’ book, ‘Capturing The Universe’, collects together photographs of all the planets, before exploring the Milky Way and what lies beyond, the universe at large. Actually, it’s bigger than large and you can well believe that there are as many stars as grains of […]

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Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

February 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

Any books I have about film director Stanley Kubrick tend to centre on one particular SF film. When Nathan Abrams’ book, ‘Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual’, came up in the Eurospan catalogue, I thought it was about time I read a bit more. That isn’t to say I don’t know anything about Kubrick’s background […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

February 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

The first ‘Binti’ novella was truly wonderful and made a real impression when I first read it. The story constantly challenges the preconceptions of the reader even as it challenges the preconceptions of the characters within it. Binti comes from the Himba tribe in Namibia(?), a people who rarely leave their homeland and are looked […]

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Astounding Space Thrills: Argosy Smith And The Codex Reckoning by Steve Conley (ebook review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Astounding Space Thrills: Argosy Smith And The Codex Reckoning by Steve Conley (ebook review).

Argosy Smith is a swashbuckling super-scientist hero in the tradition of Doc Savage but he lives in a very different future where you really must return overdue library books. In the 21st century, Earth moved into another region of space, an event known as ‘The Shift’. After The Shift, the laws of physics changed, space […]

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Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

Hector A. Garcia’s book, ‘Sex, Power And Partisanship’, makes more sense with its sub-title, ‘How Evolutionary Science Makes Sense Of Our Political Divide’. In other words, are we bred to be the way we are politically. Essentially, he reasons that in the USA, to be a Republican or left-wing is to be overtly masculine and […]

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Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire novel (book 26) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire novel (book 26) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

There are some very long running series that can be regarded as supernatural erotica. The salient feature is that somewhere in the novel, the main characters will have explicit, consensual sex. With Laurel K Hamilton’s ‘Anita Blake’ series, which has now reached twenty-six books, the main character, Anita, is the focal point of every novel. […]

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Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle’s latest book is, as the title shows, all about ‘Interplanetary Robots: True Stories Of Space Exploration’. The focus is on the collected unmanned space flights rather than the manned ones. Considering the length of time for these probes to reach their destinations, long-term planning is a must and expensive. What is also state-of-the-art […]

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After Atlas (A Planetfall Novel) by Emma Newman (book review).

February 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
After Atlas (A Planetfall Novel) by Emma Newman (book review).

The first novel by Emma Newman, ‘Planetfall’, was a masterpiece in characterisation. It could have been set anywhere and at any time and still made an impact. A bonus was the way the society had been set up as a very believable colony on an alien planet. The second novel is not exactly a sequel […]

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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999 by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas (book review).

Mid-way through the 1990s, my lack of funds cut short my comicbook collecting, although from the looks of things, it was probably at the right time. Having read ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s: 1990-1999’ by Jason Stacks and Keith Dallas, this at least confirm that decision. What a mess of egos, corporate spin and […]

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Remembering by Donald G. Mackay (book review).

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Remembering by Donald G. Mackay (book review).

Donald G. Mackay’s book, ‘Remembering’, has a longer more significant sub-title, ‘What 50 Years Of Research With Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us About Memory And How It Works’. Remember the sub-title as it might come up later. The ‘H.M.’ is actually Henry Moliason (1926-2008) who had a life-threatening form of epilepsy and at […]

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