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Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

There was quite a bit of a press release accompanying the link to the ebook version of this debut book by David Koepp. Apparently, he was the screenwriter for ‘Jurassic Park’. I think he will be remembered more for his involvement with ‘Jurassic Park’ than the author of ‘Cold Storage’. The release said it would […]

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

As the title should indicate, ‘Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA’, we are seeing photos from their archives. This covers everything from the Hubble Telescope to the International Space Station to the launches of the space shuttles. From these you see phenomenon from Earth overhead to the various nebulas and […]

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Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Son Of A Witch’ is book two in ‘The Wicked Years’ series by Gregory Maguire. This is one of many books by Maguire based on famous myths, legends or other stories where he takes a different look at the original. In this book, we’re following Liir, who may or may not be the son of […]

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Spaceside (Planetside book 2) by Michael Mammay (book review).

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Spaceside (Planetside book 2) by Michael Mammay (book review).

Michael Mammay’s debut novel ‘Planetside’ was highly addictive and very impressive. It introduced us to Colonel Carl Butler, who was sent to investigate the disappearance of a counsellor’s son on far Cappa Three. The fallout of that mission forms the background to ‘Spaceside’, in which Butler is back home on Talca 4, in a corporate […]

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Embers Of War (book 1) by Gareth L Powell (book review).

September 1, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Embers Of War (book 1) by Gareth L Powell (book review).

‘Embers Of War’ is book one in the ‘Ember Of War’ series by Gareth L Powell. Trouble Dog is a warship. Well, she was a warship but she turned her back on her past and has become a saviour ship instead. Now she travels space at the command of the House Of Reclamation, trying to […]

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Lord Of Secrets (The Empty Gods book 1) by Breanna Tientze (book review).

September 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lord Of Secrets (The Empty Gods book 1) by Breanna Tientze (book review).

‘Lord Of Secrets’ is book one in ‘The Empty Gods’ series by Breanna Tientze. In this short fantasy book, we’re following Corcoran Gray as he manages to get himself imprisoned and on the run from the Mages Guild, while trying to search for his grandfather. Along the way, he becomes involved with a runaway slave […]

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Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan Volume Two by Caitlin R. Kiernan (book review)

August 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan Volume Two by Caitlin R. Kiernan  (book review)

In the introduction by S. T. Joshi reflects as much his literary preferences as the work of American author Caitlin R. Kiernan in stating that she does not describe herself as a horror writer but as an author of weird fiction. The differences between these two genres are debatable and they are perhaps best thought […]

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Bleeding Shadows by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bleeding Shadows by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

‘Bleeding Shadows’ is a large collection of short stories and novellas from 2013 by Joe R. Lansdale, a master of these forms. It contains a brief introduction by the man himself, a bunch of tales and then story notes at the end in which he says something about them. I’m always interested in story notes […]

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Once Upon A Parsec: The Book Of Alien Fairy Tales edited by David Gullen (book review).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Once Upon A Parsec: The Book Of Alien Fairy Tales edited by David Gullen (book review).

The pitch for ‘Once Upon A Parsec’ basically tells you everything you need to know about it. It goes: Humans have fairy tales, right? Those tales teach us important moral lessons to warn us about dangers or help us be better people and there are other sentient species out in the universe, right? So, of […]

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The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk by Simon Webb (book review).

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk by Simon Webb (book review).

What author Simon Webb makes apparent in the introduction to his book, ‘The Real World Of Victorian Steampunk’ is that the Victorian period and steampunk are inextricably linked way beyond Science Fiction. Hardly surprising when you look at his title and the scientific advancement at that time. However, there are examples like ‘Pavane’ (1968) by […]

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