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Barren (A Demon Cycle Novella) by Peter V Brett (book review).

April 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Barren (A Demon Cycle Novella) by Peter V Brett (book review).

Peter V Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ is an epic fantasy set over five fairly sizeable books and a number of accompanying novellas. ‘Barren’ is the most recent of those novellas and with only 135 pages you might expect it to be a little light on content but, in those pages, Brett fits in what many others […]

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Sinless (Eye Of The Beholder: Book 1) by Sarah Tarkoff (book review).

April 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sinless (Eye Of The Beholder: Book 1) by Sarah Tarkoff (book review).

‘Sinless Eye Of The Beholder Book 1’ by Sarah Tarkoff imagines a future where the existence of God and one true religion has been proven by sins having a physical impact on the way people look. Since the Revelation, if you commit a sin, your physical appearance will change. This can be anything as simple […]

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From Divergent Suns (book 3) by Sam Peters (book review)

April 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
From Divergent Suns (book 3) by Sam Peters  (book review)

After the tumultuous events of ‘From Darkest Skies’ and ‘From Distant Stars’, Agent Keon Rause of the Magenta police force is back in full swing, investigating a mysterious high-profile suicide. Working through the aftermath of discovering that his long-dead wife Alysha is actually alive, Agent Rause is attempting to get to the bottom of the […]

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Invisible Ecologies by Rachel Armstrong (book review).

April 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Invisible Ecologies by Rachel Armstrong (book review).

Rachel Armstrong’s second novel ‘Invisible Ecologies’ is subtitled ‘Songs Of The Ecocene II’ although, from what I could tell, it is unrelated to last year’s ‘Origamy’, which is now volume I of the series. The interesting thing about this series title, I thought, is that actually when you step back and think about what you’ve […]

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How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

I did think before opening the covers of this book, ‘How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life’ edited by William Campbell, that it was more do with doing things for yourself. It is, to some extent, but more to do with life in the early 20th century and an American magazine […]

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Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

Now, here is a stunning book even if you’re looking solely at the art of John Gurche. However, the book ‘Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form’ is actually a look at various primates in text and illustrated. Gurche is an anatomist by trade but has drawn, penned, pastels and a little digital enhancement […]

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Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion (book review).

The information that came with the review copy says of ‘Necropolis PD’: ‘It’s the debut novel of Nathan Sumsion, a game designer from Round Rock, TX and Salt Lake City, UT.’ Now this could be a good thing or a bad thing as I have read far too many poor books based on video games […]

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X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

HARDBACK TO ENLARGED PAPERBACK Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (pub: TOR/Forge. 332 page enlarged paperback. Price: $18.99 (US), $24.50 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-7653-9053-0) check out websites: www.tor-forge.com, www.georgerrmartin.com and www.wildcardsworld.com

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Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review)

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.  (book review)

‘Endgames’ is the twelfth volume in ‘The Imager Portfolio’. Set in a secondary fantasy world, it’s only variation on our own frail humanity is the presence of Imagers who have super-powers based on their ability to control matter. They can form bulletproof shields around themselves and also bend light so they are hidden from view. […]

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Neil Gaiman (video interview).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman (video interview).

Fantasy author Neil Gaiman is a rare bird when it comes to doing interviews, but writer and blogger Tim Ferris has finally managed to bag this rare and illusive fowl of fantasy for an interview that stretched to an hour and forty minutes. Nice! While Neil himself appears rarely, his work seems to be everywhere […]

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