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One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Slipping back into the past with an early volume of ‘Wild Cards’, the eighth book ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ even sees a younger Jack Creighton who in his 40s at the time but his shape-shifting ability made him look years younger, even more so when he uses 1940s film stars as his model. You also get a […]

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Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

Tim’s debut novel is Thirty-Six Streets – a cyberpunk thriller mixed with military SF: Ghost in the Shell meets Apocalypse Now. Set around 150 years in the future. Lin ‘The Silent One’ Vu is a gangster and sometime private investigator. Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, everywhere an outsider. She lives in Chinese-occupied Hanoi, in […]

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The Unbound (The Archived book 2) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

March 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Unbound (The Archived book 2) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

‘The Unbound’ is book two in ‘The Archived’ duology by Victoria Schwab. This is one of her young adult books. As this is the review for the second book in a series there will be spoilers for book one, ‘The Archived’. ‘The Unbound’ follows Mackenzie Bishop, this time as she starts her new and very […]

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No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

Last year’s Martian thriller ‘One Way’ introduced us to Frank Kittridge, a convicted murderer who was offered a one-way ticket to Mars as part of an all-convict crew who would build a base for NASA’s astronauts to use in the future. It didn’t seem such a bad deal, it would just mean Frank serving out […]

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Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

The 28th book of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Texas Hold’Em’, follows a group of musical joker teens from Xavier Desmond High School Jazz Band aka the Mob and chaperoned by Bubbles, Rustbelt and Rubberband arrive in Texas for a jazz music competition. There is also a faction of people who object to jokers taking part, seeing them […]

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Love Bites (book 2) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Love Bites (book 2) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

With so many books having been written about vampires it seems difficult to come up with a new idea. This one has. ‘Love Bites’ is chronologically the second in a series about the Argeneau family. The whole family are vampires. This is explained to the female lead, pathologist Rachel Garrett, as being due to nano-technology […]

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Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

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Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

There’s always a question of just how big can the Haynes books get? I guess David M. Harland’s book, ‘Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual’, says all the way to the top. As I’m pretty familiar with a lot of this information so I was literally here for […]

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The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson (book review).

March 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson (book review).

It’s with a little trepidation that I approach ‘The Rosewater Insurrection’ by Tade Thompson. The first book left a lasting impression on me as it was quite different to the other books I had been reading at that time. It was also very well written. On one hand I’m please as the publisher is saying […]

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Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (book review).

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (book review).

Fawcett Comics created their own brand of super-hero in the 1940s. They called him Captain Thunder before thinking Captain Marvellous and ultimately Captain Marvel, affectionately called the Big Red Cheese by his many fans on account of his attire and smile. Although seeing the early strips here, he doesn’t always smile. It’s explained in this […]

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