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Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (book review).

June 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (book review).

The biggest problem with Brian Cremins’ book, ‘Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia’ was discovering that there was just over 18 pages of footnotes at the back of the book with details that needed to be looked up when reading. I know this is a bugbear of mine but surely if the information is […]

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Powerless: A Superhero Novel: Volume 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

May 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Powerless: A Superhero Novel: Volume 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

Despite the rise in the number of novels and stories involving supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves and angels, there is still a fascination for the super-hero. I am sure there is no-one who has not wished at some time or another to have some power that is unique to us. That power may be […]

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Horizon (Bone Universe book 3) by Fran Wilde (book review).

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horizon (Bone Universe book 3) by Fran Wilde (book review).

This third book, ‘Horizon’ follows on from the second ‘Cloudbound’ book in her Bone Universe trilogy by Fran Wilde. Kirit, Nat, Wik and Ciel are on the ground. They’ve discovered that their living city is going to die soon. They try to keep feeding their city to keep it alive, while trying to find a […]

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Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

If you kept up with my review of ‘Pawn’ this month, the sequel ‘Knight’ was released this year. Nicole Hammond is both a Sibyl and Protector on the alien starship Fyrantha. Her selection and abduction to this role is based on her ability to communicate with the starship when she doses herself with a throat […]

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

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

The Science Fiction field and especially fandom is a place where diversity is celebrated. We have long got over the pulp SF trope of all sentient aliens being automatically hostile and, in some novels, the aliens have behaved better and with more honour than humans. There is never going to be total harmony and, as […]

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (book review).

May 23, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (book review).

Co-produced by the Sherlock Holmes Museum, this eye-catching hardback, ‘The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, asserts it has every Holmes story written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Let us consider its merits. The volume is substantial and runs to over a thousand pages. The edges of the pages are tinged scarlet and the binding […]

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Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

When I read the cover blurb for Chis Beckett’s new novel ‘Beneath The World, A Sea’, it seemed vaguely familiar. A British policeman is sent to investigate the killings of the indigenous species of the Submundo Delta, the Muendes, whom the local human populace do not consider to be sentient. The Muendes mess with their […]

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Single White Vampire (Argeneau Family book 1 or 3?) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Single White Vampire (Argeneau Family book 1 or 3?) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

Knowing the best place to start is often a dilemma, whether the work in progress is a story, a novel or, in this case, a series of novels. Many authors will return to favoured characters and write about the events leading up to their first appearance in print. For Lynsay Sands ‘Argeneau Family’ saga, ‘Single […]

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Genesis by Geoffrey Carr (book review).

May 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Genesis by Geoffrey Carr (book review).

I actually bought this book at Eastercon, at a launch party put on by Elsewhen Press. When I started reading it I thought I’m glad I don’t have to review this book as I’m not really the right person for it! Because it was clear at once, even from the cover with a green hand […]

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Traitor’s Moon (Night Runners Series book 3) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

May 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Traitor’s Moon (Night Runners Series book 3) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

‘Traitor’s Moon’ is book three in the ‘Night Runners Series’ by Lynn Flewelling. As you will know if you read ‘Stalking Darkness’, book two in the series, we start this book missing quite a few of the main characters from the first two books. We see those that are left trying to come to terms […]

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