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A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

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A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 2’ is one of those ‘taster’ anthologies that feature stories from on-going series. The publisher’s cunning plan is to get you hooked on a set of characters and a fantasy setting so you buy all the books. If the tasters are good enough, it works. So do these four tales cut the […]

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Phoenix Falling (A Wildlands Novel) by Laura Bickle (book review).

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Phoenix Falling (A Wildlands Novel) by Laura Bickle (book review).

So many novels incorporating supernatural elements tend to tread the same path by having their mythical creatures following in the footsteps of humans and migrating to cities. It is refreshing then to find the action almost entirely encompassing the wilds of America, in this case Yellowstone National Park. The focus for this set of novels, […]

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Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

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Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

The long titled ‘Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z’ is the 6th book in Abrams ‘Block Books’. It is literally a block book with card pages, a couple of which fold out. Although the bumf says it’s for all ages, it is really designed for your youngest sprogs as the […]

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Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

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Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

Frank Hinks is a barrister and a dad and it is this latter activity that led him to start writing children’s books during the early 1990s. The ‘Ramion’ stories were born out of the stories he told his young sons and his three boys feature in both these volumes as the primary protagonists. Ramion itself […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has appeared in Crowsnest Towers like a dark brooding alien monolith. Here’s the final novels in the running … Semiosis  – Sue Burke (HarperVoyager). Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). Frankenstein in Baghdad  -  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld). The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag […]

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

If you’ve been keeping track of the ‘Star Wars’ books released by Haynes, then you’ll be glad that they are now back with those nice people from the Empire with this book, ‘Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Oddly, the book […]

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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

Author Rod Pyle explains in his introduction to his latest book, ‘Heroes Of The Space Age’, that the real problem was who to leave out and that whoever he chose would disappoint others. So one of the criterias he applies is having some diversity so they would necessarily have similar backgrounds. As such, you have […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

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X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO ENLARGED PAPERBACK Magnificent Principia: Exploring Issac Newton’s Masterpiece by Colin Park (pub: Prometheus Books. 256 page illustrated indexed enlarged paperback. Price: $18.00 (US), $19.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-63388-568-4. Ebook: Price: $11.99 (US). ISBN: 978-1-61614-746-4) check out websites: www.prometheusbooks.com released: 16 April This edition has a new introduction     HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK […]

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Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

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Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

‘Morhelion’ follows on from Dominic Dulley’s debut novel, the breezy space opera adventure ‘Shattermoon’, bringing back the roguish and mismatched crew of the Dainty Jane to mix it up with a new batch of criminal gangs, opportunists, charming conmen and villainous authority figures. Grifter Orry, her younger brother Ethan and grizzled veteran Mender are once […]

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Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

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Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

I bought ‘Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs’ by Gregory Benford and Elizabeth Malartre several years back and with a bit of a lull now, have gotten into reading it. The title of the book clearly gives away the subject matter as it explores our reality and how cybernetic technology is rebuilding us. Although […]

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