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Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Jeff Hecht’s book, ‘Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon’ should draw your immediate attention. After all, such weaponry is the fodder of Science Fiction or so you would think. However, military interest in such a weapon came about with the development of electricity and throwing it without a wire […]

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Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

Occasionally and I do mean occasionally, I stumble across a gem of a novel that I missed when it was first published. ‘Gemini Gambit’ by D Scott Johnson is a prime example of this and I’m so glad I came across it. I have found it very hard to put down this novel as the […]

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Ashes To Fire (Creatures Of Light book 2) by Emily B Martin (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ashes To Fire (Creatures Of Light book 2) by Emily B Martin (book review).

‘Ashes To Fire’ is book two in the ‘Creatures Of Light’ series by Emily B Martin. This time we’re reading from Mona’s point of view as she goes on a diplomatic mission to meet with Celeno, the Alcoran King, and the reason why she and her brothers were trekking through the Silverwood after being exiled […]

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In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘In An Absent Dream’ is book four in ‘The Wayward Children’ series by Seanan McGuire. Therefore I would suggest you don’t read this review or this book before reading the others in the series. This book follows Katherine (never Kat, or Kate or Katie) Lundy who is a lover of rules and also of books. […]

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Lucky Legacy: Lucky Marines: book 2 by Joshua James (book review).

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lucky Legacy: Lucky Marines: book 2 by Joshua James (book review).

‘Lucky Legacy’ is the second in what I thought was an 8 book ‘Lucky’ Marines military SF series. It now looks to be a 9 book series. Books 1 to 6 are currently available so the author, Joshua James, just needs to complete the last three and that’s the job done. Probably. Unless Lucky gets […]

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Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash by Joe Street (book review).

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash by Joe Street (book review).

For those who wonder what happens when I look through a catalogue, I do wonder when something unusual comes up is whether you people out there would be interested as well. I cover a lot of Eurospan’s distribution of SF-orientated non-fiction but they also cover a lot of other diverse subjects as well. I tend […]

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100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

January 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

‘100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration’ by Anthony Frewin is, as far as I can tell, one of the earliest illustrated looks at SF art. From looking at different covers shown, it looks like it has been reprinted a couple times. The first two chapters cover two artists that I hadn’t come across before. I […]

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Stock Footage by James Forsher (book review).

January 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stock Footage by James Forsher (book review).

As James Forsher points out in the introduction to this book, ‘Stock Footage’, he wished he had this book when he started out. Although it is obviously American-orientated, the areas of copyright and permission is a world-wide consideration if you need to borrow from various sources. Forsher notes 16 sources, some of which are not […]

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The Forensic Comicologist: Insight From A Life In Comics by Jamie Newbold (book review).

January 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Forensic Comicologist: Insight From A Life In Comics by Jamie Newbold (book review).

Jamie Newbold is a comicbook collector, ex-police officer, and dealer hence the rather long-winded title to his book, ‘The Forensic Comicologist: Insight From A Life In Comics’. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the title until a flick through the pages and one of the boxed snippets about Neal Adams, which revealed Newbold […]

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Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

Now here’s a book to cheer you up this time of year. Artist Ron English uses his book, ‘Death And The Eternal Forever’, to examine how close we are to death. On the opening flyfold of the cover, there’s a stark reminder, ‘You may know you’re going to die, but you won’t know you’re dead’. […]

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