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Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

When the Book Palace did their Illustrators Special on Don Lawrence (1928-2003) this year, I was curious to see what else was available. Like with ‘Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence’, they are mostly expensive limited edition and from the Netherlands and hence in Dutch. This one is probably one of the cheapest. The problem […]

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X-Men by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams – Gallery Edition (graphic novel review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
X-Men by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams – Gallery Edition (graphic novel review).

Long before the X-Men became ‘All-New, All-Different’, back in the 1960s, ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ were on the verge of cancellation through lack of sales. Comicbook artist Neal Adams wanting to come over to Marvel Comics from DC Comics did not want to take on a best-selling title but one that wasn’t. The X-Men was then […]

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Songs Of The Earth (The Wild Hunt book 1) by Elspeth Cooper (book review).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Songs Of The Earth (The Wild Hunt book 1) by Elspeth Cooper (book review).

Gair is resigned to the fact that he is about to die, due to be executed for being a witch, so it comes as a bit of a surprise when he instead finds himself exiled, travelling far away in the company of a strange old man. Gair’s powers are strong but outlawed in the society […]

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Master Of The Cauldron (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 6) by David Drake (book review).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Master Of The Cauldron (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 6) by David Drake (book review).

‘Master Of The Cauldron’ is the sixth in David Drakes’ ongoing ‘Lord Of The Isles Saga’. I must admit to approaching long series like this with suspicion as I am not sure what an author can say in six books which could not have been said in a tighter trilogy. Nonetheless, on we go to […]

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Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

‘Deep Blue’ by Jane O’Reilly, the second book in ‘The Second Species Trilogy’, is a space opera with a heavy leaning towards romance but not quite as we know it. Jinnifer Blue, Jinn to her friends, wakes up in the A2 prison ship, strapped to a bed and part way through forced treatment to have […]

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MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909-1945 by Nigel West (book review).

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909-1945 by Nigel West (book review).

There are a lot of books about the British secret services, several by Nigel West himself. This book, ‘MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909-1945’ focuses on the creation of the Security Service’ more commonly called MI5 and how it had to overcome low budgets with good results as wars loomed in the early 20th century. […]

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Ruin’s Wake by Patrick Edwards (book review).

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ruin’s Wake by Patrick Edwards (book review).

‘Ruin’s Wake’ is a standalone novel from Patrick Edwards. During this book, we’re following three people going about their lives in a post-apocalyptic world. They’re all trying to make sure they and the people they care most for survive in a world where the history of the planet has been erased. This book just left […]

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk Of The Air Trilogy book 1) by Holly Black (book review).

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Cruel Prince (The Folk Of The Air Trilogy book 1) by Holly Black (book review).

‘The Cruel Prince’ is book one in the ‘The Folk Of The Air Trilogy’ by Holly Black. This is a YA series based around faeries. Jude and her two sisters, Taryn and Vivienne, have been living in the High Court of Faerie ever since they were stolen away after the deaths of their parents. The […]

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The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

October 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Cixin Liu returns with another enthralling novel in ‘The Supernova Era’. Well, he only returns in English as the original Chinese version was published before his well-known ‘Three Body Trilogy’ made his big break into the English market. This novel has the same studiously well-thought-out plot and situation, the same attention to detail and a […]

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DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

October 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
DC: Women Of Action by Shea Fontana (book review).

For a comicbook-orientated book, Shea Fontana’s book ‘Women Of Action’ is not only about DC Comics’ female characters but also on women who have drawn or written about them. There’s nary a mention of the fact that most of them were created originally by men. However, the changes in sexual persuasion of some of them […]

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