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Tales Of The Apt: Volume 2: A Time For Grief by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tales Of The Apt: Volume 2: A Time For Grief by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

‘A Time for Grief’ is the second volume of short stories set in the world of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s ten part epic, ‘Shadows Of The Apt’. Several characters from the series make appearances and we’re also introduced to a range of new people and places, too. The ‘Tales Of The Apt’ collections are loosely themed, with […]

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Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T Davies (book review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T Davies (book review).

It might never have happened. ‘Doctor Who’ might have been fondly remembered and discussed at conventions. ‘Rose’, the first story of the relaunched series, changed all that. Now we have people arguing the toss on Twitter and complaining about women taking over. They seem to have missed the point. ‘Rose’ reminds us of where it […]

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The 007 Diaries: Filming Live And Let Die by Roger Moore (book review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
The 007 Diaries: Filming Live And Let Die by Roger Moore (book review).

As ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ faded into the cinematic past, and Sean Connery walked off into the sunset with a large amount of EON Production’s cash, it was time for a new era in the Bond franchise. Enter Roger Moore, who had made his name on TV shows such as ‘The Saint’ and ‘The Persuaders’ who […]

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Literature® by Guillermo Stitch (book review)

June 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Literature® by Guillermo Stitch  (book review)

‘Literature®’ is an odd little book. That’s odd in an odd way, not odd in a bad way and that’s partly due to it being set in an alternative universe where things are just a bit different to what we consider normal in this universe. You can’t even put a date on when the events […]

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Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola (book review)

June 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola   (book review)

‘Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars is an SF adventure story set on the red planet but, due to a genetic condition our heroine, Denver Moon, can only see in black and white. Blood and gore are not so nasty that way and, in her career as a private investigator, she’s seen plenty. Denver is […]

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Year 2018! by James Blish (book review).

June 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Year 2018! by James Blish (book review).

I was doing some tidying up recently and came across this book in my trays before my review books became a way of life. With a name like ‘Year 2018!’ and we are living in 2018, it seems suitably apt to read this book by James Blish this year. I should point out that book […]

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (book review).

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (book review).

‘The Belles’ is book one in a new young adult series by Dhonielle Clayton. Once upon a time there was a world where everyone was happy and beautiful. This is not that world. In this world, everyone apart from a very select few are born with grey skin and hair, and red eyes but they […]

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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (SF Masterworks) (book review).

May 30, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (SF Masterworks) (book review).

Coming across a reference to Poul Anderson’s book, ‘Tau Zero’, recently, I realised it was one of the few significant SF books of the Golden Age that I hadn’t actually read. I think, at the time, I hadn’t realised what the term ‘tau zero’ actually meant. Now I do. Basically, the closer your velocity reaches […]

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The Bitter Twins (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 2) by Jen Williams (book review).

May 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Bitter Twins (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 2) by Jen Williams (book review).

‘The Bitter Twins’ is book two in ‘The Winnowing Flame Trilogy’ by Jen Williams. This is her second trilogy of fantastic fantasy novels. Jen Williams is one of my very few auto-buy authors and, anything she writes, I will buy. So apologies if this is just a gush review about how much I love Jen […]

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Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise by Paul Briggs (ebook review).

May 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise by Paul Briggs (ebook review).

Relative newcomer Paul Briggs brings us a cli-fi novel with an eye-catching and dramatic cover in the form of ‘Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise’. Cli-fi, by the way, is climate fiction, this being a near-future story of climate change, which is one of those categories that skirts the edges of SF in that it’s slightly in the […]

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