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How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

I did think before opening the covers of this book, ‘How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life’ edited by William Campbell, that it was more do with doing things for yourself. It is, to some extent, but more to do with life in the early 20th century and an American magazine […]

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Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

Now, here is a stunning book even if you’re looking solely at the art of John Gurche. However, the book ‘Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form’ is actually a look at various primates in text and illustrated. Gurche is an anatomist by trade but has drawn, penned, pastels and a little digital enhancement […]

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Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion (book review).

The information that came with the review copy says of ‘Necropolis PD’: ‘It’s the debut novel of Nathan Sumsion, a game designer from Round Rock, TX and Salt Lake City, UT.’ Now this could be a good thing or a bad thing as I have read far too many poor books based on video games […]

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X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X Marks The Spot for book formats to change.

HARDBACK TO ENLARGED PAPERBACK Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (pub: TOR/Forge. 332 page enlarged paperback. Price: $18.99 (US), $24.50 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-7653-9053-0) check out websites: www.tor-forge.com, www.georgerrmartin.com and www.wildcardsworld.com

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Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review)

March 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Endgames (Imager Portfolio book 12) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.  (book review)

‘Endgames’ is the twelfth volume in ‘The Imager Portfolio’. Set in a secondary fantasy world, it’s only variation on our own frail humanity is the presence of Imagers who have super-powers based on their ability to control matter. They can form bulletproof shields around themselves and also bend light so they are hidden from view. […]

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Neil Gaiman (video interview).

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman (video interview).

Fantasy author Neil Gaiman is a rare bird when it comes to doing interviews, but writer and blogger Tim Ferris has finally managed to bag this rare and illusive fowl of fantasy for an interview that stretched to an hour and forty minutes. Nice! While Neil himself appears rarely, his work seems to be everywhere […]

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One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Slipping back into the past with an early volume of ‘Wild Cards’, the eighth book ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ even sees a younger Jack Creighton who in his 40s at the time but his shape-shifting ability made him look years younger, even more so when he uses 1940s film stars as his model. You also get a […]

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Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

Tim’s debut novel is Thirty-Six Streets – a cyberpunk thriller mixed with military SF: Ghost in the Shell meets Apocalypse Now. Set around 150 years in the future. Lin ‘The Silent One’ Vu is a gangster and sometime private investigator. Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, everywhere an outsider. She lives in Chinese-occupied Hanoi, in […]

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The Unbound (The Archived book 2) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

March 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Unbound (The Archived book 2) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

‘The Unbound’ is book two in ‘The Archived’ duology by Victoria Schwab. This is one of her young adult books. As this is the review for the second book in a series there will be spoilers for book one, ‘The Archived’. ‘The Unbound’ follows Mackenzie Bishop, this time as she starts her new and very […]

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No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

Last year’s Martian thriller ‘One Way’ introduced us to Frank Kittridge, a convicted murderer who was offered a one-way ticket to Mars as part of an all-convict crew who would build a base for NASA’s astronauts to use in the future. It didn’t seem such a bad deal, it would just mean Frank serving out […]

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