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The Hickory Staff (The Eldarn Sequence book 1) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hickory Staff (The Eldarn Sequence book 1) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

When Steven Taylor opens an old safe deposit box he knows he might lose his job, but it turns out that should have been the least of his worries. As he and his flatmate Mark fall through a portal to Eldarn, a world with twin moons hanging in the sky, they realise that nothing will […]

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The Impossible Object (The Harrison Peel Files: Book 1) by David Conyers (ebook review).

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Impossible Object (The Harrison Peel Files: Book 1) by David Conyers (ebook review).

Cthulhu Mythos and Harrison Peel, that’s what we’ve got here! Peel is an Australian Army Intelligence Corps officer, no stranger to cosmic horrors and deadly dangers, who faces challenges that come from the dark places of the universe. A collection of four novellas, this is a book available on Kindle Amazon from the author David […]

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Constructing Green Lantern: From Page To Screen by Ozzy Inguanzo (book review).

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Constructing Green Lantern: From Page To Screen by Ozzy Inguanzo	(book review).

Think what you may about the 2011 film ‘Green Lantern’, one has to admire the designs that went into their making. After all, it’s a tough order to create a three-dimensional galaxy spawned police force in a year or so from a two-dimensional comicbook that was created over half a century. From my perspective, I […]

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Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele (book review).

June 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele (book review).

I’ve often thought that designating a book as ‘youth fiction’ tends to do a disservice to a novel. The target audience might think they’re above it and probably a younger audience might seek above their age level. It’s quite safe for them to do so with this book by the way. In the meantime, an […]

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The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz (book review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz (book review).

‘The Turbulent Universe’ is the final book by philosopher Paul Kurtz, who died in 2012. In many respects, the first two-thirds of the book is a whistle-stop tour of the sciences, our universe and culture. All of which tended to be familiar territory to me but will no doubt be a good refresher for anyone […]

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Hidden Cities (The Moshui Trilogy book three) by Daniel Fox (book review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hidden Cities (The Moshui Trilogy book three) by Daniel Fox (book review).

The island of Taishu is at the mercy of the dragon and the goddess, caught between two immortals and their battles. While the emperor fights to regain his country, it is left to Old Yen the fisherman to bargain with the gods and bring safety to his family and island. The pregnancy of Mei Feng […]

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Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography by Tom Johnson and Deborah Del Vecchio (book review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography by Tom Johnson and Deborah Del Vecchio (book review).

There is one thing that will always be obvious about a book about the Hammer Films studio that it will be a finite book. There is a start and an end and, to be honest, no real resurrection, vampire blood or not of the studio. As such, any book on the subject will be of […]

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Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antiagon Fire (The Imager Portfolio book seven) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Antiagon Fire’ is the seventh book in ‘The Imager Portfolio. The first three books were about the rise to power of an imager named Rhennthyl. The fourth book and those following are a prequel which tell the story of Quaeryt and his rise from being a scholar and secret imager to commander of mighty conquering […]

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The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories Of Six Decades (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories Of Six Decades (book review).

The title says it all. This hefty volume collects stories from Robert Silverberg’s six decades in the business, having some from each ten year span. So without further ado… The 1950s segment kicks off with ‘Road To Nightfall’. There has been war for two decades and things are getting grim in New York. Katterson was […]

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Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (book review).

The difference between a writer of fantasy and a mainstream writer can be so negligible that it only happens in the perception of the reader. When critically acclaimed writers produce what SF critics would regard as genre material, the author may wave away the implied condemnation by declaring that they were using SF/fantasy/supernatural tropes as […]

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