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X marks the spot (book reviews – sort of).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot (book reviews – sort of).

A couple we’ve reviewed before coming out again:- Earth Girl by Janet Edward (pub: Pyr/Prometheus Books. 262 page small hardback. Price: $17.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-61614-765-5) check out websites: www.pyrsf.com and www.janetedwards.com RE-ISSUED AS A SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Outcast Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (pub: Orbit. 399 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). […]

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50 Simple Questions For Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
50 Simple Questions For Every Christian by Guy P. Harrison	 (book review).

In many respects author Guy P. Harrison sounds like he’s walking on eggs in his introduction with his book ‘50 Simple Questions For Every Christian’ in trying not to be offensive, although it might really just to ensure you read on. Considering, as he points out, there are 41,000 Christian denominations, I would have thought […]

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Goldenland Past Dark by Chandler Klang Smith (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Goldenland Past Dark by Chandler Klang Smith (book review).

‘Goldenland Past Dark’ is the first novel by Chandler Klang Smith so it will be no surprise if you haven’t heard of her before but, judging by the quality of writing, I’m sure she will be around for some time to come. Make no mistake about it, this story is well crafted and presented. Very […]

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Age Of TV Heroes by Jason Hofius and George Khoury (book review).

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Age Of TV Heroes by Jason Hofius and George Khoury (book review).

‘Age Of TV Heroes’ by Jason Hofius and George Khoury is a book I’ve been really looking forward to reading. With the opening chapter, the most startling thing was to realise how many TV pilots over the decades that were filmed with super-heroes but were either not shown or if they were, not getting a […]

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Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (book review).

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Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates	 (book review).

Ian Whates has created a strong reputation for himself as an editor who produces exciting anthologies of short speculative fiction. In the same way Solaris has carved itself a niche as a publisher which consistently delivers high quality genre anthologies. ‘Solaris Rising 2’ is their latest collaboration in this vein. Does it live up to […]

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Zom-B City (book 3) by Darren Shan (book review).

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Zom-B City (book 3) by Darren Shan (book review).

‘Zom-B City’ is the third in Irish author Darren Shan’s new twelve book series of zombie novels for young adults. Shan shot to fame over a decade ago with a series of vampire stories for teenagers. Since then he has written several other horror novels for children and adults. The ‘Zom-B’ series is his first […]

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His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes (book review).

Whenever a Science Fiction novel is reprinted after a space of a number of years, there is always the question as to whether it has been able to stand up to the stresses of technological development and scientific understanding that has occurred in the intervening time. With books from the old masters, the answer is […]

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Lord Kelvin’s Machine (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lord Kelvin’s Machine (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

When his beloved wife Alice is brutally murdered, Langdon St. Ives sinks into despair. The only thing keeping him going is the desire for revenge against her murderer, his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. Yet, even when revenge seems to be within his grasp, Narbondo haunts St. Ives. The fate of the world may rest with […]

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Nekropolis by Tim Wagonner (book review).

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nekropolis by Tim Wagonner (book review).

Matt Richter used to be a cop in the good old USA. One day he went through a strange portal and ended up in Nekropolis. Now he’s dead, but the sleuthing hasn’t stopped. When a beautiful young woman asks for his help in finding a stolen artefact, Matt just can’t say no. Of course, it’s […]

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Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

One of our favourite science fiction authors, Iain M Banks, has posted this very sad update online concerning his recently diagnosed terminal illness… Well, what an odd old time it’s been. I’m now a married man – again – and I’ve been truly stunned by the response to the original press release we put out […]

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