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88 by Michael R Fletcher (e-book review).

May 13, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
88 by Michael R Fletcher	 (e-book review).

This book, ‘88’, seems to have it all as far as action is concerned. Coming from Canada, we have a novel by Michael R Fletcher, which on first inspection appears to be a little like Vin Diesel’s ‘Babylon A.D.’ with also bits of ‘Resident Evil’ chucked in, such is its flavour, although on closer inspection, […]

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The Human Division by John Scalzi (book review).

May 10, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Human Division by John Scalzi                 (book review).

Humanity is divided. Until recently, the Colonial Union and Earth had a co-dependent if not mutually beneficial relationship. In the highly anticipated follow up to ‘The Last Colony’, ‘The Human Division’ checks the pulse of the galaxy after John Perry exposed the fact the Colonial Union sequestered planet Earth for two hundred years in order […]

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Crosstown to Oblivion: Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley (book review)

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Crosstown to Oblivion: Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley (book review)

The end is near. The final two chapters in Walter’s Mosley’s ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’ series show no sign of writer fatigue and maintain the excellent standard that hooked me from the very first book. Of the two, ‘Stepping Stone’ is my preferred story. As is often the case with ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’, the lead is […]

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (book review).

April 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (book review).

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher, who are acquired (stolen?) as children and subject to a form of mutation. They are fed toxins and undergo rituals. The survivors develop immunity to the toxins and gain certain abilities as a result. They are designed for a single purpose — the hunt and slaughter of monsters, magical […]

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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).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
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).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
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).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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