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The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who In Comics: 1964-1979 by Paul Scoones (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who In Comics: 1964-1979 by Paul Scoones (book review).

If you grew up in the 1960-70s in the UK and a ‘Doctor Who’ fan, then chances are you would have either known or read the comicstrips in ‘TV Comic’, ‘TV 21’, ‘Countdown’. and ‘TV Action’. If you missed any of these or even if you didn’t, then you in the 1990s, you would probably […]

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Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent  (book review).

Collecting isn’t anything new. In our genre, I’d defy anyone reading here to say that they don’t collect anything related to their interest. It’s par for the course. This book, ‘Cabinets Of Wonder’ written by Christine Davenne and photographed by Christine Fleurent explores the roots of this by examining various collections which started off as […]

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The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (book review)

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (book review)

This is a novel from the Lost Fleet Universe as depicted in the original ‘Lost Fleet’ series of novels. For those new to the story, these novels described the antics of the legendary Black Jack as he led the Alliance Fleet back from an attack deep in Syndicate space. Jack Geary ship was destroyed in […]

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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (book review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (book review).

Many novels search for that elusive hook in the first paragraph of George Orwell’s ‘1984’, ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’ is pretty hard to beat. Hilary Jordan’s novel, ‘When She Woke’ first paragraph, ‘When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, […]

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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25, edited by Gardner Dozois (book review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25, edited by Gardner Dozois (book review).

The latest ‘The Mammoth Book Of Best New SF 25’ is now on the shelves, reprinting the US version, ‘The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29’, so don’t confuse the differing numbers, ours just started later and I guess balancing the numbers would have people seeking four non-existent books in the UK. The summation at the […]

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The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams (book review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams (book review).

The one problem with Subterranean Press books is that even when we review them to fit in their release schedule, their short run books are often sold out before release. If you’re interested in limited editions, having their website stashed away on your Favourites list should at least allow you some chance at getting your […]

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Imager’s Intrigue (Imager Portfolio book 3) by L.E.Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Intrigue (Imager Portfolio book 3) by L.E.Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

In the third volume in the ‘Imager Portfolio’, our hero, Rhennthyl, is involved in everything from street level drug crime to international warfare. In the slums of L’Excelsis, Rhenn’s home city, there is a new form of elveweed hitting the streets, so strong it kills the user. As a captain in the Civic Patrol, he […]

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Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (book review)

October 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (book review)

I have completed the ‘Great North Road’ and it’s an epic trek taking you to places you would never otherwise visit, meeting both extraordinary and ordinary people. I said it was an epic trek and it is, taking 117 days with the journey starting on Sunday January 13th 2143 and ending on Thursday 9th May […]

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Shock Value by Jason Zinoman (book review).

October 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Shock Value by Jason Zinoman (book review).

They sure don’t make them like they used to. ‘Shock Value’ by New York Times film critic Jason Zinoman covers how a few young directors shook up the system and redefined horror. Before these wunderkinds came along, the genre was suffering and hadn’t moved on from shuffling monsters in dodgy make-up. It took a group […]

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Zombies – A Compendium Of The Dead edited by Otto Penzler (book review)

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombies – A Compendium Of The Dead edited by Otto Penzler (book review)

Zombies! Surrounding us! With the success of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic and TV series, the grateful undead have shuffled back into fashion and what better way to celebrate this than with this massive collection? Featuring a horde of zombie tales spread across over 800 pages, if you can’t find something to titillate or terrify you […]

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