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The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Earth’ is the first collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, a novel about an invention which changes the world and a journey of discovery. The invention is called a stepper and allows the person who puts it together to step from one Earth to the next one in a long line of […]

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Cthulhu Unbound 3 (ebook review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cthulhu Unbound 3	(ebook review).

This is the third volume of the ‘Cthulhu Unbound’ series and the tales get more unusual and horrifying, if that’s humanly possible. Of course, humans are not the ones responsible for the events taking place, rather, inspired by the writings of HP Lovecraft, it’s the creatures of cosmic terror wreaking havoc that crawl through the […]

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A Feast Unknown (A Wold Newton novel) by Philip José Farmer (book review).

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Feast Unknown (A Wold Newton novel) by Philip José Farmer	(book review).

As I’ve pointed out with other of Philip José Farmer’s ‘Wold Newton’ books, many of the characters, especially those who have an active copyright were thinly disguised under different names. Here we have a jungle man, John or Jack Cloamby aka Lord Grandrith, who is all but Tarzan and Doctor Caliban with the remaining two […]

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World’s Collider: A Shared-World Anthology edited by Richard Salter (book review).

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World’s Collider: A Shared-World Anthology edited by Richard Salter (book review).

Richard Salter, the editor of ‘World’s Collider’, makes a bold claim for it in his introduction, stating, ‘This book is unique.’ He goes on to explain that this uniqueness comes from it being an anthology of Science Fiction/horror short stories set in a shared world but where the various stories link together sufficiently closely to […]

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House of Small Shadows.

October 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
House of Small Shadows.

Julie Crisp, Editorial Director of Pan Macmillan in London, has concluded a World Rights deal for two further horror novels by British author Adam Nevill with agent John Jarrold, for what is described as a very good five-figure sum. The deal also involves re-publication of Adam’s first novel, Banquet For The Damned as a Pan […]

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Zombies At Tiffany’s by Sam Stone (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombies At Tiffany’s by Sam Stone (book review).

‘Zombies At Tiffany’s’ is a horror novella set in New York in 1862, during the American Civil War. It comes from the pen of British horror writer Sam Stone, whose short story collection ‘Zombies In New York And Other Bloody Jottings’ I reviewed here back in January. The story follows Katherine ‘Kat’ Lightfoot, an eighteen […]

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The Paranormal by Erich Goode (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Paranormal by Erich Goode (book review).

Erich Goode’s book, ‘The Paranormal’, has the sub-title ‘Who Believes Why They Believe And Why It Matters’. The comma is missing on the cover but has two in the indice inside to make up for it. The title should give a clue as to the book’s subject matter. Sensibly, Goode explains the scientific rationales of […]

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The Dark Heroine: Dinner With A Vampire by Abigail Gibbs (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dark Heroine: Dinner With A Vampire by Abigail Gibbs (book review).

This could very well be the first in a series of books about the dark heroines of the title, however, it’s not entirely clear from this book. There is a second novel mentioned on Amazon but it doesn’t really tell you much about it. This novel seems to mostly be about a young human called […]

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The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (book review).

David Martin is a writer, working at the local paper in Barcelona, when he gets an offer to write a series of books for a shady duo of publishers. His new books attract the attention of the secretive Andreas Corelli with an offer to make. Corelli offers David 100,000 francs to write a book, a […]

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Salute The Dark (Shadows Of The Apt book four) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Salute The Dark (Shadows Of The Apt book four) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

The war for the Lowlands is reaching a critical stage, with the Wasp Empire facing battles in many cities at once. As the Fly-kinden Taki and Nero try to free the newly-occupied city of Solarno on the edge of the Spiderlands, rebellion is stirring in the Bee-kinden city of Szar following the death of their […]

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