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The Barry Newbery Signature Collection (book review).

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The Barry Newbery Signature Collection (book review).

Despite the unusual size, this is a somewhat unique book and a sure winner for any ‘Doctor Who’ fan. Barry Newbery was the first set designer on the series and worked on fourteen stories which spanned Hartnell (8), Troughton (1), Pertwee (1), Tom Baker (3) and Davison (1). Oddly, the sections aren’t in ‘Who’ order […]

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Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

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Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

This ‘Star Wars’ book is exactly what it says on the box: Illustrations, although the title has that in the singular. Apart from a forward by Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing, explaining how back in the late 80s, he had to resurrect the franchise and an introduction by Steven Heller, co-chair of MFA Design, […]

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The Elysium Commission by L.E. Modesitt Jr (book review).

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The Elysium Commission by L.E. Modesitt Jr  (book review).

L.E. Modesitt, Jr is perhaps better known for his many fantasy novels, ‘The Saga Of Recluce’ above all, but he turns out a fair bit of Science Fiction, too. ‘The Elysium Commission’ falls into this category and is also a detective novel. Science Fiction detective novels are a venerable category going back to Isaac Asimov’s […]

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If You Like The Terminator… by Scott Von Doviak (book review).

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If You Like The Terminator… by Scott Von Doviak (book review).

‘If You Like The Terminator…’ is part of a series of books that primarily points out material you might like if you like the key product. Do you need a clue as to which 1984 film that is? This is the only one hooking into our genre in the series so far. In some respects, […]

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An Interview with Janet Edwards.

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An Interview with Janet Edwards.

(originally published in the Birmingham SF Group Newsletter) Janet Edwards is a talented new writer and her first novel ‘Earth Girl’ came out from HarperCollins Voyager imprint in August and is reviewed here this month. To find out more about this author go to www.janetedwards.com The interview was conducted by Pauline Morgan. Pauline Morgan: When […]

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Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (book review).

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Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (book review).

Just as the boundary between Fantasy and SF, Horror and Crime can be blurred, so that between a Young Adult and an adult book can be equally problematic especially as a YA is regarded as someone over sixteen who has a number of rights not permitted to those under that age but, at the same […]

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David A. Hardy interview.

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David A. Hardy interview.

David A. Hardy is an award winning astronomical artist, European Vice President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), and also VP of the ASFA (Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists) You can see his paintings on www.astroart.org The interview was conducted by Pauline Morgan. Pauline Morgan: You are known as a versatile […]

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Aurora: A Child of Two Worlds by David A. Hardy (book review).

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Aurora: A Child of Two Worlds by David A. Hardy (book review).

There are many authors whose artistic skills are practically zero, though they may think otherwise. Some artists are unable to write coherently. There is however, a small band of professional people who can do both. One of these is Freda Warrington. Another is David Hardy. While Freda concentrates more on her writing and employs her […]

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Warlord (The Wolfblade Trilogy book three) by Jennifer Fallon (book review).

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Warlord (The Wolfblade Trilogy book three) by Jennifer Fallon (book review).

‘Warrior’, the second book in Jennifer Fallon’s ‘The Wolfblade Trilogy’, ended with the promise of an all-encompassing, hopelessly one-sided war. ‘Warlord’ makes good on that promise, more or less, but it’s less a thrilling conclusion to the series than a by-the-numbers checklist of plot threads that need tying off, one by one by one. There’s […]

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International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

You might have thought until now that I was only going to be reviewing Haynes fantasy output, but knowing what some of the books were coming up, I didn’t hesitate in adding the rather long titled ‘International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages)’ to the list. As you can see from the cover, there’s a sub-title […]

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