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Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

May 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

Frank Hinks is a barrister and a dad and it is this latter activity that led him to start writing children’s books during the early 1990s. The ‘Ramion’ stories were born out of the stories he told his young sons and his three boys feature in both these volumes as the primary protagonists. Ramion itself […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has appeared in Crowsnest Towers like a dark brooding alien monolith. Here’s the final novels in the running … Semiosis  – Sue Burke (HarperVoyager). Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). Frankenstein in Baghdad  -  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld). The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag […]

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

If you’ve been keeping track of the ‘Star Wars’ books released by Haynes, then you’ll be glad that they are now back with those nice people from the Empire with this book, ‘Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Oddly, the book […]

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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

Author Rod Pyle explains in his introduction to his latest book, ‘Heroes Of The Space Age’, that the real problem was who to leave out and that whoever he chose would disappoint others. So one of the criterias he applies is having some diversity so they would necessarily have similar backgrounds. As such, you have […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO ENLARGED PAPERBACK Magnificent Principia: Exploring Issac Newton’s Masterpiece by Colin Park (pub: Prometheus Books. 256 page illustrated indexed enlarged paperback. Price: $18.00 (US), $19.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-63388-568-4. Ebook: Price: $11.99 (US). ISBN: 978-1-61614-746-4) check out websites: www.prometheusbooks.com released: 16 April This edition has a new introduction     HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK […]

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Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

‘Morhelion’ follows on from Dominic Dulley’s debut novel, the breezy space opera adventure ‘Shattermoon’, bringing back the roguish and mismatched crew of the Dainty Jane to mix it up with a new batch of criminal gangs, opportunists, charming conmen and villainous authority figures. Grifter Orry, her younger brother Ethan and grizzled veteran Mender are once […]

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Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

May 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

I bought ‘Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs’ by Gregory Benford and Elizabeth Malartre several years back and with a bit of a lull now, have gotten into reading it. The title of the book clearly gives away the subject matter as it explores our reality and how cybernetic technology is rebuilding us. Although […]

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The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle seems to be involved in a lot with space books this year. This one, ‘The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words’, unlike the others is closer to being a photo album with some rare photographs, making it a decent companion piece to them. Pyle gives information about the missions interspersed with dialogue […]

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Terror Tales Of Cornwall edited by Paul Finch (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terror Tales Of Cornwall edited by Paul Finch (book review).

‘Terror Tales Of Cornwall’ is the perfect title for a book of new horror stories based in England’s most south-westerly county. The modern stories are interspersed with two or three-page essays about real legends of Cornwall. These are informative and add an extra dimension to the book. In the contents page and the text, they […]

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The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

Now here’s a book that should be on every writer’s shelves although I doubt if it would stay there for long because it’s a research medium for survival so practically everyone needs it for those hazardous situations. Writers Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht have talked to 68 consultants and several sources for expert opinions for […]

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