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Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

Back in 1975, when I was getting back into American comicbooks and a UK fanzine called ‘The Panelologist’ broke the spell that I should ignore the so-called ‘feud’ that you had to choose between DC Comics and Marvel Comics, that I picked up on the ‘Superboy’ comics to see what the Legion Of Super-Heroes were […]

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H.P. Lovecraft: Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror (book review).

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.P. Lovecraft: Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror (book review).

There have been any number of Lovecraft anthologies over the years, evidence if it were needed of his enduring popularity and influence on weird fiction. But when it comes to describing Lovecraft’s writing, the fact is that he ranged across several different genres, from straightforward fantasy through the supernatural and finally into what ultimately became […]

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The Spacetime Pit Plus Two by Stephen Baxter and Eric Brown (book review).

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Spacetime Pit Plus Two by Stephen Baxter and Eric Brown (book review).

I’ve been a fan of Eric Brown’s character-based Science Fiction and Stephen Baxter’s hard SF stories for many years but had no idea that these two luminaries of British SF had ever collaborated. So when I heard that the small press Infinity Plus Books was bringing out ‘The Spacetime Pit Plus Two’, a book collection […]

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The Moons Of Barsk (book 2) by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Moons Of Barsk (book 2) by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

I thoroughly enjoyed Lawrence M. Schoen’s debut novel ‘Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard’ a couple of years back and became enchanted with his tale of arboreal elephants on the planet Barsk and their limited relationship with the multi-special Alliance of Worlds. In ‘The Moons Of Barsk’, we meet some of the same characters again: the historian, […]

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Defender: Hive Mind 2 by Janet Edwards (book review).

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Defender: Hive Mind 2 by Janet Edwards (book review).

One of the biggest problems in creating a future society is to balance the need to tell an exciting story and the desire to expound the benefits and doubts that the society offers. A perceived utopia is a bigger problem than a tyranny. There is also a need to balance the constraints of the type […]

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Science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal signs with Gollancz.

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal signs with Gollancz.

Agent to the stars, John Jarrold, has concluded a three-book World Rights deal for Australian debut science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal with Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz. The first book is Stormblood: Vakov Fukasawa used to be a Reaper, a bio-enhanced soldier fighting for the intergalactic governing body of Harmony against a brutal invading […]

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The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards (book review).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards (book review).

‘The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors’ is a large collection of modern weird tales. There are so many I’ll just have to pick out a few highlights. If a story isn’t mentioned, it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, just that the review should be shorter than the book. Like an army besieging a late […]

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H.G. Wells: The Collection by H.G. Wells (book review).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.G. Wells: The Collection by H.G. Wells (book review).

H.G. Wells is perhaps the classic late Victorian Science Fiction writer. But while some of his novels remain quite familiar, his shorter stories have unfortunately been overlooked. It is therefore very pleasing to find that this anthology not only includes his four most famous novels and novellas, but several of the more highly regarded short […]

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NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual by David Baker (book review).

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual by David Baker (book review).

Contrary to the title, ‘NASA 1958 Onwards: Operation Manual’, the USA’s interest in space flight goes back as far as 1915 when they formed a more informal National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics (NACA). It was also the US Navy who took this flying thing that the Wright brothers were doing more seriously. The nature of […]

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Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard And The Golden Age Of Science Fiction Kindle Edition by Alec Nevala-Lee (ebook review).

October 30, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard And The Golden Age Of Science Fiction Kindle Edition by Alec Nevala-Lee (ebook review).

The difficulty with this sort of book for the fan/reviewer is how to describe it without summarising it. While reading I jotted down interesting facts and ended up with seventeen pages of notes which, if I put them down here, would spoil the book for you. The names in the title are familiar to any […]

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