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Year Zero by Rob Reid.

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Year Zero by Rob Reid.

There’s a lot of praise for this book with some on the front cover and lots all over the back cover. For once I can’t disagree with a single one of them. Even the one that said ‘Year Zero is ROFLMAO funny…’, although I had to google that one just to see if it was […]

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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

This Del Rey trade paperback original collection, ‘Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures’, consists of number of stories and a few poems and fragments along with interesting essays on where the works first appeared and who influenced Robert E. Howard’s historical tales. The stories are a stylish precursor to the sword and sorcery stories, Conan […]

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Dark Shadows: Poisoned Soul by James Goss

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Dark Shadows: Poisoned Soul by James Goss

‘Poisoned Soul’ Charity Trask is not herself. She’s being haunted by musical hall singer Patsy Faye. It’s not a marriage made in heaven. Poor Charity, she’s had a rotten life. He father, the overtly Godly Reverend Gregory Trask, has already tried to ruin her life and she is unlucky in love with various relationships in […]

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Dark Shadows: London’s Burning by Joseph Lidster,

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Dark Shadows: London’s Burning by Joseph Lidster,

A nightmare for many, the Blitz is a welcome respite for his thoughts. Quentin Collins knows that ‘London’s Burning’ but his dark nature finds the perfect spot among the blackouts of the city. First, a werewolf, he had that curse lifted but is condemned to immortality by a magical painting. He has many a bitter […]

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Charlotte Markham And The House Of Darkling by Michael Boccacino.

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Charlotte Markham And The House Of Darkling by Michael Boccacino.

Charlotte’s a governess to two bereaved children and in ‘Charlotte Markham And The House Of Darkling’, she must come to terms with her attraction to her employer, the widower Henry Darrow. Poor Charlotte has suffered her own losses and seems to live in a twilight world, dream-like world where she clutches at stolen moments with […]

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Doctor Who: Protect And Survive by Jonathan Morris.

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Doctor Who: Protect And Survive by Jonathan Morris.

The TARDIS is alarmed, so are Ace and Hex in ‘Protect And Survive’. Ace, 20th century fighting girl with her backpack of Geli and an attitude as explosive, just can’t cope with the fact that the Doctor has abandoned them. Hex is half-way there, a troubled man since the revelation about the Doctor’s part in […]

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Great Inventions That Changed The World by James Wei.

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Great Inventions That Changed The World by James Wei.

If ever I could time travel and got stuck in the past, I think this would be one book I would be carrying in my bag for all the useful information it carries. James Wei does, as his book title points out, looks at ‘Great Inventions That Changed The World’. This is a densely written […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2012 Volume 123 # 703

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2012 Volume 123 # 703

There’s a bit of a southern feel to this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’, southern USA, that is. This is evident in ‘Close Encounters’ by Andy Duncan which seems to be set in 1977 but harks back to an earlier era. Back in the 1950s, there were many UFO sightings in […]

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

‘The Road’ is the tenth novel from the pen of the award-winning American novelist Cormac McCarthy. It came out in 2006 and was an instant critical and popular success, winning the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in that year and the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. It was subsequently made into a well-received Hollywood […]

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Arturo el Rey by Joan Upton Hall

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Arturo el Rey by Joan Upton Hall

Art Reyes is a soldier drafted in to enforce order following the outbreak of a devastating plague. As the plague wipes out most of the population and civilisation decays into chaos, Art discovers a talent for leadership. Life in post-plague times is hard, battling violent gangs and trying to find enough food to eat. However, […]

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