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Shock Value by Jason Zinoman (book review).

October 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Shock Value by Jason Zinoman (book review).

They sure don’t make them like they used to. ‘Shock Value’ by New York Times film critic Jason Zinoman covers how a few young directors shook up the system and redefined horror. Before these wunderkinds came along, the genre was suffering and hadn’t moved on from shuffling monsters in dodgy make-up. It took a group […]

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Zombies – A Compendium Of The Dead edited by Otto Penzler (book review)

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombies – A Compendium Of The Dead edited by Otto Penzler (book review)

Zombies! Surrounding us! With the success of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic and TV series, the grateful undead have shuffled back into fashion and what better way to celebrate this than with this massive collection? Featuring a horde of zombie tales spread across over 800 pages, if you can’t find something to titillate or terrify you […]

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The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (Book Review).

October 12, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (Book Review).

I normally start a review with a small plot summary, but so much happened in this novel, my plot summary would not be small. Long story short, Loch and her…I want to call it a ragtag band, her collection of accomplices, feel thrown together by circumstances and they are, really. So, Loch and her band […]

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Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

Look at the title ‘Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology’ and puzzle over what it means. To me, a singularity is a black hole. Here, editors James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel define it from Vernor Vinge’s essay ‘The Coming Technology Singularity: How To Survive In The Post-Human Era’, another equally baffling title which they explain […]

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Fate Of Worlds (Fleet Of Worlds book 5) by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (book review)

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fate Of Worlds (Fleet Of Worlds book 5) by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (book review)

For a fifth and final book in the ‘Fleet Of Worlds’ series, ‘Fate Of Worlds’ is practically an introduction to any new reader to the ‘Known Space’ reality with the opening third of the book introducing characters and their situation. From different points in space, there is the discovery that the million mile across six […]

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

It seems it isn’t just ordinary people who have a fascination with moving dinosaurs and illustrations of such. As Paleobiologist Dr. Philip J. Currie points out in the first introduction to the book ‘Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart’, artists brings flesh and bone to fossils. In other words, it brings them to life in […]

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The Grub Street Murders.

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Grub Street Murders.

Kate Lyall Grant, Publisher at Severn House, has acquired the opening novel of a new crime series from author Eric Brown. The novel, entitled The Grub Street Murders, introduces crime novelist Donald Langham and Maria Dupré, the daughter of a French Cultural Secretary in London who works part-time for Langham’s literary agent. As blackmail escalates […]

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German publishing deal for author Mark Barnes.

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
German publishing deal for author Mark Barnes.

The rights department at Amazon Publishing have sold German rights in the Echoes of Empire trilogy by Mark Barnes to Blanvalet, part of the Random House group. World rights to Echoes of Empire were sold by the John Jarrold Literary Agency to David Pomerico at 47North, Amazon’s SF and Fantasy imprint, earlier this year. The […]

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The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (book review).

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (book review).

Angel detective I hear you say? Sorry to all the Joss Whedon fans out there but the Buffy spin-off show isn’t making a return to television. Instead, we get an eternal battle between heaven and hell that takes a turn for the worse and it’s up to private investigator Bobby Dollar to save the day. […]

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X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

Here’s a couple books we’ve reviewed in the past that have been re-issued. RE-ISSUE AND ACCORDING TO THE COVER, NOT A FILM TIE-IN The Soddit by A.R.R. Roberts (pub: Gollancz. 290 page small enlarged hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-575-11940-6. E-book: £ 4.99 (UK)) check out website: www.orionbooks.co.uk   US RELEASE OF UK BOOK […]

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