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Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).

Firstly, Paul M. Sutter’s book, ‘Your Place In The Universe’, is not a look at the house where you live or even your neighbourhood. Well, not exactly. What Sutter has done is combined science and cosmos with the history of how mankind slowly worked things out in a friendly manner that you will be surprised […]

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The Caged Queen: Iskari book 2 by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Caged Queen: Iskari book 2 by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

‘The Caged Queen’ by Kristen Ciccarelli is the sequel to ‘The Last Namsara’, while continuing on from the end of the story, follows a different protagonist. Roa married Dax to ensure that his kingdom looked after her people. For ages, Firgaard have imposed sanctions on The Scrublands, but Roa intends to use her new position […]

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The Early Pohl by Frederick Pohl (book review).

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Early Pohl by Frederick Pohl (book review).

Inspired by his fellow Futurian’s book ‘The Early Asimov’, Fred Pohl persuaded publisher Doubleday to let him do the same thing but more modestly. Asimov’s large tome runs to several hundred pages and had to be divided into three for paperback publication. ‘The Early Pohl’ is just over 180 pages but contains the same mix […]

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Time’s Convert (book 4) by Deborah Harkness (book review).

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Time’s Convert (book 4) by Deborah Harkness (book review).

With the recent series of ‘A Discovery Of Witches’ on UK TVs and, soon to be seen across the world, now is as good a time as any to get into the story of Diana Bishop, the witch and Matthew Clermont, the vampire. Please don’t start with ‘Time’s Convert’ as it is the fourth book […]

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Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (book review).

While the novelisation of a film makes sense, especially as some viewers like to have a record, particularly of the dialogue. Admittedly this was more relevant when it wasn’t possible to own the film on DVD. Shared worlds, too, have value. An author may not have the time or energy to explore all the characters […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 edited by Julie E. Czerneda (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 edited by Julie E. Czerneda (book review).

I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of the Nebula Awards winning novels over the past few years, so it seems like the members of the SFWA who vote for the awards have pretty good taste. The annual ‘Nebula Awards Showcase’ volumes contain the winning novellas, novelettes and short-listed short stories, as well as excerpts from the […]

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The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

If you are new to ‘The Invisible Library’ series you will be pleased, although your wallet might not be, that ‘The Mortal Word’ by Genevieve Cogman is the fifth book and you should catch up on the others first. Looking for a new kind of hero? Look no further, the librarian has broken out of […]

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Doctor Who: Molten Heart by Una McCormack (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Molten Heart by Una McCormack (book review).

Another unseen adventure that might form the core of the tales of Team TARDIS, ‘Molten Heart’ is a great story that presents the four travellers as a team who show great maturity as they deal with the very unexpected. From the opening, where we observe the travellers in the TARDIS, to the introduction the beautiful […]

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The Sentence Is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne book 2) by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sentence Is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne book 2) by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

We are back to the marmite of narratives. You either love the fact that Anthony Horowitz places himself firmly at the centre of the narrative or you can’t stomach it. I’m happily sitting pretty with the idea that I love this to meta-death. Is it an ego trip or is it just something different? He’s […]

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Doctor Who: Combat Magicks by Steve Cole (book review).

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Combat Magicks by Steve Cole (book review).

  When the TARDIS bumps into an obstruction above the Earth, it makes an unexpected landing in Roman times. In ‘Combat Magicks’, the Doctor still seems to be getting to grips with the controls, which has been a recurring theme of the series. The team have arrived in Gaul and it’s about to witness the […]

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