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City Of The Iron Fish by Simon Ings (book review).

October 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
City Of The Iron Fish by Simon Ings (book review).

The thing that really drew me to this book is the eye-catching artwork on the cover, which is by one of my favourite cover artists, Jeffrey Alan Love. Drawing me in enough to read the blurb, I thought that ‘The City Of The Iron Fish’ sounded intriguing and I was looking forward to my first […]

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The Way Of The Worm by Ramsey Campbell (book review).

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Way Of The Worm by Ramsey Campbell (book review).

Some authors have a very distinctive voice. Whatever they write the reader instinctively knows whose imagination has produced the text. Ramsey Campbell is one such. For anyone who has ever heard him read his work, the text of any of his novels will immediately conjure the dry wit and the voice of Liverpool. ‘The Way […]

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Stone Clock (The Spin Trilogy 3) by Andrew Bannister (book review).

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stone Clock (The Spin Trilogy 3) by Andrew Bannister (book review).

I’m always worried when the explanation of what the story is about on the cover sleeve isn’t reached until some 43 pages into the book. The Spin is a series of virtual realities or vrealities with Skarbro flitting across a few of them in what appears to be cockroach-like body form as he does so. […]

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Street Freaks by Terry Brooks (book review).

October 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Street Freaks by Terry Brooks (book review).

Terry Brooks is the second fantasy author I’ve picked up in recent months who decided to write a Science Fiction novel for a change. Whether this is to help the SF novels or to attract a readership to his normal fantasy readership is hard to say. All I can do is read the book on […]

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Dragon’s Code (Dragonriders Of Pern) by Gigi McCaffrey (book review).

October 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dragon’s Code (Dragonriders Of Pern) by Gigi McCaffrey (book review).

I did wonder on why there was a new ‘Dragonriders Of Pern’ book after so long and was told that Gigi McCaffrey wanted a novel out there to celebrate her mother, Anne McCaffrey’s 50th anniversary since her first Pern novel, ‘Dragonflight’. 50 years! Now I know I’m getting old. There are two things that are […]

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Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran (graphic novel review).

September 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran (graphic novel review).

‘Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible (A Marvelous Memoir)’ is the life story of comicbook legend Stan Lee told in comicbook form, which was a good idea. As Stan can’t actually write anything by himself, he was assisted by Peter David and the beautiful full colour artwork is by Colleen Doran. Most of the population know Stan Lee, […]

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Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived by Christel Dee & Simon Guerrier (book review).

September 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived by Christel Dee & Simon Guerrier (book review).

As the authors, Christel Dee & Simon Guerrier, point out in their introduction, there have been a lot of influential female characters in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series. This book looks at 85 fictional and one real with Verity Lambert at the end. Isn’t it about time we had had another female show-runner? Of course, […]

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The City Of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy book 1) by S.A. Chakraborty (book review).

September 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The City Of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy book 1) by S.A. Chakraborty (book review).

‘The City Of Brass’ is the first in ‘The Daevabad Trilogy’ by S.A. Chakraborty and is her debut novel. Nahri is a street urchin who gets by swindling money out of the rich by pretending to read palms and healing the sick. She knows she’s swindling them as she firmly believes that magic doesn’t exist, […]

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Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

For such a prominent artist from Warren Publications, Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian has only had two books specifically of his art available and these are out of print although it is possible to pull copies, as I did with this one, ‘Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1’. With the exception of 6 pages in colour, the rest […]

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Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

Now, here’s a little test for you. Name some early British women illustrators and cartoonists. Off the top of my head, I only had two: Beatrix Potter and Mabel Lucie Atwell. In the past 150 years, America has the same problem or so I thought. Martha H. Kennedy’s very large book, ‘Drawn To Purpose: American […]

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