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Steve Gerber Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steve Gerber Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

Even if you don’t know comicbook history, you might still have heard of comicbook writer Steve Gerber (1947-2008). Reading the 28 page biography at the start of this book will fill you in if you don’t or missed out details. He was one of the first modern comicbook scriptwriters who chose to address issues and […]

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Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

July 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

Seeing the title of this book, ‘Science The Sh*t Out Of Life’ by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi, I did ask the publicist the obvious question as to how would you ask for a copy in a bookshop? The ‘Sh*t’ rhymes with ‘hush’ I was told. Good luck with that. I also suggested a […]

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All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (book review).

July 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (book review).

‘Groundhog Day with aliens,’ is how one might describe the Tom Cruise film ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel translated by Alexander O. Smith as ‘All You Need IS Kill’, it was an intelligent and entertaining slice of military SF. As you might expect, the film didn’t follow the book exactly, but it […]

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Across The Void by S.K. Vaughn (book review).

July 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Across The Void by S.K. Vaughn (book review).

S.K. Vaughn’s new novel, ‘Across The Void’ relies on a common theme of an isolated astronaut trying to survive. Commander Mayam ‘May’ Knox is brought out of hibernation in a disorientated fashion and finds herself alone on the damaged spaceship, Hawking II, during its Europa mission. Her only companion is the ship’s AI, which she […]

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Salvation Day by Kali Wallace (book review).

July 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Salvation Day by Kali Wallace (book review).

‘Salvation Day’ is an SF adventure/horror story set hundreds of years in the future. The complex background is revealed in skilful exposition in the first two chapters, even as the story gets started, no mean feat. In truth, the early part is borderline info dump but get past that, it’s not long and you are […]

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Killing Gods: A Superhero Novel by Tony Cooper (book review).

July 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Killing Gods: A Superhero Novel by Tony Cooper (book review).

One of the best reasons for writing a sequel is if the characters have more story to tell and if it is sufficiently different from their first outing to keep the readership enthralled while holding on to all the features that made the original idea captivating. It is not easy to do and many authors […]

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Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar with illustrations by Sonali Zohra (book review).

July 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar with illustrations by Sonali Zohra (book review).

The ‘Ramayana’ is one of the oldest pieces of Hindu literature, thought to date to somewhere between the 7th Century BCE and the 3rd Century CE or so Wikipedia tells me. This has to position it as one of the earliest works of fantasy from any culture and as such should be on the ‘to […]

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A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (book review).

July 3, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (book review).

The idea of a fantasy set in an alternative world is not a new one. Often it is a single change that make all the difference. A number of authors have experimented with the sub-genre: what if Lincoln wasn’t assassinated or Hitler was? What if Napoleon had succeeded in invading Britain or the Romans hadn’t? […]

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Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

July 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

Now this book, ‘Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians’ by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer serves two purposes. You get some insight into mathematicians and also see the formulas they are most famous for shown in applied detail as well. It will hardly be surprising that the early Greek mathematicians […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

UK RELEASE OF US BOOK THAT WE’VE REVIEWED City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke(pub: Corgi Books/Penguin/Random House. 625 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-552-17629-3) check out websites: www.penguin.co.uk and www.samhawkwrites.com released: 27 June 2019 FROM HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu […]

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