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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

A long while back I did query the Book Palace about seeing some of the other books they published and they included two others with this month’s issue of ‘Illustrators’. The first, ‘Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan’ is a western series illustrated by Spanish artist Arturo Del Castillo (1925-1992). Here we have all four […]

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Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

Bridging the gap between literary criticism aimed at scholars and the readers of mass market fiction of the sort Dan Brown produces isn’t easy. Virtually nothing about Danté’s ‘Inferno’ is accessible by modern standards, not least of all because very few people read epic poetry of any sort, much less those written in medieval Italian. […]

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Third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan now on the way (book news).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan now on the way (book news).

Emily Byron at Orbit UK has acquired world rights for a third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan. The Gutter Prayer is the first volume of The Black Iron Legacy and was published by Orbit in the UK and US in January 2019. Cari is a drifter whose past and future are stranger than […]

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World Science Fiction 1 Visions To Preserve The Biodiversity Of The Future edited by Francesco Verso (book review).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Science Fiction 1 Visions To Preserve The Biodiversity Of The Future edited by Francesco Verso (book review).

At a panel on translated fiction at the Dublin WorldCon, Francesco Verso was very passionate about creating opportunities for more Science Fiction from around the world to be translated into English and between numerous other languages. I met him briefly afterwards in the dealer hall. He is the founder of Future Fiction, an Italian organisation […]

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Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

Fire is capable of destroying in a way that is spectacular and devastating. Precious things, whether mementos lost in a house fire of important archaeological artefacts like those destroyed in the conflagration in Rio’s Museum can never be replaced. Most people have heard of the fire that supposedly destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria. It […]

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Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation’ by Peter F. Hamilton is the first book in an alien inclusive space opera trilogy, where the mode of space travel based on quantum spatial entanglement and the all too human need to extend healthy lives drives humanity and the story in interesting ways. The Neána aliens travelling through interstellar space pick up signals […]

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A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

Look at the title if Frances Timbers book again, ‘A History Of Magic And Witchcraft’. When you compare it to the sub-title, ‘Sabbats, Satan & Superstitions In The West’ you would think the two subjects are one and the same. Timbers points out the misconception as witchcraft is associated with wise people rather than sorcery […]

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Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (book review).

The long awaited novelisation of a classic ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Resurrection Of The Daleks’ is to be welcomed in the drought of no Doctor in 2019. This is written by Eric Saward from his own original screenplay which starred the fifth Doctor with companions Tegan and Turlough. It wasn’t commissioned during the original run as […]

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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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Seasons Of The Moon by Michael Carabetta (book review).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Seasons Of The Moon by Michael Carabetta (book review).

I think the selling point for Michael Carabetta’s book ‘Seasons Of The Moon’ is more the photos than the text, mostly because I literally read it over night. In his introduction, Carabetta explains how mankind has always had a fascination with the Moon. Some people, like Native Americans, even more so. There are 39 named […]

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