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Incremental: 25 Tales Of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, And Bizarre Fiction Kindle Edition by Geoff Nelder (ebook review).

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Incremental: 25 Tales Of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, And Bizarre Fiction Kindle Edition by Geoff Nelder (ebook review).

I’ve reviewed a few of Geoff Nelder’s SF stories in ‘Perihelion SF’ and liked them so he felt emboldened to send me an advance copy of his new collection, ‘Incremental’. I’m glad he did. The blurb says: ‘These twenty-five tales from Geoff Nelder have increment as a theme.’ The meaning of: Increment: Noun – an […]

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The Laser That’s Changing The World by Todd Neff (book review).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Laser That’s Changing The World by Todd Neff (book review).

If you think lasers are only used in burglar alarms, then Todd Neff’s book, ‘The Laser That’s Changing The World’ will put you right. As the sub-title, ‘The Amazing Stories Behind Lidar From 3D Mapping To Self-Driving Cars’, we have quickly become accustomed to having lasers as part of our everyday life. If you don’t […]

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Vault by Chris Bentley (book review).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Vault by Chris Bentley (book review).

Seeing the history of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson show, ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ in Chris Bentley’s book, ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons: The Vault’ does present some interesting revelations. Sir Lew Grade didn’t believe it was possible to have a TV series where the lead character could die and someone else replace them. […]

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Logo-A-Gogo by Rian Hughes (book review).

October 7, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Logo-A-Gogo by Rian Hughes (book review).

I have to confess to not knowing who Rian Hughes is but looking at the people praising him prior to the introduction then I must have seen his work as indeed you have. After this book, you’re not likely to forget him. I thought more about my opening line after reading this book and figured […]

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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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