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Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson (book review).

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson (book review).

‘Saving For A Sunny Day’ is a single author short story collection and the author is Ian Watson. There’s a long introduction by Adam Roberts telling us what a brilliant writer Mr. Watson is. Oddly, it put me off him. On the other hand, when I read the first couple of stories, I quickly realised […]

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A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis (book review).

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis (book review).

Bibliographical stuff first: this is a hugely expanded edition of Willis’s ‘Miracle And Other Christmas Stories’ from Bantam, 1999. Added is her story ‘All About Emily’, previously published only as a slim hardcover by Subterranean Press and several of her stories that have appeared in December issues of ‘Asimov’s Magazine’ since 1999. So this is […]

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Rejoice, A Knife To The Heart by Steven Erikson (book review).

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rejoice, A Knife To The Heart by Steven Erikson (book review).

The arrival of an alien intelligence to intervene in Earth’s affairs signals an end to violence, illness and environmental degradation. You would think this would be good news, but a lot of the rich and powerful, as well as the violent and sadistic, are not very happy at all. As force fields spread across the […]

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Stalking Darkness (The Night Runner series book 2) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stalking Darkness (The Night Runner series book 2) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

‘Stalking Darkness’ is book two in ‘The Night Runner’ series by Lynn Flewelling. In this book we get to follow Seregil, Alex, Nysander and their friends on another adventure involving quite the bit of peril. This time they have to face the Plenimarans, who are attempting to reincarnate their dead god Seriamius in order to […]

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The Smallest Of Things by Ian Whates (book review).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Smallest Of Things by Ian Whates (book review).

I’d been aware of Ian Whates as a Science Fiction author for some years, but never got around to reading any of his work. To be honest, while I’ve always been an SF fan, I have tended to favour the supernatural over science for my reading material in recent years. More recently, I’ve become aware […]

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Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Jeff Hecht’s book, ‘Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon’ should draw your immediate attention. After all, such weaponry is the fodder of Science Fiction or so you would think. However, military interest in such a weapon came about with the development of electricity and throwing it without a wire […]

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Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

Occasionally and I do mean occasionally, I stumble across a gem of a novel that I missed when it was first published. ‘Gemini Gambit’ by D Scott Johnson is a prime example of this and I’m so glad I came across it. I have found it very hard to put down this novel as the […]

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Ashes To Fire (Creatures Of Light book 2) by Emily B Martin (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ashes To Fire (Creatures Of Light book 2) by Emily B Martin (book review).

‘Ashes To Fire’ is book two in the ‘Creatures Of Light’ series by Emily B Martin. This time we’re reading from Mona’s point of view as she goes on a diplomatic mission to meet with Celeno, the Alcoran King, and the reason why she and her brothers were trekking through the Silverwood after being exiled […]

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In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘In An Absent Dream’ is book four in ‘The Wayward Children’ series by Seanan McGuire. Therefore I would suggest you don’t read this review or this book before reading the others in the series. This book follows Katherine (never Kat, or Kate or Katie) Lundy who is a lover of rules and also of books. […]

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Lucky Legacy: Lucky Marines: book 2 by Joshua James (book review).

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lucky Legacy: Lucky Marines: book 2 by Joshua James (book review).

‘Lucky Legacy’ is the second in what I thought was an 8 book ‘Lucky’ Marines military SF series. It now looks to be a 9 book series. Books 1 to 6 are currently available so the author, Joshua James, just needs to complete the last three and that’s the job done. Probably. Unless Lucky gets […]

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