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Zombie Apocalypse: Endgame by Stephen Jones (book review).

January 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Zombie Apocalypse: Endgame by Stephen Jones (book review).

‘Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame’ is the final volume in a trilogy of ‘mosaic’ novels put together by acclaimed horror editor Stephen Jones between 2010 and 2014, using contributions from some of the genre’s best-known names including Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Peter Crowther, Jo Fletcher and Michael Marshall Smith, along with other writers not normally associated with […]

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Immortal Nights: Unchained :An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review).

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Immortal Nights: Unchained :An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review).

With the plethora of dark fantasy novels that have vampires in the mix, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be original. This is why some authors, such as Seanan McGuire and Keri Arthur, have shied away from making the vampire the focus of the novel, preferring to concentrate on exploring the habits of other supernaturals. […]

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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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