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Pawn (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 1 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pawn (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 1 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

Drunkard and petty crook Nicole Hammon, along with injured thug Howard…sorry Bungie and a doctor, Sam McNair, about to be forced to stitch him up, are captured by aliens. They don’t really want Bungie or McNair because the prize is Nicole, but take as a group lot. With the help of a mouth spray, she […]

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The Case For Space by Robert Zubrin (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Case For Space by Robert Zubrin (book review).

It’s rather interesting reading author Robert Zubrin’s biographic notes. He’s president of Pioneer Astronautics, president of the Mars Society and a former senior engineer for Lockheed Martin. His book, ‘The Case For Space’, is an examination of the commercial companies who are now getting into space. The initial focus is on Eon Musk and answers […]

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Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

When the fans clamour for the next book before it can be scheduled by a mainstream publisher and an author writes faster than the big publishers can cope with, it makes sense to independently publish the books. For a newcomer to the writing business this could be a dangerous move but, when the quality is […]

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A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

May 10, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 2’ is one of those ‘taster’ anthologies that feature stories from on-going series. The publisher’s cunning plan is to get you hooked on a set of characters and a fantasy setting so you buy all the books. If the tasters are good enough, it works. So do these four tales cut the […]

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Phoenix Falling (A Wildlands Novel) by Laura Bickle (book review).

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Phoenix Falling (A Wildlands Novel) by Laura Bickle (book review).

So many novels incorporating supernatural elements tend to tread the same path by having their mythical creatures following in the footsteps of humans and migrating to cities. It is refreshing then to find the action almost entirely encompassing the wilds of America, in this case Yellowstone National Park. The focus for this set of novels, […]

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Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z by Peskimo (book review).

The long titled ‘Marvel Alpha Block: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A To Z’ is the 6th book in Abrams ‘Block Books’. It is literally a block book with card pages, a couple of which fold out. Although the bumf says it’s for all ages, it is really designed for your youngest sprogs as the […]

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Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

May 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

Frank Hinks is a barrister and a dad and it is this latter activity that led him to start writing children’s books during the early 1990s. The ‘Ramion’ stories were born out of the stories he told his young sons and his three boys feature in both these volumes as the primary protagonists. Ramion itself […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has appeared in Crowsnest Towers like a dark brooding alien monolith. Here’s the final novels in the running … Semiosis  – Sue Burke (HarperVoyager). Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). Frankenstein in Baghdad  -  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld). The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag […]

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

If you’ve been keeping track of the ‘Star Wars’ books released by Haynes, then you’ll be glad that they are now back with those nice people from the Empire with this book, ‘Star Wars TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual by written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Oddly, the book […]

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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

Author Rod Pyle explains in his introduction to his latest book, ‘Heroes Of The Space Age’, that the real problem was who to leave out and that whoever he chose would disappoint others. So one of the criterias he applies is having some diversity so they would necessarily have similar backgrounds. As such, you have […]

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