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The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

If you are new to ‘The Invisible Library’ series you will be pleased, although your wallet might not be, that ‘The Mortal Word’ by Genevieve Cogman is the fifth book and you should catch up on the others first. Looking for a new kind of hero? Look no further, the librarian has broken out of […]

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Doctor Who: Molten Heart by Una McCormack (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Molten Heart by Una McCormack (book review).

Another unseen adventure that might form the core of the tales of Team TARDIS, ‘Molten Heart’ is a great story that presents the four travellers as a team who show great maturity as they deal with the very unexpected. From the opening, where we observe the travellers in the TARDIS, to the introduction the beautiful […]

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The Sentence Is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne book 2) by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sentence Is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne book 2) by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

We are back to the marmite of narratives. You either love the fact that Anthony Horowitz places himself firmly at the centre of the narrative or you can’t stomach it. I’m happily sitting pretty with the idea that I love this to meta-death. Is it an ego trip or is it just something different? He’s […]

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Doctor Who: Combat Magicks by Steve Cole (book review).

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Combat Magicks by Steve Cole (book review).

  When the TARDIS bumps into an obstruction above the Earth, it makes an unexpected landing in Roman times. In ‘Combat Magicks’, the Doctor still seems to be getting to grips with the controls, which has been a recurring theme of the series. The team have arrived in Gaul and it’s about to witness the […]

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Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery edited by Paul Barnett (book review).

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery edited by Paul Barnett (book review).

Back when the publisher Paper Tiger was operational, editor Paul Barnett was asked to run their newsletter which became ‘The Paper Snarl’. As he explains in the introduction, he didn’t want it to be a purely promotional piece and spent time interviewing the various artists Paper Tiger were printing books of. This ‘Paper Tiger Fantasy […]

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Sam Goudsmit And The Hunt For Hitler’s Atom Bomb by Martijn Van Calmthout (book review).

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sam Goudsmit And The Hunt For Hitler’s Atom Bomb by Martijn Van Calmthout (book review).

In some respects, Martijn Van Calmthout’s book, ‘Sam Goudsmit And The Hunt For Hitler’s Atom Bomb’ is taking the focus what this book is really about. Sam Goudmit (1902-1978) was renowned for his work in quantum mechanics and, along with George Eugene Uhlenbeck in 1925, the discovery of the spin in sub-atomic particles. As a […]

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The Testaments (Margaret Atwood sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale).

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Testaments (Margaret Atwood sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale).

Margaret Atwood is now busy penning a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, entitled The Testaments. It will start fifteen years after the plot of the first book. Apparently, since the popular TV series’ success (which increased the book sales by 700%, somewhat not incidentally), fans have been pestering Atwood about what happens next in the […]

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City Of Broken Magic (Chronicles Of Amicae Book 1) by Mirah Bolender (book review).

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
City Of Broken Magic (Chronicles Of Amicae Book 1) by Mirah Bolender (book review).

Laura Kramer is an apprentice sweeper and they rid the city of infestations like monsters that grow out of broken amulets. It’s the job she’s always wanted. But not everyone else in her life feels that way. Her Aunt Morgan thinks that she should quit and take a job more fitting of a woman, so […]

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The Norse Myths by Dr. Tom Birkett (book review).

November 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Norse Myths by Dr. Tom Birkett (book review).

Tom Birkett is recounting the obviously named ‘The Norse Myths’ in this book. As it’s a subject I’m familiar with, the first thing I checked was his bibliography and how far back he went in his ‘Further Reading’ which was only as far as 1980. My own references go back to ‘Myths Of The Norsemen’ […]

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Genius Weapons by Louis A. Del Monte (book review).

November 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Genius Weapons by Louis A. Del Monte (book review).

The subject of Louis A. Del Monte’s book ‘Genius Weapons’ comes more from its sub-title, ‘Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry And The Future Of Warfare’. As he describes in his introduction, America is actually lagging behind Russia and China in making robotics and AI working together and where battles will be between machines rather than people. […]

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