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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

‘The Best Of The Victor’ aims to bring you the best of the old British weekly comic ‘The Victor’ and it succeeds pretty well. Alf Tupper, ‘The Tough of the Track’, is here, running tireless miles powered only by bubble and squeak. For non-British readers I should explain that this is leftover cabbage and potato […]

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The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

‘The Divided States Of America’ from Nomadic Delirium Press is a kind of shared world in which writers are invited to set a wide variety of stories. It was, I think, dreamed up by Nomadic Delirium editor J Alan Erwine. In the future, the USA has broken up into thirteen states with a lawless territory […]

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Turning Points by Kostas Kampoiurakis (book review).

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Turning Points by Kostas Kampoiurakis (book review).

The sub-title of Kostas Kampoiurakis’ book, ‘Turning Points’ is ‘How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life And Development’ gives a better idea on the subject matter. Essentially, he’s looking at the critical times and events that change our species to where we are today. Before that, he also provides examples that you can try […]

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Blade And Bone (Book Of The Black Earth Part Three) by Jon Sprunk (book review).

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Blade And Bone (Book Of The Black Earth Part Three) by Jon Sprunk (book review).

I’ve probably said it before, but it’s worth repeating, Pyr is one of my favourite publishers of speculative fiction. What I love about their books is that they’re always a little different. Fantasy and Science Fiction can be so very same-same and I don’t mind that. There’s a certain comfort to be derived from sinking […]

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Broken Branches by Ben Ellis (book review).

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Broken Branches by Ben Ellis (book review).

‘Broken Branches’ by Ben Ellis is the second self-published book from this author who lives in Worthing. Now Worthing is important as both ‘Broken Branches’ and his first book, ‘In A Right State’ (https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/in-a-right-state-by-ben-ellis-book-review/) are set in the fictional south coast town of Wigthorn. This is, of course, an anagram of Worthing and there’s lots […]

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Owl Light by Vonnie Winslow Crist (ebook review).

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Owl Light by Vonnie Winslow Crist (ebook review).

‘Owl Light’ is a collection of short stories and poems by Vonnie Winslow Crist that was originally published in 2014 and was re-released in 2017. I’m not sure if there are any differences between the two versions but this review is of the more recently released edition. Loosely themed around the ideas of twilight and […]

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Star Wars Cookbook: BB-ATE Awaken To The Force Of Breakfast And Brunch by Lara Starr (book review).

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Cookbook: BB-ATE Awaken To The Force Of Breakfast And Brunch by Lara Starr (book review).

Flexing my cooking fingers and checking I still have all my digits before commenting with ‘The Star Wars Cookbook’. I’m only slightly hampered by having not seen the last two films. Please send all your old DVDs to me. This is one of a series with different cookery ideas and silly titles. This is aimed […]

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The Smoke by Simon Ings (book review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Smoke by Simon Ings (book review).

Simon Ings brings us an alternative Earth in his latest book ‘The Smoke’, where history has diverged at some point from what we know to produce something far more bizarre than usually encountered in alternative histories. This is due to the pivotal event where this world split from our own being a biological discovery rather […]

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The Missy Chronicles by assorted authors (book review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Missy Chronicles by assorted authors (book review).

In possibly a misguided attempt to bring in the doubters, welcome to ‘The Missy Chronicles’. The loveable psychopath is a woman now and, whilst I doubt she has embraced all the ups and downs of womanhood, no one mention the menopause please, we probably haven’t has enough of the work in progress that is the […]

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The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle (ebook review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle (ebook review).

Peter S. Beagle’s latest book, ‘The Overneath’, isn’t a novel but an anthology. ‘The Green-Eyed Boy’ is a story about the youthful Schmendrick, big-nosed clumsy magician star of Beagle’s best-known work ‘The Last Unicorn’, which I haven’t read. It’s narrated by Schmendrick’s master, the magician to whom he is apprenticed, a great wizard called Nikos. […]

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