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By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (book review).

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (book review).

A century or so from now, the problem of famine has been overcome by a technique that transforms hair into solar energy collectors that works by a kind of photosynthesis, so that nobody need eat food any more. This means that the poor must wear their hair long in order to survive, allowing them to […]

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Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

Sometimes with non-fiction, I find it easier to start a book not knowing what I am going to discover or when it becomes pertinent. A lot of this is selecting by name and cover far more than content hype as, after all, this is what you might be selecting books by as well. It gives […]

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Cold War Operations Manual 1946 to 1991 by Pat Ware (book review).

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cold War Operations Manual 1946 to 1991 by Pat Ware (book review).

Understanding how the Cold War developed between the USA and the USSR in the aftermath of World War Two is important to what we have today. Pat Ware’s book, ‘Cold War Operations Manual 1946 to 1991’ looks honestly across the board. If you thought that only America was developing nuclear bombs, there is no fiction […]

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The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

In my Internet scans around certain subjects looking for things of interest, I came across ‘The Magic Of Drawing’ by Cliff Wright at a tenth of its original retail price. Added it to my pile and only now got around to look at it after my original scan and liking the art. It’s only when […]

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Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing by Robert Graef (book review)

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing by Robert Graef (book review)

Should I say that Robert Graef’s book, ‘Ignorance: Everything You Need To Know About Not Knowing’ is targeted at an American audience? Of course, it is. However, the subject matter applies world-wide and everyone benefits from it. If nothing else, it will make you think and remind you that ignorance isn’t bliss. Knowledge is power […]

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The Days Of Tao by Wesley Chu (book review).

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Days Of Tao by Wesley Chu (book review).

‘The Days Of Tao’ is the fourth episode of Wesley Chu’s series of Science Fiction stories based around the alien creature called Tao. The previous three books were all full-length novels, whereas this is a novella, available in a limited-edition run of one thousand signed and numbered hardback copies from specialist publisher Subterranean Press. If […]

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Navigators Of Dune: Book Three Of The Schools Of Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Navigators Of Dune: Book Three Of The Schools Of Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

  ‘Navigators Of Dune’ is the third book in ‘The Schools Of Dune Trilogy’ and the 13th prequel to ‘Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, so if you’re new to the series, don’t start here. The story begins with new emperor Roderick Corrinno gathering warships to attack Josef Venport’s homeworld in revenge for […]

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When The Heavens Falls (The Chronicles Of The Exile book 1 of 3) by Marc Turner (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
When The Heavens Falls (The Chronicles Of The Exile book 1 of 3) by Marc Turner (book review).

Mayot Mencada has stolen ‘The Book Of Lost Souls’ and this act has caused ripples across the world. The book has the power to restore the dead to a semblance of life and Mencada is using it to raise an army of the most fearsome creatures that ever existed. Shroud, Lord of the Dead, wants […]

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Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

With a title like ‘Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind’, author Colin Barris has a lot to live up to. His bio reveals he has degrees in geology, palaeobiology and science communication plus a PhD in palaeontology so he has the necessary grounding. Oddly, of the eight subject titles, only one appears to […]

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You Should Come With Me Now: Stories Of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (book review).

December 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Should Come With Me Now: Stories Of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (book review).

What exactly is a short story? It probably depends on the purpose of a piece of fiction. The concept that it was something that could be read at one sitting is belied by those people who will sit up all night to read all of a three hundred page novel. Competitions often put a limit […]

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