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Dawn In Damnation by Clark Casey (book review).

June 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dawn In Damnation by Clark Casey (book review).

‘Dawn In Damnation’ by Clark Casey is a real page-turner of a western. Written in a down-to-earth style, it grabs your interest from page one. Initially, I was curious to see how the idea would play out. There is not excessive gore or an over-emphasis of the paranormal nature of the story. This is written […]

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Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T Colgan (book review).

June 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T Colgan (book review).

The first ever Christmas Special, ‘The Christmas Invasion’ was used to introduce viewers to the new Doctor. Following on from the catastrophic events of ‘The Parting Of The Ways’, Rose is frightened to discover her Doctor has disappeared and to be replaced by a gangly, toothy individual offers to take her to Barcelona. The moment […]

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat: All Models 1970-2006 Owners’ Workshop Manual by Tony Holmes (book review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Grumman F-14 Tomcat: All Models 1970-2006 Owners’ Workshop Manual by Tony Holmes (book review).

Although reference is given to the film ‘Top Gun’ to the US Navy’s jet, the F-14 Tomcat, it isn’t a film I’ve seen that got me interested in the aircraft. Instead it was watching the 1980 SF film, ‘The Final Countdown’ which struck me with their use on the USS Nimitz as the aircraft carrier […]

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Aoife’s Kiss by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aoife’s Kiss by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

‘Aoife’s Kiss’ is a fantasy novel and starts with a prologue on 12 May 202-, five years before the present day. Aoife Ni Riain has been researching runestones and, almost by accident, discovers that she can open portals to other places with them. The stones work different magics according to how they are combined. Cut […]

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Tales Of The Apt: Volume 2: A Time For Grief by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tales Of The Apt: Volume 2: A Time For Grief by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

‘A Time for Grief’ is the second volume of short stories set in the world of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s ten part epic, ‘Shadows Of The Apt’. Several characters from the series make appearances and we’re also introduced to a range of new people and places, too. The ‘Tales Of The Apt’ collections are loosely themed, with […]

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Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T Davies (book review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T Davies (book review).

It might never have happened. ‘Doctor Who’ might have been fondly remembered and discussed at conventions. ‘Rose’, the first story of the relaunched series, changed all that. Now we have people arguing the toss on Twitter and complaining about women taking over. They seem to have missed the point. ‘Rose’ reminds us of where it […]

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The 007 Diaries: Filming Live And Let Die by Roger Moore (book review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
The 007 Diaries: Filming Live And Let Die by Roger Moore (book review).

As ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ faded into the cinematic past, and Sean Connery walked off into the sunset with a large amount of EON Production’s cash, it was time for a new era in the Bond franchise. Enter Roger Moore, who had made his name on TV shows such as ‘The Saint’ and ‘The Persuaders’ who […]

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Literature® by Guillermo Stitch (book review)

June 6, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Literature® by Guillermo Stitch  (book review)

‘Literature®’ is an odd little book. That’s odd in an odd way, not odd in a bad way and that’s partly due to it being set in an alternative universe where things are just a bit different to what we consider normal in this universe. You can’t even put a date on when the events […]

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Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola (book review)

June 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars by Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola   (book review)

‘Denver Moon: The Minds Of Mars is an SF adventure story set on the red planet but, due to a genetic condition our heroine, Denver Moon, can only see in black and white. Blood and gore are not so nasty that way and, in her career as a private investigator, she’s seen plenty. Denver is […]

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Year 2018! by James Blish (book review).

June 1, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Year 2018! by James Blish (book review).

I was doing some tidying up recently and came across this book in my trays before my review books became a way of life. With a name like ‘Year 2018!’ and we are living in 2018, it seems suitably apt to read this book by James Blish this year. I should point out that book […]

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