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The Mission (A New Earth Novella) by MJ McGriff (book review).

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mission (A New Earth Novella) by MJ McGriff (book review).

From what I have been able to glean, ‘The Mission’ is a prequel to the two ‘New Earth’ novels, ‘The Fall’ and ‘The Takeover’, that have already been published which I have yet to read. The events in ‘The Mission’ would appear to occur much earlier to the events of the first book in the […]

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Wicked (The Wicked Years book 1) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wicked (The Wicked Years book 1) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Wicked’ is book one in ‘The Wicked Years’ series which currently stands at four books. This is followed by ‘Son Of A Witch’, ‘A Lion Among Men’, and ‘Out Of Oz’. Incidentally, there is also a musical of this book which, as far as I can gather, is very different to the book with regards […]

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Wild Cards VI: Ace In The Hole edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 23, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Wild Cards VI: Ace In The Hole edited by George RR Martin (book review).

This volume of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Ace In The Hole’, dispenses with section titles and the work of five authors is now interspersed into the chapters with George RR Martin co-edited with Melinda Snodgrass to ensure everything was ran smoothly. Structurally, you see the time-line and slot in events accordingly. When you realise that back in […]

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Radix Omnium Malum & Other Incursions by Mike Chinn (book review).

March 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Radix Omnium Malum & Other Incursions by Mike Chinn (book review).

Anyone who has heard of Mike Chinn will probably be familiar with either his steampunk versions of Sherlock Holmes or his ‘Damian Paladin’ stories. Since the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are now out of copyright, there have been a number of stories and novels of varying degrees of competence using his character. Mike […]

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Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow (book review).

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Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow (book review).

After an introduction by renowned editor Ellen Datlow and a poem ‘O Terrible Bird’ by Sandra Kasturi, we get down to the meat of the book: the stories. ‘The Obscure Bird’ by Nicholas Royle is about a man who starts turning nocturnal. His wife becomes worried. Then he ends up more owlish than Billy Bunter […]

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Empty Caskets: Terran Patrol book 1 by Lewis Dually (book review).

March 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Empty Caskets: Terran Patrol book 1 by Lewis Dually (book review).

‘Empty Caskets’ is the first book in what looks to be a series about the newly formed Space Rangers only they haven’t been formed yet, so this book details the events leading up to their formation. ‘Empty Caskets’ is set in the not so distant future where humans have just developed a warp drive but […]

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Dayfall by Michael David Ares (book review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dayfall by Michael David Ares (book review).

‘Dayfall’ by Michael David Ares is an odd book. A detective story that is pretending to be a Science Fiction. Detective Jon Phillips, working off duty, tracks down and stops a serial murderer. His boss is approached by the mayor of New York to reassign Phillips to capture a serial murderer there. He’s assigned to […]

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Stark’s Crusade (book 3) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stark’s Crusade (book 3) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry) (book review).

So, here we are with the final book in Campbell’s ‘Stark’s trilogy. After ‘Stark’s War’ we had ‘Stark’s Command’ and to bring things to an end we have ‘Stark’s Crusade’. At the end of the second book, the rebel commander Ethan Stark is left pondering what to do to avoid further conflict and resolve the […]

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Gemina: The Illuminae Files: Book 2 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

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Gemina: The Illuminae Files: Book 2 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Gemina’ is book two in ‘The Illuminae Files’ series, which is to be completed with ‘Obsidio’. In this book, we’re following different characters to book one, ‘Illuminae, but this is a companion novel to the things happening in there. Hanna and Nik are two humans living on the jump station Heimdall where they have an […]

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Wild Cards V: Down And Dirty edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards V: Down And Dirty edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Just in case you thought New York was quiet while some significant Aces were off around the world on a World Health Organisation tour in the previous ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Aces Abroad’ … then the fifth book, ‘Down And Dirty’ will show otherwise before dove-tailing the various people back together again. There is a gang […]

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