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The Devil’s Evidence: Thomas Fool book 1 by Simon Kurt Unsworth (book review).

September 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s Evidence: Thomas Fool book 1 by Simon Kurt Unsworth (book review).

No one knows why they have been assigned to Hell, no one knows if they will ever be released to Heaven. It’s the hope that kills you, over and over again. ‘The Devil’s Detective ‘is something different and the first of two books about a resident of Hell assigned to investigating crimes of violence against […]

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Eternity: Wing And Pray by Leon M.A. Edwards (book review).

September 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Eternity: Wing And Pray by Leon M.A. Edwards (book review).

‘Eternity: Wing And Pray’ by Leon M.A. Edwards arrived in my inbox with very little fanfare which is probably just as well. In the acknowledgement at the front of the book the author thanks God for giving him the confidence to start writing and the ability to write a story so we can probably surmise […]

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TV Noir: Dark Drama On The Small Screen by Allen Glover (book review).

September 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
TV Noir: Dark Drama On The Small Screen by Allen Glover (book review).

Everyone here has probably heard of Film Noir, the dramatised dark underbelly of the world we live in. It got its name largely because as the reverse of the light and gay (the old meaning of happy) fantasy highlife as depicted in many films of that period. Film Noir filmed in the gap for those […]

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The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan (book review)

September 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan  (book review)

‘The Land Of Somewhere Safe’ is also known as the Land of Nod. It’s where Keen and Able went, for Keen didn’t really kill Able as the groanhuffs have it in their book. No. ‘Keen rewrote Able out of reality, into this hideyhole playground. And went in after him, to the land where every scruff […]

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Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book review).

Some books remind us how small we are or how transient life is and as a result make you want to find someone important to you and give them a hug. ‘Wanderers’ by Chuck Wendig also does this but you’ll make damn sure you wash your hands straight afterwards. Jumping between a large cast of […]

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Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

A long while back I did query the Book Palace about seeing some of the other books they published and they included two others with this month’s issue of ‘Illustrators’. The first, ‘Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan’ is a western series illustrated by Spanish artist Arturo Del Castillo (1925-1992). Here we have all four […]

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Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

Bridging the gap between literary criticism aimed at scholars and the readers of mass market fiction of the sort Dan Brown produces isn’t easy. Virtually nothing about Danté’s ‘Inferno’ is accessible by modern standards, not least of all because very few people read epic poetry of any sort, much less those written in medieval Italian. […]

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Third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan now on the way (book news).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan now on the way (book news).

Emily Byron at Orbit UK has acquired world rights for a third Black Iron Legacy novel by Gareth Hanrahan. The Gutter Prayer is the first volume of The Black Iron Legacy and was published by Orbit in the UK and US in January 2019. Cari is a drifter whose past and future are stranger than […]

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World Science Fiction 1 Visions To Preserve The Biodiversity Of The Future edited by Francesco Verso (book review).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Science Fiction 1 Visions To Preserve The Biodiversity Of The Future edited by Francesco Verso (book review).

At a panel on translated fiction at the Dublin WorldCon, Francesco Verso was very passionate about creating opportunities for more Science Fiction from around the world to be translated into English and between numerous other languages. I met him briefly afterwards in the dealer hall. He is the founder of Future Fiction, an Italian organisation […]

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Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sword And Pen (The Great Library book 5) by Rachel Caine (book review).

Fire is capable of destroying in a way that is spectacular and devastating. Precious things, whether mementos lost in a house fire of important archaeological artefacts like those destroyed in the conflagration in Rio’s Museum can never be replaced. Most people have heard of the fire that supposedly destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria. It […]

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