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Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn	 (book review).

Once a writer is successful, editors of anthologies have a tendency to ask them for stories even though they may be too engrossed in producing a major work to spend the time on it. Others may start with a novel and find that there is so much more to tell about a situation or characters […]

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Lost Truth (The Truth series book 4) by Dawn Cook (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lost Truth (The Truth series book 4) by Dawn Cook (book review).

‘Lost Truth’ is in fact the fourth and currently final book of the fantasy ‘Truth’ series by Dawn Cook. ‘First Truth’, ‘Hidden Truth’ and ‘Forgotten Truth’ being the first three. A reader often faces a dilemma when starting a series in the middle. How hard will it be to pick up the story? Will the […]

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Destination Mars: New Explorations Of The Red Planet by Rod Pyle (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Destination Mars: New Explorations Of The Red Planet by Rod Pyle (book review).

With so much focus on the Apollo missions to the Moon and later with the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, sending unmanned flights to Mars seems to have been short-changed in comparison over the years. Even recent missions have been done on a cheaper budget than the biggest mega-film budget, although a mission […]

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Days Of Blood And Starlight (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy book 2) by Laini Taylor (book review).

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Days Of Blood And Starlight (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy book 2) by Laini Taylor  (book review).

‘Days Of Blood and Starlight’ is book two of the ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy’. Laini Taylor has also written a series of books called the ‘Dreamdark’ series, along with multiple other stand-alone novels. This book continues the story a little while after the first book, ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone’, so there are […]

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The Best Of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Best Of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (book review).

There are tell-tell signs when you start realising a book’s content isn’t going to be as it says on the back cover. As you read the story itself, contemporary references to something from our time in an indeterminate distant future seems odd. Outside of Dickens, would you know any other writer from the 19th century […]

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The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories: 3) by Simon R. Green (book review)

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The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories: 3) by Simon R. Green (book review)

The third in a series doesn’t always have a good reputation. ‘The Godfather Part Three’ ruined the legacy of the first two, ‘Spider-Man 3’ was an unholy mess and let’s be honest ‘Return Of The Jedi’ was the worst of the original ‘Star Wars’ films. But every so often, the third doesn’t turn out to […]

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Doctor Who: The Dominators by Norman Ashby (DVD review).

January 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Dominators by Norman Ashby (DVD review).

I remember when the sixth season of ‘Doctor Who’ was about to be shown on TV back in 1968 that there was a lot of media promotion about the new villains, the Quarks. Which at the end of the day were some of the worst robots in creation although they packed as powerful a wallop […]

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The Aylesford Skull (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

January 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Aylesford Skull (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

Langdon St. Ives has moved with his family to the tranquil village of Aylesford hoping to leave his past and enemies behind him. Yet almost as soon as the family arrives, mysterious strangers are seen by the river and St. Ives learns that Aylesford is the birthplace of his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. When Narbondo […]

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Dragon In Chains (The Moshui Trilogy book one) by Daniel Fox (book review).

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dragon In Chains (The Moshui Trilogy book one) by Daniel Fox (book review).

The young emperor, Chien Hua, has been forced to flee his home after power-hungry generals seized control. He finds himself in exile on the island of Taishu, where he takes a feisty young fishing girl, Mei Feng, to be his companion. Hearing that the emperor is so close, Yu Shan’s clan send him from the […]

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Being Human Series 5… trailer trash.

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Being Human Series 5… trailer trash.

Being Human, it’s still got life left in the old undead corpse, as this trailer for their 5th season of the horror TV series proves. But how many more will they be able to squeeze out before quality suffers? Any views?

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