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The Shape Of Strangers by Ian Creasey (book review).

December 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Shape Of Strangers by Ian Creasey (book review).

It’s generally agreed in writing circles that the most important part of any story is the beginning, because if you don’t immediately hook the reader none of the rest of the story matters. Ian Creasey definitely has this aspect nailed, with most of the 14 short stories in this book opening with a question or […]

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Shadow Captain (Revenger series book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

December 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shadow Captain (Revenger series book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

There are two schools of thought regarding space travel in fiction. One is to stick to the science as we know it and keep the space-going vessels below the speed of light, the other is to embrace the idea that we will eventually find ways to breech the light-speed barrier either by developing the technology […]

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Back Issue #117 December 2019 (magazine review).

December 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #117 December 2019 (magazine review).

With a glorious picture of Beta Ray Bill on the cover of the latest ‘Back Issue’, is a look at stand-ins from an idea sent in by readers to the editor, Mike Eury. There’s been a lot of them in both the DC and Marvel Universes. Considering the injuries many of the leads take, you […]

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Radicalized by Cory Doctorow (book review).

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Radicalized by Cory Doctorow (book review).

Don’t you hate it when technology tells you what to do? My car keeps telling me what gear to change into. It’s so annoying! If I wanted my car to tell me what gear to change into I’d have bought an automatic! I know how to drive a car without being told what gear to […]

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Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

‘Caliban’s War’ by James S. A. Corey is the second novel in the main ‘Expanse’ space opera series. Note: for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. Tension is heightened between Mars and the United Nations on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, the breadbasket […]

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Shadows West by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale (book review)

December 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shadows West by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale  (book review)

‘Shadows West’ consists of three screenplays written by Joe R. Lansdale and his elder brother, John L. Lansdale. They are all weird westerns but were never made into films, the fate of many screenplays. First up is ‘Hell’s Bounty’ which is set in the typical 1880s western town of Falling Rock, Wyoming Territory. It opens […]

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Welcome To The Dark Side: Occult London by Kate Hodges, Tree Carr and Brian Rau (mapbook review)

December 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Welcome To The Dark Side: Occult London by Kate Hodges, Tree Carr and Brian Rau  (mapbook review)

Herb Lester Associates are not a traditional book publisher. They mostly produce artistically designed short travel guides and associated materials for those going on city breaks. ‘Welcome To The Dark Side: Occult London’ is a case in point. It comes in a rather attractive slimline printed card envelope, inside of which there are two items. […]

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NASA And The Long Civil Rights Movement edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring (book review)

December 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA And The Long Civil Rights Movement edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring  (book review)

When I saw ‘NASA And The Long Civil Rights Movement’ edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring, I was looking more at the title than the price. Generally, university books have expensive hardbacks and a cheaper softcover a year later. No doubt, as a university book, the universities are likely to buy their […]

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Picard (new trailer: Star Trek TV series).

December 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Picard (new trailer: Star Trek TV series).

Here’s the new trailer for Picard, the new Star Trek TV series featuring the STNG reboot with a retired Picard coming back for some freelance mayhem and saving someone who might be his daughter by the Borg (don’t ask). This arrives January 23rd 2020 on CBS All Access, followed by a January 24th wide release […]

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Tenet (Christopher Nolan spyfy-time travel movie: trailer).

December 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tenet (Christopher Nolan spyfy-time travel movie: trailer).

A spy-fy movie, Tenet, with added time travel just to spice things up, from the dark mind of one Mr. Christopher Nolan and via Warner Movies. It looks rather odd – kind of like if Mission Impossible met Predestination. This flick stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth […]

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