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Tag: Ballantine Books

The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher adapted by Mark Powers and Ardian Syaf (book review)

May 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher adapted by Mark Powers and Ardian Syaf (book review)

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Wizard detective Harry Dresden. Called in by the local police to investigate a crime of passion with a mystical bent, occult detective Jim Dresden suspects he may be put in the frame for the job, giving him extra incentive to find out what actually […]

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The Mandel Files Volume 2: The Nano Flower by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mandel Files Volume 2: The Nano Flower by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

  This book is a re-issue of ‘The Nano Flower’, the final volume in Peter F. Hamilton’s first published trilogy of Science Fiction novels. I reviewed volume one, which contained the first two books from the trilogy, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, back in August and thought it was excellent. So does this story […]

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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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Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronvitch (book review).

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronvitch (book review).

‘Whispers Underground’ sees the return of a loveable boy wizard but this one is slightly more grown up than Harry. Peter Grant is learning to reconcile the ancient art of magic with the modern and only occasionally fritz-ing his phone. Leslie and Peter continue to develop their tentative friendship. Her facial injuries are still a […]

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Year Zero by Rob Reid.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Year Zero by Rob Reid.

There’s a lot of praise for this book with some on the front cover and lots all over the back cover. For once I can’t disagree with a single one of them. Even the one that said ‘Year Zero is ROFLMAO funny…’, although I had to google that one just to see if it was […]

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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

This Del Rey trade paperback original collection, ‘Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures’, consists of number of stories and a few poems and fragments along with interesting essays on where the works first appeared and who influenced Robert E. Howard’s historical tales. The stories are a stylish precursor to the sword and sorcery stories, Conan […]

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Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

August 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

‘Bad Glass’ is the debut novel from Richard E. Gropp. who won the Suvudu Writing Contest beating more than 700 aspiring authors. It is not what I would call SF but more urban horror as it is set in the present day in a city in eastern Washington, USA. Residents of Washington in Tyne & […]

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