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How To Mars, by David Ebenbach (book review).

May 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
How To Mars, by David Ebenbach (book review).

‘How To Mars’ is David Ebenbach’s first foray into Science Fiction. The basic premise is fun: six astronauts (‘Marsonauts’) are selected by popular vote for a one-way trip to Mars where they will perform ‘science’ in front of TV cameras for an audience of millions. ‘Destination Mars!’ is the ultimate reality show. But it turns […]

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Fatal Depth (The Rise Of Oceania book 3) by Timothy S. Johnston (book review).

May 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fatal Depth (The Rise Of Oceania book 3) by Timothy S. Johnston (book review).

Truman McClusky is a man on a mission. Since the beginning of Timothy S. Johnston’s ‘The Rise Of Oceania’ series, Mac has twice prevented war and ensured the safety of Trieste, the underwater city he governs. He has incorporated new technology into his submarine fleet: faster drives and deeper dives. Weapons and defences. He has […]

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The Savage Deeps by Timothy S. Johnson (The Rise Of Oceania book 2) (book review).

January 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Savage Deeps by Timothy S. Johnson (The Rise Of Oceania  book 2) (book review).

Set in a possible future, ‘The Rise Of Oceania’ series tells an old story, a war for independence in a new and inventive setting. As the oceans rise, humanity takes refuge beneath the water, creating cities thirty metres under the surface. Life underwater is tough and consequently breeds tough men and women. Any threat to […]

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Verdict On Crimson Fields (World Of Prime #4) by M.C. Planck (Book Review).

July 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Verdict On Crimson Fields (World Of Prime #4) by M.C. Planck  (Book Review).

‘Verdict On Crimson Fields’ is the fourth book in author M.C. Planck’s ‘World Of Prime’ series. This instalment follows Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war, across the country in pursuit of a dragon. What he doesn’t realise is that there’s one hiding in his camp and that’s just the beginning of the book. […]

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Blade And Bone (Book Of The Black Earth Part Three) by Jon Sprunk (book review).

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Blade And Bone (Book Of The Black Earth Part Three) by Jon Sprunk (book review).

I’ve probably said it before, but it’s worth repeating, Pyr is one of my favourite publishers of speculative fiction. What I love about their books is that they’re always a little different. Fantasy and Science Fiction can be so very same-same and I don’t mind that. There’s a certain comfort to be derived from sinking […]

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The Wind In His Heart by Charles de Lint (book review)

September 20, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Wind In His Heart by Charles de Lint (book review)

So many of the books I enjoy most find their way into my hands by means other than me deciding to buy a copy. In fact, this has happened often enough that when I got a note from writer friend Douglas Smith asking if I’d like to read his friend Charles de Lint’s newest book, […]

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From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review)

‘From Ice To Ashes’ by Rhett C. Bruno is a standalone novel set in the same world as ‘Titanborn’. The books are related and reading one will enhance the experience of reading the other. In ‘Titanborn’, we learned about the history of Bruno’s Earth and the meteorite that changed everything. In ‘From Ice To Ashes’, […]

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Caine’s Mutiny (Caine Riordan book 4) by Charles E. Gannon (book review)

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caine’s Mutiny (Caine Riordan book 4) by Charles E. Gannon (book review)

‘Caine’s Mutiny’ is the fourth in a series following the adventures of Caine Riordan, former journalist, reluctant hero and now commodore of the Terran fleet as humanity seeks to define its role in the galactic milieu. It’s been a long and complicated process and, based on events in this book, it’s far from over. There […]

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Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

Do you ever wonder if Lovecraft’s account of the Old Ones was true? I’m pretty sure you have. You’re a reader of speculative fiction. Now and again, your compass points toward the weird and you almost believe there’s other stuff out there: aliens, ghosts, alternate realities and Elder Gods. You’ve wondered. When something large and […]

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Fire Country (The Country Saga book 1) by David Estes (book review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fire Country (The Country Saga book 1) by David Estes (book review)

I fell in love with the cover of ‘Fire Country’ by David Estes nearly four years ago. My first book was about to be published and I had been tasked with putting together ideas for my cover. ‘Fire Country’ turned up in a search within my sub-genre, post-apocalyptic stories with female protagonists, and I listed […]

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