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Tag: Solaris

Solaris: BFI Film Classics by Mark Bould (book review).

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Solaris: BFI Film Classics by Mark Bould (book review).

I have to confess to be not being much of a fan of the original Russian 1972 film of ‘Solaris’. Like author Mark Bould, I saw it on Channel 4 back in 1981 and the strongest memory I have of it was various people looking into mirrors as if it meant something and me catnapping […]

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Plastic by Christopher Fowler (book review)

April 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Plastic by Christopher Fowler (book review)

Genre mainstay Christopher Fowler channels JG Ballard in ‘Plastic’, a suburban fantasy gone wrong. June Cryer is a shopaholic housewife whose world crumbles when her husband has an affair with their neighbour and decides to sell their home. Forced to pay the credit card bill and facing life on the streets, June offers to house-sit […]

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Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown (book review).

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown	(book review).

‘Helix Wars’ is the sequel to British SF author Eric Brown’s most popular novel ‘Helix’, published in 2007. Does it live up to its predecessor? It is now two hundred years since the events recounted in ‘Helix’, when a colony ship brought four thousand humans five hundred light years across the galaxy from a dying […]

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The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors (book 1) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Infernal Game: Cold Warriors (book 1) by Rebecca Levene (book review).

‘Cold Warriors’, Rebecca Levene’s first book in the ‘Infernal Game’ series of supernatural thrillers, starts with a prologue set in 1988. We are taking part in the funeral of Tomas Len, who as a member of the so called Hermetic Division of the SIS, agreed to be buried alive in a voodoo ritual and to […]

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The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

‘The Noise Revealed’ is the sequel to ‘The Noise Within’ and I’m sorry to say, I still have no idea what any of it has to do with the main aspect of the plot. As revealed last time, ‘The Noise Within’ is a sentient spaceship that went missing, discovered and returned with the first members […]

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Age Of Aztec by James Lovegrove (book review).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Age Of Aztec by James Lovegrove	(book review).

‘Age Of Aztec’ is the fourth book in a series of Science Fiction novels by British author James Lovegrove, all based on the idea that the Earth has been conquered by beings who appear to be the gods of a particular historical culture. I reviewed the first three novels, ‘The Age Of Ra’, ‘The Age […]

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The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

You would think that with a title like ‘The Noise Within’ that author Ian Whates had produced a book to justify the title. The problem is it doesn’t. The title is actually the name of a missing Artificial Intelligence driven spaceship that has gone missing and has now come back to human space and the […]

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