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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

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Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

David Sutton has been writing horror fiction since the 1960s. Over the decades, many of his stories have appeared in a multitude of anthologies. Furthermore, he has won many awards for his editing on fantasy anthologies. However, this reviewer is given to understand that ‘Dead Water And Other Weird Tales’ is the first time a […]

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Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

Fringeworks Press is usually known for its contemporary horror and steampunk works. This anthology of stories comes as a pleasant addition to their range being a genuine attempt at Science Fiction. The editor of ‘Andromeda’s Children’ is Theresa Derwin, who is perhaps best known for her crusade on women in Science Fiction as authors, characters, […]

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Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley (book review)

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley   (book review)

There are many fantasy trilogies a reader can reach for any time they fancy a hit of their favourite escapism. But how many readers have gotten bored of the same old sub-Tolkien elves and dwarves routine? What makes a fantasy trilogy or an individual novel worth reaching for? Is it a truly different fantastic setting? […]

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Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

‘Old Venus’ is an anthology of new stories by current authors. Before Mariner 2 orbited Venus on December 14th 1962, only optical observations had been made of Venus. The telescopes perceived a bright but featureless surface. Thus it was theorised that Venus was covered in a thick layer of clouds, most often thought to be […]

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Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review)

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review)

Adam Roberts is an ideas man. ‘Land Of The Headless’ is only the second of his novels I have read. The first was ‘Stone’. In both books, Roberts introduces some very modern and refreshing ideas. But where Roberts really excels is in the thinking through of those ideas. Nothing is throwaway in a Roberts novel. […]

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Invasive Procedures (book 1) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (book review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Invasive Procedures (book 1) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (book review).

‘Invasive Procedures’ by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnson’s story set in a near future or maybe contemporary tale of biological threat, megalomaniacal plot and military investigation. It has a nice twist on the usual apocalypse-by-virus tale that lends it freshness and a fast, thriller, almost free-wheeling style that helps the book zip along in […]

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Alyssa’s Ring (book 5 of The Guardian Cycle) by Julia Gray (book review).

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Alyssa’s Ring (book 5 of The Guardian Cycle) by Julia Gray (book review).

‘Alyysa’s Ring’ is the fifth and final book in ‘The Guardian Cycle’ by Julia Gray, following ‘The Dark Moon’, ‘The Jasper Forest’, ‘The Crystal Desert’ and ‘The Red Glacier’. In ‘The Dark Moon’, the hero, Terrel, was exiled from his home after discovering he is the twin of the imperial prince Jax and has royal […]

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Escape From Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (book review).

April 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Escape From Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (book review).

Larry Niven should need no introduction to readers of Science Fiction. The creator of ‘Known Space’, he is perhaps best known for ‘Ringworld’, which won the Nebula, Hugo and Locus awards. Jerry Pournelle is also a successful SF author, although eclipsed by his writing partner, he has also included aerospatial science in his career. Together, […]

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The Sandman Overture # 1 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III (comicbook review).

January 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Sandman Overture # 1 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III (comicbook review).

There can be few comic fans that are unaware of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ series which ran for 75 issues from January 1989 to March 1996. It was an influential part of the move towards a more mature, serious stance for the medium of comics and was so successful that it remains in print in various […]

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