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The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

June 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

A couple of years ago I read ‘Adiamante’ by L.E. Modesitt, Jr and it was excellent. It was the first of his books I’d read and up to that point I hadn’t realised he wrote Science Fiction, having only seen his fantasy books in the past. ‘The One-Eyed Man’, subtitled ‘A Fugue, With Winds And […]

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The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeshke (book review).

May 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeshke (book review).

This month I have a novelette being published in German, my second story in German and my longest translated story to date. This piqued my interest in German Science Fiction, so I took the opportunity to get hold of Wolfgang Jeschke’s award-winning 2005 novel ‘Die Cusanus Spiel’. My German isn’t good enough to read the […]

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Time Salvager by Wesley Chu (book review).

April 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Time Salvager by Wesley Chu (book review).

I do like the cover art on Wesley Chu’s ‘Time Salvager’. It’s like one of those slightly blurred oil paintings and is very minimilastically atmospheric. It gives a good impression of the dystopian future that James Griffin-Mars lives in, where the atmosphere and the oceans are polluted and the cities are crumbling to ruins. James […]

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Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (book review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (book review).

Over the past few years I’ve been attempting to read some of the ‘classic’ SF books, those that won multiple awards or are always included in ‘Best Of’ or ‘Must Read’ lists. Vonda N. McIntyre’s ‘Dreamsnake’ was first published in 1978 and won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards, so fits into this category nicely. […]

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Made To Kill by Adam Christopher (book review).

March 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Made To Kill by Adam Christopher (book review).

I was sitting in my lounge, a book in my hand, reading in the yellow glow of the standard lamp. The book was a hard back, all yellow and red with the face of a steely private eye staring at me from the cover beside the silhouette of a dame with a duffel bag. By […]

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards (graphic novel review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards (graphic novel review).

A couple of weeks back I watched ‘The Three Doctors’ again, which was originally aired before I was born, but I’ve seen at some point in the murky past. I like all the ‘Doctor Who’ crossover episodes, so I was keen to see what Paul Cornell has devised for his five-part comic event ‘Four Doctors’. […]

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Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

Some time ago I dreamt that the new issue of ‘Interzone’ featured on the cover a story about giraffes in space. When I woke up, I thought it was a good idea and jotted down some notes, but sadly haven’t written the story yet. Subsequently, I was intrigued when I saw that Lawrence M. Schoen’s […]

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Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

It’s an intriguing set up for a story being set in a solar system as imagined back in the vary earliest days of Science Fiction, with every planet inhabitable and colonised by the great powers of the Victorian era. Spaceships are launched by cannon and filmmakers travel between planets to produce the latest silent blockbuster […]

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Can & Can’tankerous’ by Harlan Ellison (book review).

January 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Can & Can’tankerous’ by Harlan Ellison (book review).

For some reason I’ve never read any Harlan Ellison, which is odd considering he’s been writing longer than I’ve been alive. This new collection of ten previously uncollected stories seemed like an ideal opportunity to rectify that oversight. The contents page made me smile straight away, so many fabulous, long titles, which is something I’ve […]

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The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts (book review).

December 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts (book review).

The thing about ‘The Thing Itself’ is that it’s difficult to say what the Thing is, which is actually the whole point of the thing itself. It can’t be described or even comprehended, due to the way our minds work. I’m afraid that sentence won’t make much sense unless you’ve read the book. I have […]

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