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Sibilant Fricative by Adam Roberts (book review).

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sibilant Fricative by Adam Roberts (book review).

I feel slightly inadequate at the prospect of writing a review of ‘Sibilant Fricative’, a collection of reviews and essays from Adam Roberts. He is well-known and respected as a reviewer who is both perceptive and entertaining, while at the same time scholarly. He is the kind of author whose reviews are collected together and […]

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Resonance (Ragnorok book 3) by John Meaney (book review).

May 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Resonance (Ragnorok book 3) by John Meaney (book review).

‘Resonance’ brings John Meaney’s ‘Ragnarok’ trilogy to a conclusion. A multi-stranded historical, contemporary, space opera and far-future epic tying together several viewpoint characters in disparate times and locations. Trilogies seemed to go out of fashion for a few years, but I like the neatness of tying everything together in a set number of volumes, rather […]

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Dark Eden (book 1) by Chris Beckett (book review).

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dark Eden (book 1) by Chris Beckett (book review).

In my 2008 review of Chris Beckett’s Edge Hill prize-winning collection ‘The Turing Test’, I described the short story ‘Dark Eden’ thus: ‘…one of the best short stories I have ever read. The story involves a group of astronauts on an exploratory mission that goes wrong. The characters are all well developed for such a […]

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The World And The Stars edited by Chris Butler (book review).

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
The World And The Stars edited by Chris Butler (book review).

I’m sure I won’t be the first person to tell you that anthologies and short story collections are very rarely produced by the big publishers any more. This is partly because the average reader is more interested in novels, so short story collections sell much fewer copies, making them less viable for big publishers. Of […]

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Voices by Colin P. Davies (book review).

December 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Voices by Colin P. Davies (book review).

Featuring a stylish cover by Richard Wagner, ‘Voices’ is the second short story collection from Colin P. Davies, whose stories have appeared in such magazines as ‘Asimov’s Magazine’, as well as many others for over twenty years. There are twenty stories in the collection, each of which have an honest, down-to-earth feel to them (even […]

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Freefall by Mercurio D Rivera (book review).

February 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Freefall by Mercurio D Rivera (book review).

I have read and enjoyed several of Mercurio D Rivera’s ‘Wergen’ stories in ‘Interzone’ over the past few years, so I was very pleased to receive a review copy of his new novella ‘Freefall’, set in the Wergen universe. The humanoid Wergen are an advanced race who become enthralled with humans, devoting their lives to […]

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Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

May 26, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

I’m quite a fan of translations, foreign-language SF and languages in general. My stories have been published in twenty European languages, nominated for awards in Estonian and Catalan and one of my short stories appears in another fifteen European languages on my website, so I was very pleased to be sent a review copy of […]

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The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett (book review).

March 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett (book review).

I enjoyed Chris Beckett’s first collection, the award-winning ‘The Turing Test’ and his recent novel, ‘Dark Eden’, so I was very happy to get a copy of his new collection ‘The Peacock Cloak’ to review. This volume collects together all of Chris Beckett’s stories published over the past five years, from such venerable venues as […]

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