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The Forever Watch by David Ramirez (book review).

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Forever Watch by David Ramirez (book review).

Humanity exists only between the stars, on board a giant ship called The Noah. The journey to a new planet will take over a thousand years and, in that time, the soap opera of life continues to play out, with more than a few dystopian tweaks. Those who test well are Implanted and trained in […]

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The Adorned by John Tristan (book review).

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Adorned by John Tristan (book review).

The tail end of a war can be as devastating as the first strike or the most decisive battle. Soldiers become battle-fatigued, their leaders jaded and the citizens, those who work to support the soldiers, suffer privation so that they can continue to fight, are all but forgotten. Families robbed and left to flounder, children […]

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Pariah # 2 by Philip Gelatt (Writer) and Brett Weldele (Artist) (comic review).

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pariah # 2 by Philip Gelatt (Writer) and Brett Weldele (Artist) (comic review).

The cover of issue two of ‘Pariah’ makes me giggle. It’s so very teen-age. Inside, we have skipped forward forty-three days since the Vitros (genetically modified humans – intelligent and precocious) have been launched into orbit on a derelict space station. Between looking for more booby traps, the Vitros are scavenging local space junk. Brandon, […]

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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 by Zach Whedon (Writer) and Georges Jeanty (Artist) (comic book review).

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 by Zach Whedon (Writer) and Georges Jeanty (Artist) (comic book review).

I waited until release day for this review so I could say more than ‘hey, this is a great comic, go buy it’. Still, I prefer not to give away spoilers in my reviews, so what I have here is the briefest outline and another recommendation that you go out and buy these comics.   […]

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Mass Effect: Foundation # 9 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Tony Parker (Artist) (comic-book review).

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mass Effect: Foundation # 9 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Tony Parker (Artist) (comic-book review).

‘Mass Effect: Foundation’ is a series of comics exploring the back stories of the companions available to the player character Shepard in the trilogy of video games, ‘Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3’. With issue nine, we return to the formula established early on, which is both good and bad. Mass Effect: Foundation #9 After […]

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The Sentinel (The Sundering, Book V) by Troy Denning (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Sentinel (The Sundering, Book V) by Troy Denning (book review).

Set during the Era of Upheaval, ‘The Sundering’ is a multi-author event chronicling the adventures of Faerûn’s heroes, from those just Chosen to some of the Realms most enduring characters. Troy Denning’s novel, ‘The Sentinel‘, is the penultimate entry in the series. As such, it is suitably thrilling from beginning to end. Like many during […]

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Lockstep by Karl Schroeder (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lockstep by Karl Schroeder (book review).

The lockstep is the weirdest concept I have ever come across. By hibernating, the population of a far flung colony can exist on almost nothing but the power required for the deep sleep modules. While they slumber, bots tend the day to day activities, harvesting and harbouring resources to sustain the colony when it wakes, […]

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Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex  book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

‘Night Of The Hunter’ is the first book of the ‘Companions Codex’ and book twenty-five in the legend of one of the most enduring heroes of the Forgotten Realms, Drizzt Do’Urden. In cracking open the cover, there is the weight of more than twenty-four previous books looking over the reader’s shoulder. The legend of Drizzt […]

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DemonWars: First Heroes (Saga Of The First King) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
DemonWars: First Heroes (Saga Of The First King) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

I never doubted R.A. Salvatore’s talent; despite my love of Drizzt, I’d not have made it through twenty-four books (so far!) chronicling his legend if Salvatore had no skill with words. If he could not tell a story, the story, in the way it needed to be told, deftly and surely, his words always underlying […]

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Grand Central Arena (Grand Central Arena #1) by Ryk E. Spoor (book review).

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Grand Central Arena (Grand Central Arena #1) by Ryk E. Spoor (book review).

‘Grand Central Arena‘ by Ryk E. Spoor is exactly the sort of book I expect from Baen. Substantial, sweeping, sprawling, however you want to describe it. BIG! Big ideas, bold characters, mind-bending science and really cool aliens all packed inside a bright and colourful cover. Set in a future on the cusp of FTL travel, […]

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