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Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker  (book review)

One of three new novels for the new ‘Doctor Who’ companion ‘Diamond Dogs’ tips a curtsey nod to the late great David Bowie with its title. An off-planet adventure for Bill and the Doctor sees her introduction to his interesting moral code as they land inside one of the biggest diamond vaults anywhere so he […]

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A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge (book review)

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge   (book review)

When a little girl is found in a cheese vat by the master cheesemaker, Grandible, it is his instinct to pull her out. What he sees in her face makes him recoil with shock and he determines to protect this child. He names her Neverfell, making her his apprentice. Grandible teaches her how to make […]

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Doctor Who: Plague City by Jonathan Morris (book review)

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Plague City by Jonathan Morris  (book review)

Welcome to Plague City, where many people won’t survive the night. Thomas and Isobel are nursing their daughter Catherine when the night doctor comes. Everyone knows that visit is a death sentence. Cloaked and with a bird-like mask to keep the sickness at bay, the doctor makes his rounds but is fighting a losing battle […]

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Doctor Who: The Shining Man by Cavan Scott (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Shining Man by Cavan Scott (book review).

Not a stranger to stranger things, Cavan Scott presents us with ‘The Shining Man’, a novel featuring the 12th Doctor and new companion, Bill. Very much part of the settling in process for the viewer/reader, this gives us a little bit more Bill. When Noah and Masie’s mum disappear in the street outside their house, […]

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The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

I retain an affection for the TV series ‘The Librarians’ and, although it seems they have an infinitesimally small budget on screen, they make up for it by the interaction of the team. Short seasons of one hour episodes followed on from a series of TV movies for Sci-Fi Channel headed by Noah Wyle. The […]

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Chalk by Paul Cornell (book review)

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chalk by Paul Cornell  (book review)

In a forgotten world, a boy seeks to live a normal life. The forgotten world is Britain in the 1970s and the boy lives in rural England. His daily life is full of pain, that being the specialist subject of the school bully, Drake and his gang. Andrew Waggoner tries to be invisible. He hopes […]

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai  (book review)

If only you could travel in time and make everything right. OK, stop shouting, we all know this to be a bad idea. Case histories abound or they would do if I hadn’t travelled back in time and wiped them. Tom has a very clever dad, who is emotionally cold. He had a mum but […]

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The House Of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The House Of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard   (book review)

A world of angels and demons exists in a war-torn Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Those who must, seek to live in one of the Houses led by a Fallen. A power struggle between them means a constant flux. Newly Fallen are used for their magic. No one is safe. Under it […]

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Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks (book review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks   (book review)

There are times when you wonder where your life is going, times of anxiety and stress and for this I recommend ‘Star Trek Cats’. Much like the cat memes on the Internet there is no earthly or even unearthly reason for producing a book about ‘Star Trek’ with cats in it. Put simply, the world […]

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The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland   (book review)

‘The Plague Charmer’, although ostensibly a history mystery,’ actually slips quite nicely into the fantasy genre. A novel set in mediaeval times cannot fail to acknowledge that Christianity and saintly worship sits alongside magpie and mystery as part of everyday life. at a time when life could often be brutish and short and a peasant […]

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