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Avengers actor Patrick Macnee – R.I.P (sadly).

June 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Avengers actor Patrick Macnee – R.I.P (sadly).

Avengers actor Patrick Macnee has died of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 93, with his family at his bedside, according to his son, Rupert. While working in London on the Churchill series, Macnee was offered a part originally known as Jonathan Steed. Despite numerous roles in theatre, on television […]

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River Marked (Mercy Thompson book 6) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
River Marked (Mercy Thompson book 6) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

‘River Marked’ is book 6 in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series and  I would suggest you read in order as there are elements of world-building in each book that only make sense in order. As this is book 6 in the series, there are going to be spoilers in this review so please stop reading unless […]

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Sacrati by Kate Sherwood (book review).

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sacrati by Kate Sherwood (book review).

‘Sacrati’ by Kate Sherwood is a love story. It’s also the story of two very different men coming to terms with the fact there is more than one way to live. Theos is a Sacrati, an elite warrior of the Torian Empire. The Sacrati are the best of the best. Where a Torian warrior is […]

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Apex Magazine Issue 73, June 2015 (emag review).

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine Issue 73, June 2015  (emag review).

It’s another month which means it’s another ‘Apex Magazine’. After the last couple of issues, where it seemed to be losing direction and struggling for content, I had reservations about reading this one but old habits die hard and I had a quick look. This turned into a longer look and before I knew it, […]

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Blood And Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth, part one) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blood And Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth, part one) by Jon Sprunk (book review)

‘Blood And Iron’ is an engrossing novel of swords and sorcery. It’s tightly focused and complete, without a sprawling cast and endless appendix of subplots. That’s not to say Jon Sprunk tells a simple tale, he’s just managed to avoid the sinkhole of over-telling that sucks so much epic fantasy into the abyss. Horace, a […]

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Ashamet, Desert Born by Terry Jackman (book review).

May 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ashamet, Desert Born by Terry Jackman (book review).

‘Ashamet, Desert Born’ by Terry Jackman has a fascinating setting. Ashamet is a desert prince, only son and heir to his father, his royal highness, the Voice of Heaven. Being the only son is more significant in this world because a single birth is rare, with twins and triplets being more common. The story opens […]

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Child Of A Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (book review).

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Child Of A Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (book review).

‘Child Of A Hidden Sea’ is a fun fantasy novel by Canadian author AM Dellamonica. The novel concerns twenty-four year-old Sophie Hansa who, while trying to prevent a strange woman she thinks is related to her estranged birth mother from being assaulted in San Francisco, finds herself flung into the world of Stormwrack, a sea […]

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The Scar-Crow Men (The Swords Of Albion book 2) by Mark Chadbourn (book review)

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Scar-Crow Men (The Swords Of Albion book 2) by Mark Chadbourn   (book review)

Since Sir Francis Walsingham’s death, the fate of England’s elite spies has been far from secure. When rumours of Fay plots reach them, Will Swyfte and his fellow spies, John Carpenter and Robert Launceston, finally decide to take matters into their own hands. The murder of Kit Marlowe sends Swyfte on a desperate mission to […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 4 # 99 (magazine review).

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 4  # 99 (magazine review).

The fiction doesn’t start until page 32 of this issue of ‘On Spec’, when you have ‘My Pink Galoshes’ by Krista D. Ball. (Is that a pseudonym?) Galoshes, I believe, are what we in England call Wellington boots, waterproof footwear named after the Duke of Wellington who whupped Napoleon at Waterloo, albeit with rather more […]

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To Indigo by Tanith Lee (book review).

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
To Indigo by Tanith Lee (book review).

There can be few authors who have published well over ninety books and still be able to come up with fresh ideas. Many who are that prolific often write series that develop a formulised similarity: think of Mills & Boon or Piers Anthony. The problem with Anthony is that he starts a series with something […]

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