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The Incorruptibles (Incorruptibles book 1) by John Hornor Jacobs (book review).

January 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Incorruptibles (Incorruptibles book 1) by John Hornor Jacobs (book review).

Shoe and Fisk are soldiers for hire and this time the job involves guarding a fancy river boat as it carries the wealthy owners on a pleasure trip downstream. Sounds like an easy gig, but the riverbanks are dangerous, with far more than just bears and bandits to worry about. Yes, that’s right, this is […]

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Para Imminence: Stories Of The Future Of Wraeththu edited by Storm Constantine and Wendy Darling (book review).

January 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Para Imminence: Stories Of The Future Of Wraeththu edited by Storm Constantine and Wendy Darling (book review).

Projecting a realistic future, even from now based on what we know of current trends is very difficult. Science Fiction writers try it all the time. We look back at the early exponents and see what they got wrong. One reason for setting something so far in the future is to make that more difficult. […]

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This Is Your Destiny (A Curse Keeper’s Secret book 3) by Denise Grover Swank (book review).

January 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
This Is Your Destiny (A Curse Keeper’s Secret book 3) by Denise Grover Swank (book review).

The ‘Curse Keepers’ series explores legends surrounding the disappearance of the lost colony of Roanoke. The original Virginian colony disappeared in the late sixteenth century with no trace. There is still no conclusive evidence as to what happened to the colonists. Author Denise Grover Swank proposes the colony was caught in a battle between this […]

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

January 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

‘The Invisible Library’ is book one in a proposed trilogy or possibly longer series of books. Let me introduce you to Irene. She works for The Library, collecting books from different worlds for use by other Librarians or simply to add to the Library collection. The reason for collecting these books could be one of […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 2 # 97 (magazine review).

December 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 26 no. 2  # 97 (magazine review).

On Spec # 97 gets the fiction started with ‘Bugzapper’ by Mikey Hamm, this issue’s author interviewee. It’s a dense story about Josh, a teenage genius who is planning a date with a princess from another dimension in a park infested with dangerous insects. Josh accidentally caused the insect problem when trying to deal with […]

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Fade-Out by Gavin Salisbury (book review).

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fade-Out by Gavin Salisbury (book review).

Gavin Salisbury is a modern British polymath. A chemist by training, his creative output includes paintings, music, poetry and fiction. ‘Fade-Out’ is his first novel for adults. The book tells the story of Jane Matthews, a twenty-two year-old British university student and the strange illness that has afflicted her father, mother and two younger siblings, […]

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Hidden (Alex Verus novel book 5) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hidden (Alex Verus novel book 5) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

The ‘Alex Verus’ novels by Benedict Jacka have really grown on me as the series has progressed. Somehow we’re already on book 5, ‘Hidden’, and our character family has grown nicely. In ‘Hidden’, Alex is once again just trying to get on with running his shop and training his apprentice, Luna. Of course, things are […]

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With Fate Conspire (Book 4 of The Onyx Court) by Marie Brennan (book review).

November 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
With Fate Conspire (Book 4 of The Onyx Court) by Marie Brennan (book review).

‘With Fate Conspire’ concludes ‘The Onyx Court Quartet’ by Marie Brennan, the finale taking place around the end of the nineteenth century. Just to remind you: The Onyx Court, a fae shadow court situated somewhat ‘below’ London, has existed for over three centuries with humanity mostly being unaware of it. The bond forged long ago […]

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The Tropic Of Serpents: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review).

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Tropic Of Serpents: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review).

Nearly three years after her husband was killed in an expedition to Vystrana, Mrs Isabella Camherst is preparing for another trip, this time to the far-flung continent of Eriga. Needless to say, her mother and the rest of polite Scirland society disapprove, particularly as she plans to leave her young son behind while she gallivants […]

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Seal Of The Worm (Shadows Of The Apt book 10) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

November 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seal Of The Worm (Shadows Of The Apt book 10) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

The ten book epic fantasy series ‘Shadows Of The Apt’ by Adrian Tchaikovsky is brought to a close with ‘Seal Of The Worm’. At the end of book 9, ‘War Master’s Gate’, the Worm had been released, the seal trapping them underground shattered by Seda’s magical rage against Cheerwell (Che) Maker. With Che and her […]

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