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Treachery’s Tools : the Tenth Book of the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Treachery’s Tools : the Tenth Book of the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘Treachery’s Tools’ continues L.E. Modesitt Jr’s ‘Imager Portfolio’ series set on the continent of Solidar, on the world of Terahnar, though the planet’s name is seldom mentioned and if there are any other continents on it they haven’t come up yet. In previous books, the land has been united under a Rex Regis, thanks largely […]

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Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

I should start by pointing out that ‘Christianity In The Light Of Science’ is a US publication. America and Britain differ considerably in their attitudes to religion, leaving out its now-extensive Muslim and other populations, much of the UK is basically secular, attending church only for marriages, christenings and funerals. Why they do so, is […]

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The Best Of Gregory Benford edited by David. G. Hartwell (book review).

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Gregory Benford edited by David. G. Hartwell (book review).

‘The Best Of Gregory Benford’ contains thirty-eight stories by Gregory Benford which he and editor David G. Hartwell reckon to be his best. I read the whole thing but will pick out the highlights. In the interesting ‘Afterword’, Benford splits the stories into three categories but I’ll just run through them as they appeared, in […]

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The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).

Picking out books to review months in advance can lead to some interesting choices. Take Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger’s book, ‘The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line’, for instance. I was expecting something along the lines (sic) of the circle’s importance in trigonometry. It does but it is also a primer in […]

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Recruitment by Geoff Willmetts.

October 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Recruitment by Geoff Willmetts.

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in and those who read intently get ready for ever more books to fill their time. Are you one of those? You might be the kind of person that I’m looking for, more so if you like the idea of a book for a review. […]

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The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl (book review).

October 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl (book review).

It’s tough being part of ‘The Ferryman Institute’ and Charlie Dawson is finding his job particularly onerous. As he is one of the most successful ferrymen, he takes on too much and is rapidly burning out. He is affected very much by the suicides and having to stand by without intervening. He spends his spare […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4 #103 (mag review).

October 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4  #103 (mag review).

As Paulo de Costa is this issue of ‘On Spec’s interviewed author, I might as well start with him. ‘Once Dad, Always Here’ shows a future in which privacy and copyright have been abolished and the controllers can track most rebels. There are interactive graveyards where you can visit with a hologram version of the […]

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Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Fast-paced and amusing, ‘Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event’ is a Japanese animated fantasy action film aimed seemingly at children but in Japan probably has a following of all ages and is based on a video game. The hero of the stories is a boy who can use a watch to see invisible spirits, mostly friendly, […]

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The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

A Pinkerton detective, an immortal and a brave new world, such is ‘The Kingdom Of Bones’, in which our author Stephen Gallagher begins a series of adventures set around the turn of the twentieth century. Sebastian Becker is a Pinkerton man with all the potential danger that this entails. He lives in Philadelphia with his […]

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The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle (book review).

Getting past the title and it’s a bit of a mouthful, not to say a spell-check nightmare, ‘The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief’ turns out to an adventure for a new female detective. There seem to be a few of these lately, it must be the zeitgeist or simply a reaction to the many male […]

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