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2017 Canopus Award finalists.

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 Canopus Award finalists.

100 Year Starship has named the finalists in the 2016-17 Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. An independent body, 100YSS was started in 2012 with seed-funding through a DARPA grant to foster the innovation, technology and social advances needed for human interstellar travel beyond our solar system. Winners will be announced at the 100YSS Nexus on […]

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The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams  (book review)

The problem with a lot of graphic software is that it shows you a selection of colours but no names to associate with them. You have to have a good eye for colour and hope you’ve picked the right shade and hope your videocard’s choice is a match to the colours your printer uses. In […]

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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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Deadpool V Gambit: The ‘V’ Is For ‘Vs’ by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (graphic novel review)

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Deadpool V Gambit: The ‘V’ Is For ‘Vs’ by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker  (graphic novel review)

Another day, another Deadpool team-up as The Merc With The Mouth teams up with the ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ Gambit in order to pull an elaborate con job. As with all con jobs within fiction, nothing goes to plan and both heroes must discover who is lying and who is telling the truth. Which won’t be too […]

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Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver Chronicles book 3) by C.S. Friedman (book review)

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Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver Chronicles book 3) by C.S. Friedman  (book review)

There seems to be a current fashion for respected authors to change their habits and start writing books for younger readers. Where the novel in question has an element of ‘rite of passage’ with the lead characters discovering either or both independence and sexuality, there is a relevance since this is what the just out […]

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Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks (book review)

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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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Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

‘Linesman’ is the first in what is currently a three-book series by K. T. Dunstall but’ let’s get one thing clear straight away’ S. K. Dunstall is not one author but two! They are in fact the Australian sisters Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall who have teamed up to write the books. Anyway, ‘Linesman’ is a […]

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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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Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire   (book review)

This is book one of a possible six book series consisting of novellas. Currently this is the only one available, the next one being ‘Down Among The Sticks And Bones’ which will be available in June 2017. We’ve all read about the children who step from our world into something other. They vanish through magical […]

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Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove (book review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove  (book review)

James Lovegrove created the ‘godpunk’ sub-genre of military SF back in 2009 with ‘The Age Of Ra’. Since then the ‘Age of…’ series has grown to a total of six novels and three novellas, each focused on one particular pantheon, including the Norse, Aztec and ancient Greek gods amongst others. With ‘Age Of Heroes’, Lovegrove […]

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