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An Interview with Janet Edwards.

October 28, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
An Interview with Janet Edwards.

(originally published in the Birmingham SF Group Newsletter) Janet Edwards is a talented new writer and her first novel ‘Earth Girl’ came out from HarperCollins Voyager imprint in August and is reviewed here this month. To find out more about this author go to www.janetedwards.com The interview was conducted by Pauline Morgan. Pauline Morgan: When […]

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Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (book review).

October 28, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (book review).

Just as the boundary between Fantasy and SF, Horror and Crime can be blurred, so that between a Young Adult and an adult book can be equally problematic especially as a YA is regarded as someone over sixteen who has a number of rights not permitted to those under that age but, at the same […]

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David A. Hardy interview.

October 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
David A. Hardy interview.

David A. Hardy is an award winning astronomical artist, European Vice President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), and also VP of the ASFA (Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists) You can see his paintings on www.astroart.org The interview was conducted by Pauline Morgan. Pauline Morgan: You are known as a versatile […]

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Aurora: A Child of Two Worlds by David A. Hardy (book review).

October 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Aurora: A Child of Two Worlds by David A. Hardy (book review).

There are many authors whose artistic skills are practically zero, though they may think otherwise. Some artists are unable to write coherently. There is however, a small band of professional people who can do both. One of these is Freda Warrington. Another is David Hardy. While Freda concentrates more on her writing and employs her […]

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Warlord (The Wolfblade Trilogy book three) by Jennifer Fallon (book review).

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Warlord (The Wolfblade Trilogy book three) by Jennifer Fallon (book review).

‘Warrior’, the second book in Jennifer Fallon’s ‘The Wolfblade Trilogy’, ended with the promise of an all-encompassing, hopelessly one-sided war. ‘Warlord’ makes good on that promise, more or less, but it’s less a thrilling conclusion to the series than a by-the-numbers checklist of plot threads that need tying off, one by one by one. There’s […]

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International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

You might have thought until now that I was only going to be reviewing Haynes fantasy output, but knowing what some of the books were coming up, I didn’t hesitate in adding the rather long titled ‘International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages)’ to the list. As you can see from the cover, there’s a sub-title […]

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The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who In Comics: 1964-1979 by Paul Scoones (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who In Comics: 1964-1979 by Paul Scoones (book review).

If you grew up in the 1960-70s in the UK and a ‘Doctor Who’ fan, then chances are you would have either known or read the comicstrips in ‘TV Comic’, ‘TV 21’, ‘Countdown’. and ‘TV Action’. If you missed any of these or even if you didn’t, then you in the 1990s, you would probably […]

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Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent  (book review).

Collecting isn’t anything new. In our genre, I’d defy anyone reading here to say that they don’t collect anything related to their interest. It’s par for the course. This book, ‘Cabinets Of Wonder’ written by Christine Davenne and photographed by Christine Fleurent explores the roots of this by examining various collections which started off as […]

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The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (book review)

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The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (book review)

This is a novel from the Lost Fleet Universe as depicted in the original ‘Lost Fleet’ series of novels. For those new to the story, these novels described the antics of the legendary Black Jack as he led the Alliance Fleet back from an attack deep in Syndicate space. Jack Geary ship was destroyed in […]

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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (book review).

October 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (book review).

Many novels search for that elusive hook in the first paragraph of George Orwell’s ‘1984’, ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’ is pretty hard to beat. Hilary Jordan’s novel, ‘When She Woke’ first paragraph, ‘When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, […]

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