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False Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell (book review).

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False Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell (book review).

‘False Covenant’ is the second in the ‘Widdershins Adventure’ fantasy series of novels by Ari Marmell. It picks up about six months after the ending of ‘Thief’s Covenant’ and things are not going well for the Flippant Witch Tavern. The backlash from the Church of the Hallowed Pact to events covered in the first novel […]

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Apollo 11: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

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Apollo 11: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

Now in its sixth reprint, the breath-holding titled ‘Apollo 11: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners’ Workshop Manual’ by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling should be on the list to own by anyone interested in the Moon landings, more so now that the first man on the Moon, Neal Armstrong, died in 2012. […]

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London Eye: Toxic City Book One by Tim Lebbon (book review).

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London Eye: Toxic City Book One by Tim Lebbon (book review).

A terrorist attack, a city that has been altered beyond all recognition and a group of survivors struggling to make sense of a situation they can’t understand. Sound familiar? Set in the aftermath of what was believed to be a terrorist attack on London, the first book in the ‘Toxic City’ series, ‘London Eye’, deals […]

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British Science Fiction Association shortlist for the 2012 BSFA Awards.

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
British Science Fiction Association shortlist for the 2012 BSFA Awards.

This shortlist has been drawn up from titles nominated by members of the BSFA, who will now have the opportunity decide the winners in each category, voting along with attendees of the long-established science fiction convention, Eastercon, which this year takes place in Bradford. Donna Scott, the Awards Administrator for the BSFA said, “It’s been […]

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The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

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The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

Firstly, this book, ‘The Real Story Of Risk’ has nothing to do with the game of Risk but how we cope with the odds of survival in the world about us. Author Glenn Croston points out from the start that we have a greater chance of being attacked and killed by pet dogs than we […]

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Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon by Dan Clore (book review).

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Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon by Dan Clore (book review).

HP Lovecraft liked to use archaic and obscure words, often spelled out in an archaic or at least non-American sort of way. Words such as ‘gibbous’, ‘eldritch’, ‘batrachian’ and ‘cyclopean’ to name but a few. Of course, he didn’t coin these words, but the frequency with which he used them was distinctive and set him […]

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The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb (book review).

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The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb	(book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account […]

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Kobo doubles ebook sales last year.

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Kobo doubles ebook sales last year.

Kobo Inc has just told us that it has exceeded 2012 market forecasts, doubling device sales and attracting 4 million new customers within the last six months to bring its total to 12 million registered users. Contradicting forecasts claiming eReader sales would decline in 2012, Kobo’s E Ink eReader sales were up nearly 150 percent […]

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Conflagration by Mick Farren (book review).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Conflagration by Mick Farren (book review).

‘Conflagration’ is the sequel to ‘Kindling’ which’ unfortunately’ I have not read. I say ‘unfortunate’ as ‘Conflagration’ is a cracking read and perhaps I might have got even more from it had I read the first book. However, don’t let that put you off this book as it more than stands on its own with […]

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Interzone # 240 – May-Jun 2012 (magazine review).

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Interzone # 240 – May-Jun 2012 (magazine review).

This is the May-June 2012 edition of the magazine with a cover depicting a figure with a human head but robotic human body suspended upside down above a pool. It has the well-established format of an interview, a selection of short stories and some reviews. From the cover artwork my expectations were to expect a […]

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