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The Man With The Golden Torc (Secret Histories: 1) by Simon R. Green (book review)

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Man With The Golden Torc (Secret Histories: 1) by Simon R. Green	(book review)

The name’s Bond, Shaman Bond. A fresh twist on an old favourite by Simon Green. ‘The Man With The Golden Torc’ charts the misadventures of Shaman Bond, also known as Eddie Drood, a member of the Drood Family, who keep the world free from all those things that go bump in the night. Their jurisdiction […]

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Mark Morris signs with Titan.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mark Morris signs with Titan.

Cath Trechman, Fiction Editor of Titan Books in London, has concluded a world rights deal for three dark fantasy novels by British author Mark Morris with agent John Jarrold. The series is called Obsidian Heart, and the first volume is titled THE WOLVES OF LONDON, due for delivery in spring 2013.  Alex Locke is a […]

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Flight 404 by Simon Petrie (book review)

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Flight 404 by Simon Petrie (book review)

Set in a far flung future, ‘Flight 404’ by Simon Petrie combines two stories into one novella. The first is the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the passenger liner, Bougainvillea. The second is the mystery surrounding Charmain Mertz’s past. There appears to be little relationship between one and the other, but the two entwined threads […]

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The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick (book review)

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick (book review)

One leaked audio file ignites a controversy that involves NASA, private enterprise, the President of the United States, present and past, and a decades old scandal. One question, who was the first man to walk on the Moon?, sparks many more questions and piece by piece the Cassandra Project is revealed. The idea another mission, […]

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Age Of Aztec by James Lovegrove (book review).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Age Of Aztec by James Lovegrove	(book review).

‘Age Of Aztec’ is the fourth book in a series of Science Fiction novels by British author James Lovegrove, all based on the idea that the Earth has been conquered by beings who appear to be the gods of a particular historical culture. I reviewed the first three novels, ‘The Age Of Ra’, ‘The Age […]

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Dredd by Gordon Rennie, David Bishop and Matthew Smith (book review).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dredd by Gordon Rennie, David Bishop and Matthew Smith	(book review).

‘Dredd’ is an anthology of three previously published novels about Judge Dredd, the twenty-second century lawman who has spent the last thirty-five years as the most popular character in British comic, ‘2000AD’. The anthology was published in North America to coincide with the release of the live action film ‘Dredd 3D’, starring Karl Urban in […]

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The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler	(book review).

London, September 1919. The story, ‘The Arcanum’, unfolds with a death. At first it seems to be a normal accident which kills Konstantin Duvall in a foggy September night, but Arthur Conan Doyle suspects early on that his old friend and mentor has been murdered. Duvall has been the leader of an occult society called […]

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Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (book review).

You might have noticed in previous reviews, that I’m not only a fan of Andrew Loomis but and in good company with many of the comicbook artists who proclaim a similar interest and rather than have library editions or buy extremely expensive second-hand copies, can now buy a first-hand mint all the way from 1947. […]

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Behind The Sofa: Celebrity Memories Of Doctor Who edited by Steve Berry (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Behind The Sofa: Celebrity Memories Of Doctor Who edited by Steve Berry (book review).

‘Behind The Sofa’ is a collection of celebrity memories of ‘Doctor Who’ from the last 49 years. Memory being a funny thing, who’s to know whether these are accurate, but 100% of the royalties are being paid to Alzheimer’s Research UK so please buy if you can. There are a variety of stories from the […]

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Taken (Alex Verus book 3) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Taken (Alex Verus book 3) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

Apprentice mages have been going missing and when the Council can’t find them, Alex Verus is called in to help. Almost immediately, he receives an anonymous note telling him to go to Fountain Reach, location of the prestigious White Stone Tournament, but surely it can’t be that simple? Encountering ancient beasts, dark mages and secretive […]

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