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The Reef by Mark Charan Newton.

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The Reef by Mark Charan Newton.

On the idyllic island of Arya, something is killing the native ichthyocentaurs at a rapid rate. Concerned by this threat to such a rare species, Dr. Forb Macmillan sends for help from the mainland. In response to his distress call, DeBrelt’s Freelance Exploratory Crew sail for the island to help solve the mystery and explore […]

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The Coldest War (book 2) by Ian Tregillis

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The Coldest War (book 2) by Ian Tregillis

It is 1963, some eighteen years after World War Two, in this alternative reality, Germany wasn’t split between Russia, American and Great Britain, but held solely by the USSR, who have been quiet about the concentration camps and the rest of the world has swung back to normal. This ‘normal’ looks something like pre-WW2 but […]

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Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

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Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (book review).

‘Bad Glass’ is the debut novel from Richard E. Gropp. who won the Suvudu Writing Contest beating more than 700 aspiring authors. It is not what I would call SF but more urban horror as it is set in the present day in a city in eastern Washington, USA. Residents of Washington in Tyne & […]

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Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.

With the spate of Vault books in recent years, I did wonder if there would be any type of books that could compete with them. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation 365’ must surely be a contender and more importantly, it’s twenty-five years since the series first started on TV. I should point out from the […]

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Wicked Business (book 2) by Janet Evanovich

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Wicked Business (book 2) by Janet Evanovich

‘Wicked Business’ is the second in this series based on the seven deadly sins staring Diesel and Lizzy. Evanovich also writes a series of books about bounty hunters that doesn’t involve the paranormal. This book follows on from ‘Wicked Appetite’, with the adventure Diesel and Lizzy are having while trying to retrieve all seven stones […]

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Wicked Appetite (book 1) by Janet Evanovich

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Wicked Appetite (book 1) by Janet Evanovich

‘Wicked Appetite’ is the first in a spin off series featuring Diesel who first appeared in the between the numbers series of books also featuring Stephanie Plum. Janet Evanovich seems to be running a little thin with storylines for Stephanie and is now testing the waters with regard to a paranormal series. To be honest, […]

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Energized by Edward M. Lerner

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Energized by Edward M. Lerner

Edward Lerner’s latest book, ‘Energized’, is a post-disaster book. An accident has resulted in the Middle East oil being radioactive contaminated, according to the book’s inside sleeve, and Russia has a bigger say in where other countries’ power resources are procured from. It’s a shame there isn’t more emphasis on this disaster in the opening […]

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The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

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The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

I am new to ‘The Asteroid Wars, having missed ‘The Precipice’ and ‘The Rock Rats’ that preceded this book but ‘The Silent War’ looked interesting enough to skip those and dive right in with the last book of the series. It certainly does not require the reader to have read the other books being a […]

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Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

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Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

A love letter to the most famous yet unknown serial killer of all time, ‘Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper’ is an anthology of author Robert Bloch’s writings on the 19th Century Victorian murderer. With his 1940s short story about ‘Saucy Jack’, Bloch imagines the serial killer as an immortal being, forced to sacrifice others in […]

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

I know I frequently go on about learning more about a book from its sub-title than its main title, but ‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite’ makes it clear from the start what its author David DiSalvo is on about. Whether it’s true or not is going to depend […]

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