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Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (book review).

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (book review).

I’m not entirely why John Marsden’s novelisation, ‘Tomorrow When The War Began’, is Science Fiction. Taken from a young adult perspective, the seven teens involved are not in the centre of events nor really know what is going on, as indeed this reader. In fact, it wasn’t until the acknowledgements at the back of the […]

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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

Blessed with the ability to file away perfectly all information he receives and then conjure up an imaginary avatar or ‘aspect’ for it, Stephen Leeds, aka Legion, makes the perfect expert in everything. With no limit to the number of aspects that can be created, he can absorb and channel latent information quickly and easily. […]

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The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

August 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

Del Rey have done all Peter F. Hamilton fans, particularly in the US and Canada, a big favour by collecting his first two published novels, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, into this large format paperback nearly twenty years after they were originally published. Both stories follow the fortunes of ex-military telepath Greg Mandel, hence […]

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Telos Movie Classics: Hulk by Tony Lee.

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Telos Movie Classics: Hulk by Tony Lee.

In many respects when I took this book, ‘Telos Movie Classics: Hulk’ by Tony Lee, out of its envelope, my first reaction was the resemblance to the BFI film books in not only size but page count. The only major difference is the lack of photographs but that’s also in line with Telos’ unofficial and […]

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Weirdspace: The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown.

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Weirdspace: The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown.

I have reviewed several of Eric Brown’s recent Science Fiction novels for SFCrowsnest over the last two years. All of them were published by Solaris and I enjoyed each one. ‘The Devil’s Nebula’ is his first for Solaris’ sister imprint Abaddon Books and starts a new shared universe series set in ‘Weird Space’. Can this […]

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman.

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman.

Contrary to the credits of writer Derek Smith and illustrator, Graham Bleathman, the ‘Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual’ actually went through Wallace’s Edit-O-Matic or should that be EDIT-O-MATIC and had a total revision before publication. Quite where at Haynes did the cover get damaged, inkmarks and tea-stains from, I don’t know. Considering how great […]

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Sliding Void, free (for now)

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sliding Void, free (for now)

The first book in Stephen Hunt’s space opera novella serialization, Sliding Void (same as the series), is currently free from a number of outlets. You can download it from Smashwords here (they crumpled under the weight of downloads recently and started returning a 404 server error, but don’t worry, they’re now back). Or you can […]

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