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Star Wars Notebook Collection by Lucasfilm Ltd. (a lined book review).

October 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Notebook Collection by Lucasfilm Ltd. (a lined book review).

Complete with a silver 40th anniversary sticker on the front of the packet, the ‘Star Wars Notebook Collection’ from Abrams is a set of three 192 page ruled notebooks for you to record your shopping lists, school notes or dark thoughts worthy of the Sith. You may well ask why Abrams, as a noted publisher […]

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The Fall Of Tartarus by Eric Brown (e-book review).

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fall Of Tartarus by Eric Brown (e-book review).

‘The Fall Of Tartarus’ is a collection of eight linked short stories by British SF writer Eric Brown, each of which was originally published in magazines, mainly ‘Interzone’, between 1995 and 2000 and one of which, ‘Hunting The Slarque’, went on to win the British Science Fiction Association’s best short story award in 2000. The […]

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Alien: Hissing Xenomorph & Illustrated Book [With Sound] (model and book review).

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Hissing Xenomorph & Illustrated Book [With Sound] (model and book review).

Within the three inch high green box, you get a wrapped xenomorph, 1 small 48 page mini-book and a single sheet telling you how to activate the sound. Very simply, if you press the lever down on its back, the first action is to extend his tongue and then 8 seconds of sound. I’m not […]

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Doctor Who: The Book Of Whoniversal Records by Simon Guerrier (book review)

September 30, 2017 | By | 10 Replies More
Doctor Who: The Book Of Whoniversal Records by Simon Guerrier   (book review)

Ever wanted to know the most and least collected information about ‘Doctor Who’ lore? Maybe you’re in a debate with your friends as to which came first? What you need is this book, ‘Doctor Who: The Book Of Whoniversal Records’, compiled by Simon Guerrier. Ten chapters of information of manner covering all manner of information […]

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The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken Macleod (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken Macleod (book review).

The third book. ‘Emergence’, in Ken MacLeod’s ‘Corporation Wars’ trilogy continues straight on from the previous volume ‘Insurgence’ where, as I explained in my review of that book, I had completely lost track of what was going on. A brief introduction to summarise the story so far or maybe a glossary that I could refer […]

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Star Wars: Topps Classic Sticker Book by Topps Company (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Topps Classic Sticker Book by Topps Company (book review).

Abrams has been producing an excellent range of books based on the ‘Star Wars Topps Trading Cards’, developed through the 70s, 80s and 90s. To complement these, the publisher has also created a sticker book based on the sticker cards that were also found within the bubblegum packs. Like the originals, these stickers are also […]

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Running Through Corridors: Volume 2: The 70s by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Running Through Corridors: Volume 2: The 70s by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke (book review).

‘Running Through Corridors’ is a series of books that detail a very special ‘Doctor Who’ marathon. Written by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke, the books detail the email exchanges between two friends and fans who watch one episode per day and write to each other about it in this double column length book. This second […]

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The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

‘The Furthest Station’ is a welcome novella to bridge the gap in the ‘Rivers Of London’ series. Following an apprentice wizard, Peter Grant training in this story is self-contained with some reoccurring characters. As a short book, it might be a point to jump in. If you like the water, go back to the first […]

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The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

‘The Language Of Dying’ is unsurprisingly a novel about death. It deals with the death of the protagonist’s father from cancer. Neither the protagonist or her father are ever named and the book is written in first person to him, almost like a letter. It mainly follows the last few days of the protagonist’s father’s […]

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Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review).

Belated sequel to ‘Ecotastrophe’, issued by Sam’s Dot Publishing over a decade ago, ‘Ecotastrophe II’ is another anthology of climate change stories. Some are set in the near future where things look bleak and some are set in a far future where we’ve coped with the crisis. All of them accept climate change as a […]

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