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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

Getting back into the swing from Mike Carey’s first novel, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, becomes a lot harder with no précis of what happened there. Checking my original notes, there is little to connect to the two stories other than the post-apocalypse reality anyway. However, I really do wish editors and authors paid […]

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Doctor Who: The Shining Man by Cavan Scott (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Shining Man by Cavan Scott (book review).

Not a stranger to stranger things, Cavan Scott presents us with ‘The Shining Man’, a novel featuring the 12th Doctor and new companion, Bill. Very much part of the settling in process for the viewer/reader, this gives us a little bit more Bill. When Noah and Masie’s mum disappear in the street outside their house, […]

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The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

I retain an affection for the TV series ‘The Librarians’ and, although it seems they have an infinitesimally small budget on screen, they make up for it by the interaction of the team. Short seasons of one hour episodes followed on from a series of TV movies for Sci-Fi Channel headed by Noah Wyle. The […]

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NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

Something that becomes apparent from reading this book, ‘NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017’ by Ralph Lorenz, is how far our computer technology has advanced since the spacecraft/probe was sent to Saturn. I suspect it’s going to haunt ever more space missions the further we send them. The name ‘Cassini-Hyygens’ is derived from two 17th […]

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Dying Of The Light by George RR Martin (book review).

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dying Of The Light by George RR Martin (book review).

Unlike the rest of the Earth’s population, I have neither read nor watched ‘Game Of Thrones’, not being a fan of fantasy, though I did once see George RR Martin in passing at EasterCon. I did read two of George RR Martin’s Science Fiction books years ago: ‘Windhaven’ and ‘Tuff Voyaging’, the latter of which […]

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Making The Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall (book review).

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Making The Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall (book review).

‘Making The Magic Happen’ has nothing to do with conjuring but as the sub-title of Peter D. Marshall’s book proclaims, ‘The Art And Craft Of Film Direction’. In many ways, this book feels like a supplement to the previous book, ‘Producer To Producer’, this month as Marshall explores the film making organisation process as a […]

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Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book by Jeffrey Brown (book review).

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book by Jeffrey Brown (book review).

Jeffrey Brown’s cutesy yet adorable ‘Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book’ reimagines the Dark Lord of the Sith as a doting father of a younger Leia and Luke, whose ages range from toddler-size to teen. As with Brown’s other titles such as ‘Darth Vader And Son’, he draws a series of cartoon vignettes that show […]

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Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review).

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review).

If you thought John Higgins was only a colourist, famed only for the ‘Watchmen’, then this book, ‘Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins’ should remedy that. In the UK, there is less specialisation as there is in America for comicbook art and it’s only when careers get established that some speciality […]

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A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

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Regeneration (Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regeneration (Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review).

In the years since Gems were granted their freedom, society has changed beyond recognition. Now, the gillungs, capable of breathing underwater, are about to launch a revolutionary new power station but not everyone is happy about it. As suspicious accidents plague the facility and gillungs start to develop strange illnesses, Detective Sharon Varsi is called […]

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