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Veiled (Alex Verus novel book 6) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Veiled (Alex Verus novel book 6) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

‘Veiled’ is the sixth book in the ‘Alex Verus’ series by Benedict Jacka. It’s a series that goes from strength to strength and, when I get a new ‘Alex Verus’ book, I always know that I’m going to enjoy it. In this instalment, Alex has signed up to work with the Council in an official […]

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Machine Man Paperback by Tom Defalco, Herbe Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith (graphic novel review).

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Machine Man Paperback by Tom Defalco, Herbe Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith (graphic novel review).

I was telling my dear brother about ‘Machine Man: The Complete Collection’ by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko. ‘Complete?’ said he. ‘So it’s got the Barry Smith stuff as well?’ No, I admitted. In fact the ‘Complete Collection’ is quite incomplete as it doesn’t have the stories from Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ neither but, […]

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Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

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Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

The first thing to say is that this ‘complete collection’ isn’t. ‘Machine Man’ originally featured in Jack Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ stories which may never be reprinted because of copyright issues, alas. He’s also reappeared in a mini-series illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith in 1984 and another one in 1999 where he was turned into […]

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson (book review).

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rosewater by Tade Thompson (book review).

I like alien invasion stories as they present the opportunity for displaying the best side of humanity while introducing weird aliens and technologies. ‘Rosewater’ by Tade Thompson doesn’t present the best side of humanity but is the better book for not doing so. It is quite simply one of best books I have read for […]

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The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

As many of you will know, ‘The Shepherd’s Crown’ is the final book set on Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series and it’s difficult to approach it without a degree of apprehension. Will the last book provide a fitting end to the series? Will it be up to Pratchett’s usual standard, even though he was succumbing to […]

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The Core Of The Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (book review).

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The Core Of The Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (book review).

I’ve read several translated novels during the past year and, one thing I’ve come to realise is that, although the location, language and customs may be different, the ingredients of a great Science Fiction novel are just as indefinable. ‘The Core Of The Sun’ is the first Finnish novel I’ve read but, once again, it […]

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Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict (book review).

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict (book review).

**Bear in mind that these books follow the TV series so it’s best to view that before reading to avoid spoilers.** Tanya is intrigue by the Stone House and she can’t stop going there. You see there’s a girl in the window. You can tell she’s afraid, that she’s trapped and that the house won’t […]

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The Lost Child Of Lychford (Witches Of Lychford book 2) by Paul Cornell (book review).

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Lost Child Of Lychford (Witches Of Lychford book 2) by Paul Cornell (book review).

We’re not a coven, just three powerful women who encounter ‘The Lost Child Of Lychford’. This is a welcome sequel to ‘The Witches Of Lychford’, where the three encounter some serious power from the other side. In fact, from all sides. This time the women are divided by their experiences, their power lost because each […]

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Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century: Essays On New Adaptations edited by Lynette Porter (book review).

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century: Essays On New Adaptations edited by Lynette Porter (book review).

‘Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century’ is a series of essays produced from various academics covering the use of the Sherlock Holmes character in current media. Sherlock Holmes is almost constantly on our screens. Well, it would be if only more of it could be churned out. Instead, we have been teased with very short […]

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The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth (book review)

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth    (book review)

‘The Devils’ Evidence’ is the second novel in a series about Thomas Fool. He first appeared in ‘The Devil’s Detective’ and I think you can see where this is heading. These books crossover between horror and murder mystery. Thomas Fool’s beat is Hell and it’s not for the faint-hearted. As commander of Hell’s Information Men, […]

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