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The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (Book Review).

October 12, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (Book Review).

I normally start a review with a small plot summary, but so much happened in this novel, my plot summary would not be small. Long story short, Loch and her…I want to call it a ragtag band, her collection of accomplices, feel thrown together by circumstances and they are, really. So, Loch and her band […]

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Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

Look at the title ‘Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology’ and puzzle over what it means. To me, a singularity is a black hole. Here, editors James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel define it from Vernor Vinge’s essay ‘The Coming Technology Singularity: How To Survive In The Post-Human Era’, another equally baffling title which they explain […]

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Fate Of Worlds (Fleet Of Worlds book 5) by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (book review)

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Fate Of Worlds (Fleet Of Worlds book 5) by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (book review)

For a fifth and final book in the ‘Fleet Of Worlds’ series, ‘Fate Of Worlds’ is practically an introduction to any new reader to the ‘Known Space’ reality with the opening third of the book introducing characters and their situation. From different points in space, there is the discovery that the million mile across six […]

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

It seems it isn’t just ordinary people who have a fascination with moving dinosaurs and illustrations of such. As Paleobiologist Dr. Philip J. Currie points out in the first introduction to the book ‘Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart’, artists brings flesh and bone to fossils. In other words, it brings them to life in […]

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The Grub Street Murders.

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The Grub Street Murders.

Kate Lyall Grant, Publisher at Severn House, has acquired the opening novel of a new crime series from author Eric Brown. The novel, entitled The Grub Street Murders, introduces crime novelist Donald Langham and Maria Dupré, the daughter of a French Cultural Secretary in London who works part-time for Langham’s literary agent. As blackmail escalates […]

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German publishing deal for author Mark Barnes.

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
German publishing deal for author Mark Barnes.

The rights department at Amazon Publishing have sold German rights in the Echoes of Empire trilogy by Mark Barnes to Blanvalet, part of the Random House group. World rights to Echoes of Empire were sold by the John Jarrold Literary Agency to David Pomerico at 47North, Amazon’s SF and Fantasy imprint, earlier this year. The […]

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The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (book review).

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (book review).

Angel detective I hear you say? Sorry to all the Joss Whedon fans out there but the Buffy spin-off show isn’t making a return to television. Instead, we get an eternal battle between heaven and hell that takes a turn for the worse and it’s up to private investigator Bobby Dollar to save the day. […]

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X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

Here’s a couple books we’ve reviewed in the past that have been re-issued. RE-ISSUE AND ACCORDING TO THE COVER, NOT A FILM TIE-IN The Soddit by A.R.R. Roberts (pub: Gollancz. 290 page small enlarged hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-575-11940-6. E-book: £ 4.99 (UK)) check out website: www.orionbooks.co.uk   US RELEASE OF UK BOOK […]

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Is That A Word? by David Bukszpan (book review)

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Is That A Word? by David Bukszpan (book review)

The bane of any Science Fiction writer is coming up with new words, be it for character or location names or something just a little off-beat that the reader might feel familiar with but can’t quite place. Unless you’re a linguist or have a great love of wandering through dictionaries, keeping an eye out for […]

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The Hidden World (A Princess Of Roumanis book 4) by Paul Park (book review).

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hidden World (A Princess Of Roumanis book 4) by Paul Park (book review).

‘The Hidden World’ completes Paul Park’s inventive and, at times, frustrating series of novels centred on Miranda Popescu. At the opening of the series, she believes she is a young girl living in the present day USA, living what we would regard as a normal life with her friends, Andromeda and Peter. Miranda discovers our […]

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