RSSCategory: Books

Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas   (book review)

Now here’s a book you would want to keep out of the Rebels’ hands, ‘Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station Owner’s Workshop Manual’ by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Here you get to see the development of the prototypes before the small moon-version endorsed by the Emperor Palpatine and built by the […]

Read More

Spirit Gate (Book One of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spirit Gate (Book One of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott   (book review)

‘Spirit Gate’ is the first book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. It is mainly set in a medieval world in a country called the Hundred. The book has various point of view characters: Joss, Mai, Shai and Keshad. Joss and Keshad are from the Hundred, a country that has progressively been sliding into […]

Read More

Eyes To See: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise (book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Eyes To See: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise   (book review)

‘Eyes to See’ is the first book in ‘The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles’ by Joseph Nassise. It follows the story of Jeremiah Hunt, who lives in Boston, USA in the present day. Hunt was previously a Professor of Ancient Languages at Harvard University and, five years before the story begins, his young daughter, Elizabeth, is kidnapped. […]

Read More

How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather (art book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather   (art book review)

Looking at the title, ‘How To Draw Fallen Angels’, the word ‘Fallen’ doesn’t really sink in that this book, text by Michelle Prather and art by Mike Butkus, is about some of the residents of Hell. As Prather reveals, even those from Heaven aren’t particularly nice neither and both sides appear in different countries over […]

Read More

The Can Opener’s Daughter (book 2) by Rob Davis (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Can Opener’s Daughter (book 2) by Rob Davis  (graphic novel review)

I enjoyed ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’ by Rob Davis but it is one weird graphic novel. Mind you, men wearing their underpants on the outside to fight criminals in New York are weird, too, but we are used to super-heroes. Just as Radio can be used for the ‘Today Programme’ or ‘The Goons’, so comics, […]

Read More

Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel   (graphic novel review)

‘Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars’ is a graphic novel by Jessica Abel with background and design by Lydia Roberts and colours by Walter. I’m not sure what background and design means. With 64 pages, it’s quite a thin hardcover edition but a very nice one and I guess you’re paying for those lush production costs. […]

Read More

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood  (graphic novel review)

M.R. James is seen by many as the master of the English ghost story. A British academic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he wrote over thirty ghost stories, many of which have become classics frequently heard on radio or television at Christmas. Published to coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the author’s […]

Read More

Crises and Conflicts edited by Ian Whates (book review)

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crises and Conflicts edited by Ian Whates    (book review)

Celebrating ten years of well-known UK small press publisher NewCon Press, editor and owner Ian Whates has launched a series of anthologies with various themes, including ‘Crises And Conflicts’, the third of such space opera and military SF anthologies from the imprint. This one includes sixteen stories by a fine array of well-known and up-and-coming […]

Read More

Codex Derynianus by Katherine Kurtz and Robert Reginald (book review)

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Codex Derynianus by Katherine Kurtz and Robert Reginald   (book review)

Kathryn Kurtz’s ‘Deryni’ series of books passed me by, it has to be admitted, but having come across one or two references to them elsewhere, I had hoped that this reference guide to the series might form a useful introduction. Alas, that was not the case, but that particular failing shouldn’t be seen as a […]

Read More

The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen (book review)

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen   (book review)

‘The Science Of Discworld IV’ follows along the tradition established by previous Discworld ‘Science Of…’ books by contrasting our magically-created world, known as Roundworld, with the real world, which is, of course, the Discworld. But it’s also an in-universe piece of fiction, chronicling the debates held by the wizards and scholars of the Discworld at […]

Read More

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)