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A Conjuring Of Light (Shades Of Magic Book 3) by V.E. Schwab (book review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Conjuring Of Light (Shades Of Magic Book 3) by V.E. Schwab (book review).

‘A Conjuring Of Light’ is the third book in the ‘Shades Of Magic’ series, so if you haven’t read the first two check them out first. Osaron has used Holland’s antari body to take him to Red London. Can Lila and Kell find a way to stop Osaron from destroying Red London? Meanwhile, in Grey […]

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Lost Girl by Adam Nevill (book review).

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Lost Girl by Adam Nevill (book review).

Adam Nevill is a British writer of supernatural horror who has so far published eight novels and a collection of short stories. Given that most of his work falls into the horror genre, ‘Lost Girl’ (2015) is a bit of a departure as it’s a near future dystopian thriller. The story is set in the […]

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People Of The Sun by Jason Parent (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
People Of The Sun by Jason Parent (book review).

‘People Of The Sun’ by Jason Parent tells the story of four aliens from Symoria. They are part of a desperate mission to travel to another world to find food. Their world is dying with most of the available food consumed and their civilisation just an echo of what it once was. Sending a spaceship […]

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Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review).

Dinnusos Rises is a new club in town, gathering place for the fringes of society. Artistic types flock there to enjoy the murals and enjoy the haunting melodies of the house band, Sunset Haze. The political group Taxus Baccata is gaining followers and many of the club’s patrons find themselves caught up in their growing […]

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Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review).

In the last 12 months, the Afterlifers have discovered new funding and started making life difficult for revivers like Jonah to do their job: briefly waking the dead for a final goodbye or to help police catch their killers. Jonah is fed up with the hassle, still having nightmares about the Michael Andreas incident and […]

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NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 by David Baker (book review).

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 by David Baker (book review).

In many respects, I have always wondered why Haynes left a look at NASA’s Mercury Program until last of their space books. At least, I’m assuming it’s the last. Without these early space flights, none of the rest would have been possible. Back in the late 1950s and start of the 1960s, there were all […]

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View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner (book review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner   (book review)

Anthologies of foreign Science Fiction are intrinsically interesting, I think because the writers come from a different culture than your own. Not all that different if they’re French or German but quite a bit if they were in the Eastern bloc under communism. All the stories in this book date from before 1973 when it […]

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The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (book review)

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (book review)

‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ is a standalone novel set in Russia in the 1800s. Vasilisa is the youngest daughter of five children, living in a small village on rich lands owned by her father, Lord Pyotr. Her mother, Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow came from a line of women known to […]

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Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who Series: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – all by Adam Hargreaves (books review)

May 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who Series: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – all by Adam Hargreaves   (books review)

Lest we forget, ‘Doctor Who’ is intended to be a show for children. I have two of them myself and. like any good geeky parent, I am determined to make them like the things that I like or I’ll considering writing them out of my will. Though considering that all I have to leave them […]

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The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent (book review)

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent   (book review)

Jeremy Lent’s book title, ‘The Patterning Instinct’, sounds like a book on knitting but makes more sense from its sub-title, ‘A Cultural History Of Humanity’s Search For Meaning’. Lent’s perspective is to look at humanity from a historical point of view and what it all means. Also, if you’re looking for the meaning of life, […]

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