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Spirit by Gwyneth Jones (book review).

June 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spirit by Gwyneth Jones (book review).

The version of ‘Spirit’ I had for review was the large format paperback and it is a large book. It’s also quite weighty and that’s before you get to the story. Inside the cover on the title page is printed ‘Spirit’ in a large font and’ underneath in a smaller font’ there is an alternative […]

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Choice Or Chance by Stephen Nowicki (book review).

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Choice Or Chance by Stephen Nowicki (book review).

Looking at the title, ‘Choice Or Chance’, you would think Stephen Nowicki’s book was about gambling odds. More so as there is a ring of dice on the cover. However, the sub-title, ‘Understanding Your Locus Of Control And Why It Matters’ still didn’t leave me that much wiser. It’s easier if you read the book. […]

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Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All by Jonas Jonasson (book review).

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Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All by Jonas Jonasson (book review).

‘Hitman Anders’ is a short and pleasing novel from Jonas Jonasson (‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of A Window And Disappeared’). The Receptionist, as he is mostly known in this novel, or Per Persson has had a mostly rotten life. It has been rotten enough to make him the receptionist at a lousy hotel […]

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Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne (book review).

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Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne (book review).

I had slight misgivings with the preface to Carlen Lavigne’s book, ‘Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction’ when she starts describing the history of cyberpunk without mentioning Bruce Bethke’s 1983 short story but in the proper introduction, she clearly is well read on the subject and covers the history in the following chapter. She describes […]

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Ravenspur: Rise Of The Tudors by Conn Iggulden (book review).

June 9, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Ravenspur: Rise Of The Tudors by Conn Iggulden (book review).

Edward IV landed at Ravenspur in North Yorkshire, when he returned from France to reclaim his throne from the Earl of Warwick’s puppet, Edward VI. If you think ‘Game Of Thrones, is over the top, you should sample some English history. In the War Of The Roses, the crown changed hands several times between the […]

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Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

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Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

‘Star Wars Art: Posters’ is a large format book looking at how poster art for the ‘Star Wars’ films has changed over the last forty years. Not only does this provide a unique comparison of how times and tastes change but also how richly the ‘Star Wars’ universe can be interpreted. During the original trilogy […]

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Lightless (Book One in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lightless (Book One in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review).

The three man crewed scientific spaceship Ananke is on its way to Pluto when a two man saboteur team get on-board and virus the computer so they wouldn’t be detected, except they are. Having only one brig, one is placed there and the other, with a broken arm, in a storage room. Only problem, as […]

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The Fireman by Joe Hill (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Fireman by Joe Hill (book review).

‘The Fireman’ might ring some bells for a few of you and, if in doubt, you can see that Joe Hill has wholeheartedly dedicated this book to its predecessors Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and the 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut. There are plenty of other references to post-apocalyptic novels to savour or spit out […]

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Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani (book review).

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Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani (book review).

I’ve gone about reviewing these ‘Original Topps Trading Card Series’ books in a bit of an odd order, starting with the ‘Galaxy’ series, then ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and now the series that kickstarted them all ‘Star Wars’. Once again, though, it proves to be a fascinating journey into a world of collectible merchandise from nearly […]

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The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

June 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

A couple of years ago I read ‘Adiamante’ by L.E. Modesitt, Jr and it was excellent. It was the first of his books I’d read and up to that point I hadn’t realised he wrote Science Fiction, having only seen his fantasy books in the past. ‘The One-Eyed Man’, subtitled ‘A Fugue, With Winds And […]

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