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The Human Blend (Volume 1 of the Tipping Point Trilogy) by Alan Dean Foster

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Human Blend (Volume 1 of the Tipping Point Trilogy) by Alan Dean Foster

It has been a long time since I have read any of Alan Dean Foster’s work. This is strange as he was a staple author for myself and my friends in our teenage years. When I got the chance to pick up ‘The Human Blend’, I took the liberty of picking up the other two […]

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Binary (®Evolution book 2) by Stephanie Saulter (book review)

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Binary (®Evolution book 2) by Stephanie Saulter   (book review)

If you like your Science Fiction on the political side, then Stephanie Saulter is certainly an author who should be on your radar. Her first book, ‘Gemsigns’ was a superbly written exploration of a future where humanity overcame disaster by engineering modified humans or Gems, then treated them like property instead of people. ‘Gemsigns’ followed […]

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Bite by K.S. Merbeth (book review)

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Bite by K.S. Merbeth    (book review)

Although you only build up a picture of what K.S. Merbeth’s reality is from reading this novel, ‘Bite’, you can’t mistake its somewhat ‘Mad Max’ post-apocalypse world for what it really is. Lots of crazy people, life is cheap, authority by who has the biggest or most guns and who you are scared of. There […]

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Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough (book review)

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Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough   (book review)

To look at the title, ‘Kathryn Bigelow Interviews’, you would think that this Peter Keough edited book is just that. Actually, it is a collection of 38 articles and interviews from different magazine sources that cover director Kathryn Bigelow’s film life from 1987-2011. On top of that, at the beginning of her career, she was […]

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

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Supernova (Book Two in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins  (book review)

Unlike ‘Lightless’, ‘Supernova’ the sequel has nothing much to do with that book other than the key character which is technically a spoiler if you haven’t read that book first. As she has two other names, ‘Huntress’ and the ‘Mallt-y-Nos’, I’ll use the first of these to identify her. Essentially the Huntress is the head […]

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The Doctor And The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Mike Resnick (book review)

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Doctor And The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Mike Resnick   (book review)

Two things you can be sure of when you embark on reading ‘A Weird West’ novel from Mike Resnick, you will be highly entertained and the unexpected will happen. In the alternative realities that are generally known as Steampunk, the vision is of a Victorian style world where steam power has been linked with all […]

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Spanky by Christopher Fowler (ebook review)

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spanky by Christopher Fowler    (ebook review)

Direct from the pen of the supremely excellent Christopher Fowler, who writes the wonderful ‘Bryant And May’ adventures, ‘Spanky’ is a little different. Directly addressing the supernatural, Spanky is one of the devils in human form who offer the temptation to make your life oh so much better. Martyn Ross is a loser in every […]

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The Nightmare Stacks (a Laundry Files novel) by Charles Stross

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Nightmare Stacks (a Laundry Files novel) by Charles Stross

‘The Laundry Files’ are a superb series documenting the never-ending fight between what was the Q-Division of the SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the countless horrors from other dimensions that see us as a nice lunch. The Q-Division used to have offices above an old Chinese laundry and the name stuck, even after the rest […]

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The Secrets Of Wishtide (Laetitia Rodd Mysteries 1) by Kate Saunders (book review)

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Secrets Of Wishtide (Laetitia Rodd Mysteries 1) by Kate Saunders   (book review)

‘Secrets Of Wishtide’ is the first in a series of ‘Laetitia Rodd Mysteries’ about an intrepid female detective in the cast of Sherlock Holmes (who else?) and its inspired, as the author Kate Saunders tells us, by her own obsession with Charles Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’ and some throwaway lines therein. The passion and love for […]

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The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula (book review)

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula  (book review)

Talk about edging your bets. ‘The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who’ by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula cross-matches real science with a certain Time Lord’s TV series, all 813 episodes up to February 2015 and then includes 15 new short stories from various authors, interspersed between the chapters in case readers get bored with […]

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