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Earworms by Jonathan Doering (book review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Earworms by Jonathan Doering  (book review)

At 104 pages, ‘Earworms’ is a Science Fiction novella by author Jonathan Doering. As a novelette, it’s longer than a short story but shorter than a novel but still well worth the read. It’s an intriguing story set in the current time and focused (there’s a pun there) on the application of sound to affect […]

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From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review)

‘From Ice To Ashes’ by Rhett C. Bruno is a standalone novel set in the same world as ‘Titanborn’. The books are related and reading one will enhance the experience of reading the other. In ‘Titanborn’, we learned about the history of Bruno’s Earth and the meteorite that changed everything. In ‘From Ice To Ashes’, […]

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Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony (book review)

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony  (book review)

Kathryn H. Anthony’s book, ‘Defined By Design’, tells a lot more in its sub-title ‘The Surprising Power Of Hidden Gender, Age And Body Bias In Everyday Products And Places’. In other words, the poorly made everyday products you have or might have owned and had or your children have had serious and often fatal problems […]

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Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

‘Slow Bullets’ is the second of Alastair Reynolds’ novellas I’ve read recently, the other being ‘The Iron Tactician’ and, like that book, the scope of the tale comes across just as vast as his much fatter novels, with a sense of history and scale that place the tale as part of something far larger. In […]

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Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shadow Gate (Book Two of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Shadow Gate’ is the second book in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy set in the Hundred. It follows many of the point of view characters as the first book ‘Spirit Gate’ and adds to them. After the battle of Olossi had been won at the end of the first book, the people of the Hundred still need […]

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The Sum Of Her Parts (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 3) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sum Of Her Parts (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 3) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

So here we are then, ‘The Sum Of Her Parts’, the third and final book in Alan Dean Foster’s ‘The Tipping Point Trilogy’. I’m going to have to be careful as I don’t want to give away any plot spoilers. Perhaps a short recap is in order as my reviews of the two previous books was […]

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Peter Bogdanovitch Interviews edited by Peter Tonguette (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Peter Bogdanovitch Interviews edited by Peter Tonguette (book review).

It might seem an odd choice to include a book of interviews, a couple not seen print before, with director/scriptwriter/sometimes actor Peter Bogdanovitch here. After all, other than getting his career jumpstart with Roger Corman when he worked on ‘Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women’ (1968) and directed a couple days with Boris Karloff, […]

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Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

David Sutton has been writing horror fiction since the 1960s. Over the decades, many of his stories have appeared in a multitude of anthologies. Furthermore, he has won many awards for his editing on fantasy anthologies. However, this reviewer is given to understand that ‘Dead Water And Other Weird Tales’ is the first time a […]

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Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

‘Welcome To The Greenhouse ‘is edited by Gordon Van Gelder, who picks the stories for ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ at the time, so I was expecting quality stuff here. In his introduction, he admits to being uncertain about climate change but certain that the possibility of it can give rise to interesting […]

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The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

As with any books looking at a selection of characters, with a title like ‘The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen’, you do expect the author, in this case, Hope Nicholson, has covered all of the major ones. In her introduction, Nicholson cites only America and Canada, yet Barbarella is included and she’s French. Would it have […]

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