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Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

Despite having a long title, Timothy Garton Ash’s book, ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World’ is something that should be of interest to all of you as it examines just how much control each country has over the medium we all used called the Internet. Thought that might get your attention. With half […]

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Rose (The Black Archive) by Jon Arnold (book review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rose (The Black Archive) by Jon Arnold (book review).

‘Rose’ the opening episode of the 2005 relaunch of ‘Doctor Who’ is a remarkable piece of television. That it even exists is a testament to the hard work, dedication and downright faith that a once-dead TV show could be brought back to life successfully. It is in examining the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of ‘Rose’ that […]

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Xeelee: Endurance by Stephen Baxter (book review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Xeelee: Endurance by Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘Xeelee: Endurance’ by Stephen Baxter is a collection of eleven stories and novellas, all part of the ‘Xeelee’ sequence, which at the moment encompasses seven novels and fifty-two stories. Mankind features in the ‘Xeelee’ sequence as little more than an innocent bystander in an intergalactic war between the Xeelee and another species which will eventually […]

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Fight Like A Girl edited by Roz Clarke and Joanne Hall (book review).

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Fight Like A Girl edited by Roz Clarke and Joanne Hall (book review).

‘Fight Like A Girl’ is an anthology featuring a selection of short stories by female writers exploring the different ways characters can fight like a girl. Collecting 15 stories by a range of both well-known authors and new names, there’s a good variety of settings, themes and characters. However, I struggled to engage with a […]

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The Art Of Avatar by Liza Fitzpatrick (book review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Avatar by Liza Fitzpatrick (book review).

I was surprised but delighted when a request to Abrams Books came up with a copy of Liza Fitzpatrick’s 2009 book, ‘The Art Of Avatar’ to review. It’s a good reminder that first hand editions of books are still available. Although I always felt that ‘Avatar’ as a three hour film isn’t going to make […]

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Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

I read an interview with Denny O’Neil a while back in which he was asked how his famous pairing with Neal Adams that resulted in so many classic stories came about. He said it was just random chance. When he handed in a script he had no idea which artist would be drawing it. Just […]

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Strangeways Number 5 by James Patrick Kelly (ebook review).

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Strangeways Number 5 by James Patrick Kelly (ebook review).

James Patrick Kelly is one of those writers who makes a living mostly by writing short fiction if you count novelettes as short. Such rare beasts intrigue me in the age of the ten doorstep volume fantasy and as a short story writer – bush league – I always read interviews and so forth of […]

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Writers Jamie Sawyer and Neal Asher discuss their latest books.

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Writers Jamie Sawyer and Neal Asher discuss their latest books.

Jamie Sawyer, author of the recently released sci-fi action debut ‘The Lazarus War: Artefact’ gets some writing tips and finds out what’s next from Science Fiction veteran Neal Asher, whose latest book ‘War Factory’ releases this May. Jamie Sawyer: Would you describe your writing as space opera, cyberpunk, or something else? Do you think that […]

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The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

‘The Cathedral Of Known Things’ is the second book in Edward Cox’s innovative fantasy series set in a world where a giant labyrinth filled with demons separates a town of humans from the inter-connected worlds of the Aelfir. Picking up straight after the events of the first book, ‘The Relic Guild’, I was looking forward […]

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Campaign 2100: Game Of Scorpions by Larry Hodges (book review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Campaign 2100: Game Of Scorpions by Larry Hodges (book review).

‘Campaign 2100: Game Of Scorpions’ actually opens with the end of Campaign 2096 on Friday January 20th when Corbin Dubois is about to take over as President of Earth. He has been elected, thanks to the cunning work of Toby and Lara Platt, a father-daughter team of cut-throat political operatives who stop at nothing. Toby […]

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