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Shipstar (volume 2) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shipstar (volume 2) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

‘Shipstar’ continues the adventure started in ‘Bowl Of Heaven’ where the crew of SunSeeker encountered a solar system-sized bowl-shaped construct powered and propelled by its own sun. SunSeeker was a ramscoop spaceship en route from Earth to colonise a planet called Glory with the crew were mostly in cold sleep. The Bowl has been voyaging […]

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Bowl Of Heaven (volume one) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bowl Of Heaven (volume one) by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (book review).

Don’t buy this book! Or rather, don’t buy this book unless you also buy ‘Shipstar’, the book which follows. ‘Bowl Of Heaven’ is not a novel, it’s half a novel. The story ends in the middle so it isn’t a part one that can be read independently of part two, namely ‘Shipstar’. Quite why they […]

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The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

Having read Ben Miller’s book ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ last year, I was curious enough to read his latest ‘The Aliens Are Coming!’, where he looks at our search for extra-terrestrial life-forms. More so, as he’s the second comedian – all right, in his case, actor-comedian – to recently promote science on British TV, relying […]

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The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (book review).

February 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (book review).

‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ by Robert V.S Reddick is the first of a trilogy which, according to its jacket, ‘is destined to take its place among the classics of epic fantasy’. Time will tell whether that’s true or not but ‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ is not a bad start. On the world of Alifros, a […]

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Challenger Unbound edited by Michael R Brush and S.G. Mulholland (book review).

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Challenger Unbound edited by Michael R Brush and S.G. Mulholland (book review).

There has been a tradition of writers, especially those honing their skills, to add to the adventures of their favourite characters. Children do it every time they play with the characters and other toys from films and TV programmes, such as ‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Frozen’. Most stories either stay under the bed or turn up in […]

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Doctor Who: City Of Death by James Goss (book review).

February 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: City Of Death by James Goss (book review).

TV novelisations have become quite rare in an age when most TV series are more likely to have a DVD or even a blu-ray release now. Much of this is down to the TV companies being able to do them economically to tie-in with them being shown on the box and, in part, because fewer […]

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Doctor Who: The Legends Of Ashilor by James Goss, Robert Llewellyn, Jenny T. Colgan and Justin Richards (book review).

February 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Legends Of Ashilor by James Goss, Robert Llewellyn, Jenny T. Colgan and Justin Richards (book review).

‘The Legends Of Ashildr’ is a very quick and clever way to cash in on the interests around this character Ashildr, created for series 9 of the new ‘Doctor Who’ TV series. If this sounds cynical, it isn’t as anything that encourages people to read is fine by me and there is nothing bad in […]

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Angel Of Highgate by Vaughn Entwistle (book review).

February 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Angel Of Highgate by Vaughn Entwistle (book review).

‘Angel Of Highgate’ is a prequel to ‘The Revenant Of Thraxton Hall’ which commences the adventure Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde (yes, I know who would have thunk it). Alas, it does not feature those but explains a little background to Thraxton. It is the story of Lord Geoffrey Thraxton himself. Opening with […]

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Necroscope: The Möbius Murders by Brian Lumley (book review).

February 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Necroscope: The Möbius Murders by Brian Lumley (book review).

‘The Möbius Murders’ is the eighteenth book in the ‘Necroscope’ series featuring Harry Keogh and, as usual, pits the protagonist against a threat that traditional law enforcement can’t handle. But not through lack of effort, though, and one of the interesting things about the ‘Necroscope’ milieu is the interaction between gifted individuals like Harry, the […]

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Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

Author Paul Levitz says from the start that there have been many books written about Will Eisner and as the title ‘Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel’ says, he wants to focus on the evolution of the graphic novel and the cartoonist’s involvement in it. After all, it was Eisner who first coined the […]

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