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The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II edited by Dan Lockwood

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The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II edited by Dan Lockwood

HP Lovecraft has undergone something of a renaissance of late. Alan Moore’s recent ‘Neonomicon’ series introduced the author to a new generation of readers by placing his work and mythos at the centre of an investigation into a cult. While that series created a new angle to look at the author from, it’s important not […]

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 03 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Robin Smith

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 03 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Robin Smith

Probably the biggest reason you would need to buying the third volume of the ‘Strontium Dog’ books is because of the massive epic storyline dealing with the life and death of Wulf Sternhammer. Hardly spoiler as these tales were originally printed in ‘2000AD’ comic back in the mid-1980s. You would have thought that this was […]

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Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

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Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

A love letter to the most famous yet unknown serial killer of all time, ‘Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper’ is an anthology of author Robert Bloch’s writings on the 19th Century Victorian murderer. With his 1940s short story about ‘Saucy Jack’, Bloch imagines the serial killer as an immortal being, forced to sacrifice others in […]

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

I know I frequently go on about learning more about a book from its sub-title than its main title, but ‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite’ makes it clear from the start what its author David DiSalvo is on about. Whether it’s true or not is going to depend […]

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The Jerry Goldsmith Collection – Vol. 1: The Rarities

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The Jerry Goldsmith Collection – Vol. 1: The Rarities

For over 40 years, Jerry Goldsmith was movie soundtracks. Such respect he had earned among his peers was that even the great Henri Mancini said that Goldsmith had instilled two things into his contemporaries, ‘He keeps us honest. And he scares the hell out of us.’ With the ability to score for tense political dramas […]

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The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

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The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

‘The Broken Universe’ is the third and appears final book in Paul Melko’s series. For those who missed the earlier two, their titles are: ‘Singularity’s Ring’ and ‘The Walls Of The Universe’, both reviewed on SFC. I was a little concerned that there was no recap at the beginning of the book but Melko skilfully […]

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The Apocalypse Codex (The Laundry Files book 4) by Charles Stross

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The Apocalypse Codex (The Laundry Files book 4) by Charles Stross

This is the fourth book in ‘The Laundry Files’ series of novels telling the story of Bob Howard, an operative in a branch of a very British and very secret service known as ‘The Laundry’ that fights otherworldly threats to this world. Bob is an ex-hacker who is now a practitioner of the profession of […]

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2 by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2 by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman

After reading the first book, you would think there wouldn’t have been enough material left for a second. However, ‘Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2’ covers ‘Wallace And Gromit’s World Of Invention’, ‘A Matter Of Loaf And Death’ and ‘The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit’ and fills the gap showing nineteen devices (patent pending) that […]

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Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (book review).

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Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden (book review).

I’m not entirely why John Marsden’s novelisation, ‘Tomorrow When The War Began’, is Science Fiction. Taken from a young adult perspective, the seven teens involved are not in the centre of events nor really know what is going on, as indeed this reader. In fact, it wasn’t until the acknowledgements at the back of the […]

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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

Blessed with the ability to file away perfectly all information he receives and then conjure up an imaginary avatar or ‘aspect’ for it, Stephen Leeds, aka Legion, makes the perfect expert in everything. With no limit to the number of aspects that can be created, he can absorb and channel latent information quickly and easily. […]

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