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The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
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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Arcane Empires.

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arcane Empires.

If you are a fan of the Command and Conquer-style strategy game, you like steampunk, and have an android or iPhone/iPad device, then Arcane Empires is looking like the game you might just be searching for. This one has airships, steam-driven robot fighting vehicles and mechanical elephants and a variety of other tools to use […]

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The Expendables 2 (Frank’s take).

August 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Expendables 2 (Frank’s take).

Stallone and his carnage crew are back for more firepower and flippancy in the hyperactive sequel The Expendables 2. These aging and rollicking renegades deal mainly in rocking the boat…not rocking chairs! The heart and soul behind The Expendables 2—much like its pulsating predecessor—is plain as the trigger on a semi-automatic shotgun: it is about […]

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The Bourne Legacy (Frank’s take).

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Bourne Legacy (Frank’s take).

The rousing fourth instalment of the Bourne movie series looks forward to continuing the tenacious trend following the excitable exploits of one of cinema’s favourite amnesiac super spies. Also, the catchy film titles in this espionage franchise seemingly roll off the tongue: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy and now The Bourne […]

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Para Time. Slider with Cops?

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Para Time. Slider with Cops?

The chap behind the retro time-travelling TV crime series, Life on Mars (and its follow-up Ashes to Ashes), Matthew Graham, is coming back with a new series for 20th Century Fox that sounds a little like Sliders combined with Hill Street Blues. Called Para Time – as in parallel universe, rather than the British nickname […]

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Portals to infinity.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Portals to infinity.

In 2011 a lover of my work who had always liked the Galactic Tours ‘portal’ illustration asked if the original was still available. Since it was from 1981 it was sold long ago, so he asked if something similar could be painted. After long e-mail discussions the result was the large painting seen here: not […]

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