Tag: Gollancz

Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

In the distance future, robots will take over. Well, the future is now…The ‘Adam Robots’ collection of short stories by UK author Adam Roberts contains tales all containing, well…robots. Known for a career that drift from Science Fiction to parody, Roberts doesn’t adhere to any one style of story in this collection, with each one […]

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It’s a great big scifi and fantasy circus at Piccadilly!

June 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
It’s a great big scifi and fantasy circus at Piccadilly!

Gollancz and Waterstones London Piccadilly are hosting a genre fiction festival with participation from Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen Hunt, Joanne M. Harris, Joe Hill and many other bestselling genre writers. Midway between genre-fiction convention Nine Worlds GeekFest (Heathrow, 8-9th August 2014) and The 72nd World Science-Fiction Convention (Loncon 3, ExCel London Docklands, 14-18th August 2014), Gollancz […]

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NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

July 7, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

‘NOS 4R2’ geddit, Nosferatu…but on a car registration plate. Don’t worry though, this book isn’t written in car regs nor text speak. It’s just a little play on words to lure you into a false sense of security before the real show begins. A common theme in Joe Hill’s third novel. What it actually refers […]

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (book review).

April 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (book review).

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher, who are acquired (stolen?) as children and subject to a form of mutation. They are fed toxins and undergo rituals. The survivors develop immunity to the toxins and gain certain abilities as a result. They are designed for a single purpose — the hunt and slaughter of monsters, magical […]

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Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (book review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts	(book review).

I’ve been staring at ‘Jack Glass’ for over an hour, trying to find the best way to start this review. There’s little point in summarising the plot, because the plot is just another post-modern cog in the cunning little machine that Adam Roberts has so intricately assembled. This is a clever book, but it’s a […]

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The Educated Ape And Other Wonders Of The Worlds by Robert Rankin (book review)

February 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Educated Ape And Other Wonders Of The Worlds by Robert Rankin	(book review)

A Lord wants to unite several worlds through a Grand Exposition, a scientist hopes to create a working time ship, a femme fatale is looking to destroy the world by inducing the End Of Days and, amid all this, a detective and his monkey associate are trying unsuccessfully to stay out of trouble. This is […]

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A Matter Of Blood (The Dog-Faced Gods book 1 of 3) by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

January 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Matter Of Blood (The Dog-Faced Gods book 1 of 3) by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

Cass realises that nothing was as it seemed. His family had all been keeping secrets and now it is vital that Cass uncovers them all. As the killings continue and his family mysteries deepen, everything seems to be leading Cass towards a confrontation with the notorious economic super-power, The Bank, and the elusive Mr. Bright. […]

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Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories: 2) by Simon R. Green (book review)

December 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories: 2) by Simon R. Green (book review)

Eddie Drood is back and this time it’s a ‘Family’ matter. For those of you who haven’t read the first book in the ‘Secret Histories’ series, please click away now as spoilers will follow in 3… 2… 1… Following Eddie’s exile by his family and his subsequent rooting out of the faction seeking to take […]

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The Man With The Golden Torc (Secret Histories: 1) by Simon R. Green (book review)

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Man With The Golden Torc (Secret Histories: 1) by Simon R. Green	(book review)

The name’s Bond, Shaman Bond. A fresh twist on an old favourite by Simon Green. ‘The Man With The Golden Torc’ charts the misadventures of Shaman Bond, also known as Eddie Drood, a member of the Drood Family, who keep the world free from all those things that go bump in the night. Their jurisdiction […]

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X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot until I come up with a better name with the new SFC.

Here’s a couple books we’ve reviewed in the past that have been re-issued. RE-ISSUE AND ACCORDING TO THE COVER, NOT A FILM TIE-IN The Soddit by A.R.R. Roberts (pub: Gollancz. 290 page small enlarged hardback. Price: £ 8.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-575-11940-6. E-book: £ 4.99 (UK)) check out website: www.orionbooks.co.uk   US RELEASE OF UK BOOK […]

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