Tag: Subterranean Press

The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb	(book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account […]

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Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti (book review).

December 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti (book review).

‘Noctuary’, the third volume of Thomas Ligotti’s short fiction, revised and published by Subterranean Press. Preceded by the excellent ‘Songs Of A Dead Dreamer’ and ‘Grimscribe’, this particular collection feels a little weaker in comparison. This isn’t to say it isn’t worth reading. Though I am starting to think the idea of the weird and […]

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We Are For The Dark: 1987-90: Volume Seven by Robert Silverberg (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
We Are For The Dark: 1987-90: Volume Seven by Robert Silverberg (book review).

The collecting of the stories of Robert Silverberg continues with this latest volume, ‘We Are For The Dark’. It’s a mixed bag of short stories and novellas with the latter providing the best bits. Silverberg has often said that the novelette or novella is the ideal vehicle for a Science Fiction idea and he has […]

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The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (book review).

David Martin is a writer, working at the local paper in Barcelona, when he gets an offer to write a series of books for a shady duo of publishers. His new books attract the attention of the secretive Andreas Corelli with an offer to make. Corelli offers David 100,000 francs to write a book, a […]

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The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams (book review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams (book review).

The one problem with Subterranean Press books is that even when we review them to fit in their release schedule, their short run books are often sold out before release. If you’re interested in limited editions, having their website stashed away on your Favourites list should at least allow you some chance at getting your […]

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The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard (book review).

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard (book review).

The dragon Griaule is 6000 feet long and has been lying dormant in the hills for thousands of years exerting his influence over the surrounding country. This collection brings together six short stories and novellas about this enormous dragon, giving different perspectives on his life and influence. ‘The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule’ tells […]

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Palimpsest by Charles Stross

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Palimpsest by Charles Stross

As a novella, Palimpsest is densely packed with extraordinary ideas, facts and speculation. It also manages to pack in an absorbing story to wrap all this around. At its heart is the story of Pierce, an agent of Stasis, he starts a twenty-year apprenticeship by killing his grandfather and that’s when everything starts to go […]

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The Best of Kage Baker.

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Best of Kage Baker.

The big problem with anything that is labelled ‘Best Of…’ is no one can actually agree what should be included or left out. While it is useful to stimulate discussion, the ultimate choice will either leave the reader smug or frustrated. While the author is available to be the final arbiter, there is an excuse […]

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Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper by Robert Bloch

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
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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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
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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