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The Immortality Engine (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation book 3) by George Mann (book review).

December 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Immortality Engine (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation book 3) by George Mann (book review).

If you hunger for more stories about the indomitable Sherlock Holmes but can’t get a regular fix, you might want try another dynamic duo. Yes, detectives ‘a deux’ will always be compared to the great Holmes and Watson but despite some obvious similarities, the pairing of Sir Maurice Newbury and Veronica Hobbes offers a slightly […]

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Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

The first thing to say about ’Princeps’ is that L.E. Modesitt makes no concessions to new readers in this sequel and if you haven’t read ‘Scholar’, book four in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it’s not worth getting this one. On the other hand, if you haven’t read books one to three in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it […]

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The Rapture Of The Nerds by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross (book review).

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Rapture Of The Nerds by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross	 (book review).

Fancy yourself as a Luddite? Well if you’re reading this fantastic review on this amazing website, you’ve failed already. Offended? Perhaps you’d like to call someone to talk about it? No wait, your phone is off-limits as well. Want to complain to the editor? Get out your pen and paper as email is also a […]

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Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi (book review)

November 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi		(book review)

I first came across John Scalzi when I read ‘Old Man’s War’. This book made a big impression on me and is one of the few physical books I have retained for re-reading. Unfortunately, Scalzi’s subsequent novels were not so well received and so he dropped off my radar. When I saw the book listed, […]

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A Forthcoming Wizard by Jody Lynn Nye (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A Forthcoming Wizard by Jody Lynn Nye (book review).

Chapter One contains a recap of events from book one, ‘An Unexpected Apprentice’, so you don’t need to have read it to find out what is going on. In ‘A Forthcoming Wizard’, Tildi reclaims the Great Book from thief Nemeth, who now lies dead. Before Tildi and her travelling companions have had a chance to […]

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Scholar (The Imager Portfolio book 4) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scholar (The Imager Portfolio book 4) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

‘Scholar’, the fourth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, opens with the furniture of fantasy: a cast list and a map. The other genre that needs this at times is the historical novel, with which indeed Modesitt’s work has much in common. The best historical novels, for my money, deal with the doings of leaders and […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

September 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

These ‘Unincorporated’ book series seems to be moving ever further from the original unique premise where American business practices are extended in the future with everyone owning a bit of everyone else’s lives has been forgotten in a civil war stretching across the Solar System. The fourth book, ‘The Unincorporated Future’, is essentially a war […]

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The Coldest War (book 2) by Ian Tregillis

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Coldest War (book 2) by Ian Tregillis

It is 1963, some eighteen years after World War Two, in this alternative reality, Germany wasn’t split between Russia, American and Great Britain, but held solely by the USSR, who have been quiet about the concentration camps and the rest of the world has swung back to normal. This ‘normal’ looks something like pre-WW2 but […]

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Energized by Edward M. Lerner

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Energized by Edward M. Lerner

Edward Lerner’s latest book, ‘Energized’, is a post-disaster book. An accident has resulted in the Middle East oil being radioactive contaminated, according to the book’s inside sleeve, and Russia has a bigger say in where other countries’ power resources are procured from. It’s a shame there isn’t more emphasis on this disaster in the opening […]

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