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Beyond The Empire (The Indranan War book 3) by K.B Wagers (book review).

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond The Empire (The Indranan War book 3) by K.B Wagers (book review).

Being brought up to speed in little less that a paragraph in the opening chapter and just a little more on the back cover, I really wish publishers insisted more authors provide a proper series synopsis for us poor devils who read several dozen books a year. While off-planet, Empress Hail Bristol finds herself cut-off […]

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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […]

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Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

November 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

Guy P. Harrison’s book, ‘Think Before You Like’, makes more sense from the very long sub-title, ‘Social Media’s Effect On The Brain And The Tools You Need To Navigate Your Newsfeed’. In other words, he’s investigating social media and as someone who doesn’t really use it, it’ll be interesting to see if he can convince […]

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Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).

November 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).

Michael Moorcock is widely regarded as one of the key figures in the history of British Science Fiction and fantasy, but this reviewer at least came to him relatively recently and the reissuing of this 1968 novel, ‘Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn’, provided the opportunity to decide if Moorcock’s older works are still worth reading. […]

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And Then You’re Dead: A Scientific Exploration Of The World’s Most Interesting Ways To Die by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty (book review).

November 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
And Then You’re Dead: A Scientific Exploration Of The World’s Most Interesting Ways To Die by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty (book review).

Want a nice cheery book for this time of year? I doubt if the thrill-seekers or even the unfortunate who contemplate taking their own lives will find this book of use. Many of the situations are a tad extreme to get into and might actually put them off. What Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty’s book […]

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The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich (book review).

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The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich (book review).

The Irish Empire takes the place of the traditional British Empire in ‘The Time Roads’, an alternative history/steampunk tale from Beth Bernobich, set at the turn of the 20th century when European geography and politics are almost familiar yet convincingly different. The book is made up of four linked novellas, three of which have been […]

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Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review).

‘Gnomon’ opens with a death in custody. The person in question is Diana Hunter, she may or not have been a dissident and was having her mind examined. In a chair, with probes inside her brain that laid out her thoughts for the technicians to see on a screen, but they went too far, and […]

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Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review).

‘Father Christmas And Me’ is the third in a series of books that chart the story not only of Father Christmas but also of the girl who saved Christmas. If you haven’t read the previous two, ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ and ‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’, you should remedy that at once. Treat yourself or […]

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The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

There is one major observation you get when you look at the pictures in Nirmala Nataraj’s book ‘The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA’, you are looking at alien worlds and they belong to our Solar System. So close and photographs are the only way to really see them. If that alone doesn’t convince […]

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

November 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

It’s hard to believe that the original ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ TV series is now 50 years old. If anything, I’m surprised it’s taken so long for Haynes to do the ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual’. It would hardly be remiss of me to remind people that much of the history […]

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