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Crosstown to Oblivion: Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley (book review)

May 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Crosstown to Oblivion: Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley (book review)

The end is near. The final two chapters in Walter’s Mosley’s ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’ series show no sign of writer fatigue and maintain the excellent standard that hooked me from the very first book. Of the two, ‘Stepping Stone’ is my preferred story. As is often the case with ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’, the lead is […]

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Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

This is the sixth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ so beware spoilers for previous episodes. The first three books are set in a different time with a different hero. The latter three, including this one, are set in an previous era and our hero is Quaeryt, a scholar and imager in the service of Bhayar, […]

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (book review).

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (book review).

Every hero needs a villain. The ying to their yang, dark to their light, salt to their vinegar. Without a decent villain, what is a hero? Just some chump with big ideas about themselves, making the ordinary person feel a bit bad because they’re not going around helping everyone else. Think about it. How pointless […]

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Beast Master’s Planet: A Beast Master Omnibus by Andre Norton (book review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beast Master’s Planet: A Beast Master Omnibus by Andre Norton (book review).

‘Beast Master’s Planet’ contains two novels: ‘Beast Master’ and ‘Lord of Thunder’. Meerkats! Nowadays these cute little critters are used to sell insurance comparison websites in England and everybody loves them. Back in 1959 when ‘The Beast Master’ was written they were not so well known, I bet. The meerkats, an African black eagle and […]

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The Gift Of Fire/On The Head Of A Pin by Walter Mosley (book review)

February 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Gift Of Fire/On The Head Of A Pin by Walter Mosley (book review)

Can you handle change? A new home or a new place to work? How about a new reality that changes everything you believe in, maybe for the better, maybe for the worse. But a definite change nonetheless. These are subject of Walter Mosley’s loosely-connected ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’ series. The flip-over style is perfect for these […]

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Fathom by Cheri Priest (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fathom by Cheri Priest (book review).

Nia goes to stay with her cousin Bernice, hoping for a summer of fun but what she finds changes her life forever. After a sudden violent event, both women are altered, used by creatures of legend as tools in their ongoing battle. Bernice is dragged to the ocean depths by Arahab, who wants to wake […]

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Conflagration by Mick Farren (book review).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Conflagration by Mick Farren (book review).

‘Conflagration’ is the sequel to ‘Kindling’ which’ unfortunately’ I have not read. I say ‘unfortunate’ as ‘Conflagration’ is a cracking read and perhaps I might have got even more from it had I read the first book. However, don’t let that put you off this book as it more than stands on its own with […]

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The Stars Blue Yonder by Sandra McDonald (book review).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Stars Blue Yonder by Sandra McDonald	(book review).

The inside cover note says that Chief Terry Myell died and became a god and now he’s back to life. He is being directed to save humankind but gets distracted with time travel and an alien adversary called the Flying Doctor. Having read the book, I can say that just about sums it up with […]

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Disciple/Merge by Walter Mosley (book review)

January 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Disciple/Merge by Walter Mosley (book review)

It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. Part of Walter Mosley’s ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’ series, these two short stories deal with the end of the world but not in the traditional sense. Both stories’ codas are a change of the status quo in a way that the human […]

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London Falling by Paul Cornell (book review).

December 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
London Falling by Paul Cornell (book review).

‘London Falling’ is like a cross between ‘The Bill’ and ‘Torchwood’ where God and the Devil are almost literally fighting for London and its denizens’ immortal souls. There is also football. It’s both a police procedural is the style of popular TV shows like ‘The Bill’ and a horror story that is reminiscent of classic, […]

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