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Reviews: Kings of the Wyld

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kings of the Wyld, Nicholas Eames, Orbit Books Kings of the Wyld is the debut novel from Nicholas Eames, and it follows Clay Cooper, a retired mercenary, who was content to settle down and live...

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Reviews: 13 Minutes

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

13 Minutes, Sara Pinborough, Gollancz Although Sarah Pinborough has written plenty of genre novels, 13 Minutes is more of a pure crime thriller. It’s the story of a teenage girl who was pulled from an...

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The Art of Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, Josh Kushnins, Abrams I hope you’ve all seen this movie by now, but if you’re one of those who waits until the home release, fear not,...

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New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Stephan Martiniere, design by Kirk Benshoff) At some time in the not so distant future the waters across the face of the world arose...

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Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys, Tor “Endless disasters might overtake the short lived people to whom I had bound myself. Plagues and famines, mind destroying magics, careless or uncaring powers, vast rocks hurtling unseen through the...

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Reviews: the plot thickens in Insurgence

December 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

The Corporation Wars: Insurgence, Ken MacLeod, Orbit Books (cover design by Bekki Guyatt) This is the second book in Ken MacLeod’s absorbing new trilogy – the first volume, Insurgence, is reviewed here along with a...

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Reviews: “Oooolla!!!” The Massacre of Mankind

December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Massacre Of Mankind, Stephen Baxter, Gollancz Olla! Olla! The Martian cry of triumph from Jeff Wayne’s musical adaption of HG Well’s War Of The Worlds just rang out in the empty tumble-down theatre that...

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Reviews: Spiderlight

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spiderlight, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tor Not being particularly arachnophobic, I found myself somewhat surprised that this was the first fantasy novel to make me feel sympathy for the spiders. Perhaps because they are usually at best...

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Obelisk, Stephen Baxter, Gollancz Obelisks, Monoliths, Sentinels and Ancient Alien Artifacts are the stuff science fiction dreams are made off, the smoke from which some of the finest tales of our age are scryed by...

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Books: another look at The Girl With All the Gifts

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey, Orbit Books With the film version of Lucifer scribe Mike Carey’s The Girl With all the Gifts about to hit cinemas at the end of this week,...

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