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Reviews: Ann Leckie returns with Provenance

October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Provenance, Ann Leckie, Orbit Books Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice seemed to come out of nowhere and conquered all before it, scooping the Arthur C Clarke, the Hugo and the Nebula awards among others, and for...

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Reviews: How Comics Work

October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

How Comics Work, Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher, Rotovision After reading this fine book I was tempted to describe it as a Rosetta Stone for the comics industry, but that would not be remotely accurate....

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The Corporation Wars Book 3: Emergence, Ken MacLeod, Orbit Books (cover design by Bekki Guyatt) I’m always a happy reader when I have a new Ken MacLeod book waiting for my attentions, he has, consistently,...

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year Battle Between marvel & DC, Reed Tucker, Sphere Growing up as a comics reader there was often a dividing line for many – are you DC or Marvel? Personally, even...

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Princess of Blood (Book Two of the God Fragments), Tom Lloyd, Gollancz (cover artwork by Jon McCoy) Stranger of Tempest was one of my top five books of 2016 (reviewed here), and right from the...

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Reviews: life after humans – Sea of Rust

August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sea Of Rust C. Robert Cargill, Gollancz Mankind was dead, to begin with there is no doubt whatever about that. I paraphrase Charles Dickens there in his opening to that other great science fiction &...

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A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

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Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books Oh now this was an absolute delight to read. There has been a large trend in the last couple of decades for  urban fantasies, depicting a world that is...

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Reviews: the Delirium Brief

July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross, Orbit Books The latest volume in the brilliant Laundry Files arrives from the delightfully warped brain of Charlie Stross. I’ve enjoyed Charlie’s books for many years, but I have an...

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Reviews: the Boy on the Bridge

June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Boy on the Bridge, Mike Carey, Orbit Books I’ve long enjoyed Mike Carey’s writing, both his comics work and his prose, and his Girl With All the Gifts (also published by Orbit), was one...

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