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Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

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Rig, Jon Wallace, Gollancz Back in 2014 I was offered an advance copy of a novel by a writer I knew only from short stories in the likes of Interzone (still a great place for...

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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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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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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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The Fireman, Joe Hill, Gollancz   Draco Incendia Trchophyton is what the doctors called the infection. Dragonscale is what everyone else called it. Black and gold marks blemish the host’s body, beautiful harbingers of a...

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Reviews: Stranger of Tempest

June 7, 2016 | 1 Comments

Stranger of Tempest, Tom Lloyd, Gollancz Lynx is done with fighting, but somehow always seems to find himself in a fight anyway. He wasn’t looking to sign up with a mercenary company, but he needs...

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Empire V: the Prince of Hamlet, Victor Pelevin, Gollancz Shortly after receiving a copy of this book I set it upon a work surface and turned away to address something or another for a moment...

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Reviews: Lock-In

October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lock-In, John Scalzi, Gollancz In John Scalzi’s latest, Lock-In, he has convincingly imagined a culture which has grown up around people for whom physicality is a legacy concept. The new language he has come up...

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Reviews: Foreign Devils

October 6, 2015 | 1 Comments

Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs, Gollancz Normally, when reading a book I intend to review, I take notes as I go in order to give as accurate as possible a summary of my impressions as...

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