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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: 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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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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Ancestral Machines, Michael Cobley, Orbit Books (Ancestral Machines cover artwork by Steve Stone) A few years ago Mike Cobley moved from his popular fantasy series to science fiction, with his hugely enjoyable Humanity’s Fire trilogy,...

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Reviews: the longest journey into night – Aurora

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books Aurora is the story of a Tau Ceti bound space ark carrying a changing crew of space pioneers and planetary terraformers on their way to make ready and populate...

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The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis, Orbit Books “Clockmakers lie.” Ian Tregillis first came to my attention when Orbit published his Milkweed series, starting with Bitter Seed, a fascinating and very well constructed trilogy – or perhaps...

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The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey, Orbit Books You have got to hand it to the author of this book, Mike Carey, who has gone to a well furrowed field seemingly barren now...

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Parasite, Mira Grant, Orbit Books Well this is a new one for me. At least it felt very new to this reader. A medical drama wearing the clinical white lab coat of a near future...

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Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books THIS IS WHAT WE LIVE FOR! DAYS LIKE THIS! SO COME ON! This is what the Shaman Thorn tells the main character Loon at a moment when all reason...

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Soulless – The Manga

April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

At San Diego Comic Con in 2010, it was announced that the Gail Carriger novel Soulless would be turned into a manga, with Rem, who previously has worked on Tokyopop’s Vampire Kisses, looking after the...

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