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Reviews: Places in the Darkness

November 14, 2017 | 1 Comments

Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

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Reviews: it’s just business – Port of Earth

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Port of Earth #1, Zack Kaplan, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, Troy Peteri, Image Comics First contact – are we alone in an unbelievably vast cosmos, or are there other intelligent lifeforms out there? Will we...

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Grandville: Force Majeure, Bryan Talbot, Jonathan Cape (UK) Dark Horse (N America) To say I’ve been looking forward to this book for some time is an understatement – Bryan was kind enough to show me...

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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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Dan Dare #1, Peter Milligan, Alberto Foche, Jordi Escuin Liorach, Simon Bowland Titan Comics (cover artwork by Chris Weston; Dan Dare created by Frank Hampson et al) It’s no secret to long-time readers that I’m...

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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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The Electric State

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have some cash to spare, you may want to get hold of  Simon Stålenhag’s new book, The Electric State, that has recently completed its Kickstarter, and is looking for publication at the end of...

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Over the last week and a bit I’ve been enjoying some time off and my annual sojourn at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest public literary event on the planet – this year boasting...

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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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Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D, Directed by James Cameron, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick On August 29th it is Judgement Day: cinemas across our own private globe will show the 1990s classic...

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