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Titan Hoppers by  by Rob J Hayes
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Humanity is a parasite sucking the recourses from the Earth until there are no more. Like a remora attached to the undercarriage of a shark, humans will one day need find a new host. The alternative is to change our ways, but that does not seem likely. Titan Hoppers by Rob J Hayes follows a...

Article by Sam Tyler on 8th August 2022
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Black Mouth by  by Ronald Malfi
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A group of adults tormented by their past when a carnival worker changed their lives forever. Sound familiar? No not It, but Ronald Malfi’s Black Mouth, the author’s own take on how the memories of youth haunt the present. This is dark horror with glimpses of the supernatural, but...

Article by Sam Tyler on 3rd August 2022
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There are many genres out there and you can find yourself as a reader sticking to the same ones. I always noticed the large collection of Westerns and books on historic America in my public library growing up. Most of them in large print, which suggested that the audience was older than my...

Article by Sam Tyler on 2nd August 2022
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H. G. Wells is a name to conjure with. Classic stories about time machines, invisible men, alien invasions and more. He was one of the earliest genre writers in a time when the idea of genres did not exist. He just wrote what he felt like. A modern author who has taken on this mantle is Silvia...

Article by Sam Tyler on 19th July 2022
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Freedom is just chaos, with better lighting
- Alan Dean Foster
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Upgrade by  by Blake Crouch
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It starts off sensibly with tweaking a DNA strand here or there to prevent a hereditary illness. Who could argue against that? However, it is not long before people realise that they can use the same tools to make sure that a child has their father’s eye colour and Mother’s hair. Why...

Article by Sam Tyler on 14th July 2022
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The Eaters of Light by  by Rona Munro
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Doctor Who is the same, but also different, in each iteration and that is what makes the characters so interesting. The Twelfth Doctor is one of the latest incarnations and one that reflected on the Doctor’s past as much as the present. The humour was still there, but also more of the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 12th July 2022
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Destiny is a tricky thing as it is something that you should not be aware of. I want to be surprised if it turns out that I save the world, or perhaps destroy it. Some characters have their destiny thrust upon them from a young age and are told what it will be. Anton is a Blade Priest for...

Article by Sam Tyler on 8th July 2022
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I love fantasy novels, especially when an author takes the genre in a different direction. Together We Burn by Isabel Ibanez is a fantasy book unlike the others. The difference is that this fantasy world is based on Latin culture and the dragons are hunted and caught. Once captured this...

Article by Sam Tyler on 6th July 2022
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The Stones of Blood by  by David Fisher
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The Target imprint of Doctor Who novels is like nectar to any fan as they offer a punchy adaptation of almost every episode of the series up to the mid-90s, but there were a few missing. Fear not, as BBC Books are not only releasing adaptations of newer episodes but are also looking to fill in...

Article by Sam Tyler on 4th July 2022
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The Fires of Pompeii by  by James Moran
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Like many Science Fiction fans, I am also a fan of Doctor Who, but not of a particular incarnation of the Doctor on television. I am a Doctor Who book fan. The show is great, but it in the novels where I have always found the most interesting stories free from budget constraints and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 29th June 2022
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The genre of Urban Fantasy is pathed with perils, which means that it should be perfect for Alex Jennings’ The Ballad of Perilous Graves. How do you make your modern fantasy stand out from the others without making it impenetrable for the reader? A unique location or voice works well. An...

Article by Sam Tyler on 28th June 2022
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Urban Fantasy has become a staple of the Fantasy genre in recent years, and you are as likely to find a book about a necromancer librarian or zombie private detective walking around a modern city as you are elves and dwarves in a version of the past. I thought I had seen it all; teddy bear...

Article by Sam Tyler on 21st June 2022
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A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
- Mark Twain
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It is amazing what can inspire a writer. A little thought worm can drill itself into their head and the only peace to be found is to write the thing out. Ron Capshaw’s inspiration for The Stage Mother’s Club seems to be the author’s fascination with all the failed stage Mums...

Article by Sam Tyler on 17th June 2022
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Aurora by  by David Koepp
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Reading about a dystopia is not as farfetched as it was once as we are living through a couple of ongoing ones as I write, but there is always space for a little more terror to add to the reality. What about a situation that is eerily possible? The sun belches out radiation daily and according...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th June 2022
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Ray Cluley’s second collection (the first one being the critically acclaimed Probably Monsters) assembling seventeen dark short stories previously appeared in various genre magazines confirms the versatile character of this talented author in terms of plots, atmospheres and geographic...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 12th June 2022
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I am not a gambler. All I do is look at how rich the casino and betting companies are to see that the odds are stacked in their favour. If you play the odds, eventually you will lose. However, there are games that require skill. Poker is one. It has elements of luck, but a skilled player is far...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th June 2022
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Misrule by  by Heather Walter
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Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty, or do they? Malice by Heather Walter retold the story leading up to Aurora falling asleep, but with far more detail on Aurora and her relationship with Alyce, the person responsible for her curse. Misrule opens 100 years later and tells the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 6th June 2022
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Hide by  by Kiersten White
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As an adult it is easy to forget how exhilarating hide and seek was when you were a child. That crackling of electricity in your chest as you huddle in a hiding place waiting to get caught. The heightened senses as you hear the footsteps of the seeker drawing closer. The sense of relief as they...

Article by Sam Tyler on 26th May 2022
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