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Where do dreams go when we forget them? Do they dissipate into the ether, or do they settle somewhere? This is the intriguing premise of Tyler Hayes’ The Imaginary Corpse, an alternative detective noir novel. How alternative? It stars a stuffed toy triceratops private investigator called...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th September 2019
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Shatter War by  by Dana Fredsti
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What would you do should a sudden cataclysmic event effect the Earth? The answer is that you will probably be dead, but if you are lucky enough to be the protagonist of a book you are likely to have survived. It would be a very short book otherwise. The events in Dana Fredsti and David...

Article by Sam Tyler on 3rd September 2019
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The easy confidence with which I know another man?s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also
- Mark Twain
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Strange Ink by  by Gary Kemble
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Getting a few tattoo can be a thrill. It is going to hurt, but for many that is part of the joy. Think for a moment about that poor sap who wakes up after a heavy drinking session with a new tat. Not only did they miss out on the anticipation, they also probably have no idea what they got....

Article by Sam Tyler on 1st September 2019
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When embarking on a new work based on a beloved IP the creator must have a haunting voice whispering in their ear…. “Fear the fan.” The most ardent supporters of a property can also be the most adamant to tear it all down if something is not to their liking. How many times...

Article by Sam Tyler on 29th August 2019
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The Fantasy genre has the unwarranted reputation of being staid. If you do not read it, you may think that it is all still elves and dwarves hanging out in some sort of fellowship. Fantasy fanatics know different. There are distinct fashions within the genre that has evolved between high and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 25th August 2019
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The Colorado Kid by  by Stephen King
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There are few names in modern writing more evocative than Stephen King. This horror maestro is one of the most successful authors of the past 40 years, but there has always been more to him than killer clowns and sentient cars. King has dabbled in a multitude of other genres; science fiction,...

Article by Sam Tyler on 21st August 2019
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Thrawn: Treason by  by Timothy Zahn
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When the Star Wars sequels were announced a world of fandom got very excited. What happened to Han Solo, Luke and Leia et al? Many Star Wars fans already had an inkling having read the many Star Wars tie in book that released from the early 90s onwards. However, like many a Star Wars film, there...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th August 2019
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A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
- Mark Twain
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Cage of Souls by  by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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A change of pace and approach from Adrian Tchaikovsky, Cage of Souls is a first-person past narrative, presented as a journal. This is a collection of writings from Stefan Advani, the chronicler of the last days of the last city of humankind – Shadrapar.

Our story begins with...

Article by Allen Stroud on 5th August 2019
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Crowfall by  by Ed McDonald
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Crowfall is the third novel in Ed McDonald's Raven's Mark series, following on from Blackwing and Ravencry. If you haven't read the previous two books I recommend you do so before reading this book, or indeed this review.

 

Some time has passed since the events of Ravencry,...

Article by Ant on 2nd August 2019
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A surreal science fiction story, ostensibly set in 1992, Ubik tells the story of an alternative Earth where a range of telepathic abilities have manifested amongst all aspects of society and to counter them, a series of anti-talents have emerged that dampen and suppress these new gifts.

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Article by Allen Stroud on 30th July 2019
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As the world tears itself apart in front of us, there is something comforting about reading a good dystopian novel. If we are going to go out, at least it will not be due to zombies, bombs, viruses or all the bees dying out. Then again, it could be all of these together. Once the nuclear fallout...

Article by Sam Tyler on 27th July 2019
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