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  • With her latest, S T Gibson has gone all Witches of Eastwick… set in modern-day Boston, Evocation tells of an occult elite, working under the radar of most people. Although magic, tarot cards and demons are part of the setting, the book is really about a love triangle between the arrogant David Aristarkov, his ex-lover…
  • Titan Books are rereleasing the 24 books of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a unified set. This is the fourth, following Iron Man 2, which I reviewed HERE. So, like last time…. Imagine that it is now 2011. Iron Man 2 was released last year, and was fairly well received critically. It also earned over…
  • In the year 2180, Lieutenant Selene Genji of the Unified Fleet sees Earth destroyed, despite the Unified Fleet’s attempt to stop it. The resultant shockwaves generated by the superweapon used causes Genji to be sent back to 2140, and is found by Kayl Owen, one of the Earth Guard (the predecessor to the Unified Fleet.)…
  • Horror novels about horror has become a genre unto itself in recent years, self-aware stories are often popular. Novels like Grady Hendrix’s The Final Girls Support Group, Rachel Harrison’s Black Sheep, The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones, The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman. Now comes Christina Henry’s The House that Horror Built, in…
  • Time travel is one of the most– if not the most – science-fictional tropes of all time. Thanks mainly to good ol’ H. G. Wells, the idea of travelling through time and changing events has been used in thousands of books over the past hundred or so years. With that in mind you might think…
  • One part caper, one part sword and sorcery adventure, one part murder mystery, The Silverblood Promise is the debut novel from James Logan and the first of The Last Legacy trilogy. The novel is centered on Lukan Gardova, a ne’er do well young man, estranged from his father, kicked out of his school who passes…
  • It’s been 34 years since the novel Jurassic Park was published. Many movies and sequel novels later, Douglas Preston writes a great blockbuster summer-beach-kind-of novel that is a similar-yet-different take. The plot of Extinction may initially be pretty much what you expect – FBI investigator investigates mystery deaths at a very expensive exclusive holiday park.…
  • Sparks of Bright Matter is a novel combining descriptions of 18th century London with rural Ireland, the search for a missing object of importance and some unusual characters. Sparks of Bright Matter  is a book that quickly gets down to business. At the start of the novel, Peter Woulfe is a young apprentice chemist working…
  • The Vagrant has helped to lead a rebellion against the forces who wish to subjugate his home of Thanet. Lucavi, the God-Incarnate is ready to clench his fist one last time to decimate the populace and become immortal. Cyrus Lathan is at a cross-roads, how much does he give up of himself to become the…
  • January Stirling is a ballet dancer, one of the principal dancers of London’s Royal Ballet living in a future (three hundred years or so) semi-flooded London. Unemployed, he is encouraged to go to Tharsis on Mars for work. Although it is basically grunt-work, January reasons that it is better than no work at all. This…