Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated)

On the 20th anniversary of the first publication of The Philosopher’s Stone, I was due to start reading a new book and thought it would be appropriate to reread the first Harry Potter book.  It’s not the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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Radio Review: Journey into Space

I love radio serials.  I used to listen to them on Springbok Radio in another land, far, far away, but I don’t remember any sci-fi.  Radio 4 Extra (the badly renamed Radio 7) used to have a whole hour of … Continue reading

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Author Review: V. Gomenzi

This was a massive novel to write.  It was intended to be the fourth novel in the Fleet Quintet and encompassed all three earlier novels, beginning before the first one (Commences – yet to be published) and ending after the … Continue reading

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Author Review: Flesh for Sale

When I began FLESH FOR SALE, it was as the next Fleet novella after COMMENCES, at the time the first Fleet novella.  Between the two I had written a short story called Access Denied and it was only while writing … Continue reading

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Author Review: Transference

You’d expect to find brilliantly imaginative technology in your average sci-fi novel.  For some futurist authors, inventing new hardware is probably half the fun.  With TRANSFERENCE, I went in the opposite direction:  the computers are laughable, like something out of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Abominable by Dan Simmons

Before I start this review, let me just say briefly: stick with it – this book explodes into life after a slow start. I read this without having any idea what it was about, without seeing a blurb or any … Continue reading

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Caged: author review

One of the few Exodus stories that was relatively easy to write. Ester Slade turned up in my mind fully formed, right down to the ponytail. I found her voice quickly as well and could see exactly what she could … Continue reading

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