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REVIEW: STEPHEN KING’S “THE OUTSIDER”

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Stephen King’s got novel number 60 out. Steve F takes a look at it. Is it garbage, word slaw, Pulitzer-worthy, or what? See what Steve thinks.

Book Review: AUTONOMOUS (2017)

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Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?

‘Xaghra’s Revenge’, by Geoff Nelder

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Xaghra’s Revenge is a well-written, time-travelling historical fantasy. Highly recommended!

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

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Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

REVIEW: Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop, by Brhel & Sullivan

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Many who enjoyed the thriller-type TV series of the seventies and eighties, plus Stephen King’s wonderful novel Needful Things, will enjoy the collection of tales called Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop.

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.

Book Review: Steel Sky by Andrew C. Murphy

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Reviewer John Dodds loved Steel Sky, which reads like Alexandre Dumas crossed with Isaac Asimov.

Book Review: The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard by Jack Campbell

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The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard is not a perfect story, but as another entry into the Gearyverse, it's still an enjoyable read.

Book Review: King of the Worlds by M. Thomas Gammarino

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If you like weird, absurd, meta fiction, then check out King of the Worlds, but if that isn't your cup of tea...

Book Review: Mutation by Nerys Wheatley

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If zombie fiction is your cup of entrails, Mutation, the first novel in Nerys Wheatley’s Twenty-Five Percent trilogy provides an action packed thrill ride with some interesting new twists.

Book Review: 101 Stumbles in the March of History by Bill...

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101 Stumbles in the March of History is an entertaining volume of essays on what the world would have looked like if certain historical mistakes had not happened.

Book Review: Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

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In her new book Breath of Earth, Beth Cato finds a way to create an entertaining alternate history centred on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Book Review: The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

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Golems, Kabbalists and NAZI Germany collide in The Book of Esther

Book Review: The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

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Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said "history is a set of lies agreed upon;"

Book Review: Fallout by Harry Turtledove

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Bombs Away by Harry Turtledove was a good, if flawed, book. That being said, how does its sequel, Fallout, hold up to the original? Our story...

Book Review: Showdown City by Todd Berger

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...our characters find alcoholic children, rampant inflation, polygamy, universal gun ownership and a bandit who steals everyone's fine linens.

Book Review: The House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove

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I was happy to get a chance to read The House of Daniel, a fantasy story about baseball set during the Great Depression.

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

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Some might argue I am spoiling The Last Pilot, but it is important to talk about this because Johncock's description of what parents go through when they lose a child is very realistic.

Book Review: The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy...

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The Ear, The Eye and The Arm combines traditional African culture with science fiction technology

Book Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

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The first book in the Great Library series

Book Review: Flatland by Edwin A. Abbot

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Flatland - characters are two dimensional.

Book Review: Hover Car Racer by Mathew Reilly

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Greek myth and a quirky treatment of French characters informs this Formula 1 plus Hogworts novel.

Book Review: Rip Tide by Kat Falls

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Life in a western under the sea

Book Review: Only the Stones Survive by Morgan Llywelyn

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The true origins of Celtic fairy tales.

Book Review: Dark Life by Kat Falls

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A novel about deep sea living isn't the deepest, but then it's a Western too....

Book Review: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

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Sorcerers and Crime Bosses take over America

Book Review: License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia

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Shakespeare vs Cthulhu? The Bard as Bond? I think I need 'Q' to explain all of this to me....

Book Review: The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner

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if you don't mind reading in depth details about fictional worlds...

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

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In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

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Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.