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Zencore edited by d.f.lewis Review and Opinion
Zencore edited by d.f.lewis Review and Opinion Zencore!: Scriptus Innominatuseditor: D.F. LewisMeganthus paperback £8review by Mario GuslandiZencore! is nothing but the latest instalment in the Nemonymous magazine anthology series, created, edited and published by D.F. Lewis, the basic idea of which is to present the reader with a bunch of short stories whose authors remain temporarily unidentified. It's a very effective way to avoid prejudices related to the...

 

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Year's best fantasy and horror 18 Review and Opinion The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror 18th Annual Collectioneditors: Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J GrantSt Martin's Griffin paperback $19.95review by Mario GuslandiHere it comes the 18th annual anthology by Datlow and friends, collecting what is supposedly the best horror and fantasy fiction appeared in 2004. As usual, it is a hefty volume (of 480 pages...

 

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Year's best fantasy and horror 2006 Review and Opinion The Year's Best Fantasy And Horror 2006editors: Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. GrantSt Martin's paperback $19.95review by Sean ParkerThis is the 19th annual collection...

 

Wraeththu Review and Opinion
Wraeththu Review and Opinion Wraeththu: The Picture BookMarja Kettner and Zuaberfeder VerlagBraunschweig / Zauberfeder Verlag softcover í19.90 / $32review by Amy HarlibWhen British speculative fiction writer Storm Constantines Wraeththu trilogy was published...

 

 

Who needs cleopatra? Review and Opinion
Who needs cleopatra? Review and Opinion Who Needs Cleopatra?Steve RedwoodReverb paperback £7.99review by David HebblethwaiteIn the not-too-distant future, the inventor of time travel (known only as 'N') is visited by three beautiful, but dangerous-looking, women from the Time Police. They claim to ...

 

Witch of ravensworth Review and Opinion
Witch of ravensworth Review and Opinion The Witch Of RavensworthGeorge BrewerValancourt paperback $14.95review by Mario GuslandiIf you're a fan of Gothic fiction you probably have a bit of a problem. You read and loved The Castle Of Otranto, The Monk, The Italian, The Mysteries Of Udolpho, Frankenstein, Melmoth The Wanderer and, more or less, that's it. There's very little else to read. Right? Wrong. There were hundreds of gothic novels published in the 18th and 19th centuries that ...

 

Wind in the stone by andre norton Review and Opinion
Wind in the stone by andre norton Review and Opinion Wind In The StoneAndre NortonEos / HarperCollins paperback $6.50review by Amy HarlibThe grand dame of fantastic fiction, prolific for over 60 years, losing none of her 'chops' right up until her just recent, much-lamented...

 

 

 

Wheel of the infinite by martha wells Review and Opinion
Wheel of the infinite by martha wells Review and Opinion Wheel Of The InfiniteMartha WellsEOS / HarperCollins paperback $6.99review by Amy HarlibMartha Wells is that rarity, amidst the glut of endlessly repetitive fantasy series and recycled clichés - she is a writer whose every book features refreshingly different settings, ...

 

 

Well of stars by robert reed Review and Opinion
Well of stars by robert reed Review and Opinion The Well Of StarsRobert ReedTor hardcover $25.95review by Tony LeeThis sequel to Marrow continues the grandly epic story of the Great Ship, a gigantic alien vessel that's larger than many planets. The ship was colonised by humans, millennia ago...

 

Weirdmonger by df lewis Review and Opinion
Weirdmonger by df lewis Review and Opinion WeirdmongerD.F. LewisPrime paperback $19.95review by Gary CouzensScreenwriter and director Paul Schrader tells a story of the time when made a promo video for Bob Dylan. Schrader spoke to Dylan about their different writing approaches. Schrader was a linear thinker, he said (his thought processes went 1, 2, 3, 4, a, b, c, d) while Dylan's mind...

 

What we believe but cannot prove Review and Opinion
What we believe but cannot prove Review and Opinion What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers On Science In The Age Of Certaintyeditor: John BrockmanPocket paperback £...

 

White devils by paul mcauley Review and Opinion
White devils by paul mcauley Review and Opinion White DevilsPaul McAuleyPocket paperback £6.99review by Barry ForshawAs becomes more apparent daily, this is a dangerous world. But what is it that will finally ring the knell for us all? Once it might have been rat-borne plagues, but we've learned to be wary of many more things: sexually transmitted diseases, sneezes from the Far East, salmon sandwiches. And, of course, genetic engineering... ...

 

 

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Warrener's beastie by william r. trotter Review and Opinion Warrener's Beastie: A Novel Of The DeepWilliam R. TrotterCarroll & Graf paperback $17.95review by Duncan LawieWarrener's Beastie is a behemoth. With 686 large pages it weighs in at about 300,000 words - comparable to a volume of Neal Stephenson's Baroque cycle. For the first hundred or so pages, it looks...

 

Visionary in residence Review and Opinion
Visionary in residence Review and Opinion Visionary In ResidenceBruce SterlingThunder's Mouth paperback $15.95review by Patrick HudsonBruce Sterling is described on the back of his new short story ...

 

Vesuvius club Review and Opinion
Vesuvius club Review and Opinion The Vesuvius Club: Graphic EditionMark Gattiss and Ian BassSimon & Schuster paperback £12.99review by Alasdair StuartThe League Of Gentlemen and Doctor Who alumni Mark Gattiss made quite a splash with his first novel, The Vesuvius Club. Following the adventures of cheerfully hedonistic and extremely violent secret agent Lucifer Box, it will be followed this year by a sequel. However, anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms in the meantime would...

 

 

Vellum by hal duncan Review and Opinion
Vellum by hal duncan Review and Opinion Vellum: The Book Of All HoursHal DuncanPan paperback £7.99review by David Hebblethwaite"A burning map. Every epic... should start with a burning map," says a character at the start of Hal Duncan's Vellum. Perhaps I'm reading too much into that comment, but it's tempting to see it as a call for the destruction of that most familiar epic...

 

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