Monthly Archives: July 2012

Feersum Endjinn

I’ve read a lot of Iain Banks’ books, and all of his M. alter ego sci-fi stuff.  This was my second reading of Feersum Endjinn, and I enjoyed it just as much as the last time I read it.  It … Continue reading

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This is a lengthy novel written by Clive Barker, the only writer who could possible have challenged Stephen King’s dominance of the horror genre during the 1980s (sorry James Herbert, but mutant rats just aren’t going to cut it).  He’s … Continue reading

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MiniPost! – Pokemon Pearl

Some time ago, Pokemon Black/White was released for the DS to rave reviews.  I’d never played a Pokemon game (though I was quite a fan of the original television series when a teenager), and all this critical praise made me … Continue reading

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Yellow Blue Tibia

The title of this novel by Adam Roberts, we eventually learn, comes from an attempt to render the Russian phrase meaning “I love you” phonetically into English.  It may at first glance seem a fairly arbitrary title, but the choice … Continue reading

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Space, Time and Nathaniel

This is a collection of short stories written by Brian Aldiss in the mid 50s.  The cover shows a bug-eyed alien in a ruined city-scape; the stories within seem very dated now, and their concerns are not the concerns of … Continue reading

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The Years of Rice and Salt

I was recently one of a party of three who wended our way to London to see Iain Banks and Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) read from their own, and each other’s, work and to answer questions thoughtfully and entertainingly at … Continue reading

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