Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein (SF Masterworks)

Until now I had never read any Robert Heinlein. I’m not sure why; he seems to be considered by some to be a key writer in the history of SF. Lord knows that, as a teenager, I read a load … Continue reading

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The Golem – Gustav Meyrink

Though the word itself has biblical roots, the tale of the Gustav Meyrink’s The Golem takes its cues from the more recent tales of the creature created by Judah Loew Ben Bezalel (1525 – 1609) to serve the Jews of … Continue reading

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The Black Cloud – Fred Hoyle

The front cover of my Modern Classics edition of Fred Hoyle’s The Black Cloud has a quote from Richard Dawkins: “One of the greatest works of science fiction ever written.” Well, it isn’t (though the combination of it first being … Continue reading

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Harbinger of the Storm – Aliette de Bodard

Harbinger of the Storm is the second in the Obsidian and Blood series of fantasy novels from Aliette de Bodard. As such, it’s the follow-up to Servant of the Underworld, a novel not particularly enjoyed by me. My main gripe … Continue reading

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Festive Reading

I haven’t posted much over the last couple of weeks; I’ve have been (as always) been doing plenty of reading. Not reviews as such, just a wee run-down of the books I’ve enjoyed over the festive period. The Body Snatchers … Continue reading

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