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Filler content with alternative history

A review that originally appeared in Sol #30 back in 1998:- Milton in America by Peter Ackroyd. Published by Vintage. ‘B’ format paperback. 277pp. £6.99. Biographer of Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Blake, winner of the Somerset Maugham award and … Continue reading

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Filler content with a long sun

A review that originally appeared in The Zone #5 back in 1997:- EXODUS FROM THE LONG SUN Gene Wolfe Hodder & Stoughton hardcover £16.99 In the years since publication of his landmark ‘New Sun’ tetralogy, Gene Wolfe has written books that have … Continue reading

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Filler content with virtual light

A review that originally appeared back in 1997 in #8 of a magazine called Maelstrom:- Virtual Light by William Gibson. Published by Penguin. Paperback, 296pp, £9.99. It is 1995 as I write this review and Cyberpunk, which only a short … Continue reading

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Filler content with a river between worlds

A review that originally appeared in Maelstrom #7 back in 1995:- Riverrun by S. P. Somtow. Published by Orbit. Paperback, 257pp, £4.99. Born in Bangkok, educated at Eton and Cambridge, now a resident of California, S. P. Somtow comes from a cosmopolitan … Continue reading

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Filler content with dynamite

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #34 back in 2003, with the omission of the final paragraphy which contained a pissy little swipe at a ‘celeb’ who had the temerity to blurb a book I didn’t like as much … Continue reading

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Filler content with nocturnal searchers

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #34:- NIGHT SEEKERS Lauren Halkon Cosmos Books pb, 179pp, $14.99 This first novel by talented short story writer Halkon concerns three races who warred in the past to the point of extinction but … Continue reading

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Filler content with hands

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #34:- THE HAND THAT FEEDS Paul Harland Aeon Press pb, 264pp, £8.95 This novel by Dutch writer Harland, the first from Aeon Press, follows in the footsteps of David Wingrove’s Chung Kuo sequence … Continue reading

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