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Filler content with magic terror

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #27:- MAGIC TERROR Peter Straub Harper Collins pb, 335pp, £9.99 After the merely average pleasures of The Hellfire Club, this collection, consisting of two superb novellas, ‘Porkpie Hat’ and ‘Mr Clubb and Mr … Continue reading

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Filler content with Veronika

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #26:- VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE Paulo Coelho Harper Collins, £6.99 Veronika, a young Slovenian woman, who in her own mind at least has everything to live for, decides to kill herself rather … Continue reading

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Filler content with Egyptians

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #24:- STONE OF LIGHT: NEFER THE SILENT Christian Jacq Simon & Schuster pb, 390pp, £10 Set in ancient Egypt at the end of the reign of Ramses the Great, the story centres on … Continue reading

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Filler content with Greek philosopher

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #22:- THE PLATO PAPERS Peter Ackroyd Chatto & Windus hb, 139pp, £12.99 Ackroyd’s latest novel is set 2,000 years in the future and is the tale of the orator Plato, who is charged … Continue reading

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Filler content with safe houses

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #21:- SAFE AS HOUSES Carol Anne Davis The Do-Not Press pb, 246pp, £7.50 Davis’s second novel is an accomplished psychological chiller, one that focuses on the reasons for crime rather than simply cataloguing … Continue reading

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Filler content with barnacles

Another review that appeared in Zest #4 way back in 1998:- BARNACLE BILL THE SPACER AND OTHER STORIES Author: Lucius Shepard Publisher: Millennium Price: £5.99 Paperback (292pp) Widely acknowledged as one of the finest prose stylists currently writing Science Fiction, Shepard has … Continue reading

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Filler content with five for the price of one

A review that originally appeared in Zest #4 back in 1998:- EDGE OF LIGHT Author: Robert Silverberg Publisher: Voyager Price: £9.99 Paperback (980pp) Silverberg’s career spans over forty years, during which time he has produced an enormous body of work and been … Continue reading

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