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REVIEW: Fuzzy Nation – John Scalzi

(Tor Books 2012) Fuzzy Nation is a re-imagining of the story and events in Little Fuzzy, the 1962 Hugo-nominated novel by H. Beam Piper – Scalzi describes it as a sort of “re-boot” of the Fuzzy universe. I’ve not read … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Bellwether – Connie Willis

Sandra Foster works for a company called HiTek in Colorado, studying fads – hula hoops, hair-bobbing, rubik’s cubes, and so on – in an attempt to find out what causes them and how they spread amongst the population. While doing … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Sibyl in Her Grave – Sarah Caudwell

This is the fourth and last of Sarah Caudwell’s all too short series of detective novels featuring the sleuthing talents of Professor Hilary Tamar (Caudwell died in 2000). Having come down from Oxford to London (to avoid the Bursar of … Continue reading

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True Blood Omnibus – Charlaine Harris

(Gollancz e-book 2009) I must be one of the few people in Britain not to have a television, and as a result I’ve never seen ‘True Blood’, the television version of Charlaine Harris’s ‘Southern Vampire’ novel series narrated by Sookie … Continue reading

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The Father Brown stories – G. K. Chesterton

The first Father Brown story, The Blue Cross, was published in 1910, and many other stories followed, being collected into five volumes: The Innocence of Father Brown (1911), The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914), The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926), … Continue reading

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Percy Jackson books – Rick Riordan

(Puffin e-books 2005-2009) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief / Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters / Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse / Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth / Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian … Continue reading

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Discussion – Diana Wynne Jones

This post has been prompted by the news that Diana Wynne Jones is suffering from cancer and that she has decided to stop her chemotherapy. Jones’ books have been important to me throughout my reading life – ever since I … Continue reading

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