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Andre Norton – Forerunner Factor


While my PC was down I picked up an unread pb at random: The Forerunner Factor: Andre Norton Baen Books (trade pb) ISBN 978-1-4516-3808-0 purchased 05/05/12 from Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester. Forerunner Factor was originally published as two books ¹. These … Continue reading

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Review: The Algebraist


The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks My rating: 3 of 5 stars In this tale, a future star-spanning civilisation: the Mercatoria is at odds with the Beyonders, marauders from the fringes of the galaxy. The Beyonders have gathered their forces … Continue reading

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Review: Spectrum I: A Science Fiction Anthology


Spectrum I: A Science Fiction Anthology edited by Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest My rating: 4 of 5 stars Since pulp days, the primary publishing organ for SF had been the monthly magazines: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, … Continue reading

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Review: Hell’s Cartographers


Hell’s Cartographers by Brian W. Aldiss (editor) and Harry Harrison (editor) My rating: 4 of 5 stars The 1970s. Too little is written about the mechanics of the genre at that time. This collection is short bios and essays by … Continue reading

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Review: Non-Stop


Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss My rating: 3 of 5 stars Written in 1958, this 1976 reissue of Brian Aldiss’ first novel shows him at his best. The action pulls the reader through what we would now consider technical implausibilities, … Continue reading

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