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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £8.06

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's best album of the 70s..., 13 May 2004
...continues to be his best ever work. Teamed with Mick Ronson on guitar, Bowie's glam alien persona produced this masterpiece, my favourite being Moonage Daydream, and went on to influence a host of later bands (check out the Bauhaus version of Ziggy Stardust). The rest of the 70s were almost there for Bowie, with his last decent album being Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) before his return to form, 20 years later, with Heathen.
From the downbeat Five Years to Rock 'n Roll Suicide, Bowie blows you away. Forget The Darkness!


Image of the Beast
Image of the Beast
by Philip José Farmer
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Farmer in the soft porn era, 4 May 2004
Farmer writes "straight" SF (Riverworld, Dayworld etc) and has contributed mightily to the world of porn literature. Sometimes the two merge, and this is what's happened with The Image of the Beast. First published in the 1960s, some of the language is old fashioned, but this does not detract from what should be seen as a horror-comedy-sex romp with a large dose of SF and fantasy thrown in for good measure. It's not quite up there with Riverworld and Other Stories, his classic short story selection that includes a dual-pronged Jesus and sex maniac in a retirement home, but it's close.


Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Alastair Reynolds
Edition: Paperback

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely worth it, 4 May 2004
I'm a fan of Banks, Farmer, Hamilton and in fact almost any "hard" SF author, and it was while waiting for Hamilton's latest that I spotted Revelation Space in a "cheapie" bookshop. Packaged with Chasm City for a couple of quid, it seemed worth a try, and I wasn't disappointed. Reynolds big ideas with massive weaponry, satisyfing action sequences and complex characters and pulls it off. Worth it at a reduced price, and definitely worth it at Amazon prices.


Dayworld Rebel
Dayworld Rebel
by Philip José Farmer
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story continues..., 4 May 2004
This review is from: Dayworld Rebel (Hardcover)
The sequel to Dayworld finds the main character escaping from the detention rooms and fleeing across North America in a bid to bring down the Government. But what could be so wrong with a near-paradise world with almost no crime, absolute democracy and an answer to the problem of overcrowding? And what's wrong with continuous surveillance of the population if it guarantees safety for all? Farmer poses these questions and as the story develops you will find your views continually questioned. Farmer is a fantastic SF author and the Dayworld series, along with the Riverworld saga, are his best.


Stoned & Dethroned
Stoned & Dethroned
Offered by swankers3
Price: £5.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best JMC album, 26 April 2004
This review is from: Stoned & Dethroned (Audio CD)
I'm not much of a fan of the JMC in the 80s, finding that most of itsuffered from incredibly low production values and tinny feedback. To me,Honey's Dead, Stoned and Dethroned, Munki and Automatic are the JMCmust-haves. S&D stands out in that all of the songs are faultless - laidback, cool, fantastic lyrics. Favourite tracks - God Help Me, You've BeenA Friend, These Days, Feeling Lucky. The CD artwork reflects themelancholic but uplifting feel of this album. Particularly good whendriving with all the windows down (pretending you have a soft top) on asummer's day.
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