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Slow Bullets
Slow Bullets
by Alastair Reynolds
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.57

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Reynolds Usual High Standard, 9 Jun. 2015
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I'm a very big fan of Alastair Reynolds, but this book is not Reynolds at his best. It lacks his usual technical inventiveness and story telling finesse. It is also poor value for money. In fact, I'm considering sending it back to amazon on general principle.
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Jupiter Ascending [DVD] [2015]
Jupiter Ascending [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Mila Kunis
Price: £10.00

10 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacked clever, visionary writing and a clear idea of what good sci-fi should be., 27 Feb. 2015
This film was very much anticipated but turned out to be terrible. There isn't much 'original' about this film, which ends up being a badly put together combination of Dune, Flash Gordon and Starlight Express (those who have seen it will know what I mean here). With the amount of money spent on this movie, it could have been 4 or 5 stars. However, it lacked clever, visionary writing and a clear idea of what good sci-fi should be.


Prospero Burns (The Horus Heresy)
Prospero Burns (The Horus Heresy)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For once, an excellent Horus Heresy novel, 20 Jan. 2013
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To describe this book as simply a Space Wolves novel, is to describe the Atlantic Ocean as a pool of water. This book is so much more, and the parts I found most interesting were the parts not about the Spave Wolves at all. Written from the perspective of Kasper Hawser, who starts as a Conservator of the Terran Unification Council and ends with him becoming a Skjald of The Rout (The Space Wolves name for themselves), this books tells a great deal of the past history of Terra. From the Golden Age to the Age of Strife, through the Darkness which followed to the Unification Wars on Terra.

This is probably the most enjoyable book of the Horus Heresy series I have read so far, and probably the best 'Space Marine' novel I have read to date. In my mind, this novel proves one thing; Dab Abnett is a master story-teller and the undisputed master of his craft.


Cthulhu Invictus (Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying)
Cthulhu Invictus (Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying)
by Chad Bowser
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.95

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another disappointment from Chaosium, 18 July 2012
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This was so bad I actually returned it to Amazon. Why do Chaosium think they can get away with selling the same rubbish quality products to fans who happen to love the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and wish to roleplay in the mythos / world that he created? Also, the interior artwork is laughable, and does nothing to forge an atmosphere of dread and horror which should permeate from any well written Cthulhu supplement. Avoid at all costs, for the sake of your sanity.
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The Quantum Thief
The Quantum Thief
by Hannu Rajaniemi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing mish-mash of ideas, 8 Jun. 2012
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After all the hype, I was disappointed with The Quantum Thief. The reader is bombarded with too many 'outside the box' concepts too quickly, and the whole thing became a confusing mish-mash of ideas struggling to achieve some kind of coherence. Authors can sometimes try too hard to be too clever. In my opinion, this is the problem with this book.


Woken Furies (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Woken Furies (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Richard Morgan
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 April 2012
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This is an amazing book with some very cutting edge ideas. I enjoyed every page. Well worth the investment and read.


Know No Fear: The Battle of Calth (The Horus Heresy)
Know No Fear: The Battle of Calth (The Horus Heresy)
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 10 April 2012
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First, let me start by saying that I am a big fan of Dan Abnett. He is by far the best writer that the Black Library have. However, I found this book not up to the mark, for several reasons. For me it lacked the usual feeling than Dan puts into his works, the usual emotion and depth just was not there. Secondly, there is some very bad science in this book; the sound of explosions travelling from orbit to the surface of a planet!! (Sound cannot travel through a vaccuum), and explosive shockwaves in space (again, shockwaves cannot travel through a vaccuum) are but a couple of easily remembered examples of bad scientific understanding on Dan's part. Yes, I know this is a sci-fi book set in a fantasy setting of the future, but this doesn't change the law of physics and thermodynamics does it?


The Outcast Dead (The Horus Heresy)
The Outcast Dead (The Horus Heresy)
by Graham McNeill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Log-Burner Fodder, 2 Mar. 2012
This is one of the worst Black Library novels I have read, and believe me, there is a lot of competition. How this made it to publishing I'll never know. It is, without a doubt, utter rubbish, and destined to be made into fire-lighters for my log burner.


Tomorrow's War (Science Fiction Wargaming Rules)
Tomorrow's War (Science Fiction Wargaming Rules)
by Ambush Alley Games
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & Well Worth The Money, 2 Mar. 2012
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This is an excellent set of rules that represents modern and near-future warfare in a realistic and playable way. Tmorrows War leaves Games Workshop's rules standing, and I for one will be using these rules instead of Warhammer 40K.

Well worth the money. Well done to the writers.


Dark Heresy: Blood of Martyrs
Dark Heresy: Blood of Martyrs
by Fantasy Flight Games
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better, 2 Mar. 2012
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This book should have been so much better. Instead, what we get is a badly thought out release that was obviosuly written by 'power-gamers' for 'power-gamers'. The new religious abilities are quite frankly ridiculous.


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