I love anthologies. I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it many more times. This book is no exception. There are eight stories, eight different incarnations of Doctor Who by eight really brilliant authors and they all fill a need in some form or other. I bought this ...

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This book was problematic in a number of ways. It is the story of Todos Santos, a self-contained, self-governing community. It towers over the slums of Los Angeles and holds 250,000 people. Built on the remains of slums that had burned down it holds a new future for many people. ...

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I have this distinct feeling I missed blogging last week. One day a week and I’m still struggling. Things will improve. I’ve been doing a lot of rereading as I said the other week. I moved from Robert Asprin to Tom Holt and then to Anne McCaffrey. Reading many in ...

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I’ve written a lot about Ursula Le Guin over the years. What reason could there be to write again? To celebrate her writing in the wake of her death. Considering she died this week I think it only appropriate to start with a photo of the books of hers we ...

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My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that ...

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This article is going to be more preamble than anything else. Stay with me or not as you choose. In 2015 I wrote some thoughts about book clubs. You can read what I wrote here or just continue reading, I don’t care about that. What I care about is book clubs. ...

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This is one of those books that fired my imagination. It is the sort of book that takes you by the coat tails, drags them through your brain and says ‘make a movie out of me’. I’m hoping this actually happens as it’s the sort of story that really needs to ...

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My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that ...

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My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that ...

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My lovely little plugin has given you the synopsis which isn’t too bad for a description of the contents of this little tome. I bought this some time ago wanting to support the author, I’d known of him for some time but this is the first time I’ve managed to ...

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I’ve casually mentioned 1984 in a brief article by George Orwell only a few months ago. What far too many of us couldn’t anticipate is that this book would now be rocketing up the charts and selling out. If you want a particular copy you might be waiting a while as ...

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My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that ...

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