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Captain America : Hail Hydra
Captain America : Hail Hydra, cover art by Adi Granov

Opening in 1944 this graphic novel spans decades as it shows how Captain America has battled with Hydra for as […]

The voice that thunders
The voice that thunders by Alan Garner

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and […]

The Far Country
The Far Country by Nevil Shute

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of […]

God’s War
God's War by Kameron Hurley

Bel Dame Apocrypha #1 Originally read August 2011 – Reread August 2014 Okay, this book seriously rewards a reread. I […]

Beautiful Joe
Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders

Available on Gutenberg Beautiful Joe is the story of a dog, a mongrel whose first owner abused him, going so […]

Skin Hunger
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey

A resurrection of magic ; book 1 Sadima’s mother died in her birthing. The magician paid to help did no […]

Guardians of the Galaxy [based on comics]
Guardians of the Galaxy dir. James Gunn

Twenty six years after the death of his mother, and twenty six years after he was abducted by aliens, Peter […]

One Salt Sea
One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

An October Daye Novel ; 5. Generalised spoiler warning in effect for the first four books, because, well obviously. Toby […]

The Martian
The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to […]

The Grinnell Method

Published – Strange Horizons, Sept 2012. Available to read online here. In 1943 ornithologist Barbara Kenney comes to observe the […]

The hearts of horses
The hearts of horses by Molly Gloss

In the first winter of the Great War Martha Lessen rode into Elwha County. Dolly, the mare she rode, was […]

The Ghost
The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]