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These are the reviews of older fantasy and science fiction books, including some popular works and some by authors who are not so well known. They are as spoiler-free as possible so you can still enjoy reading the book.

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The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell

4 star rating
If humanity suffered an apocalypse, what would it take to rebuild civilisation from its ashes?

4th July 2014

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The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

4 star rating
The trickster god of Asgard offers his version of events.

31st March 2014

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War Cry by Jim Butcher and Carlos Gomez

3 star rating
Harry Dresden leads a group of rookies on a top secret mission. A graphic novel in The Dresden Files series.

26th October 2014

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Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams

5 star rating
An angel descends into Hell to retrieve his demonic girlfriend, to find that the torment and monsters are only part of his problems. The second Bobby Dollar novel.

26th May 2017

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Night School by Richard Wiseman

5 star rating
This book explores the science of sleep and offers tips on becoming a super sleeper.

31st January 2016

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Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

5 star rating
Baxter is trying to lead a normal life as a high school racketeer when his girlfriend goes missing, and he has to hire a supernatural bounty hunter to retrieve her. The first in the Apocalypse Now Now series.

27th October 2015

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All Is Fair by Emma Newman

5 star rating
Cathy wants to change a magical society that has not altered for centuries, but she discovers that even those at the top are little more than puppets. The third volume in the Split Worlds series.

19th May 2014

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Copperhead by Tina Connolly

5 star rating
Helen is beautiful, but what good are perfect looks if people use them to keep her powerless? The sequel to Ironskin.

29th October 2013

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Any Other Name by Emma Newman

5 star rating
Cathy feels trapped by marriage, whilst her friend Sam feels unable to save his own. The second book in the Split Worlds series.

23rd October 2013

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Across The Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera

5 star rating
There's something quite classic about this collection of mostly science fiction stories. These short tales deal with aliens, bizarre futures and peculiar societies.

3rd April 2013

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Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman

5 star rating
A young woman rebels against her family whilst trying to resist the will of the fae lord. The first novel in the Split Worlds series.

4th February 2013

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Fiend by Peter Stenson

4 star rating
The zombie apocalypse had arrived, but all Chase cares about is where the next hit is coming from.

7th December 2015

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Saga: Volume Two by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

4 star rating
In this graphic novel a family flees from those who want them dead, and the hazards of outer space. Volume two of the Saga series.

8th November 2013

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The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

4 star rating
Anton Gorodetsky saves a boy prophet, only to find that his intervention could endanger all magical beings.The fifth volume in the Night Watch series.

15th October 2013

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The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby

4 star rating
An army of the dead is rising up and taking over the lands of the living. The second novel in the Marius don Hellespont series.

27th May 2013

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

4 star rating
Aliens have come to wipe out humankind in this post-apocalyptic novel. Cassie, Zombie, and a few other ill-equipped teenagers seem to be the last, fading hope of the human race.

8th May 2013

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Fuse by Julianna Baggott

4 star rating
Pressia tries to unlock the mystery of the past, whilst her untainted brother plots to take over the Dome from within. The second novel in the Pure trilogy.

18th March 2013

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Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

4 star rating
A pen-pushing Colonel discovers whether he has what it takes to battle monsters. The second book in the Shadow Ops series.

20th February 2013

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The Farm by Emily McKay

4 star rating
Vampires have overrun America. Lily and her sister Mel are imprisoned on a farm where they are treated like cattle, but a botched escape will probably mean death.

11th February 2013

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Pros and Cons by Jenna Black

4 star rating
Nikki Glass searches for a man on behalf of a dishonest client. A novella.

4th February 2013