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Film and Book Reviews for 2000

Films released in 2000

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Pitch Black directed by David Twohy
4 star rating

On a desert planet where night arrives only once every 22 years, the natives make the most of it.
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The 6th Day directed by Roger Spottiswoode
4 star rating

A pilot is faced with a dangerous search for the truth when his life is stolen by a clone.

Books published in 2000

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The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
4 star rating

More romantic fantasy from the world of the Black Jewels.
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Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
4 star rating

The third episode of the Black Jewels trilogy.
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Salt by Adam Roberts
4 star rating

People set off on a journey to colonise a planet of salt, and make a new life for themselves.
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Witch Child by Celia Rees
4 star rating

A young woman tries to escape accusations of witchcraft in this historical novel.
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Cosmonaut Keep by Ken Macleod
3 star rating

Mankind goes to the stars, but Ken Macleod has created a crowded universe in Book One of the Engines of Light series.
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The Collapsium by Wil McCarthy
3 star rating

The sun is encircled by a device made of matter created from miniature black holes. What could possibly go wrong?
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Polar City Nightmare by Katherine Kerr and Kate Daniel
2 star rating

This is the second novel in the Polar City series.

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Unreviewed books

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The wizard PI takes on a murder case.

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The Fire Dragon by Katherine Kerr
Royalty meets intrigue and magic in this novel of the Deverry series. Book three of The Dragon Mage.

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Against The Odds by Elizabeth Moon
Whilst the Fleet is racked by mutiny a trading ship takes on a mysterious fugitive in this space adventure. Book seven of the Serrano Legacy.

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The Black Rood by Stephen R. Lawhead
In the 12th century a man who has lost his wife and a priest leave Scotland in search of the Black Rood. Book two of The Celtic Crusades.

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The Burning City by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
In the distant past, a young man lives in a divided city surrounded by dangerous plants. But the god of fire periodically destroys his town, and threatens to do so again.

Unreviewed films

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X-Men directed by Bryan Singer
A new type of human emerges, with mutated special powers. But some people are afraid of the mutants and want them suppressed.

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps directed by Peter Segal
A professor attempts to get rid of his alter ego, Buddy Love. But Buddy has designs on the professor's youth serum.