Brian's Book Blog

Mostly sci-fi & fantasy books, with an ecclectic mix of others thrown in.
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September
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Christopher Gordon De Pree, Alan Axelrod
June 2017
10
reviewed: From First to Last
A collection of short stories, looking at the low-lifes and high-rollers along Broadway, with side trips to Kentucky, Florida...
From First to Last - Damon Runyon
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June 2017
07
reviewed: Soul Music
Not laugh-out-loud funny, but good in its way. A suitably odd look at music causing the youth (and not so youthful) of Ankh-M...
Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
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June 2017
05
reviewed: The Bane of the Black Sword
A collection of short stories. Elric and Moonglum come up against Theleb Kaarna again.Elric finds a degree of peace after he ...
The Bane of the Black Sword - Michael Moorcock
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June 2017
04
reviewed: Dr. No
Decent Bond story. Sent off to Jamaica to investigate a missing agent, which "M" thinks will be a lazy holiday for Bond, he s...
Dr. No - Ian Fleming
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June 2017
02
reviewed: A Painted Goddess (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 3)
The final book in the "A Fire Beneath the Skin" trilogy.It wraps up the series well enough, although the ending seemed a bit ...
A Painted Goddess (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 3) - Victor Gischler
finished reading:
June 2017
01
reviewed: The Tattooed Duchess (Kindle Serial) (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 2)
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The Tattooed Duchess (Kindle Serial) (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 2) - Victor Gischler
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May 2017
30
reviewed: Ink Mage
Fairly standard fantasy story of invaders killing a duke, only his daughter saved and vowing revenge etc.The part that lifts ...
Ink Mage - Victor Gischler
finished reading:
May 2017
29
reviewed: Andromeda's Fall
Princess Ophelia makes herself Queen by killing the current ruler.She then starts a purge of anyone who may still be loyal to...
Andromeda's Fall  - William C. Dietz
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May 2017
27
reviewed: Willful Child
Parody of all the Star Trek tropes.Interesting idea, but tries too hard to be funny.The last few chapters suddenly turn serio...
Willful Child - Steven Erikson
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May 2017
25
reviewed: Kal Jerico: Blood Royal (Necromunda)
Good sci-fi set in the Necromunda part of the 40K universe.Takes a more humorous approach to the underbelly of the Imperium, ...
Kal Jerico: Blood Royal (Necromunda) - Gordon Rennie, Will McDermott
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May 2017
19
reviewed: Marine Cadet (The Human Legion Book 1)
Humans have been turned into the lowest class of beings in the galaxy. They are now bred as cannon fodder, being taught to fi...
Marine Cadet (The Human Legion Book 1) - Tim C. Taylor
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May 2017
17
reviewed: The Bourne Supremacy. Robert Ludlum
David Webb, AKA Jason Bourne, is drawn into events in China and Hong Kong. Another assassin is being used to take out rival g...
The Bourne Supremacy. Robert Ludlum - Robert Ludlum
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May 2017
12
reviewed: U.S.S. Enterprise Manual (Haynes Owners Workshop Manual)
A look at all the starships to bear the name Enterprise, from the NX-01, up to NCC-1701-E.Each ship is well described, brilli...
U.S.S. Enterprise Manual (Haynes Owners Workshop Manual) - Ben Robinson;Marcus Riley;Michael Okuda
reviewed: The Small Texan
If you haven't read any of J.T. Edson's Floating Outfit books, then this is a good place to start.Three connected short stori...
The Small Texan - J.T. Edson
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May 2017
09
reviewed: Battlecorps Anthology, Volume 1: The Corps
Collection of short stories, mostly Civil War period but a few covering earlier eras.Some of them seem to be "deleted scenes"...
Battlecorps Anthology, Volume 1: The Corps - Loren L. Coleman
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