Flaming London by Joe R Lansdale

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Ned Lives!

That’s right. Ned the Seal of Zeppelins West survived the shark attack from his last adventure, and he’s back in a new escapade starring Jules Verne, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells and his Martian invaders, as well as a number of surprise guests you may or may not recognize.

Yes, my friends, it’s a story of Ned the Seal, adventurer, future dime novelist and fish lover, in a world not of his making. Not of his choice. In fact, no one knows for sure who made it or chose it. And boy is it a mess.

Besides our plucky seal, here too is Rikwalk, the forty foot tall ape. Beadle and John Feather, the Masters of the giant metal steam man of the prairie, stoked up and ready to fight Martian war machines.

Not since you stubbed your big toe on your way to the toilet in the middle of the night have there been so many surprises. Flaming London is a pure fun romp you can ride without benefit of bridle or saddle and it won’t hurt your toe.

So kick back, turn on the fan, pull the covers up to your chin, prop up your back, and read this tale of seals unchained, Steam unharnessed, ruthless Martian invaders, and heroes.

And don’t forget the fish.

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Star Trek S.C.E: Invincible part 1 (#007)

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One of the S.C.E.’s top officers, Commander Sonya Gomez, is assigned to supervise a project on the crystal planet of Sarindar — helping the reclusive and hostile Nalori harness a valuable new ore. Morale is low and the project is behind schedule. Gomez must get the workers up to speed and on track — a task made more difficult by the Nalori workers, who do not want her there even though their government does.

Just when Gomez begins to gain their trust, two workers are killed by a mysterious local animal called a shii. Gomez must learn the secret of the shii before it kills again….

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Moonraker

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I’ve got to say that I was quite eager to get to this one as the peak of silly Bond plotlines where our relatively grounded super spy takes on a billionaire, who apes culture and class via money, and his budding interest in space travel that out strips most countries,, as Bond deals with his actions that will ruin the human race in his effort to take over the world. Last film Bond took a swipe at a certain shark movie for stealing his thunder. This time he’s going after Star Wars in ….

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Zeppelins West by Joe R. Lansdale

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The Wild West Show travels by Zeppelin to perform before a Shogun, soon to be emperor of Japan, only to discover the Frankenstein monster is being whittled down slowly and ground into aphrodisiacs by the would-be ruler. Buffalo Bill, who, due to a recent accident, exists only as a battery powered head in a jar of liquid manufactured from the best that modern science and pig urine has to offer, along with Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and a cast of historical as well as literary characters, rescue the monster, only to be shot down over the Pacific, where they are saved from sharks by Captain Nemo and his intellectual seal, Ned.

And then things get weird.

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Doctor Who: Fires of Vulcan (BF 012)

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Two thousand years ago, a cataclysmic volcanic eruption wiped the Roman city of Pompeii from the face of the Earth. It also buried the Doctor’s TARDIS…

Arriving in Pompeii one day before the disaster, the Seventh Doctor and Mel find themselves separated from their ship and entangled in local politics. With time running out, they fight to escape from the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. But how can they succeed when history itself is working against them?

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The Spy Who Loves Me

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Roger has now had two movies to his name but this could be the first Roger Moore Bond Movie and boy is it a hard left that can leave you at the curb if you’re not ready for it. This could be due to the longest gap yet or a whopping three years since the last outing but we’ve still got to deal with ….

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The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch a review

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An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying. 

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