What is ‘The Light Fantastic’?

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When last we left our heroes they had jumped off the edge of the world to avoid being sacrificed to the gods. This is a good thing not only because it means they live for at least one more novel but also because it would have been a bit of a waste seen as how the Gods were too distracted with their argument with their neighbours; the Ice Giants, who have borrowed the lawnmower and are refusing to give it back, to notice. But don’t worry we’re not strapping ourselves in for the fantastical version of Apollo 13 as they soon find themselves back on the world born atop four giant elephants who are in turn carried on the back of great A’Tuin the star turtle via………………………

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What is ‘The Colour of Magic’?

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It’s now over a year since the death of what could be England’s greatest writer and in that time his work has been elevated to the level it deserves (probably making Sky kick themselves for dropping the series before they got to the eventual football entry). Well all of his books aside from one. One that even Neil Gaiman doesn’t rate too highly that being ………………………..

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What is wrong with ‘The Handmaids tale’? Or how feminist literature got outsmarted by a bunch of damned dirty apes.

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Before Hulu can get the ball rolling on their own classic, speculative sci-fi and market their own book to telly series for those after a bit more than blood and tits I thought I’d put forward my own thoughts on where their story goes wrong. No I haven’t seen the show, yes I am going off the book so yes chances are this may be full of spoilers but no it shouldn’t affect anything major in ……………….

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What is ‘Star Eagle Adventures: Tempus Fugit’?

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Okay before we go any further does anybody else remember when Star Trek novels used to give those cute little Historians notes at the start where they’d say roughly when it was set in relation to like big landmark episodes or movies.

Well this is 2372, when Kirk was turning his own death into a fighting chance for millions, Picard was facing down his own worst fear as it tried to stop the federation before it ever began and Janeway was forced to unite a crew and face an impossible trek through the stars. A year when Captain Michael Owens was getting a bit upset at being called a daddy’s boy. This is…………………………………….

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