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The Stuff of Nightmares

Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove A spate of bombings has hit London, causing untold damage and loss of life, meanwhile a strangely garbed figure has been spied haunting the rooftops and grimy back alleys of the capital.  Sherlock Holmes believes this strange masked man may hold the key to the attacks. He moves with the extraordinary agility of a latter-day Spring-Heeled Jack. He possesses weaponry and armour of unprecedented sophistication. He is known only by the name Baron Cauchemar, and he appears to be a scourge of crime and villainy. But is he all that he seems? Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson are about to embark on one of their strangest and most exhilarating adventures yet.  Titan Books has been a steadily releasing new Sherlock Holmes fiction over the last couple of years. Sherlock Holmes with his witty remarks and his remarkable sense of observations has always been of interest of me. I read The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Ada

(p)review forecast September part 1

(p)review forecast September part 1 Last month I decided to make a new feature for the blog, wherein I look forward to a set of titles that I will be reading the coming two weeks, usually about 6, but more if I can manage. So what will I be reading in the coming two weeks? Here is my list: 1. Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone, Three Parts Dead #2 ( Tor)  Shadow demons plague the city reservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc — casual gambler and professional risk manager — to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner, crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him. But Caleb has more than the demon infestation, Mal, or job security to worry about when he discovers that his father — the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists — has broken into his home and is wanted in connection to the attacks on the water supply.

Be My Enemy

Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald, Everness #2 Everett Singh had escaped with the Infundibulum - the key to all the parallel worlds - from the clutches of his enemy. But his freedom has come at a terrible price: the loss of his father to one of the billions of parallel universes in the Panoploy. E1 was the first earth to create the Heisenberg Gate, the means to jump between worlds, but it was quarantined long ago. No one goes in... and nothing comes out. But E1 has something that Everett needs: the means to find his father.  It's lucky that he has the support of Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her daughter Sen and the unique crew of the airship Everness, because Everett is about to discover the horrifying secret of E1, and with it, his deadliest enemy. Be My Enemy is the second book in the Everness series written by Ian McDonald, last week I read Planesrunner , the first book and really left my with an urge to pick up it's sequel ASAP. I got that young boyish delight afte

Author interview with Steven L. Kent

Author interview with Steven L. Kent Earlier this year I was introduced to The Clone Rebellion series of Steven L. Kent, starting with Rogue. I immediately hooked on the series, its deep space sci-fi with an emphasis on the military side. Besides this there is also a great focus on many other aspects like politics and a healty dash of humor thrown in the mix that produces and promises with each book to be an highly enjoyable action-packed, over to soon story. The series follows Wayson Harris, a Liberator class clone, who is good for one thing: fighting. But being thrown by his superiors in several "unmanageable" situations he is starting to form his own opinions... I am currently at book 5 which hallmarked an important turning point in the series, I am curious to see how the series will continue! Author Bio : Steven L. Kent is an American author, best known for the Clone series of military science fiction and his video game journalism. As a freelance journalist,