Tag Archives: 1980s

The Humanoid Touch, by Jack Williamson: A Review

Sequels are tricky coves. There was a time, not too long ago, when a novel might have been expected to stand on its own, much as The Humanoids did for over thirty years [see my earlier review]. Great novels were … Continue reading

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The Star Fox, by Poul Anderson: A Review

Authors and their works are a bit like cheeses. Some authors one warms to almost instantly. OtherĀ novelsĀ improve on acquaintance. You might finally find the right biscuit to have with your new cheese, or the best wine. But some cheeses, try … Continue reading

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The Killings at Badger’s Drift, by Caroline Graham: A Short Review

Long before I had ever seen that odd little half-jig that John Nettles’ version of Tom Barnaby does to indicate amusement or interest, I was aware of Midsummer Murders purely in a comedy sense. It was regularly mocked by the … Continue reading

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The New Madrid Earthquakes, by James Penick, Jr.: A Short Review

When you think of earthquakes in the United States, do you tend to think of Missouri? “The earthquakes began about two o’clock on the morning of Monday, 16 December 1811.” With this stark beginning, James Penick describes in The New … Continue reading

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