“Athene’s Prophecy” by Ian J. Miller

Book 1 of trilogy: Gaius Claudius Scaevola Ian J Miller has a creditable base on which his works sit comfortably –  BSc (Hons 1), PhD; a hundred scientific papers, a “life-long fascination with theories in physical sciences”. Much of the early reading covers the main character's preparatory learning, a challenge worth taking on for both... Continue Reading →

What’s coming up – #NZ_Authors

Wayhoo! I have unearthed older review files from a heap of back-up devices and clouds. I intend promoting the N Z authors for whom I have written reviews by re-posting them, with updated Buy Links and links to their web presence from which readers here can catch up on their more recent works. First reincarnated... Continue Reading →

Red’s Authors –

May I introduce you to "my authors"... some of whom have been return clients. If you're not yet familiar with any author or his/her works, then drop a Request into the Comments below, and I'll reincarnate our original announcement. Deborah GARLAND - thrice Sharon HUGHSON - thrice Claire DAVON - twice Deborah LANE - twice... Continue Reading →

The Blood Road, by Stuart MacBRIDE

What drives someone to murder? MacBride has surpassed his excellent crime-writing perfection in this, the latest in the Logan McRae, now Aberdeen’s Police Professional Standards Inspector, series. Dear old Tuftie is as always, Tuftie. (Series’ fans will need no explanation.) Roberta Steel’s ghastly arrogance and sour mouth has expanded into a whole new realm of... Continue Reading →

Close To the Bone, by Stuart MacBRIDE

The lovely DCI Steel is at it again – overloading McRae and the station’s crew with cases as fast as they arise: missing tramps, a missing teenage couple, a film crew obsessed with their production in the “magic witch” genre, drug bosses and drug gang wars, victims rolling out of the dark – left, right... Continue Reading →

anti-social media

Now this isn't going to sit well with so-o many writers, published authors, publishers, illustrators, cover designers... It's something I do as well, I admit; but I have realised (after fifteen years blogging etc.) today that many - too many - of our "social media" are in fact rapidly becoming marketing media. ...oooOOOooo... Once, we... Continue Reading →

review: Brian Clegg’s “Infinity:

Brian CLEGG's Infinity (full title - A Brief History of Infinity, the Quest to Think the Unthinkable, published 2003 by Robinson. Within his well crafted presentation of the mathematical delving into the concept of infinity, in the first three chapters alone he quotes or explains Douglas Adams' Hitch-hikers Guide the the Galaxy, physicist Richard Feynman,... Continue Reading →

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