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How to make the good guys look bad…

How to make the good guys look bad…

  I’ve recently finished reading the Family D’Alembert series by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith and Stephen Goldin, which could be summed up as a not-particularly-high-quality but nevertheless mildly enjoyable science-fiction adventure series, in which the galaxy’s elite team of super-agents are a brother-sister duo from the ‘Circus of the Galaxy’, whose acrobatic training allows them to overcome their foes. The books, as I say, are fairly entertaining light reading. The plot of each book essentially sees the main characters on a…

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Quarterly Book Round-up – April 2018

Quarterly Book Round-up – April 2018

Reviving a series from the former incarnation of this blog, the quarterly book review provides a non-exhaustive list of some of the books I read and enjoyed in the previous quarter. This particular edition covers the period January – March, published late because I only began blogging on 16 April. Sidney Grice/March Middleton series (first four) (M. R. C. Kasasian): An enjoyable detective series explicitly in the Sherlock Holmes style, set in late Victorian London. Grice and Middleton are both…

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