Month: January 2015

Review of Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’

I’ve reviewed William Gibson’s new novel for the Age and the SHM. It’s available here.

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Ben Peek’s ‘The Godless’ – a review

The Godless by Ben Peek My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ben’s a friend of mine, but regardless, he’s produced a very fine book. Truth be told, I’m not a huge fantasy fan: it’s a genre plagued by clich√© and loaded with genre conventions. Or perhaps I should rephrase this: fantasy too often doesn’t live […]

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A Frozen Hell – Review

A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 by William R. Trotter My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written before he had access to the Soviet archives, Trotter’s book is lively and full of interesting anecdotes. The most interesting part is the early chapter on the reasons for the war. Trotter doesn’t – as […]

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