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Book Review: Space Marine Battles: Rynn’s World, by Steve Parker

Ah Games Workshop, they love their Space Marines, their Adeptus Astartes! So it’s no surprise really that most of their publishing imprint’s (Black Library) books are about them, or feature them prominently. Space Marine Battles is a series of novels focussing on notable battles fought by the various chapters of Adeptus Astartes out in the grim darkness of the far future, and the heroes of those chapters. The series was launched in 2010 with the book Rynn’s World, which features the Crimson Fists defending their home world from a massive Ork Waaaagh (translation for non-40k fans: A massive crusade of Orks, with millions of the warmongering aliens rampaging across worlds).

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Book Review: Fifteen Hours, by Mitchell Scanlon

It’s been a bit quiet in the Cantina of late for one reason and another, but I am assured that the dry spell is at an end, and to kick things off here’s my review of Mitchel Scanlon’s addition to the 41st millennium, Fifteen Hours.

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Book Review: Star Wars – Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber

When I read Death Troopers late last year, I had to jump on here almost immediately after I finished the book to review it, because I really loved it. So when I was scouting around for some new books to read the other week and I saw Red Harvest, the prequel to Death Troopers, written by the same chap, I bought it immediately, and once I’d finished one of the books I was reading at the time, I hungrily set to work devouring this instalment of zombies in Star Wars.

Unfortunately in the final analysis I was disappointed. Spoilers after the jump – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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The “All You Need is Kill” film gets a synopsis…

As some of you may remember, a few months back I reviewed Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s light novel All You Need is Kill and bloody loved it. I also mentioned in the review that some Hollywood types had bought the movie rights to it, and were looking to make a film of the book starring Scientologist nutjob Tom Cruise as the protagonist Keiji Kiriya.

Well now the studio concerned (Warner Bros.) have released a release date, and a plot synopsis of their film. And it worries me. The synopsis, not the release date! If you’ve not read the book yet and are planning to, then you might not want to read after the jump, because there will be spoilers…

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The Truth is Out There…. Or Is It?

This post is a review of the Novel:

James Smith’s world is dominated by messages. His entire existence is governed by deciphering clues, in words, numbers, syllables & people’s actions. Piecing together signs that will eventually lead him to the Plan… this not only costs him his girlfriend, who has practically left him, but also his job, something that is only hindering his goal.

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