December 13, 2017

Review: The Osiris Curse by Paul Crilley


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Danger and mystery lurks under the sands of ancient Egypt. This week, we take a look at The Osiris Curse, A Tweed and Nightingale Adventure by author Paul Crilley out from Pyr Books. Fans of this space will recall our review of book one in this steampunk young adult saga The Lazarus Machine from late last year.

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Review: A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder.

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It’s interesting what can inspire a story sometimes. Asimov said his Foundation series sprung from looking at a coffee table book with an image of a dancing soldier; The “OZ” of Wizard of Oz fame came from a second volume filing cabinet marked “O-Z.”

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Review: Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder.

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We made an interesting observation at last year’s Necronomicon convention. Trekkies and storm-troopers seemed noticeably absent, while goths, zombies, and steam-punkers seemed to be all the ‘rage’. It is of note that the Steampunk movement has yet to really have a flagship movie or television franchise… but that all could change if anyone was willing to pick up the Burton and Swinburne series. [Read more...]

Review: Planesrunner by Ian McDonald.

Out this December from Pyr Books!

Ever wonder why this existence of ours just doesn’t seem to make since most of the time?  Believe me, the thought has crossed our minds here at Astroguyz HQ as we see the likes of the Kardashians and what not trending. Perhaps there’s a multitude of universal possibilities out there, branching off from our own bizarre existence… [Read more...]

Review: The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder.

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Sir Richard Burton is becoming quite the steam-punk action adventure hero. This week, we review The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, the ongoing adventures of Burton & Swinburne, written by Mark Hodder and out from Pyr Books . Fans of this space will remember our review of the first book in the saga, The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack last summer. [Read more...]

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder.

The science fiction subgenre known as Steampunk has certainly matured in its brief 20+ year existence. True skill in the field has challenged writers to do the historical “foot work” while envisioning an alternate reality and time line that is complete and believable. Which brings us to this weeks’ review of The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder, out this September from Pyr Books. [Read more...]