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Reviews by Ross Campbell

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I really loved this book. Funny and with some great original ideas, it kept me turning pages until the small hours. This is a type of sci-fi that is accessible for pretty much everyone.

Reviewed on 2011.07.11

The Variant Effect: PAINKILLER

by G. Wells Taylor

In this post SkinEaters short story, Joe is sobered-up for his well needed hernia operations. Not all goes to plan, and he is entangled in an unfortunate hostage situation at the clinic.
Another stylish story from Taylor, if you read SkinEaters (recommended) then this is unfortunately just a tasty snack in comparison.

Reviewed on 2011.05.20

Craphound

by Cory Doctorow

This is a fantastic short story about an antiques collector in a peculiar post-contact world where exccentric aliens do strange deeds. Cory Doctorow has an excellent imagination, and I'm glad to have read this original material. I have to find some more of this guy and see if it's just as good...

Reviewed on 2011.05.20

The Aliens

by Murray Leinster

Although slightly dated, I found this to be an easy read about military thinking in a first-contact situation. The characters are quite good, with some humour, and though I miss the high-tech weaponry of other sci-fi books, this keeps if vague enough that your imagination allow you to get into the story.

Reviewed on 2011.05.20

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