Tony Talks #19: Happy New Year + 2020 Update!

Happy New Year (and decade) everyone! Firstly, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who reads this blog when you get the chance. I’ve worked hard particularly in the last few months to keep content rolling on a daily basis and I appreciate any interactions I have with you, whether via likesContinue reading “Tony Talks #19: Happy New Year + 2020 Update!”

Book Review: THE SILVER WIND (Nina Allan)

Nina Allan prefaces this re-issue of her 2011 science-fiction novel, The Silver Wind, with thoughts about material she has inserted back into the book which didn’t seem to fit the first time around, and this nicely queues you up for the kind of treat her novel turns out to be. The Silver Wind is discordant,Continue reading “Book Review: THE SILVER WIND (Nina Allan)”

Book Review: War of the Archons #2 – Hangman’s Gate (R S. Ford)

Everyone writing fantasy is living in the shadow of George R. R. Martin these days given the global success of Game of Thrones, and Hangman’s Gate—second in the War of the Archons trilogy—is no exception. For some writers this could work to the detriment of their product but not R. S. Ford, who seems toContinue reading “Book Review: War of the Archons #2 – Hangman’s Gate (R S. Ford)”

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man (Philip Purser-Hallard)

One of the beautiful things about Sherlock Holmes–the character–being out of copyright is that publishing houses like Titan Books can keep bringing us licensed adventures of Arthur Conan-Doyle’s iconic detective from an array of different writers. The Vanishing Man is one such tale. Conan Doyle’s stories often were novellas or even short stories as Dr.Continue reading “Book Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man (Philip Purser-Hallard)”

Book Review: Green Valley (Louis Greenberg)

From time to time, Titan Books are kind enough to send me advance copies of upcoming novels I express an interest in. When they do, I’ll be reviewing them here on Cultural Conversation. Dystopian fiction has long been the province of novelists projecting into the future but Louis Greenberg presents a fascinating, contained version inContinue reading “Book Review: Green Valley (Louis Greenberg)”

Book Review: All My Colors (David Quantick)

From time to time, Titan Books are kind enough to send me advance copies of upcoming novels I express an interest in. When they do, I’ll be reviewing them here on Cultural Conversation. You may have heard the name David Quantick over the years. You may indeed have seen him as a talking head onContinue reading “Book Review: All My Colors (David Quantick)”