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Edmund Racher

Edmund Racher

Edmund is a speculative fiction and history enthusiast based in East Anglia. When not reading, he takes in DIY tabletop gaming, country walks and gin.

REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

Not Saying Goodbye is the last of the Erast Fandorin books by Boris Akunin. It must operate thus both as a farewell and a fitting capstone for a long running series (the first book,...

REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

The Reverie by Peter Fehervari was released (fittingly!) on the 31st of October, the first of his novels in the Warhammer Horror line. As with all Peter Fehervari’s work, it can be read alone...

REVIEW: Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler

Victor Gischler’s Gestapo Mars is proclaimed by its blurb to be a tale of ‘Extraterrestrial espionage with sex, violence and Nazis’. This isn’t quite wrong, but doesn’t sum up the tale as a whole....

REVIEW: Titanicus by Dan Abnett

A stand-alone novel both within the universe of Warhammer 40,000 and his own Sabbat Worlds sub-setting, Titanicus is a 2008 novel by Dan Abnett, republished in 2018 by the Black Library. It deals principally...

REVIEW: Bloodlines by Chris Wraight

Bloodlines, by Chris Wraight, is the first full-length novel of Warhammer Crime line put out by Black Library. It therefore has a certain set of expectations attached to it: can it make the mean...

REVIEW: Black City by Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin’s Black City is a 2012 Russian thriller, translated by Andrew Bromfield in 2018 for Wiedenfeld & Nicholson. It sits towards the end of the Erast Fandorin series; these are, variously, detective stories,...

REVIEW: Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, Vol. 1 by Gerry Finley-Day

Rogue Trooper began life in the British comic 2000AD in the early 1980s, initially the work of Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons. Other artists in this first volume are Cam Kennedy, Brett Ewins, Colin...

REVIEW: The Complete Nemesis the Warlock, Volume 1 by Pat Mills

A xenophobic human empire in a dark future, led by an undead tyrant. A hyperspace transport system centred on Earth. An army of masked zealots, divided into arcane chapters and supported in battle by...

REVIEW: Votan and Other Novels by John James

A three-book omnibus published by Gollancz in their Fantasy Masterworks line, this was the first I had heard of John James. Found in a second-hand bookshop near York Minster, it contains Votan, Not For...

REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan is a sequel to his 2015 A Borrowed Man. The premise of both is that in a future Earth, libraries not only offer books to be loaned, but also authors...