Category Archives: Conspiracy

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire (A Movie Review)

Β (Beta) Fantastic movie within the genre Alright, I’m off and traveling, so I thought I’d do a quickie review of The Hunger Games – Catching Fire.  In essence, I can sum it up by saying I loved it and that the … Continue reading

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A Delicate Truth, John LeCarré (Viking Adult, 2013 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: John LeCarré)

 (John LeCarré, Mystery, Espionage, Thriller) Grade: Γ– (Gamma) A good book within the genre, possibly worth reading regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that is likely to be unappealing to individuals who dislike a given … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Today I celebrate the third Anniversary of this blog![1]  This year saw a continued increase in readership, and as with last year, I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of the most popular posts. First, however, I thought it only … Continue reading

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An Archaeologists’ Guide to Iain M. Banks

Having heard about one of his favorite authors’ imminent demise, Tom reviews all of Iain M. Banks works in his Archaeologists’ Guide to Iain M. Banks. For a full detail go to Continue reading

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The Art of a Book Cover Part 2 – The Winner for Strings on a Shadow Puppet

The Art of a Book Cover – The cover for “Strings on a Shadow Puppet is revealed! Continue reading

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Strings on a Shadow Puppet: The Art of a Book Cover

I have long said that, initially, the cover art for a novel is more important to a novel’s success than the writing itself.[1]  We may all say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but if we are honest, we … Continue reading

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Fatherland, Robert Harris (Arrow Books, 1992)

Fatherland by Robert Harris is a conspiracy thriller set in an alternative history Germany of 1964 where the NAZI’s won the war. It has a great premise but holds an obvious mystery and flawed characters at it head. A must read for anyone who likes Alternative histories, but unlikely to appeal to others. Continue reading

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