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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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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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Ephemera, Jeffery M. Anderson (2009)

Ephemera is the debut novel by Jeffery M. Anderson that is highly enjoyable if at times challenging. Engaging, wryly funny, and rife with social commentary, I greatly enjoyed this book, but suggest you come to it with no expectations as to where it will take you, or how it will take you there. Continue reading

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