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An Excerpt from HMS Hunter: Strings on a Shadow Puppet, Thomas L. Evans (©2003)

An excerpt from the latest version of HMS Hunter: Strings on a Shadow Puppet, by Thomas L. Evans (that’s me). Continue reading

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Surface Details, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 2010)

Surface Details is a very good read and a ripping yarn told in a post modern manner. In brief, it is a multi-perspective piece examining events surrounding a virtual war taking place in a virtual Hell. It has good action, good characters and though it never raises to the quality of his best works, Surface Details remains an enjoyable read throughout. If you like Science Fiction, you should consider picking up this book. If you like Iain M. Banks, you should definitely pick up this book (though to tell you why would be a spoiler).

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