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And on That Bombshell by

I, like many, was a fan of Top Gear. So a book that promises to take you “inside the madness and genius” of the programme was naturally of interest, especially if it was funny too (and how could it not be?). The author was there before Andy Wilman took over as producer and the ‘new’ – Read the rest of this review

The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made by

This is a look behind the Hollywood curtain to see how a movie makes it to the screen, or doesn’t. Most, in part because of the large amounts of money involved, go through long and arduous development processes where stars, directors and other talent come and go. This book focuses on sci-fi movies that didn’t – Read the rest of this review

Masters of Doom by

Only a handful of computer games have broken out of the gamer community and into the collective consciousness. I think it’s fair to count Doom among them. It was created, in no small part, by the two Johns of Id Software. Although there’s a huge cast of characters, Masters of Doom focuses on these two as it – Read the rest of this review

The Lock Artist by

I picked this up while I was waiting for some computer updates to install and was quickly hooked. I was soon finding time to read it whenever I could. Which is obviously a good sign. It tells the story of a boy who experiences a hugely traumatic event that leaves him speechless, literally. Life doesn’t – Read the rest of this review