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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

WE by

Set almost exclusively in a remote outpost, a place inhabited by just four humans now the latest crew member has arrived, having made a journey that took him eight years. It’s not explicitly stated, but I assumed the moon they were on was Titan. Aside from leaving his family behind, Paul Munro has had to – Read the rest of this review

To Hold the Bridge by

I’m a big fan of Nix’s Old Kingdom series, but haven’t read any of his other works. This is sold on the back of that world but only contains one story relating to it, the rest are a series of unrelated, self-contained shorts. As with any compilation, some are better than others. There’s plenty of – Read the rest of this review