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Hubble Focus (2017, Independently Published) 3 stars

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has unveiled a new e-book titled “Hubble Focus: Our Amazing …

Solar System wonders as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

3 stars

An interesting ebook by NASA looking at some of the wonders of the Solar System as revealed via the Hubble Space Telescope.

Ranging from the images of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 as its fragments collided with Jupiter, to current day images of the target for the New Horizons probe after its encounter to Pluto, the book shows how the telescope has revealed and continues to reveal the wonders of the solar system.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist (Hardcover, 2017, Two Roads) 4 stars

"In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to …

On Sir David Attenborough's first three Zoo Quests.

4 stars

When David Attenborough was just starting on his career at the BBC, he presented an unusual request to the broadcaster: to go on expeditions for the London Zoo to collect animals and film themselves there, wandering about and catching animals. This book is a collection of three of those Zoo Quests: to Guyana, Komodo Island and Paraguay. Written by him and updated with a new introduction, the book serves as an excellent travelogue and a snapshot of the countries at those time.

In each country he visits as part of the Zoo Quest, he had a particular set of animals he wishes to collect; but he also collects other animals as part of the quests. Along the way, he meets a colourful host of characters who either help or hinder his quest. Attenborough also describes the country as he travels, giving the reader a feel of how the various countries …

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November/December 2017 (EBook, 2017, Spilogale, Inc..) 4 stars

An above average issue of F&SF.

4 stars

An above average issue, with a ghostly theme running through it, with various ghosts in various forms featured in some of the stories. Kate Wilhelm's ghost story is the strongest, with a test of wills between ghosts and the living. Marc Laidlaw's story is another good one, while the tale by J. R. Dawson features a metaphorical ghost from the future, or perhaps the past, depending on your time point of view.

  • "Attachments" by Kate Wilhelm: an interesting story about ghosts who are cursed to be attached to an abandoned castle for all eternity. But two of the ghosts manage to attach themselves to a girl who wanders into the castle, setting off a chain of events involving apparent violent revenge by one of the ghosts against the girl he loves, and a hunt for gold by the other ghost to help free all the other ghosts trapped by the …

Interzone #273 (November-December 2017) (EBook, 2017, TTA Press) 2 stars

The November–December issue of Britain's longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine contains new long …

A below average issue of Interzone.

2 stars

A below average issue of Interzone, containing eerie tales not quite to my taste. The ones that I found most interesting are by Laura Mauro and the 2017 James White Award Winner story by Stewart Horn.

  • "Looking for Laika" by Laura Mauro: a story about a kid living near a beach with his grandparents and younger sister who has a paranoid fear of nuclear war. He fights the fear by keeping to a routine while keeping his sister occupied with a story of the Soviet space dog, Laika, exploring the universe to find a new place to live. Things come to a head when his sister finds a strange dog tag and a tragic event occurs in London.

  • "After the Titans" by Rachael Cupp: in a strange time when titan roam the earth, a girl makes an agreement with a titan to heal her injured brother. But it may force …