Author: Gary Dalkin

Review – Cowboy Angels, by Paul McAuley

Review – Cowboy Angels, by Paul McAuley

The Real is a parallel world in which the Second World War never happened, where Alan Turing emigrated to America in the 1950’s and laid the foundations for the development of Turing Gates. By 1968 the CIG was beginning to use the Gates to secretly e... Read More »

Review – Sanity and the Lady by Brian Aldiss

Review – Sanity and the Lady by Brian Aldiss

Aldiss has written the most comfortable, middle-class, middle-of-the-road, whimsical, genteel catastrophe imaginable. I can only in all fairness conclude that was all along his intention. Read More »

Review – The Heretic Land, by Tim Lebbon

Review – The Heretic Land, by Tim Lebbon

Tim Lebbon's 2012 novel The Heretic Land is something of an endangered species in modern publishing; a self-contained, complete unto itself secondary world fantasy novel. Read More »

Review – Eifelheim, by Michael Flynn

Review – Eifelheim, by Michael Flynn

Eifelheim fashions a meeting-place between two alien worldviews, medieval Christian theology and cutting edge physics, without doing disservice to either. Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1987. Read More »

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 2

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 2

Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014 Read More »

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 1

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 1

a short recap of my 2014 in books. Where I reviewed a book for Amazing Stories I have provided a link to that review, and in one case to a related interview. So here, in chronological order, are the first 21 books I read in 2014. Read More »

Interstellar OST, single disc edition

The Interstellar Soundtrack Album Debacle

A look at the various controversies surrounding the release of the soundtrack album for Hans Zimmer's score to Interstellar Read More »

Underwhelmed By Interstellar

Underwhelmed By Interstellar

don't much care about the superhero films. I don't expect much from them, and was only disappointed by The Dark Knight Rises in that it wasn't as good as The Dark Knight. But Interstellar is disappointing in a very different way. Read More »

Is Interstellar Too Loud?

Is Interstellar Too Loud?

I have read repeated complaints that Interstellar is too loud. Which makes as much sense as complaining that a record is too loud. Read More »

Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks consists of six linked novellas chronicling the life of one woman, Holly Sykes, from rebellious teenager in 1984, to grandmother in 2043. Each novella is narrated in the first person present tense, but only the opening and closing sec... Read More »

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