Anthology – Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

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Author: George Mann, Mark Hodder, James Lovegrove, Eric Brown, Richard Dinnick
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Fiction/Crime
ISBN 13: 9781781160039
 

Summary:

A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, including James Lovegrove, Justin Richards, Paul Magrs, Guy Adams and Mark Hodder. Edited by respected anthologist George Mann, and including a story by Mann himself.

Introduction by George Mann
The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One by Mark Hodder
Holmes and the Indelicate … Continue reading

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James Blaylock – Lord Kelvin’s Machine

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Author:  James Blaylock
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Fiction/Steampunk
ISBN 13: 9780857689849
 

Summary:

Determined to avert the doom of his beloved wife, scientist and detective Langdon St. Ives sees his only hope for doing so in Lord Kelvin’s time machine, but the diabolical Dr. Ignacio Narbondo has other plans for the invention. Reprint. AB. 

Review:

I found this entry in James Blaylock’s Langdon St. Eves series, set in Victorian London and throughout England, and seriously Steampunk, to be much more gritty than either “Homunculus” or … Continue reading

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Sax Rohmer – The Mask of Fu Manchu

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Author: Sax Rohmer
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Supernatural
ISBN 13: 9780857686077
 

Summary:

After discovering the tomb of El Mokanna – the Veiled Prophet – and retrieving the precious relics buried there, the eminent archaeologist Sir Lionel Barton blows up the tomb. The heretic sect faithful to Mokanna interpret the fireball as their prophet’s second coming, and a violent uprising begins.

Meanwhile, the insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu senses an opportunity to use the powerful relics for his own evil ends. The action … Continue reading

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James P.Blaylock – Homunculus

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Author: James P.Blaylock
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Fiction/Steampunk
ISBN 13: 9780857689825
 

Summary:

In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead 

Review:

The year is 1870 and the locale is London, England, suffused with … Continue reading

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Kim Newman – Anno Dracula-Dracula Cha Cha Cha

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Author: Kim Newman
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Supernatural-Historical
ISBN 13: 9780857680853
 

Summary:

Written by award-winning novelist Kim Newman, this is a brand-new edition, with additional 40,000 word never-before-seen novella, of the popular third installment of the Anno Dracula series, Dracula Cha Cha Cha.

Rome. 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda – his sixth wife. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Geneviève. Finding herself caught … Continue reading

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Michael Moorcock – The Warlord Of the Air

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Author: Michael Moorcock
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Science Fiction (Sci Fantasy)
ISBN 13: 9781781161456
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Summary: Suppose that a few of our present inventions had been made earlier, and others not discovered at all? How would the last century have evolved differently?

This is the story of Oswald Bastable, a Victorian captain who found himself in such alternate worlds. It is based on notes handed down to Michael Moorcock from his great-grandfather. It’s a story of a world of empires secured by airships, and a … Continue reading

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James P. Blaylock – The Aylesford Skull (A Tale of Langston St. Ives)

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Author: James P. Blaylock
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical/ Steampunk
ISBN 13: 97808576818
 

Summary: It is the summer of 1883 and Professor Langdon St. Ives – brilliant but eccentric scientist and explorer – is at home in Aylesford with his family. However, a few miles to the north a steam launch has been taken by pirates above Egypt Bay; the crew murdered and pitched overboard. In Aylesford itself a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected grave robber, … Continue reading

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Philip Jose Farmer -The Lord Of the Trees

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Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Fiction/Historical-Adventure-Pulp
ISBN 13: 9781781162934

Summary:

Having lived long enough with the charming fairy tale created by my biographer, I feel the time has come for the truth to be known. I propose to tell all; of the origins of The Nine, the elixir that gives us nearly eternal youth and superhuman strength, the struggles between us that set the world atremble.”

The follow-up to Jose Farmer’s shocking and controversial A Feast Unknown.

A brand-new edition of the classic … Continue reading

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Loren D. Estleman – The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Holmes vs. Dracula

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Author: Loren D. Estleman
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781781161425

Summary:  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a series of handsomely designed detective stories, encapsulating the most varied and thrilling cases of the world’s greatest detective.

After a mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor with no human passengers — only the dead captain, drained of blood — a series of bizarre nocturnal crimes takes place in London. It can only be the work of Count Dracula, and only one man can … Continue reading

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Kim Newman – Anno Dracula: the Bloody Red Baron


Author: Kim Newman
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9780857680846

 

Summary: WAR IS HELL…

It is 1918 and Graf von Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies ofGermany and Austria-Hungary. The War of the Great Powers in Europeis also a war between the living and the undead. Caught up in the conflict, Charles Beauregard, an old enemy of Dracula, his protegé Edwin Winthrop,and intrepid vampire reporter Kate Reed go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron… In the … Continue reading

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