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SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

Our tee­ter­ing books pile ap­proached life-threat­en­ingly un­sta­ble pro­por­tions this month! Justin Cronin’s THE CITY OF MIR­RORS (out now, Orion) pulls off the neat trick of be­ing both ori­gin story and a con­clu­sion to his epic vam­pire tril­ogy The Pas­sage. Also bow­ing out is Naomi Novik’s Napoleonic-Wars-with-added-dragons series Te­meraire. Book nine, LEAGUE OF DRAGONS (out now, Harper Voy­ager) sees Boney promis­ing dragons world­wide new rights if they fight un­der his ban­ner. How­ever, Charles Stross’s Laun­dry Files series is con­tin­u­ing the Bond-meets-Love­craft shenani­gans. THE NIGHT­MARE STACKS (out now, Or­bit) in­tro­duces new pro­tag­o­nist Alex Schwartz, who’s younger and also hap­pens to be a vam­pire… As for books kick­ing off new series? EM­PEROR OF THE EIGHT IS­LANDS (out now, Pi­cador), by Lian Hearn, looks in­trigu­ing: it’s set in a myth­i­cal me­dieval Ja­pan of war­riors and as­sas­sins, ghosts and guardian spir­its. Fi­nally, two non-fic­tion ti­tles. Com­pact pa­per­back FAS­CI­NA­TION: THE CEL­LU­LOID DREAMS OF JEAN ROLLIN (out now, Head­press) takes a film-by-film look at the work of the French di­rec­tor be­hind cult items such as The Nude Vam­pire, while THE WORLDS OF GERRY AND SYLVIA AN­DER­SON (out now, Fonthill Me­dia) sees the ed­i­tor of the An­der­son fan club mag do some­thing sim­i­lar for the likes of Thun­der­birds and Space: 1999. Phew!

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