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  1. Vampires with real teeth

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... fiction with spooky undertones. Set in 18th century Venice, Sedgwick begins his story slowly with arrival of a young stranger. Marko comes from an isolated village, and until circumstances change, ...

  2. World Weavers

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Yao

    ... with a common vision. World Weavers: Globalization, Science Fiction, and the Cybernetic Revolution is a fascinating anthology of academic reviews, hypotheses and projections of the sci-fi genre. Editors ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Rumour Buster: separating truth from fiction amid the Occupy protests

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 02:59pm by Staff Reporters

    ... unit at Ruttonjee Hospital.   Rumour: Civil servants working at government headquarters in Admiralty last Monday were asked to evacuate the complex immediately, prompting speculation ...

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    e- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by James Kidd

    ...   The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard (read by Sean Barrett) Audible (audiobook) First published in 1966, J.G. Ballard's weird work of speculative fiction is set in Gabon. The central protagonist ... filled with strong, rounded characters, and absorbing- a combination of historical fiction and soap opera. Set during the second world war, China Dolls dramatises the Asian-American showbiz boom- ...

  5. The City & the City

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The City & the City by China Mieville Pan Macmillan HK$108 China Mieville is a shining star of the British science fiction scene. He creates worlds that seem utterly ... The Scar) set in a fictional world called Bas-Lag. This universe is recognisably eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century, albeit one viewed through a prism of J.G. Ballard, John Le ...

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    E-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... she cracks a plot open to reveal its dark insides.   The Soul of Discretion by Susan Hill (read by Steven Pacey) Audible Studios (audiobook) In certain respects, Susan Hill's fiction ...

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    E-/audiobook reviews: Non-fiction, by Charmaine Chan

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau Macmillan (e-book) You’ll either see the quests Chris Guillebeau writes about as futile or life changing. Sparked by his selfimposed challenge to visit every country in the world, this book explo ...

  8. hot picks

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jessie Tang, 16 cd: Westlife's Greatest Hits. All the best songs from Westlife in one album. dvd: Cars 2. Lightning McQueen competes all around the world for the title of the fastest car on the planet. movie: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1. ...

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    E-books/audiobooks: non-fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Working Stiff by Judy Melinek Scribner (e-book) Silent Witness and other forensic pathology dramas may have made autopsies interesting, but they’re fictional. Working Stiff, by Dr Judy Melinek, contains true-life stories, which makes some of them hard to read, unless you enjoy knowing things such as brains have the consistency of jelly when they come out of heads ...

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    E-/audiobook reviews: fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (read by various) Harper Audio (audiobook) Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is one of those transcendental novels that manages to be children's book, adult fable, horror story and modern myth all at o ...




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