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Catherine Chanter: Well Well Well....

Advantages: Umm, nicely written
Disadvantages: A mish mash of a plot

Catherine Chanterís The Well is nominally at least, the type of book that I might enjoy. Itís a tale of the near future where itís a very familiar world, but thereís a twist. In this case, the UK is going through a prolonged and severe drought, and Chante ...

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Imagine a world with hardly any water...

Advantages: a bit different
Disadvantages: probably not for everyone

I can't even remember where I picked up this book, probably from a charity table but I do know that I though it sounded right down my alley, set in a new world where water is scarce and it's a bit of a bunfight to stay alive... Slow paced Whilst reading ...

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The Original Invasion!

Advantages: Original, first-person viewpoint. Vivid images from the words, haunting, thoughtful and inspiring.
Disadvantages: Hard to read in parts, some specialist and rare words used. No large surprising plot twists.

Back in 1987, at the age of ten, I heard a piece of music which started my love affair with a certain famous science fiction novel. This of course was Jeff Wayne's Musical version of The War of the Worlds, and since then I have read and watched most me ...

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Review of The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells

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We're all doomed - especially Woking.

Advantages: Readable, unique and chillingly believable. A classic and rightly so.
Disadvantages: A little gruesome in places and perhaps not the most twisting of plotlines

In the season of Christmas cheer, goodwill to all men and all that malarky, we decided our festive treat would be to witness the theatrical end of the world. Cheery. Jeff Wayne's musical telling of War of the Worlds was on at the O2 and never has the dest ...

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Review of The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells

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THE CHRYSALIDS-A Gripping Science Fiction Read

Advantages: Suitable for a wide age range and for both sexes.
Disadvantages: None for me.

...THE CHRYSALIDS-A Gripping Science Fiction Read The Chrysalids - John Wyndham I first read this book in secondary school during the 1970s. I was around the age of thirteen at the time that this book was handed out (we were fortunate to have ...

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Review of The Chrysalids - M.John Harrison, John Wyndham

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