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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Alien: Isolation offers an in-depth look at the artwork behind the critically acclaimed video game Alien: Isolation, released by The Creative Assembly in 2014. Written by author Andy McVittie, who has worked in the video games industry for more than 20 years, the book features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, 3D renders and much more, all accompanied by an extensive behind the scenes commentary from the game’s artists and creators.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, World of Trouble)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters last year, describing the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy as “an unparalleled written symphony of the touching, gripping, shocking and true.” AMO is therefore proud to present yet another exclusive online interview with New York Times bestselling author Ben H. Winters!

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BOOK REVIEW – Found by Harlan Coben

By Marty Mulrooney

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Found by Harlan Coben is the third book in the Mickey Bolitar series of young adult novels, following on from Shelter (which Alternative Magazine described as “a gripping little thriller than should be bought and read as soon as possible, regardless of the reader’s age”) and Seconds Away (“a highly pleasing sequel that is also a taut little thriller in its own right”). As the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter continue to thicken, Mickey Bolitar is drawn into a series of personal investigations that may not be as unrelated at they first appear…

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BOOK REVIEW – World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

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World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters is the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy. Following on from The Last Policeman (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a genuinely engaging mystery novel that boldly asks us to consider what life is worth, and what truly defines us as individuals”), and Countdown City (“a sequel every bit the equal of its predecessor”), World of Trouble sees retired detective Hank Palace leaving the relative sanctuary of New England to track down his troubled sister Nico before it’s too late.

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BOOK REVIEW – Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the follow-up to 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “an utterly compelling and truly unforgettable book.” Following on directly from the previous novel, readers once again join Jacob Portman and his newfound group of peculiar friends as they journey to 1940s London to save the life of their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine.

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BOOK REVIEW – Ecko Burning by Danie Ware

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ecko Burning by Danie Ware is a science fiction/fantasy epic published by Titan Books. A sequel to Ware’s debut novel Ecko Rising (which Alternative Magazine Online described in its glowing 2012 review as “staggeringly impressive in both its richness and detail”), readers once again join cybernetically enhanced future assassin Ecko as he tumbles further and further down the rabbit hole. With the grasslands diseased and the people growing restless as a dark evil begins to spread, Ecko must decide once and for all whether this fantasy world really is an alternative reality, or simply a virtual Rorschach that can only be escaped from by burning it all to the ground.

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BOOK REVIEW – Back In Time: The Unauthorised Back To The Future Chronology by Greg Mitchell and Rich Handley

By Marty Mulrooney

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Back In Time: The Unauthorised Back To The Future Chronology by Greg Mitchell and Rich Handley offers a detailed history of the Back to the Future mythos throughout the ages. A follow-up to A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back To The Future Lexicon (which Alternative Magazine Online positively reviewed earlier this year), this companion tome provides the complete history of Hill Valley’s complex timelines, ‘as presented in the films, cartoons, novels, comics, video games, card game and even McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes.’

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