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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

Victory Disc is the third book in the Vinyl Detective series written by Andrew Cartmel and published by Titan Books. Following on from Written In Dead Wax – “charming, funny and engaging” – and The Run-Out Groove – “a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor” – Victory Disc pulls the Vinyl Detective into the world of big band swing music and a murder mystery from World War II.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

By Marty Mulrooney

The Feed is the debut novel of Nick Clark Windo, a film producer and screenwriter living in London. Described as a ‘high concept thriller’ by publisher Headline with the TV rights already snapped up, The Feed is set in a future where everyone relies – relied – on a worldwide network called The Feed, which sends information directly into its users’ brains. What could possibly go wrong?

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BOOK REVIEW – Jurassic Park Collectables by Kristof Thijs

By Marty Mulrooney

Jurassic Park Collectables is the passion project of a lifelong Jurassic Park enthusiast from Belgium. Kristof Thijs – creator of www.jurassictoys.net – has been collecting Jurassic Park toys since the original film was released in 1993. He has one of, if not the, largest Jurassic Park collections in the world. This brilliantly illustrated book takes a closer look at just some of the toys and merchandise that have been released over the past 25 years. Welcome to Jurassic Park Collectables.

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BOOK REVIEW – Hunted (The Voices Book 2) by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Hunted is the second book in the highly acclaimed Voices series written by British author G X Todd. Continuing the gripping narrative that began with Defender in 2017 – which AMO’s review described as “a highly impressive debut that will make you seriously question your own thoughts” – this new novel finds ex-roadside lemonade seller turned post-apocalyptic survivor Lacey a little bit older, a lot more cautious and very hunted.

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BOOK REVIEW – Fictional Alignment by Mike French

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fictional Alignment is a science fiction satire written and illustrated by British author and illustrator Mike French. Serving as a sequel to An Android Awakes – which AMO’s 2016 review described as “filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination” – Fictional Alignment follows Sapphira, a prostitute who has written the first work of fiction by a human in over 100 years. When angry zealot androids realise they can’t eradicate her work of fiction from the historical record, Sapphira finds herself sent back in time against her will to transform her stories into reality…

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BOOK REVIEW – Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

By Marty Mulrooney

Unhinged A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel is the final instalment of a thriller trilogy that began with Cracked in 2015 – “a cracking good read, mixing the violence and dark laughs of a Tarantino film with the conspiracy-fuelled page turning of a Michael Marshall mystery thriller and the neo-noir of James Sallis” – and continued with Rehab Run – “an often shocking, hilarious and scary novel” – in 2016. Unhinged is Danny Cleary’s grand finale; but will she make it to the very end?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike French (Author & Illustrator, Fictional Alignment)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fictional Alignment is the highly anticipated sequel to An Android Awakes, which AMO described in its 2016 review as “a science fiction novel filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination.” Promising a satire exploring a future in which androids control culture, Fictional Alignment looks set to be just as imaginative and memorable as its predecessor. It is therefore with great pleasure that Alternative Magazine Online presents an exclusive online interview with the book’s hugely talented author and illustrator, Mike French!

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