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BOOK REVIEW – Ecko Endgame by Danie Ware

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ecko Endgame is the third and final book in the Ecko trilogy by Danie Ware. Following on from Ecko Rising (“a hugely enjoyable genre mash-up that promises great things to come”) and Ecko Burning (“a massively entertaining sequel that fulfils much of the grand promise of its predecessor”), Ecko Endgame sees blight sweeping across the Varchinde, the Kas rising from Rammouthe and anti-hero Ecko finally facing head-on the true reality of the fantasy world he quite literally fell into.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike French (Author, An Android Awakes)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed An Android Awakes (a bold cross between a science fiction novel/graphic novel/short story collection), describing it as “filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination.” AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the author of the book and the man behind Android Writer PD121928, Mike French!

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BOOK REVIEW – An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown

By Marty Mulrooney

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An Android Awakes is touted by publisher Elsewhen Press as a cross between a graphic novel and a novel. Written by Mike French and illustrated by Karl Brown, it tells the story of Android Writer PD121928 who is part of the Android Publishing Program. His wife has been forcibly removed so he can concentrate and there are plenty of replacement cats stored in the freezer. When his latest novel The Eating of Citizen Cane is rejected, he finds himself with only 14 attempts left to get a story accepted for the program before he will be deactivated.

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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 – Ecko Burning by Danie Ware

By Marty Mulrooney

Ecko Burning

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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FILM REVIEW – Gravity (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Gravity is a science fiction action thriller/drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men). Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. Ryan Stone, a mission specialist who finds herself lost in space after the mid-orbit destruction of the Space Shuttle Explorer. With oxygen running out and a deadly chain reaction of space debris orbiting every 90 minutes, Dr. Stone must work with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) to overcome extreme adversity and return to Earth.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, Countdown City)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Countdown City: The Last Policeman II by Ben H. Winters, describing it as “a sequel every bit the equal of its predecessor, with an ending that leaves no doubt that the final book will be similarly thought-provoking, emotional and gripping.” AMO is therefore proud to present yet another exclusive online interview with New York Times bestselling author Ben H. Winters, where we talk about winning the 2012 Edgar Award, the mystery of Hank Palace and writing the final book in the trilogy!

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