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Mike Carey and Glenn Fabry’s Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere

Over a decade after the original televised mini-series and the novel it spawned, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has found new life in comic form — but not scripted by Gaiman himself. That honor has gone to Mike Carey, writer for the … Continue reading

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Christopher Fowler’s Roofworld

Naomi de Bruyn penned this review. Have you ever considered that just possibly, there might be another society right under our noses? Actually, in this case, right above our heads? Personally, I’d never really given the matter more than momentary speculation … Continue reading

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Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map

In the late summer of 1854, cholera struck a densely crowded poor neighborhood in London’s Soho district. Within days, hundreds were dead, and dozens more had fled the area for other parts of London or the surrounding countryside. In terms … Continue reading

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Simon R. Green’’s Something from The Nightside audiobook

Private eyes come in all shapes and sizes, and none of them look like television stars. Some do insurance work, some hang around cheap hotels with camcorders hoping to get evidence for divorce cases, and damn few ever get to … Continue reading

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Viola Carr’sThe Diabolical Ms. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the creation long ago of Robert Louis Stevenson, has been a rich trope in fiction in all forms from print and graphic novels to television series and movies alike. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll … Continue reading

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China Mieville’s Un Lun Dun

China Mieville (Perdido Street Station, The Scar, The Iron Council) is renowned for the world he has created around the great, multi-species, many-storied city of New Crobuzon. Those are adult works, beyond a doubt: ferocious and frightening, full of the … Continue reading

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Christopher Fowler’s Full Dark House

Christopher Fowler’s Full Dark House is the best mystery set during the London Blitz of the early 1940s that I’ve ever read, bar none. It is also the best mystery set within the very peculiar world of the theater that … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere

Pity Neil Gaiman, doomed forever to be held up as proof that comic books can be respectable literature. The barricades of academia (not to mention hoity-toity review pages everywhere) are being overrun by aggressive first-year grad students waving copies of … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart mysteries

The Ruby in the Smoke certainly doesn’t waste any time in getting our attention: On a cold, fretful afternoon in early October, 1872, a hansom cab drew up outside the offices of Lockhart and Selby, Shipping Agents, in the financial … Continue reading

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Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library

The Invisible Library combines storylines I love: alternate Earths, steampunk, and libraries. That it is well-written comes as a pleasant surprise, as usually the stone soup approach to writing fiction results in indigestion from too much grit and too little … Continue reading

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Kate Griffin’s The Minority Council

The Minority Council, the fourth novel in Kate Griffin’s Midnight Mayor series, puts Matthew Swift, the current Midnight Mayor of London, is more peril of his and the Electric Blue Angels’ existence than in any of the previous novels as … Continue reading

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