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Book Review : Worm, the first digital world war

WORM, the first digital world war, by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down. Blurb The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million machines in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies and critical government networks – including the British Parliament and the French and German military …

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Book review : Baldur’s Gate novels

Baldur’s Gate novels Based on the computer games of the same name: Baldur’s Gate y Philip Athans Baldur’s Gate II Shadows of Amn by Philip Athans ISBN 9-780786-915699 Baldur’s Gate II Throne of Bhaal by Drew Karpyshyn ISBN 9-780786-926305 Published by Wizards of the Coast In brief, they are a pleasant enough read, if a …

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Book review : Salvatore’s Demon Trilogy

R.A. Salvatore – The Demon Trilogy The Demon Awakens ISBN 1-85798-827-2 The Demon Spirit ISBN 1-85798-904-X The Demon Apostle ISBN 1-85798-923-6 Published by Millennium Fantasy As a long time fan of Salvatore how could I not read these three meaty tomes. There’s a lot in these besides the words, but that’s a philosophical matter. You’ll …

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Book review: David Gemmel’s Morningstar

David Gemmel’s Morningstar David Gemmel, Morningstar, Published by Arrows Books Ltd   (ISBN 0-09-922891-2) I have yet to read a book by David Gemmel that I didn’t enjoy, but this particular novel is passing brilliant. As well as being thought-provoking, it gives a book a realistic view. The heroes saving the nation aren’t shining Paladins …

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Book review: Brian Lumsey’s e-Branch series

Brian Lumsey’s e-Branch series Brian Lumley’s   E-Branch Series Published by Hodder & Stoughton Necroscope: Invaders     E-Branch volume 1  (ISBN 0-340-73376-4) Necroscope: Defilers     E-Branch volume 2  (ISBN 0-340-79245-0) Necroscope: Avengers   E-Branch volume 3  (ISBN 0-340-79247-7) The stories revolved around the idea of wormholes and vampires. These are books 11-13 in …

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Book review: David Gemmel – Echoes of the Great Song

David Gemmel: Echoes of the Great Song Published by Bantum press   (ISBN 0593 04195X) Follows the trials and demise of a race of Atlantean-like near immortals as catastrophe after catastrophe reduces the super-race to a mere handful of survivors. So much for the synopsis, what was the book like ? I found it poignant, …

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Bookshelf sites and widgets

Library things Librarything I used to gave a widget for this (js based, not WordPress), but it’s long since broke. I’d refresh it but I don’t want ony more j.js on this site than necessary. Still, Librarything is still worth a look over. Goodreads : Goodreads This looks promising and has an extended api, but …

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