Book Review: The Return of the Discontinued Man (Burton and Swinburne 5) by Mark Hodder

First off, I want to give some love to Jon Sullivan, the mastermind behind the moody, fantastical covers I always feature¬†on the reviews of this series. So, a tip of the hat to you, good sir. On the cover for Mark Hodder’s fifth installment of this alternative history series we see a huge metal man, […]

Book Review: The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi (Burton and Swinburne 4) by Mark Hodder

At the end of The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, our heroes, and in fact time itself, are left in rather dire straights. If you remember, I actually read the books out of order, so for me when I got to the end of book 3, a lot of what I had already […]

Book Review: The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (Burton and Swinburne 3) by Mark Hodder

Even though my copy of this book was brand new, it completely deteriorated during my reading. I don’t know if it was the extreme temperatures while passing through Wyoming during my transcontinental drive, or just bad book binding, but it seemed extremely apt given what was happening in this installment of the Burton & Swinburne […]

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack – Book Review

The year is 1861, but the world is filled with things that should not yet have come to pass. Flying armchairs (called rotochairs) help the populace get around and the postal system is composed of foul-mouthed parakeets that have been genetically designed to deliver messages. Queen Victoria was a but a brief blip on the […]

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