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Phillip Berrie

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Phill Berrie lives in Canberra, Australia with his wife, two daughters and his extended family. He has a Bachelors degree in Applied Physics, a Masters in Information Science and a Graduate Diploma in Education. He has worked in the back rooms of education-related institutions for most of his life as an IT professional helping academics with the computational aspects of their professions. This includes such diverse activities: as analysing the mineral potential of rock samples, authenticating and distributing electronic editions of famous Australian literature, and most recently, helping science teachers teach science.

Phill is a futurist and has had a lifelong love affair with science, genre-related fiction and gaming. His love of roleplay
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Phillip Berrie The first favourite couple that comes to mind are Dracula and Mina Harker in Fred Saberhagen's 'Dracula Tapes', which is a retelling of Bram Stoker's…moreThe first favourite couple that comes to mind are Dracula and Mina Harker in Fred Saberhagen's 'Dracula Tapes', which is a retelling of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' from the count's point of view.

In this very clever re-interpretation of the classic horror story, Saberhagen picks apart the bad science and some loose writing of the story to paint the count in a much better light for the reader.

I won't say anything more so as to not spoil the story, but I will say that the 'bad' guy gets the girl in the end in this story, and I was totally on his side.(less)
Phillip Berrie I have some genetic 'garbage' on my DNA (one of my daughters has it too). What if it wasn't garbage.
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Not a book as such, but if you liked those old choose-your-own-adventure books, I am currently involved in the writing of something similar as an episodic serial.

Choices That Matter is an app available on iOS and Android phones. The app is the medium for the delivery of a series of interactive fiction stories produced by Australian entertainment company Tin Man Games.

My story is the third one i... Read more of this blog post »
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Hawkeye, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
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More like 3.5 stars.

I liked the story. I liked the characters. I liked the references to the main character's history.

I also didn't mind the artwork, though I thought was more reminiscent of Miller's Daredevil than Hawkeye's appearances in the Aveng
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Uncanny Avengers, Vol. 1 by Rick Remender
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This is one of the best graphic novels I have read in a long time. And I picked it off my TBR pile without any great expectations after the last one I read in this series, to which I gave 2 stars.

The story is great, and the integration of a lot of th
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Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
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Meh. Not impressed.

I finished this a couple of weeks ago, and when I thought about writing a review, I couldn't really remember what had happened in the book.

Lots of spectacle, but nothing that made a lasting impression.

Your mileage might differ.
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Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks
Lotus Blue
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recommended for: Readers of apocalyptic fiction
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This is a solid post-apocalyptic tale with a novel Australian/cyberpunk flavour. I am giving it four stars because it didn't make me go 'Wow!', which is my qualification for great science fiction.

Pros: Being an Aussie I liked the Australian feel and
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Avengers Vs. X-men Part Three by Brian Michael Bendis
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I found this last part of the three book storyline slightly more satisfying than the first two: 3.5 stars. And that was mainly because there were at least some consequences.

I find these sorts of all-in stories very unsatisfying because you know that
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Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body by Simon Petrie
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Marvel What If? by Roy Thomas
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I suppose this type of book depends on whether you know the original stories that the writers are putting a new spin on.

As an older comic book reader, I was lucky enough to read a lot of the original stories when they first came out and so the nuanc
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Captain America and the Falcon by Jack Kirby
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This had its good and bad points.

I'm not a great fan of Kirby's artwork, and I had some issues with the concept of the bad guys being so all pervasive and still being secret, but there were some redeeming subplots, which makes me give this book thre
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The Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott
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This was one of the better ensemble stories I've read in this collection, but I can't help but think that the story was mainly about the Spider-Man supporting cast rather than the main character himself. Sure, he was instrumental in saving the city, ...more
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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Elantris
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Fans of epic fantasy.
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This was an interesting read for me as I follow the 'Writing Excuses' podcast and am very interested in the writer's thoughts on writing, but this is the first one of his books I have read...

It was an up and down experience for me, which may be becau
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