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LM Cooke is the author of ‘The Automata Wars’, a steampunk trilogy. Volume 1, The Home Front was released in September 2012, and tells the tales of the people left at home while the soldiers on the front line take on an unknown enemy in a losing battle, while volume 2, The Front Line focuses on the fighting on the front. The concluding volume will be released in the near future.

LM Cooke has also contributed to the first three volumes of ‘The Asylum Chronicles’, the steampunk compilations also published through The Last Line. Contributions include Stormwatch in ‘Tales from the Asylum’ (September 2010); A Letter To My Father in ‘Beyond The Asylum’ (September 2011); and Waiting For The Sun in ‘Lost Souls of The Asylum’ (September 2012).

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Average rating: 4.0 · 30 ratings · 12 reviews · 7 distinct works
The Home Front (The Automat...

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The Front Line (The Automat...

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Storm Watch: A Tale of the Sea

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Today is Walpurgisnacht, or May eve. Tomorrow comes the May. Beltane fires will burn in Edinburgh; 'Obby osses will parade in Padstow. In Birmingham, someone may remark upon the rain.

There appears to be something of a dearth of traditional festival celebrations in the second city and immediate surrounds. It's a tad depressing, really. All I'm asking for is a big bonfire, a bit of May blossom an... Read more of this blog post »
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The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross
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I liked this. There were some language awkwardnesses (a bit like that) that distracted me at first, but once into the story, these were forgotten. Good characters, good premise, lovely imagery. Tech-y but not too tech-y. And as a nearly-civil servant ...more
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Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink
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I really wanted to like this more, but, as the rating says - it was OK. There are some really nice ideas in it, but the story drags more than it should, and some of the strangeness seems more forced than it should. Have a read. But you may not be bot ...more
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
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The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
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The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
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I enjoyed this. The world was built well, the characters well constructed (the torturer was my fave) and the whole thing hung together very well. One of those books you race through because you want to know what's going to happen. Then, of course, yo ...more
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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things
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An enjoyable romp through the darker side of fairy tales. We all know how various folk tales were sanitized for family consumption - this heads back out into the lesser charted forest. It retains the narrative style that makes it read as if being tol ...more
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Mind Over Matter by Ranulph Fiennes
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Another warts and all tale of ridiculous endurance and how people in close constant proximity start to not like each other much. The author doesn't pull his punches. It seems impossible that man could manage such endeavours. Reading this, it seems ev ...more
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Blitzcat by Robert Westall
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I rarely bother with 'children's books'. Regardless, this caught my eye, and though it's a very easy read, it's a surprisingly good one. Blitzcat moves through the narrative like an amoral compass. The war may rage, but she is Cat, and above such thi ...more
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Cold by Ranulph Fiennes
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Adventure! Derring-do! This man climbed Everest as an OAP. He removed frost-bitten finger ends by himself (while at home in England). He spins arresting tales of crotch-rot, fatigue, arduous exploits and loss, while including comparative tales of yes ...more
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