A Master of Djinn — P. Djèlí Clark

Carrying straight on from where The Haunting of Tram Car 015 left off, with all our favourite characters involved, this really is some great writing.

This trilogy has been my first taste of Djèlí’s writing and i’m very impressed.   His imagination is excellent and his ability to put that imagination into words for all us avid readers is simply marvellous.   I’m certainly going to be reading more of his work in the future: i’m hooked.

All in all, a wonderful blend of steampunk, fantasy and folklore all thrown into an alternative history in Cairo with lots of shenanigans mixed will in.   And it’s great to have main protagonists who are strong women, from different religions, who also happen to be in a same sex relationship.

P. Djèlí Clark’s Page

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A Dead Djinn in Cairo — P. Djèlí Clark

The first book in the Dead Djinn Universe, and what a good start it was.   While it’s only a short story, 36 pages, it’s a very good short story and is packed with great hints as to what the rest of the series is going to be like in this alternative fantasy/steampunk Cairo.

The title gives the beginning away in that a Dead Djinn is found in Cairo by its lover.   A special investigator from the “Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities” is brought in with a police inspector to investigate and then it’s just non stop until the end.

Then once you’re at the end of this i can’t imagine that any reader wouldn’t want to dive straight into The Haunting of Tram Car 015, which is the next book in the series.

Great writing, great characters and just plain good stuff for those who like their fantasy mixed up with steampunk elements.

P. Djèlí Clark’s Page

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Complete Works of H. G. Wells — H. G. Wells


The Time Machine
The Wonderful Visit
The Island Of Doctor Moreau – 1896
The Wheels of Chance
The Invisible Man – 1897
The War of the Worlds – 1898
When the Sleeper Wakes
Love and Mr. Lewisham
The First Men In The Moon – 1901
The Sea Lady
The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth – 1904
A Modern Utopia
In the Days of the Comet
The War in the Air
Ann Veronica
The History of Mr. Polly
The Sleeper Awakes
The New Machiavelli
The Passionate Friends
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
The World Set Free
Bealby: A Holiday
The Research Magnificent
Mr. Britling Sees it Through
The Soul of a Bishop
Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education
The Undying Fire
The Secret Places of the Heart
Men Like Gods
The Dream
Christina Alberta’s Father
The World of William Clissold
Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island
The Autrocracy of Mr. Parham
The Bulpington of Blup
The Shape Of Things To Come – 1933
The Croquet Player
Star Begotten
The Camford Visitation
Apropos of Dolores
The Brothers
The Holy Terror
Babes in the Darkling Wood
All Aboard for Ararat
You Can’t Be Too Careful

The Short Story Collections

The Early Short Stories
Select Conversations with an Uncle
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents
The Plattner Story and Others
Tale of Space and Time
Twelve Stories and a Dream
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories
The Door in the Wall and Other Stories
Uncollected Short Stories

The Short Stories

List of Short Stories in Chronological Order
List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order

Selected Non-Fiction

Text-Book of Biology
Certain Personal Matters
Anticipations of the Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought
The Discovery of the Future
Preface to “Underground man by Gabriel Tarde”
Mankind in the Making
The Future in America
This Misery of Boots
New Worlds for Old
First and Last Things
Floor Games
Little Wars
The War That Will End War
An Englishman Looks at the World
What is Coming
The Elements of Reconstruction
Introduction to “Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton”
Introduction to “The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger”
God the Invisible King
War and the Future
In the Fourth Year
The Idea of a League of Nations
The Outline of History
Russia in the Shadows
The Salvaging of Civilizatin
A Short History of the World
Washington and the Hope of Peace
The Story of a Great Schoolmaster
A Year of Prophesying
Mr Belloc Objects to “The Outline of History”
The open Conspiracy
World Brain
The Fate of Homo Sapiens
The New World Order
The Common Sense of War and Peace
Crux Ansata
Marxism vs. Liberalism

The Criticism

H. G. Wells by J. D. Beresford

The Autobiography

Experiment in Autobiography

H. G. Wells’s Page

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Shapers of Worlds — Anthology

Vision Quest — Edward Willett
Call to Arms — Tanya Huff
The Tale of the Wicked — John Scalzi
The Farships Fall to Nowhere — John C. Wright
Evanescence — L.E. Modesitt,Jr.
Peel — Julie E. Czerneda
The Knack of FlyingShelley Adina
Ghost Colours — Derek Kunsken
One Million Lira — Thoraiya Dyer
Pod Dreams of Tuckertown — Gareth L. Powell
In Silent Streams, Where Once the Summer Shone — Seanan McGuire
Welcome to the Legion of Six — Fonda Lee
Good Intentions — Christopher Ruocchio
“Shhhh…” — David Brin
The Greatest of These Is Hope — D.J. Butler
A Thing of Beauty — Dr. Charles E. Gannon
Home Is Where the Heart Is — David Weber
Tricentennial — Joe Haldeman

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