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Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

‘Death Walks Twice’ is a remastered special edition from Arrow Films that collects together a matched pair of classic giallo films, ‘Death Walks On High Heels’ (1971) and ‘Death Walks At Midnight’ (1972). For those who don’t know, the ‘giallo’ is a particular sub-genre of European film. The Italian word simply means ‘thriller’ but when […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728 (magazine review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728  (magazine review)

The last issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 contains four novellas, no novelettes and seven short stories, as well as the usual non-fiction articles. It also contains a handy index of everything published over the year. The magazine opens with Esther M. Friesner’s fantasy novella, ‘The Cat Bell’. This is […]

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Reunion On Alpha Reticuli II (The Telemass Quartet Part Three) by Eric Brown (book review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reunion On Alpha Reticuli II (The Telemass Quartet Part Three) by Eric Brown  (book review)

I reviewed the first two novellas in Eric Brown’s ‘Telemass Quartet’ for SFCrowsnest a few months ago. ‘Reunion On Alpha Reticuli II’ is the third instalment in what has so far been a highly enjoyable SF romp. Can it keep up the momentum? As with the earlier volumes, my copy of the novella came in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727 (magazine review)

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727   (magazine review)

I’ve got a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ recently. This issue, however, has been well worth the wait. It is ‘MoF&SF’s first Special Author issue in a decade and their sixteenth in total and is dedicated to David Gerrold, the man who wrote Star Trek’s ‘The Trouble […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 edited by Greg Bear (book review)

December 30, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 edited by Greg Bear  (book review)

The ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2015’ is the sixteenth successive volume in this series of anthologies dedicated to the Nebula Awards, which are given out annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the sixth in a row that I’ve reviewed for SFCrowsnest. This one contains stories originally published in 2013, with the […]

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Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood  (graphic novel review)

M.R. James is seen by many as the master of the English ghost story. A British academic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he wrote over thirty ghost stories, many of which have become classics frequently heard on radio or television at Christmas. Published to coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the author’s […]

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The Zombie Times, November 2016 Film Festival Issue (emag review).

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times, November 2016 Film Festival Issue (emag review).

Regular readers of my reviews here on SFCrowsnest may recall that I used to review issues of ‘The Zombie Times’, a newsletter on all things to do with the living dead which was published on a roughly quarterly basis. Things have been rather quiet from Terror4fun, the publishers of ‘The Zombie Times’, recently so it’s […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2016, Volume 130 # 724 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2016, Volume 130 # 724 (magazine review).

I’m rather late in reviewing the March/April 724th issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’. My excuse is that it arrived in the same post as the May/June issue, so I focused on that first and this earlier one went to the back of the queue. In any case, this issue contains one […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2016, Volume 131 # 726 (magazine review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2016, Volume 131 # 726 (magazine review).

The mid-year issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ provides plenty of options for reading material, including an alt-history novella, three fantastical novelettes, six short stories of various denominations, an SF poem and six columns of mixed regularity. All of this is introduced by an arresting cover image, provided by Mondolithic Studios, of […]

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Sacrifice On Spica III (The Telemass Quartet, Part Two) by Eric Brown (book review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sacrifice On Spica III (The Telemass Quartet, Part Two) by Eric Brown (book review).

‘Sacrifice On Spica III’ is the second novella in Eric Brown’s ‘Telemass Quartet’, following on from ‘Famadihana On Fomalhaut IV’, which I reviewed here in August. Like its predecessor, the hardback is a gorgeous collectible. It is beautifully bound and features an arresting wraparound cover image by Tomislav Tikulin of a train thundering away from […]

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