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It Comes At Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Brian McOmber (music review)

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
It Comes At Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Brian McOmber   (music review)

‘It Comes At Night’ is a low budget US horror film which was given a limited run in American cinemas in June 2017. It is the second feature film to come from writer/director Trey Edward Shults, following a well-received 2015 debut, ‘Krisha’. The new film is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future in which a contagious […]

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Lost Girl by Adam Nevill (book review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost Girl by Adam Nevill (book review).

Adam Nevill is a British writer of supernatural horror who has so far published eight novels and a collection of short stories. Given that most of his work falls into the horror genre, ‘Lost Girl’ (2015) is a bit of a departure as it’s a near future dystopian thriller. The story is set in the […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

April 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one long novella, three novelettes and four short stories, along with a poem and the usual mix of reviews and other articles. The lead story, which takes up over one-third of the magazine’s length and is also the subject of Bryn Barnard’s fun […]

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Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove (book review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove  (book review)

James Lovegrove created the ‘godpunk’ sub-genre of military SF back in 2009 with ‘The Age Of Ra’. Since then the ‘Age of…’ series has grown to a total of six novels and three novellas, each focused on one particular pantheon, including the Norse, Aztec and ancient Greek gods amongst others. With ‘Age Of Heroes’, Lovegrove […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729 (mag review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729  (mag review)

The first issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, for 2017 contains a wide range of stories, including a novella, four novelettes and five short stories, as well as a poem and all the usual non-fiction pieces. Instead of reviewing the stories from longest to shortest, this time I’ll cover them in the […]

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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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