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The Best Of Joe Haldeman (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Joe Haldeman (book review).

‘The Best Of Joe Haldeman’ is another of Subterranean Press’s limited edition collections of work by a single author. In this case, it’s the ex-Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman, who made his name with the Science Fiction novel ‘The Forever War’. Published in 1974, it went on to win the Nebula Award in 1975 and the […]

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The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, David Hine and Mark Stafford (graphic novel review).

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, David Hine and Mark Stafford (graphic novel review).

‘The Man Who Laughs’ is a graphic novel adaptation of the little-known Victor Hugo novel originally published in 1869. Before you ask what this has got to do with genre fiction, I should point out two things. The first is that Gwynplaine, the hero of this story, is the inspiration for the hideous forced grin […]

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Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates	 (book review).

Ian Whates has created a strong reputation for himself as an editor who produces exciting anthologies of short speculative fiction. In the same way Solaris has carved itself a niche as a publisher which consistently delivers high quality genre anthologies. ‘Solaris Rising 2’ is their latest collaboration in this vein. Does it live up to […]

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Zom-B City (book 3) by Darren Shan (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Zom-B City (book 3) by Darren Shan (book review).

‘Zom-B City’ is the third in Irish author Darren Shan’s new twelve book series of zombie novels for young adults. Shan shot to fame over a decade ago with a series of vampire stories for teenagers. Since then he has written several other horror novels for children and adults. The ‘Zom-B’ series is his first […]

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Bath Salt Zombies (DVD review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bath Salt Zombies (DVD review).

‘Bath Salt Zombies’ is the latest ultra-low budget horror film from independent American director Dustin Wayde Mills. I reviewed his last movie, ‘Zombie A-Hole’ for SFCrowsnest six months ago and found it a partial success. ‘Bath Salt Zombies’ continues the grindhouse vibe of that film and reunites its two leading actors, Brandon Salkil and Josh […]

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Stitched – Volume 1 by Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer (graphic novel review).

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Stitched – Volume 1 by Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer (graphic novel review).

‘Stitched – Volume 1’ collects together the first seven issues in a new zombie comic series written and drawn by Mike Wolfer (artist on ‘Night Of The Living Dead’, ‘Widow’ and ‘Strange Kiss’), based on an original story by Garth Ennis (scriptwriter for ‘Hellblazer’, ‘Preacher’ and ‘Judge Dredd’). I reviewed ‘Crossed Volume 4 – Badlands’, […]

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The Zombie Times: February 2013 edition (newsletter review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times: February 2013 edition (newsletter review).

Contrary to some people’s expectations the world did not end in December 2012. As far as the guys at ‘The Zombie Times’ are concerned, though, that just gives us a few more months to prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. In this first issue of the new year, they’ve pulled together another summary of all […]

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Crossed: Volume 4: Badlands by Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows, Jamie Delano and Leandro Rizzo (graphic novel review).

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Crossed: Volume 4: Badlands by Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows, Jamie Delano and Leandro Rizzo (graphic novel review).

‘Crossed: Volume 4: Badlands’ follows three previous collections of the ‘Crossed’ comics dating back to 2008. This is an ultra-violent, post-apocalyptic story set on Earth in the present day. Civilisation has been destroyed by the ‘Crossed’ virus, so-called because infection causes a large red cross to appear on your face. Infected individuals lose all inhibitions […]

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Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown (book review).

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown	(book review).

‘Helix Wars’ is the sequel to British SF author Eric Brown’s most popular novel ‘Helix’, published in 2007. Does it live up to its predecessor? It is now two hundred years since the events recounted in ‘Helix’, when a colony ship brought four thousand humans five hundred light years across the galaxy from a dying […]

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Supercrooks – Book One: The Heist by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu (graphic novel review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Supercrooks – Book One: The Heist by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu	(graphic novel review).

‘Supercrooks – Book One: The Heist’ collects together the four issues of the ‘Supercrooks’ comic originally published in 2012. It comes from the minds of prolific Scottish comics writer Mark Millar and Filipino artist Leinil Yu, with whom Millar previously co-created ‘Superior’. The story starts in modern day New York City as supercrook Johnny Bolt […]

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