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Nightmare City Special Edition (1980) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nightmare City Special Edition (1980) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

‘Nightmare City’ is a horror film from 1980 which has become a cult classic. Directed by the prolific Italian filmmaker Umberto Lenzi, the film was one of many made to capitalise on the popularity of zombie movies in the aftermath of George A. Romero’s second film, ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ (1978). It is cited as […]

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Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased by Lisa Morton (book review).

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased by Lisa Morton (book review).

‘Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased’ is the second single author novel to be set in the same universe as the trilogy of ‘Zombie Apocalypse!’ mosaic novels, created by the British horror editor Stephen Jones using text from multiple contributors. This book has been written by Californian horror writer Lisa Morton. I reviewed its predecessor, Mark Morris’s […]

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Dawnthief (Chronicles Of The Raven book 1) by James Barclay (book review).

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dawnthief (Chronicles Of The Raven book 1) by James Barclay (book review).

‘Dawnthief’ is James Barclay’s debut fantasy novel, originally published in 1999 and the first of twelve novels to date in the ‘Chronicles Of The Raven’ series, ten of which he has based in and around the invented world of Balaia. I have previously reviewed here his three latest visits to this world in the ‘Elves’ […]

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Age Of Shiva by James Lovegrove (book review).

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Age Of Shiva by James Lovegrove (book review).

‘Age Of Shiva’ is James Lovegrove’s seventh and, according to his website, last (for the time being at least) book in the highly successful ‘Age Of…’ series of military Science Fiction stories based around various pantheons of deities worshipped now or in the past by different cultures around the world. I’ve reviewed each of them […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2015, Volume 128 # 719 (magazine review)

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2015, Volume 128 # 719  (magazine review)

The May/June 2015 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ is the second one to be edited by C.C. Finlay and he takes the opportunity to do something unusual again, after leading the last issue with a Chinese novella in translation. This time the innovation is that all nine stories found within are […]

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Knights Templar: A Secret History by Graeme Davis (book review).

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Knights Templar: A Secret History by Graeme Davis (book review).

‘Knights Templar: A Secret History’ is Osprey Publishing’s second volume in their ‘Dark Osprey’ series of guides to conspiracy theories and dark fantasies, following on from ‘Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide’, which I reviewed here a couple of months ago. It is written by Graeme Davis, who also authored ‘Thor: Viking God of Thunder’, the other […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 edited by Kij Johnson (book review).

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 edited by Kij Johnson (book review).

The ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2014’ is the fifteenth 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. This one contains stories originally published in 2012, with the awards being given out at a ceremony in May 2013. The […]

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The Extinction Parade, Volume 2: War by Max Brooks and Raulo Caceres (graphic novel review).

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Extinction Parade, Volume 2: War by Max Brooks and Raulo Caceres (graphic novel review).

When I interviewed Max Brooks in March this year for SFCrowsnest, he was over in London to promote ‘The Extinction Parade, Volume 2: War’. This is the second instalment in the graphic novel adaptation of Brooks’ 2010 short story ‘The Extinction Parade’ and, as with volume 1, which I reviewed here in August 2014, the […]

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Pelquin’s Comet (Volume 1 of The Dark Angels) by Ian Whates (book review).

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pelquin’s Comet (Volume 1 of The Dark Angels) by Ian Whates (book review).

Ian Whates is well-known in the British Science Fiction and Fantasy community as an author, anthologist and publisher. He runs the award-winning small independent publishing house NewCon Press and has edited many anthologies including the highly successful ‘Solaris Rising’ series. He is, however, also an author in his own right, having already published two collections […]

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An Interview With Max Brooks by Patrick Mahon (interview).

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An Interview With Max Brooks by Patrick Mahon (interview).

Max Brooks is an American writer and the son of comedy director Mel Brooks and Hollywood actress Anne Bancroft. His best known books are ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ and ‘World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War’, the latter of which was loosely adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster featuring Brad Pitt in 2013. […]

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