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The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow (book review).

April 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow (book review).

‘The Ripper Affair’ by Lilith Saintcrow is the third visit to Londinium, the London of an alternate Victorian Age where steam technology and magic co-exist. We start directly in medias res with Clare testifying in court in a case concerning a member of an Eirean brotherhood (this world’s version of Irish terrorists). Clare’s friend and […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakes (Blu-ray film review).

April 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakes (Blu-ray film review).

I must be one of the last to see ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakes’ and I can understand why a lot of people see so much of the original ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ in it but I can also see strong plot elements of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and a touch of ‘Return Of […]

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The Clockwork Sky Volume 2 by Madeleine Rosca (book review).

April 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Clockwork Sky Volume 2 by Madeleine Rosca (book review).

‘The Clockwork Sky’ has Australian author and artist Madeleine Rosca mixing the traditional Manga conventions with the fundamentals of steampunk style, producing something that’s definitely fun and easy to read. There’s no great depth to what’s here and certainly none of the darkness and edginess that characterises a lot of what comes out of the […]

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

With Roy Thomas’ 75th year, this edition of ‘Alter Ego’, is the second part of a massive interview by Jim Amash covering his freelancing career from 1990s to the present. The first part was ran in Alter-Ego # 136 which is a shame as it looks like I missed that. Although I’m not a fan […]

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Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie in the TARDIS as new companion.

April 23, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie in the TARDIS as new companion.

Actress Pearl Mackie is to join the Doctor Who cast as The Doctor’s new companion, Bill. Pearl was revealed to audiences on BBC One during half time in the FA Cup semi-final today. On joining the cast in her first major television role, Pearl told SFcrowsnest, “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who […]

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Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4) (game review).

April 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4) (game review).

They say if it isn’t broken, then don’t fix it. That statement becomes a bit ironic when you apply it the Lego branded video games whose very raison d’être is to smash things up and then rebuild them into something useful but the statement also happens to ring true. Bar a few minor cosmetic and […]

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Doctor Who fans must be punished with new Doctor Who companion.

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who fans must be punished with new Doctor Who companion.

The next Doctor Who companion will be revealed exclusively live on BBC One tomorrow (Saturday 23rd April 2016) in half-time of the FA Cup semi-final MOTD Live: Everton v Manchester United. The Dr Who spokesperson for the BBC, Miss Tamers, noted that displaying the reveal during a mid-time for the fans’ much loathed sport of […]

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Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea by Adam Roberts (book review).

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea by Adam Roberts (book review).

Anyone who has read Adam Roberts’ books will know not to expect a straightforward Science Fiction story. He likes to take classic SF works, such as Jonathan Swift and, in this case, Jules Verne, whom he previously referenced in 2007 in ‘Splinter’, and reinvent them in unexpected ways. He is professor of 19th century Literature […]

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Path Of The Eclipse: A Bali Trip by: Pauline Morgan

April 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Path Of The Eclipse:  A Bali Trip by: Pauline Morgan

No, this is not a review of another Chelsea Quinn Yarbro novel, this is a personal adventure to Indonesia in order to be present on the day of the recent Total Eclipse of the sun. Before anything, I must say that the whole expedition was brilliantly organised by David Phillips and his colleagues at Intrepid, […]

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Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani (book review).

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani (book review).

After the delight of being able to read and appreciate ‘Star Wars: The Art Of The Force Awakens’, I was grateful to look at another book from publisher Abrams. This is ‘Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series’, an anthology of collected artwork from the trading card sets of the same name, printed […]

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