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Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review)

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith  (book review)

‘I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero.’ With apologies to Jim Steinman and Bonnie Tyler you may just need Hannah Green. Apparently unphased by the changes in her life, which are significant and possibly dramatic, Hannah steps up to be the hero or as we trendily say being the change you want […]

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Good Omens TV show crews up again.

September 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Omens TV show crews up again.

Good Omens, the forthcoming fantasy TV series for Amazon and BBC Two has cast young actor Sam Taylor Buck as Adam Young, the reluctant Antichrist, in the television adaptation of the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett which began shooting in London this week. Joining Sam Taylor Buck in the Them, the group […]

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The Wind In His Heart by Charles de Lint (book review)

September 20, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Wind In His Heart by Charles de Lint (book review)

So many of the books I enjoy most find their way into my hands by means other than me deciding to buy a copy. In fact, this has happened often enough that when I got a note from writer friend Douglas Smith asking if I’d like to read his friend Charles de Lint’s newest book, […]

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The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review).

George RR Martin is of course best known for his series of fantasy novels widely known as the ‘Game Of Thrones’ universe thanks to the popular television show of that name. But before he’d written even the first of these novels, he’d written a number of other books including a children’s story called ‘The Ice […]

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Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

Lara Croft (actress Alicia Vikander), the daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, the new Tomb Raider movie also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and […]

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Elasticity: The Best Of Elastic Press edited by Chris Beckett, Justina Robson and Andrew Hook (book review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Elasticity: The Best Of Elastic Press edited by Chris Beckett, Justina Robson and Andrew Hook   (book review)

‘Elasticity: The Best Of Elastic Press’ is a selection of stories from the various anthologies put out by Elastic Press in its short but interesting life. In his introduction, editor Andrew Hook, who ran the Press, defines the genre category as ‘slipstream’. That basically means anything goes. Listed below are some that went well for […]

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Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine – August 2017 (magazine review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine – August 2017   (magazine review)

I’m a bit late with this review of the August 2017 ‘Phantaxis Quarterly’ because I got bogged down in other reading, for which I’m sorry. Anyway, it was as good as I expected with stories covering a wide range of Science Fiction and fantasy themes. For a wonder, there’s more Science Fiction than fantasy! The […]

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Go Forth And Multiply: Twelve Tales Of Repopulation edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Go Forth And Multiply: Twelve Tales Of Repopulation edited by Gordon Van Gelder  (book review)

I’ve often found when reading Science Fiction from the 50s and 60s that what dates it more than the technology is the social attitudes. It was a much more sexist world in those days and the fiction reflects that: the astronauts and scientists are almost always male and any female characters are always secretaries, stewardesses […]

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The Limehouse Golem (2017) : (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

September 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (2017)    :  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: A police detective stalks a serial killer in Victorian London and tries to connect it to a recent killing. The film feels like it was dipped in ‘Victorian atmosphere concentrate’. The movie takes itself very seriously indeed, but the viewer can look between the lines to see it as something of a romp. Peter […]

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Good Omens TV series adds Narcos’ Adria Arjona to its cast.

September 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Omens TV series adds Narcos’ Adria Arjona to its cast.

Adria Arjona (of True Detective, Narcos, Emerald City and Pacific Rim: Uprising fame) will be joining Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Good Omens, the forthcoming six-part television adaptation for Amazon Prime and BBC Two – based, of course, on the fantasy novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Arjona is […]

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