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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 1) by Jen Williams (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 1) by Jen Williams (book review).

‘The Ninth Rain’ is book one in the new trilogy called ‘The Winnowing Flame Trilogy’ by Jen Williams, the previous trilogy being ‘The Copper Cat Trilogy’ which I highly recommend. Both trilogies follow different characters and seem to be set in different worlds, but they are all high fantasy with plenty of swords and sorcery! […]

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Tales Of The Apt: Spoils Of War Volume One by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tales Of The Apt: Spoils Of War Volume One by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

After ten novels in his ‘Shadows Of The Apt’ series, it’s unsurprising that Adrian Tchaikovsky has a few short stories up his sleeve that make further use of the amazing world he built up for that series. Some of the stories in ‘Spoils Of War’, the first in a planned series of ‘Tales Of The […]

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The Adventures Of The Ring Of Stones by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Adventures Of The Ring Of Stones by James P. Blaylock (book review).

The immensely wealthy Gilbert Frobisher has recently come into possession of a diary that hints at the location of an enormous piece of highly valuable ambergris. Assembling a crew of adventurous companions, including the renowned scientist adventurer Langdon St. Ives, he sets sail on his magnificent steam-powered ship to bring back the treasure. However, he’s […]

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The Watcher Of Dead Time (book 3 of The Relic Guild) by Edward Cox (book review).

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Watcher Of Dead Time (book 3 of The Relic Guild) by Edward Cox (book review).

The last few remaining agents of the Relic Guild have been separated and none of them knows who else is left alive. As Samuel and his Aelfirian companions follow the Avatar’s instructions, hunting for something to help destroy Lord Spiral, Clara is trapped in her mind with Marney’s spirit and the remnants of Known Things, […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (new trailer).

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (new trailer).

Here’s another trailer for Guy Ritchie’s fantasy movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, […]

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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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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

‘Midwinterblood’ is a romance/horror novel following the seven reincarnations of Eric and Merle. Their seven lives span over centuries with the first starting before the 10th century and the last ending in 2073. Though Eric and Merle’s love never waivers in each of their lives, the form it takes does. In some lives, they are […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

In the introduction by George R.R. Martin, ‘Everybody Loves a Rogue’, he tells us how he supported the black hats in old western television series and always had a soft spot for the less than spotless character. In real life, I’ve always felt a charming crook is still a crook and when they steal your […]

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The Rhymer: An Heredyssey by Douglas Thompson (book review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Rhymer: An Heredyssey by Douglas Thompson (book review).

I am in favour of writers taking risks and trying experiments with their writing. One of the best is Stephen Hall’s ‘The Raw Shark Texts’ in which he plays with words and concepts as well as presentation. It is a delightful book. It is also good that there are publishers that are willing to take […]

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