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American Gods first trailer.

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
American Gods first trailer.

Here’s the first trailer for the TV series based on Neil Gaimen’s American Gods book. Looking good. And it even features the supreme piece of eye candy from The 100, Lincoln (aka actor Ricky Whittle), as the hero. The sexiest baldie, surely, since Telly Savalas (or China Mieville)? STARZ American Gods original series is coming […]

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2016, Volume 130 # 725 (magazine review)

July 20, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2016, Volume 130 # 725 (magazine review)

The May/June issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one novella, five novelettes, five short stories and the usual mix of non-fiction. I’ll review them in that order. The cover image is a dramatic action shot of a near-naked warrior jumping off a ledge to attack a huge crouching humanoid, seemingly made […]

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Sherlock Holmes And The Servants Of Hell by Paul Kane (book review)

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes And The Servants Of Hell by Paul Kane   (book review)

I’m used to a Sherlock mash-up so ‘Sherlock Holmes And The Servants Of Hell didn’t faze me. It’s been a while since I read any Clive Barker novels but this did not actually matter in the grand scheme. The introduction sets out the stall and what characters are drawn from the Barker cabal. There is […]

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A Dance With Dragons (A Song Of Ice And Fire book 5) by George R.R. Martin (book review)

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Dance With Dragons (A Song Of Ice And Fire book 5) by George R.R. Martin  (book review)

Having your work turned into a popular TV series is an interesting concept, especially when the books it is based on are long, complex and on-going. Charlaine Harris faced this when her ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ vampire novels were converted to the ‘True Blood’ series. It cannot be expected that the translation between media will be absolute […]

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There Will Be Stars by Billy Coffey (book review)

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
There Will Be Stars by Billy Coffey  (book review)

‘There Will Be Stars’ is a part of a series of books by Billy Coffey, resident of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It proved to be an unexpected treat with sympathetic characters, heart-breaking moments and a nice warm feeling inside at the end. For Bobby, every day is the day he dies. He wakes up, gets […]

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The Travelling Companion: For As Long As It Takes To Get There by Ian Rankin (book review)

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Travelling Companion: For As Long As It Takes To Get There  by Ian Rankin  (book review)

‘The Travelling Companion’ is a quirky offering from Ian Rankin, creator of ‘Rebus’, the dissolute detective. This story finds its original in the city of Rebus and Rankin, Edinburgh. The twin sides of the city are often explored in Rankin’s crime fiction but here he adds another more supernatural element and transfers the action to […]

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Ghostbusters (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng

July 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghostbusters (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng

Filmmaker Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot pretty much followed the characteristic aspects of his previous films (‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Spy’) all incorporating a self-awareness of female-oriented friendship and the estrogen-driven escapades rooted in inspired goofiness. So given this familiar foundation of Feig’s big screen blueprint one would expect that his creative input into the continued ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise for the millennium […]

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Uprooted (book 1) by Naomi Novik (book review)

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uprooted (book 1) by Naomi Novik   (book review)

‘Uprooted’ is a standalone fantasy novel based very loosely on ‘The Beauty And The Beast’ fairy tale. In this version, there is a valley in which there are several small villages and towns. There is also a forest which contains scary beings and is slowly trying to take over the villages and towns in the […]

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Ruin And Rising (The Grisha Trilogy Book 3) by Leigh Bardugo (book/audio review).

July 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ruin And Rising (The Grisha Trilogy Book 3) by Leigh Bardugo (book/audio review).

Are you ready for the final instalment of The Grisha Trilogy? Following on from the previous book, ‘Siege And Storm’, the Apparat has Alina and Mal trapped below ground. Alina is unwell and she can’t summon any light. Meanwhile, the Darkling has taken the throne of Ravka and is searching for her. No one knows […]

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Stalking The Zombie by Mike Resnick (book review).

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Stalking The Zombie by Mike Resnick (book review).

One of the strengths of small, independent publishers is that they care about the books they produce. They know that they are not going to become wealthy, global entrepreneurs. As a result, they have the opportunity to create beautiful books that readers want to keep. This is one such. To add to its appeal, ‘Stalking […]

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