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Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

September 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the British Library exhibition Harry Potter A History of Magic is to unveil rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from their collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Exploring the subjects […]

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American Gods (Original Television Series Soundtrack) by Brian Reitzell (CD review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
American Gods (Original Television Series Soundtrack) by Brian Reitzell (CD review).

The HBO adaptation of ‘American Gods’, based on Neil Gaiman’s sprawling and epic novel about a world in which the old gods battle against the new gods within a world in which belief has turned to myth is a brave and ambitious show that betrays a myriad of influences. With a neon-tinged aesthetic, that harks […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

Another book I found in Jane Frank’s book ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ is ‘Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet’. As his art has only been on American fantasy and SF book covers, it would explain why I haven’t come across him or at least put […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2017, Volume 132 #732 (magazine review).

August 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2017, Volume 132 #732 (magazine review).

There are nine pieces of prose fiction in this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’: one novella, four novelettes and four short stories. Most are fantasy stories and several of them are from authors new to the magazine. For once, I’m going to go through them in the order they appear, rather […]

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Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Traitors’ Gate’ is the final novel in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. The events of the last book ended with the army led by Night and her turned Guardians taking over Toskala. Marit, Kirit and Jothinin had finally joined forces in an effort to combat the Guardians and Joss had become the Chief of […]

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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

‘Jasmyn’ by Alex Bell is a fairytale set in the modern world. The protagonist, Jasmyn, has just lost her husband, Liam, after a cerebral aneurysm, a year into their marriage. Struggling in her grief, Jasmyn is beset by strange occurrences. Black swans falling dead at Liam’s funeral. Her pictures with Liam changing with her face […]

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Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

Another edition of ‘Illustrators’ and even a casual flip through shows there is a variety of art styles. We start off with no less than James Gurney, him of ‘Dinotopia’ fame for 30 pages. I’ve seen some of his work before but it’s always nice to see it again plus many I haven’t seen here […]

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The Shannara Chronicles 2nd season (trailer).

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shannara Chronicles 2nd season (trailer).

Here comes the trailer for the The Shannara Chronicles 2nd season on TV. I caught the first season and it was okay, but I got the feeling my kids enjoyed this one more than me. Must be getting old. The official blurb reads… One year after the events of the last season of The Shannara […]

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Freedom Of The Mask by Robert McCammon (book review)

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Freedom Of The Mask by Robert McCammon   (book review)

Robert McCammon has been turning out horror-slash-dark fantasy novels since the late 1970s, mostly standalone works but, in recent years, with the accent on the continuing use of certain characters within their own discrete worlds. Such is the case with ‘Freedom Of The Mask’, the sixth book to feature Matthew Corbett, a 17th century sleuth […]

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen to star in Amazon’s Good Omens series.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
David Tennant and Michael Sheen to star in Amazon’s Good Omens series.

Michael Sheen and David Tennant are to star in Good Omens, a six-part humorous fantasy drama, for Amazon and BBC Two, written by Neil Gaiman (American Gods), who will also serve as Showrunner. It is based on the novel Good Omens by Terry Pratchett (Hogfather) and Gaiman. Good Omens is being produced by the comedy […]

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