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Uncanny Magazine Issue number 9 March/April 2016 (emag review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine Issue number 9 March/April 2016 (emag review).

The modern view of fiction is that a short story is best told from a single point of view. ‘Love Is Never Still’ by Rachel Swirsky not only has multiple viewpoints but they include a man, a statue, other inanimate objects and Greek gods. Galatea is the name a sculptor gives to the beautiful lady […]

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Winter by Dan Grace (ebook review).

March 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Winter by Dan Grace (ebook review).

At 67 pages, ‘Winter’ by Dan Grace falls somewhere between a short story and a novel. It should have enough space to develop a plot or characters before a tidy ending which are often missing from short stories. In keeping with its name, ‘Winter’ is a grim story set in a grim time. The characters […]

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Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore (book review).

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Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore (book review).

The fourteen stories in this collection ‘Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets’ offer another viewpoint on Sherlock Holmes, a character that continues to intrigue and entertain us for over 100 years. There are plenty of collections to choose from and, often in the UK, the short story is not the preferred choice over the novel […]

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God Is Dead Volume One by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim (graphic novel review).

March 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
God Is Dead Volume One by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim (graphic novel review).

Bringing together the first six parts of the ongoing ‘God Is Dead’ series, there’s a lot to encourage this reader to pick up the next collected volume. The premise is an interesting one, a world where the old gods have come back to the Earth in expectation of dominion and sacrifice. The different pantheons divide […]

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A Court Of Thorns And Roses (A Court Of Thorns And Roses book 1) by Sarah J. Maas (book review).

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A Court Of Thorns And Roses (A Court Of Thorns And Roses book 1) by Sarah J. Maas (book review).

‘A Court Of Thorns And Roses’ is book one in the new ‘A Court Of Thorns And Roses’ trilogy by Sarah J Maas. The second book, ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’, is set to come out in May 2016. This book circles around a girl called Feyre, who lives in a world in which […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016, Volume 130 # 723 (magazine review).

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016, Volume 130 # 723 (magazine review).

The first issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 is a relative rarity in that it contains no novella-length story. Instead, there are three novelettes, an impressive nine short stories and the usual suite of non-fiction articles. Before I start on the fiction, a quick nod to Bob Eggleton’s rather lovely […]

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RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction And Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts (book review).

February 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction And Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts (book review).

According to author Michael R. Pitts, film studio RKO Radio Pictures either produced or distributed 140 films between 1929-1956 that belonged to our genre. The distribution bit is important because it also enables him to include Disney’s cartoon films for that period as well. RKO didn’t restrict themselves to distributing English films as they also […]

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The Anatomy Of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Anatomy Of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

Anyone looking at my book collection would wonder why I have so many artbooks showing how to draw and paint and still get them when I can, even though as those who’ve seen my sketches and paintings know, I’m quite able in that department myself. I suspect, the same applies to other artists as well. […]

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The North Beyond: Part 1: Numirantoro by P. M. Scrayfield (book review).

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The North Beyond: Part 1: Numirantoro by P. M. Scrayfield (book review).

If you ask any bookseller the most important feature needed to attract the buyer to the book in the first instance is the cover. Sometimes it is a feature of the cover that tells the potential reader what the boards are likely to contain such as the ‘green-spine’ Corgis or the Gollancz ‘yellow-jackets’ (younger readers […]

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The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (book review).

February 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick (book review).

‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ by Robert V.S Reddick is the first of a trilogy which, according to its jacket, ‘is destined to take its place among the classics of epic fantasy’. Time will tell whether that’s true or not but ‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ is not a bad start. On the world of Alifros, a […]

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