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The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

‘The Cathedral Of Known Things’ is the second book in Edward Cox’s innovative fantasy series set in a world where a giant labyrinth filled with demons separates a town of humans from the inter-connected worlds of the Aelfir. Picking up straight after the events of the first book, ‘The Relic Guild’, I was looking forward […]

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The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume 2 edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume 2 edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

‘The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two’ came out in 2014 and is part of a long series of anthologies of classic stories from the pages of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’. Volume One, which I reviewed here in 2009, came out to mark the sixtieth year of the magazine’s […]

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Game of Thrones: Why Hodor says Hodor (a lot).

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: Why Hodor says Hodor (a lot).

There be spoilers ahead, matey. Here’s the behind the scenes look at Episode 5 of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, which explains – if you haven’t seen it yet yourself – why Hodor is called Hodor and says Hodor a lot. Be prepared to weep, you heartless beasts!

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Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I) by Tony Earnshaw (book review).

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I) by Tony Earnshaw (book review).

A veteran film journalist and cinema programmer, Tony Earnshaw (who, in the interests of full disclosure, has also been a colleague of mine in the past) has met a large swathe of the great and good of the genre world. From George Romero to Quentin Tarantino, Earnshaw has talked to them all. This collection of […]

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Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

‘Ye Highlands And Ye Lowlands’ by Seanan McGuire is an honest Science Fiction story about hubris. American scientists were proud when they built a gateway to another world. They were keen to make first contact with an alien species but things went wrong when they did. In truth, this is a reasonably good idea – […]

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The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

May 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

In a really different and creative horror film, three worlds come together in an old mansion that seems to bring together our world with a world of demons and a third where the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is working itself out. A modern man inherits the mansion and the curse that goes along with it. […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien versus George R.R. Martin: rap battle!

May 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
J.R.R. Tolkien versus George R.R. Martin: rap battle!

Yes, it’s the J.R.R. Tolkien versus George R. R. Martin: rap battle you have been waiting for. Is Tolkien Towering, and did George RR Martin pirate the great man’s two middle initials for nefarious reasons? Only this RAP BATTLE can answer those deep questions, I’m afraid, which means you are definitely going to have to […]

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The Rats And The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (UK) /The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (US title) (book review).

May 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Rats And The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (UK) /The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (US title) (book review).

This is the second book in Robert V.S. Redick’s Voyage Of The Chathrand series. ‘The Rats Of The Ruling Sea’ picks up right where ‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ ends. Chathrand has arrived at Simja where Thasha is set to be married to a Mzithrini noble. The great peace hinges on this union between Mzthrin and […]

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Trigger Warning: Short Stories & Disturbances by Neil Gaiman (book review).

April 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Trigger Warning: Short Stories & Disturbances by Neil Gaiman (book review).

As the back cover of this volume, ‘Trigger Warning: Short Stories & Disturbances’, shows, Neil Gaiman is a writer who gets rave reviews even in the quality press, a part of the fourth estate where fantasy and Science Fiction used to get short shrift. His novels top bestseller lists and win awards but short story […]

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Crown Of Midnight (The Throne Of Glass series book two) by Sarah J Maas (book review)

April 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crown Of Midnight (The Throne Of Glass series book two) by Sarah J Maas    (book review)

‘Crown Of Midnight’ is book two in ‘The Throne Of Glass’ series so this review will doubtless hold some spoilers, stop reading now if you’ve not read book one, ‘Throne Of Glass’! In book one, Celaena Sardothien survived the trials set her to become the King of Adarlan’s royal assassin, which means she is going […]

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