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Flutter (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Flutter (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A compulsive gambler starts placing bets with a beautiful new bookie who wants to bet on the gambler and what he will do for money. The gambler agrees to more and more perverse bets. Giles Borg directs a screenplay by Stephen Leslie. There are no special effects here, no gunshots, no explosions. It is just […]

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Son Of The Black Sword (Saga Of The Forgotten Warrior book 1) by Larry Correia (book review).

November 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Son Of The Black Sword (Saga Of The Forgotten Warrior book 1) by Larry Correia (book review).

I have been looking forward to ‘Son Of The Black Sword’ ever since I read ‘The Keeper Of Names’ in Baen’s ‘Shattered Shields’ anthology (reviewed November last year). ‘The Keeper Of Names’ is not only an engaging and more than competent short story, it serves as an introduction to a new venture for Larry Correia: […]

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Cyador’s Heirs (The Recluse Saga book 17) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

November 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cyador’s Heirs (The Recluse Saga book 17) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

The setting is Cigoerne, a small country of decent people in the continent of Hamor. When their homeland of Cyador was destroyed, they fled to this location and were allowed to set up a small country, albeit surrounded by enemies, the sort of treacherous types who ill-treat their women. Fortunately, the leaders of Afrit, Merowey […]

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The Secrets Of The Wild Woods (book 2) by Tonke Dragt (author/illustrator) and Laura Watkinson (translator) (book review).

November 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Secrets Of The Wild Woods (book 2) by Tonke Dragt (author/illustrator) and Laura Watkinson (translator) (book review).

‘The Secrets Of The Wild Woods’ is the second in a saga about the young boy called Tiuri. In ‘The Letter For The King’, he earned his knight’s spurs and this adventure follows on quite swiftly. Here, again, he is tested by his journey and does some growing up. Set in the mythical kingdom of […]

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Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy gets the full BBC treatment.

November 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy gets the full BBC treatment.

BBC One is going ahead with a new TV drama series based on Philip Pullman’s steampunk fantasy trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials. Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, told SFcrowsnest, “It is an honour to be bringing Philip Pullman’s extraordinary steampunk novels to BBC One. His Dark Materials is a stunning trilogy, and a […]

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Tokyo Tribe (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tokyo Tribe (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Ardent followers of iconoclastic Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono will certainly rejoice in the continued surrealistic cinema that erratically meshes a combustion of various themes and genres thus generating a spicy spectacle of action-oriented exuberance. Sono, known for such colorful feisty-minded fare such as ‘Guilty Of Romance’ and ‘Suicide Circle’ will have one scratching their bewildered […]

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Outlander: Complete Series 1 Blu-ray (TV series review).

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Outlander: Complete Series 1 Blu-ray (TV series review).

Uncle Geoff, the editor, thought ‘Outlander’ would be right up my street or glen maybe, because it’s all about wild rebellious Highlanders from Scotland and with me being a MacDonald, a member of the clan, who better to give it a once over. Mind you, I did point out I wasn’t really related to the […]

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Women Of Wonder edited by Cathy Fenner (book review).

October 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Women Of Wonder edited by Cathy Fenner (book review).

The sub-title the Cathy Fenner edited book ‘Women Of Wonder’ is ‘Celebrating Women Creators Of Fantastic Art’ should explain the nature of this book. To me, it is a taster sample book of 57 lady artists. That’s quite a number, especially as so many of them are still active in the field and some were […]

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The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There was a time when the movie gods were treating audiences to the omnipresence of zombies. One could not swing a dead cat without running into zombie-related cinema. It was all the rage at the box office that was experiencing a certain celluloid renaissance with overloading narratives within the ‘zombie zone’. Sure, zombies are still […]

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Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson book 7) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

October 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson book 7) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

‘Frost Burned’ is book seven in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series, which is thankfully still going strong. That being said, there are bound to be spoilers in this review so I suggest not reading it until you’re fully caught up on the series. You can thank me later for prompting you to read this fantastic series. […]

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