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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2015, Volume 128 # 720 (magazine review).

October 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2015, Volume 128 # 720 (magazine review).

I’m a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’, as the July/August issue got lost in the aether. The lovely people at F&SF were kind enough to send a replacement copy once I realised what had happened, so I’m now trying to catch up. This issue contains a novella, […]

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Crimson Peak (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crimson Peak      (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The feasting of the eyes comes to mind when realising the polished opulence of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic supernatural production ‘Crimson Peak’. Undeniably luscious and wonderfully bizarre, ‘Crimson Peak’ is a psycho-sexual thriller that resonates with the enticing visual senses and registers with the proper amount of off-kilter seduction and twisted charm. For filmmaker del Toro his […]

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Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon (book review)

October 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon (book review)

I don’t often re-read books, but when Andrew Gordon sent me an updated copy of his book ‘Purpose’, I dove back in right away. I had remembered enjoying the story the first time around and am always in the mood for something a little different. Here’s the bit that hooked me the first time: ‘Forty […]

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Shannara Chronicles gets real (new trailer).

October 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shannara Chronicles gets real (new trailer).

The latest trailer for the TV series based on the Shannara Chronicles arrives – high fantasy or low nonsense? Let’s hope they don’t mess this fantasy TV series up, or there will be a lot of  mighty angry fans around.

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Pan (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 12, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pan (film review by Frank Ochieng).

As likened to an innocuous fairy tale rash, the movie mythology surrounding J.M. Barrie’s classical kiddie character ‘Peter Pan’ comes and goes when it pleases. Naturally, there have been several big screen interpretations to outlast one’s reserved stash of pixie dust to fling around. From perhaps the best known animated film adaptation of Walt Disney’s […]

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Gold Throne in Shadow (World of Prime: Book 2) by M.C. Planck (book review)

October 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gold Throne in Shadow (World of Prime: Book 2) by M.C. Planck (book review)

‘The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war.’ The end of ‘Sword of the Bright Lady’ (World Of Prime: Book 1) saw Christopher revived from a rather grisly episode. The beginning of ‘Gold Throne In Shadow’ has him lamenting the lack of calluses on his shiny new body. All things considered, […]

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The Lake Of Destiny by Susan Bartholomew (book review)

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Lake Of Destiny by Susan Bartholomew   (book review)

It is always good to see new ventures in publishing. Algana is a relative newcomer in the field and is still feeling its way. It was initially set up to publish academic books, particularly in mathematics. It has produced a children’s book but this is the first attempt at fiction. It is a pity that […]

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Noonshade (Chronicles Of The Raven book 2) by James Barclay (book review)

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Noonshade (Chronicles Of The Raven book 2) by James Barclay   (book review)

I reviewed James Barclay’s 1999 debut fantasy novel ‘Dawnthief’ here a couple of months ago. ‘Noonshade’ is the following year’s sequel, taking up the story where the first book left off. Denser, a mage who is one of the legendary group of mercenaries known as ‘The Raven’ has successfully cast Dawnthief, the most powerful spell […]

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Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley (book review)

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley   (book review)

There are many fantasy trilogies a reader can reach for any time they fancy a hit of their favourite escapism. But how many readers have gotten bored of the same old sub-Tolkien elves and dwarves routine? What makes a fantasy trilogy or an individual novel worth reaching for? Is it a truly different fantastic setting? […]

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The Dragons Of Heaven by Alyc Helms (book review)

September 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Dragons Of Heaven by Alyc Helms   (book review)

Missy Masters is a super-hero, the old-fashioned saving the world with mystical powers kind of vigilante hero. It’s a job she inherited, much to her surprise, from her grandfather, the original Mr. Mystic, along with the ability to manipulate shadows and enter the shadow realm. As she travels to China to learn how to control […]

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