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Winter Halo: An Outcast Novel by Keri Arthur (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Winter Halo: An Outcast Novel by Keri Arthur   (book review)

It is always refreshing to have novels set in places other than the USA or the UK. Keri Arthur sets her stories on her home continent of Australia, most in and around Melbourne. Until now, the landscapes have been largely recognisable if slightly futuristic. Her characters have been supernatural beings caught up in actions to […]

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IMP – A Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva (ebook review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
IMP – A Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva   (ebook review)

At 134 pages, ‘IMP – A Political Fantasia’ by Steven Paul Leiva is way too long for a short story and too short for a novel. However, with the appointment of Donald Trump to the office of US President this is a very timely story. I don’t think you can compare the main character of […]

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A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab (book/ebook review)

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab   (book/ebook review)

In the world of this book, ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic, by V.E. Schwab, there are four Londons. Grey London, which is our ordinary London. Red London which is full of vibrant magic and prosperity. White London where magic is used in a violent way and Black London which has been sealed off. As an […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727 (magazine review)

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727   (magazine review)

I’ve got a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ recently. This issue, however, has been well worth the wait. It is ‘MoF&SF’s first Special Author issue in a decade and their sixteenth in total and is dedicated to David Gerrold, the man who wrote Star Trek’s ‘The Trouble […]

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Chatelaine of the Guild (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 1) by James Odell (ebook review)

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chatelaine of the Guild (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 1) by James Odell   (ebook review)

It’s 1848 and revolution is in the air all across Europe. Even the sensible British are somewhat imbued with the spirit of change and the Chartist movement is demanding votes for the common people. There are some among them prepared to resort to violence, arson and even assassination. Others would incite the volatile London mob […]

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Welcome To My Worlds: The Art Of Rob Alexander (book review)

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Welcome To My Worlds: The Art Of Rob Alexander  (book review)

Amongst the artists I came across while reading ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank was Rob Alexander. Defunct publisher Paper Tiger was a steady source of artbooks and one that I missed, especially as their books had page to page paintings with little wasted space. Rob […]

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Maisie Williams goes all Plasticine in animated fantasy comedy film, Early Man.

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Maisie Williams goes all Plasticine in animated fantasy comedy film, Early Man.

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams has just been cast in Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man. Maisie Williams joins the cast voicing Goona, the rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations. Nick Park told SFcrowsnest, “Maisie […]

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Bad Bishop by Irene Soldatos (book review)

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bad Bishop by Irene Soldatos   (book review)

Telling tales about benevolent supernatural beings is a popular concept in many modern novels. Often, these are long-lived or immortal, some having seen many centuries of life. Less often do we see the early life of these people. Jasper Kent populated the Russia of the Romanov’s with the threat of strigoi, power-seeking vampyrs who wished […]

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Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson got song.

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson got song.

In this new trailer for the coming live-action version of the Beauty and the Beast movie, Emma Watson goes a-song-along in a Sound of Music moment – minus the twirls. But you can’t have everything. I mean, Emma Watson singing … !

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The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner (book review)

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Privilege Of The Sword (The Riverside Series book 3) by Ellen Kushner  (book review)

‘The Privilege Of The Sword’ is the third book Ellen Kushner has written in the ‘Riverside’ series, it is a standalone novel but does visit some characters seen in the other books. The book is set in an age of chivalry, where honour is a very important concept and duels can be fought for any […]

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