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Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles book 1) by Kevin Hearne (book review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles book 1) by Kevin Hearne (book review).

As we approach the publication date for the final book in the ‘Iron Druid’ series, I thought it was finally time to pick up the first book. ‘Hounded’, and see what all the hype has been about. It’s an urban fantasy series and, as that’s one of my favourite genres, I had high hopes for […]

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Down Among The Sticks And Bones (book 2) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

August 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Down Among The Sticks And Bones (book 2) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘Down Among The Sticks And Bones’ is book two of a series of companion novellas by Seanan McGuire, each of which follows a different character from the first book, ‘Every Heart A Doorway’. This particular book follows Jacqueline and Jillian and their dark, horroresque adventures. Jacqueline and Jillian are the children that their parents always […]

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Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott and Sasha Laika (book review)

August 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott and Sasha Laika   (book review)

Rotherweird is a hidden state with historical secrets and probably a cover-up. Nothing new in many ways in these days of intrigue. Welcome to a world with no powered transport or computers and Internet. A brave new world indeed. Fierce border controls and an extreme reaction to outsiders. One might say this is timely indeed […]

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Redder Than Blood by Tanith Lee (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Redder Than Blood by Tanith Lee   (book review)

There has long been a tradition of folk or fairy tales, particularly in European Culture. The sanitised stories that most of us remember from childhood are very different from the original tellings. Many, we are led to believe, were told mainly by women to warn children about the dangers in the wider world. Often, these […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731 (magazine review)

July 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731  (magazine review)

This third issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 lacks any novellas but makes up for their absence with four novelettes, seven short stories, a poem and all the usual non-fiction. I’ll start with the novelettes. ‘Witch’s Hour’ is Shannon Connor Winward’s fiction debut in ‘MoF&SF’ and tells the tale of […]

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Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5 (emag review)

July 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5   (emag review)

‘Phantaxis’ is a magazine of Science Fiction and fantasy short stories and novelettes. I found it doing market research and bought it to read on a well-known book website. The electronic version is cheap for 224 pages of good stuff. Really good stuff, to be fair. The first novelette, ‘Thinking Outside The Flock’ by Sarina […]

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Disenchantment – Matt Groening does a fantasy ‘Futurama’ for Netflix.

July 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disenchantment – Matt Groening does a fantasy ‘Futurama’ for Netflix.

Netflix is to screen twenty episodes of Disenchantment, a new adult animated comedy fantasy series from Simpsons and Futurama-creator Matt Groening. In Disenchantment, viewers will visit the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio […]

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Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

July 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

Here’s another trailer for the 7th season of Game of Thrones – who will be King – or Queen – of the Iron Throne? Well, I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms!

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Bright (Netflix trailer): imagine Lord of the Rings fast-forwarded to 2017, meeting The Wire.

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bright (Netflix trailer): imagine Lord of the Rings fast-forwarded to 2017, meeting The Wire.

Here’s another trailer for Bright, which takes the classic fantasy world of Lord of the Rings and time travels with it forward to today’s 2017 … mixing orcs, goblins and elves with gang-bangers and the gritty urban world of The Wire. High concept Netflix film or what? Looks fun. Well, even Will Smith has to […]

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Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell (book review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell   (book review)

I’m late with this review of ‘Frostfire World’s as the May 2017 issue is already out but never mind. The magazine is aimed at readers aged 8-17 which is quite a variation. Some of the stories are fairly adult and some are obviously for younger kids. There’s poetry, too, but I’ll focus on the fiction. […]

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