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The House of Shattered Wings (Dominion Of The Fallen book 1) by Aliette de Bodard (book review).

September 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The House of Shattered Wings (Dominion Of The Fallen book 1) by Aliette de Bodard (book review).

Paris is a dying city, with gangs of humans roaming the streets in search of enough food to stay alive. Yet not all the citizens of Paris live in such desperate situations. The Houses are thriving and the Fallen and those humans lucky enough to be in their protection have nothing to worry about. At […]

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The Contrary Tale Of The Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures Of John Loveheart, Esq. Vol. II) by Ishbelle Bee (book review).

September 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Contrary Tale Of The Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures Of John Loveheart, Esq. Vol. II) by Ishbelle Bee (book review).

John Loveheart is crazy and he knows it. In fact, as the newly crowned Lord of the Underworld, he positively revels in it. Yet in the village of Darkwound, he comes across as practically normal. This village’s inhabitants include Professor Hummingbird, a sinister butterfly-obsessed academic; Rufus Hazard, who carries his beloved machete everywhere he goes […]

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The Story Of Kullervo by JRR Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger (book review).

September 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Story Of Kullervo by JRR Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger (book review).

This year’s addition to the ever-growing list of JRR Tolkien’s list of posthumously published books is ‘The Story Of Kullervo’, an early attempt by a young Tolkien to adapt a Finnish folk tale. Written between 1912 and 1914, when the student Tolkien was studying at Oxford, it shows a fascination with ‘The Kalevala’, a set […]

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Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It is quite an automatic instinct to compare and contrast the first installment of 2014’s ‘The Maze Runner’ with the arrival of the latest entry in director Wes Ball’s distant dystopian drama ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’. The original blueprint effectively captured a unique time and place of mystique and other morbid curiosities.  The audience was craftily introduced to […]

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The Art Of Dave Seeley (book review)

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Dave Seeley   (book review)

Anyone with SF geek credibility does when opening a new artbook and not knowing the artist is rummage through the pages first and get a feel for the material. I suspect non-geeks do this as well if there’s an open copy in the bookshop but that’s not always likely to happen nor when ordering over […]

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Encounters Magazine April/May 2015 issue # 13 (e-mag review)

September 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Encounters Magazine April/May 2015 issue # 13  (e-mag review)

As the cover date shows, I got to this ‘magazine late. ‘Encounters’ is one of the many small on-line magazines that publish Science Fiction, fantasy or horror by not so famous authors. Paying one cent a word or less, they are not going to make anyone rich but they provide a useful training ground for […]

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Throne Of Glass (book 1) by Sarah J Maas (book review).

September 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Throne Of Glass (book 1) by Sarah J Maas (book review).

This is book one in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series which currently stands at four full-sized books and one bind-up of short stories. Celaena Sardothien is the best assassin in her world but she made a mistake and was caught. She has spent the past year (an unprecedented length of time, most people die in […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 27 no. 1 # 100 (magazine review)

September 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 27 no. 1  # 100   (magazine review)

Feel lucky, punk? This here is a ‘punk’ themed anthology of fantastical stories to celebrate the 100th issue of ‘On Spec’. In the opening editorial, Diane L. Walton lists the various sub-genres that now come under that label. They are: cyberpunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, bugpunk, transistorpunk, nanopunk, decopunk, atompunk, teslapunk, clockpunk, splatterpunk, mythpunk and spacepunk. Feel […]

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Neverland premiere: livestream.

September 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Neverland premiere: livestream.

London’s Leicester Square has been transformed into Neverland for the world premiere of the fantasy film Pan, this Sunday 20th September! Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Levi Miller are all in attendance with director Joe Wright of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice fame, and here’s the live stream of the event from the Neverland red […]

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Game of Thrones pinball machine sure plays a mean Iron Throne ball?

September 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones pinball machine sure plays a mean Iron Throne ball?

Here come’s Stern’s Game of Thrones pinball machines, as recently highlighted over here at IGN. Players can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player through the […]

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