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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (new trailer).

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (new trailer).

Here’s another trailer for Guy Ritchie’s fantasy movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728 (magazine review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728  (magazine review)

The last issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 contains four novellas, no novelettes and seven short stories, as well as the usual non-fiction articles. It also contains a handy index of everything published over the year. The magazine opens with Esther M. Friesner’s fantasy novella, ‘The Cat Bell’. This is […]

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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick (book review).

‘Midwinterblood’ is a romance/horror novel following the seven reincarnations of Eric and Merle. Their seven lives span over centuries with the first starting before the 10th century and the last ending in 2073. Though Eric and Merle’s love never waivers in each of their lives, the form it takes does. In some lives, they are […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

In the introduction by George R.R. Martin, ‘Everybody Loves a Rogue’, he tells us how he supported the black hats in old western television series and always had a soft spot for the less than spotless character. In real life, I’ve always felt a charming crook is still a crook and when they steal your […]

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The Rhymer: An Heredyssey by Douglas Thompson (book review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Rhymer: An Heredyssey by Douglas Thompson (book review).

I am in favour of writers taking risks and trying experiments with their writing. One of the best is Stephen Hall’s ‘The Raw Shark Texts’ in which he plays with words and concepts as well as presentation. It is a delightful book. It is also good that there are publishers that are willing to take […]

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The Twilight Zone: The Original Series: Season Three DVD boxset (TV series review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Twilight Zone: The Original Series: Season Three DVD boxset   (TV series review)

I bought the third season of ‘The Twilight Zone’ a few years back but getting caught up in reviewing the adventures of a Time Lord, I held back in completing because it felt like sacrilege watching it in the summer. ‘The Twilight Zone’ is a wintery time of night to watch so cue the darkness […]

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Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

Do you ever wonder if Lovecraft’s account of the Old Ones was true? I’m pretty sure you have. You’re a reader of speculative fiction. Now and again, your compass points toward the weird and you almost believe there’s other stuff out there: aliens, ghosts, alternate realities and Elder Gods. You’ve wondered. When something large and […]

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Heir Of Fire (Throne Of Glass book 3) by Sarah J Maas (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heir Of Fire (Throne Of Glass book 3) by Sarah J Maas   (book review)

‘Heir Of Fire’ is book three in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series and, as such, this review will be containing some spoilers from previous books. In this book, we’re following Celaena on her journey through some of her darkest memories as she turns from a young girl into a possible queen. At the same time, […]

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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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