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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1 #104 (mag review).

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1  #104 (mag review).

‘On Spec’, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic is one of those small enterprises struggling to keep the flame of short fiction alive. It’s mostly short stories like these. ‘Skywalkers’ by Marcelle Dubé is set in a Victorian Age Montreal. where the original settlers from England bought Fey folk over with them. Now Fey are […]

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Early Man (trailer).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Early Man (trailer).

Shot in Aardman’s distinctive style, Early Man is the new prehistoric animated comedy movie from Nick Park. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord […]

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Luck In The Shadows (The Night Runner series book 1) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Luck In The Shadows (The Night Runner series book 1) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

‘Luck In The Shadows’ is book one in the seven book series called ‘The Night Runner’ series by Lynn Flewelling. It is set in the same world but a different time period to her other series, ‘The Tamir Triad’. I’ve read both these series before and there are some crossover characters and historical details which […]

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kong: Skull Island (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Kong: Skull Island’ has its share of excitement and effective acting, but the film does not fit with any other ‘Kong’ film ever made as prequel, sequel or coquel. The script is creative where it needs to be and funny where it needs to be. If you think you wouldn’t like a live-action film about […]

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American Gods TV series (trailer).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
American Gods TV series (trailer).

Here’s the first big trailer for the American Gods TV series – coming to US television April 30th 2017 (Starz). This was created by Bryan Fuller and is, of course, based on the urban fantasy novel of the same name by author Neil Gaiman. The series focuses on a convict with the street name of Shadow […]

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All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe (book review).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe (book review).

Imagine if Peter Pan were real. Imagine ‘All Darling Children’ had been abducted by a boy who refuse to grow up. Imagine a very dark place called Neverland where you can only leave if Peter lets you and that never happens. The grim new novel by Katrina Monroe about the eternal child will make you […]

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Recluce Tales (The Recluse Saga book 19) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Recluce Tales (The Recluse Saga book 19) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

‘Recluce Tales’ is a book of twenty short stories and one essay set in the world of Modesitt’s best-selling ‘Recluce Saga. The essay and three of the stories, ‘Sisters Of Sarronyn, Sisters Of Westwind’, ‘The Stranger’ and ‘Black Ordermage’ have appeared before. There are seventeen new ones here. Some of the stories seem to have […]

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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 1) by Jen Williams (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy book 1) by Jen Williams (book review).

‘The Ninth Rain’ is book one in the new trilogy called ‘The Winnowing Flame Trilogy’ by Jen Williams, the previous trilogy being ‘The Copper Cat Trilogy’ which I highly recommend. Both trilogies follow different characters and seem to be set in different worlds, but they are all high fantasy with plenty of swords and sorcery! […]

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Tales Of The Apt: Spoils Of War Volume One by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tales Of The Apt: Spoils Of War Volume One by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

After ten novels in his ‘Shadows Of The Apt’ series, it’s unsurprising that Adrian Tchaikovsky has a few short stories up his sleeve that make further use of the amazing world he built up for that series. Some of the stories in ‘Spoils Of War’, the first in a planned series of ‘Tales Of The […]

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