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Retrospective: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

Prior to 1950, Science Fiction was a rarity in film. There was pulpish Science Fiction such as in the serials and ‘Dr. Cyclops’ and there was ‘Things To Come’ (1936), which in spite of some very imaginative visuals, was a little talky and didactic. Then in the ten years from 1950 to 1959, Science Fiction […]

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Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

Two students AJ (actor Robert Rustler) and Keith (actor Chris Makepiece) wanting to join a college fraternity house want to get around the initiation by getting a stripper for the evening party. They coerce oriental student Duncan (actor Gedde Watanabe) to loaning his car as a favour and for all of them to go and […]

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Editorial – October 2016: The future is here and now but never gone.

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Editorial – October 2016:  The future is here and now but never gone.

The future is here and now but never gone. Hello everyone On a commercial level, the Internet has been in full swing since the early 1990s and kind of taken over the world, rather too quickly for most governments to catch up, at least where crime and legalities, not to mention taxes of some companies […]

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Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

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Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

The mythology of merman and mermaids have been quite prevalent in legends, so it’s hardly surprising that it also infiltrates modern day media. The likes of the films ‘Miranda’ (1948) and Madison in ‘Splash’ (1984) as a true mermaids siren looking for a breeding male stays pretty close to the traditional myth. The latter even […]

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The Last Poacher: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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The Last Poacher: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

I is David N’borro and this is our final hunt. Word came through in the night that poachers was seen crossing into the reserve so the hunt was on. Decades ago, the American hunters gloated to their camera over killing our wildlife. We needed the money and let it happen. Then it dawned on us. […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well one certainly cannot accuse filmmaker Tim Burton from straying away from his trademark bizarre movie-making playbook. Perhaps Burton’s best asset when it comes to his brand of distinctive cinema is to faithfully maintain that solid sense of oddness in the manner for which he presents his randomly spry, off-kilter narratives? There was always this […]

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The Queen Of The Tearling (book 1) by Erika Johansen (book review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Queen Of The Tearling (book 1) by Erika Johansen (book review).

‘The Queen Of The Tearling’ is the first book in a trilogy by Erika Johansen about Kelsea Glynn, the heir to the throne of the Tearling. Kelsea has been raised by foster parents, Barty and Carlin, in seclusion till her nineteenth birthday, kept safe from her uncle, the Regent, who would kill her to ascend […]

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May Contain Traces Of Magic by Tom Holt (book review).

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
May Contain Traces Of Magic by Tom Holt (book review).

‘May Contain Traces of Magic’ by Tom Holt is a comic fantasy book about travelling salesman Chris Popham. He lives in a version of our world where there are few who know about magic and can practice it. Chris is a salesman of magical artefacts and sells things like portable parking spaces, powdered water and […]

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Black Wolves (The Black Wolves trilogy book 1) by Kate Elliott (book review).

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black Wolves (The Black Wolves trilogy book 1) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Black Wolves’ is the first book in ‘The Black Wolves’ trilogy, set in the same world as another trilogy of Kate Elliott’s called ‘Crossroads’. ‘Black Wolves’ can be read without reading the previous books, having said that, there are quite a few characters that are introduced in this book that have a larger role in […]

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Apex Magazine # 88, September 2016 (e-mag review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine # 88, September 2016 (e-mag review).

Issue 88 of ‘Apex Magazine’ is hot off the press and the very striking cover by Mélanie Delon. It is hauntingly beautiful and scary at the same time. Not the type of person you would want to meet on a dark September night. Having savoured the cover, ‘Apex’ kick things off as normal with Jason […]

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