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Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation by Loren Collins (book review).

December 27, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation by Loren Collins (book review).

Author Loren Collins hails from Atlanta, Georgia and as he admits in the introduction to this book, ‘Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation’, he was living under a delusion as to the reasons for the American Civil War until he did his own investigations and found it was all to do with stopping […]

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Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion (book review).

December 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion (book review).

A book for the coffee table and for ‘Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion’ you might want to make sure it has sturdy legs as this is a hefty brick of a book. Presumably, the size of the book is in direct inverse proportion to the impact the film had at the box office and popular […]

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Dark Shadows: The Last Stop by David Llewellyn (CD review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: The Last Stop by David Llewellyn	(CD review).

‘Dark Shadows: The Last Stop’ ticks all the boxes for a good old spooky story which is part of the tradition of the ‘Dark Shadows’ audio books. They have been getting better and better and this one, by David Llewellyn, is a great two-hander with Jerry Lacy reprising his TV role as private investigator Tony […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013 Volume 124 # 705 (magazine review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013 Volume 124 # 705 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’sees in the new year with another chunky issue featuring some old friends and a couple of welcome newcomers. I’ll start with the novelettes. In ‘Watching The Cow’ by Alex Irvine, kids around the world are playing video games when they suddenly go blind! Seven million people were on-line […]

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Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti (book review).

December 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti (book review).

‘Noctuary’, the third volume of Thomas Ligotti’s short fiction, revised and published by Subterranean Press. Preceded by the excellent ‘Songs Of A Dead Dreamer’ and ‘Grimscribe’, this particular collection feels a little weaker in comparison. This isn’t to say it isn’t worth reading. Though I am starting to think the idea of the weird and […]

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The Zombie Times: December 2012 (newsletter review).

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The Zombie Times: December 2012 (newsletter review).

The December issue of ‘The Zombie Times’ is a Christmas special. Mind you, given that the people at Terror4fun are rather odd, their idea of a festive edition may be somewhat different from the usual. Nonetheless, I found a lot of interesting items in this one and I’ve picked a few highlights below. This issue […]

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The Zombie Times: October 2012 (newsletter review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times: October 2012 (newsletter review).

The latest issue of ‘The Zombie Times’, dated October, is another round up of everything that’s new in the world of the undead. My two main highlights in this issue are interviews with zombie horror authors Charlie Higson and Sam Stone. Charlie Higson is probably best known to most of us from his TV work […]

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Steve Davies and Paul Crickmore (book review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Steve Davies and Paul Crickmore (book review).

If there’s one aircraft that has always been a favourite amongst SF fans, it is the SR-71 Blackbird. A larger version modified to carry passengers became the vehicle of choice for the New X-Men when artist Dave Cockrum who liked the stealth plane on his first tenure on the revised comicbook in 1976 which carried […]

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A Cosmic Christmas edited by Hank Davis (book review)

December 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A Cosmic Christmas edited by Hank Davis (book review)

‘A Cosmic Christmas’, edited by Hank Davis, is an eclectic mix of stories by prominent Baen authors. The stories vary greatly by genre, length and attitude and span several decades of speculative fiction. Not all of them have a ‘Christmas’ theme; for some the setting is merely incidental. Others take full advantage of that setting. […]

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Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

The first thing to say about ’Princeps’ is that L.E. Modesitt makes no concessions to new readers in this sequel and if you haven’t read ‘Scholar’, book four in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it’s not worth getting this one. On the other hand, if you haven’t read books one to three in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it […]

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