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Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (book review).

‘Shambling Towards Hiroshima’ is a novelette, written as an autobiographical suicide note by the protagonist Syms Thorley. He’s a B-movie star who specialises in playing costumed monsters and villains. The novelette jumps between the present Syms who is contemplating suicide in 1980s and Syms in the height of his career in the 1940s. Thorley recounts […]

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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

‘Jasmyn’ by Alex Bell is a fairytale set in the modern world. The protagonist, Jasmyn, has just lost her husband, Liam, after a cerebral aneurysm, a year into their marriage. Struggling in her grief, Jasmyn is beset by strange occurrences. Black swans falling dead at Liam’s funeral. Her pictures with Liam changing with her face […]

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Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

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Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

Another edition of ‘Illustrators’ and even a casual flip through shows there is a variety of art styles. We start off with no less than James Gurney, him of ‘Dinotopia’ fame for 30 pages. I’ve seen some of his work before but it’s always nice to see it again plus many I haven’t seen here […]

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Anti-Matter (aka Wormholes) (2017): a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

August 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Anti-Matter (aka Wormholes) (2017): a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Quantum teleportation may have side effects. This film is like a Whitman Sampler of cutting edge physics ideas packed into a Science Fiction mystery. ‘Anti-Matter’ is very much auteur Science Fiction. Newcomer Keir Burrows writes and directs based on his own story. This is a film that could well earn a cult following. There is […]

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Black Mirror season 4 (trailer).

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Mirror season 4 (trailer).

Here’s the Black Mirror fourth season trailer from those funksters at Netflix. Cripes, Charlie Brooker is only blooming at it again!

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The Shannara Chronicles 2nd season (trailer).

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shannara Chronicles 2nd season (trailer).

Here comes the trailer for the The Shannara Chronicles 2nd season on TV. I caught the first season and it was okay, but I got the feeling my kids enjoyed this one more than me. Must be getting old. The official blurb reads… One year after the events of the last season of The Shannara […]

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A Wolf To Guard The Door by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

August 25, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
A Wolf To Guard The Door by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

It’s the end of the world in ‘A Wolf To Guard The Door’ by Tyree Campbell. The nations of the Earth have fallen out with each other and the people have fallen out with their governments. International tensions combine with local ones. Food shortages, ethnic issues and long held frustrations have caused riots and disorder […]

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The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

I like covering maths books from time to time and this one is going to be useful for you and your sprogs. You’re not only shown how to do it but the algebraic formulas so you can apply the sums quickly. There’s a lot to digest here but if you learn only a few of […]

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Writings In Bronze by Will Murray (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writings In Bronze by Will Murray (book review).

Will Murray is an expert on Doc Savage. I mean a real expert, having written many articles on the subject and his book, ‘Writings In Bronze’, features 50 of them, 5 new to this volume. The opening article is also the biggest, exploring the man behind the publishing company pen-name Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent. It […]

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Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones re-shot as cheesy 1980 TV shows with power ballad soundtracks.

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones re-shot as cheesy 1980 TV shows with power ballad soundtracks.

Have you ever wanted to watch TV series such as Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale, and Game of Thrones re-shot as cheesy 1980 shows with power ballad soundtracks? Well, has Michael Bolton got a treat for you. Includes such classic lyrics as: Something strange is happening here in Hawkinstown everything is turning upside down Not to mention: I […]

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