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Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review)

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois   (book review)

This bumper collection has the theme of dangerous women but is not genre specific so there are all sorts of stories from westerns to fantasies. Most of them are long, thirty to forty pages so would be classed as novelettes or novellas depending on your taste. Most of them are by productive if not famous […]

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The Sixth Watch (Volume Six of The Night Watch Series) by Sergei Lukyanenko (book review)

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Sixth Watch (Volume Six of The Night Watch Series) by Sergei Lukyanenko  (book review)

Higher Light Magician Anton is on the case again. He is under attack from an unknown enemy and, after six books of this, he’s probably had enough. As a higher magician, Anton is sworn to protect humans. He represents the ‘good’ Others, the Night Watch who police the Dark Others who form the Day Watch. […]

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After The Crown (The Indranan War book 2) by K.B Wagers (book review)

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
After The Crown (The Indranan War book 2) by K.B Wagers  (book review)

Some of my criticism from K.B. Wagers first book, ‘Behind The Throne’ (The Indranan War book 1), still exists in the sequel, ‘After The Crown’. The only difference now is I can note when the realisation when it will dawn on you that she is writing first person slightly past tense. None of this is […]

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A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder (book review).

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder (book review).

Mark Hodder’s ‘A Red Sun Also Rises’ pays homage to the planetary romances which were quite popular a while ago. It is presented as the journal of one Reverend Aiden Fleischer, found by a diving expedition and given to the author who removed most of the boring bits like descriptions of the fauna and flora […]

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Travelers: new Netflix time travel scifi TV series.

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Travelers: new Netflix time travel scifi TV series.

Travelers is a new Netflix time travel science fiction television series coming our way December 23rd 2016, created by Brad Wright starring lead Will and Grace actor Eric McCormack. It’s rather 12 Monkeys as centuries from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in today’s […]

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Blade Runner 2049 (first trailer).

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner 2049 (first trailer).

Blade Runner 2049 is the 2017 science fiction sequel to the original Blade Runner movie directed by Denis Villeneuve and co-produced by Ridley Scott. It sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard and is set for release on October 6th 2017. Ford leads a cast including Ryan Gosling as his young replacement replicant […]

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Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers Volume 1 edited by Tony Earshaw (book review).

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers Volume 1 edited by Tony Earshaw (book review).

Saying journalist Tony Earshaw edited ‘Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers Volume 1’ is a bit of a misnomer as he actually interviewed the 30 directors in this book. Rather than look at all their careers, he discusses specific films that they are famous for. Most are A-listers and I suspect you would […]

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Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960 by Laurence Raw (book review).

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960 by Laurence Raw (book review).

The book title ‘Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960’ by Laurence Raw holds no secrets. Alas, there is no contents pages to show which actors he’s highlighting, unless you want to rely on the index or anyone’s name in capitals in the text of other people’s entries. This is a weird omission […]

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Outlander Season 1, Volume 2 (Original Television Soundtrack) by Bear McCreary (CD review).

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Outlander Season 1, Volume 2 (Original Television Soundtrack) by Bear McCreary (CD review).

This is the second album of music released from the television series ‘Outlander’, based on the series of books by Diana Gabaldon. It’s an enjoyable hour or so of music and is an album I often find myself putting on while I’m working. It definitely evokes a sense of Scotland and Bear McCreary has made […]

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Counter Clockwise (2016) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Counter Clockwise (2016) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

This is a very low budget dark comedy and Science Fiction film with some good writing and a keen sense of irony. It has just basic production values to call attention to itself. The film is directed by George Moise from a script he co-authored with Michael Kopelow, who plays the main character. Some of […]

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