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The Twilight Zone: The Original Series: Season Three DVD boxset (TV series review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Twilight Zone: The Original Series: Season Three DVD boxset   (TV series review)

I bought the third season of ‘The Twilight Zone’ a few years back but getting caught up in reviewing the adventures of a Time Lord, I held back in completing because it felt like sacrilege watching it in the summer. ‘The Twilight Zone’ is a wintery time of night to watch so cue the darkness […]

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Reunion On Alpha Reticuli II (The Telemass Quartet Part Three) by Eric Brown (book review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reunion On Alpha Reticuli II (The Telemass Quartet Part Three) by Eric Brown  (book review)

I reviewed the first two novellas in Eric Brown’s ‘Telemass Quartet’ for SFCrowsnest a few months ago. ‘Reunion On Alpha Reticuli II’ is the third instalment in what has so far been a highly enjoyable SF romp. Can it keep up the momentum? As with the earlier volumes, my copy of the novella came in […]

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John Hurt, RIP: War Doctor no more.

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
John Hurt, RIP: War Doctor no more.

Sir John Hurt has just passed away of Pancreatic cancer at the age of 77. John was a staple stalwart of many genre movies and TV series, including V for Vendetta and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he was the billionaire S.R. Hadden in Contact, he played Winston Smith in the film adaptation […]

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Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

Do you ever wonder if Lovecraft’s account of the Old Ones was true? I’m pretty sure you have. You’re a reader of speculative fiction. Now and again, your compass points toward the weird and you almost believe there’s other stuff out there: aliens, ghosts, alternate realities and Elder Gods. You’ve wondered. When something large and […]

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Electric Dreams: The Art Of Barclay Shaw (book review)

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams: The Art Of Barclay Shaw   (book review)

Coming across Barclay Shaw in ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank, I looked up and saw the cover for his only book and decided to have a deeper look at ‘Electric Dreams: The Art Of Barclay Shaw’. Artist Barclay Shaw’s big break came at the 1980 […]

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Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

January 24, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

I have always wanted to use the phrase ‘it’s got everything but the kitchen sink’ in a SF book and ‘Altered Starscape’ gives me that opportunity. Mobile O’Neill colony’s, AIs, Cyborgs, modified humans, aliens, Alderson disks, Dyson swarms, you name it and its most likely to be in ‘Altered Starscape’. I don’t mean this in […]

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Fragment by Craig Russell (ebook review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fragment by Craig Russell   (ebook review)

A big fragment of Antarctic glacier breaks off the Ross Shelf in Antarctica and is set to change the world. Three scientists Kate, Eric and Graham are the only survivors of a scientific research base nearby. They must survive and find a way to tell the world the truth about what has happened. Meanwhile, TV […]

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Version Control by Dexter Palmer (book review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Version Control by Dexter Palmer  (book review)

Dexter Palmer’s novel ‘Version Control’ is densely written. You get a lot of detail and in the opening chapters even product placement that would make a film studio blush. It isn’t until a quarter of the way through the book that you get some discussion on time travel which is accurate to what we know. […]

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Fire Country (The Country Saga book 1) by David Estes (book review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fire Country (The Country Saga book 1) by David Estes (book review)

I fell in love with the cover of ‘Fire Country’ by David Estes nearly four years ago. My first book was about to be published and I had been tasked with putting together ideas for my cover. ‘Fire Country’ turned up in a search within my sub-genre, post-apocalyptic stories with female protagonists, and I listed […]

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Now We Are Ten edited by Ian Whates (book review)

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Now We Are Ten edited by Ian Whates   (book review)

In celebration of ten years of well-known UK small press, publisher NewCon Press, editor and owner Ian Whates presents us with ‘Now We Are Ten’, an anthology of stories that in some way each feature the number ten. Some of the stories are in ten sections, some feature the number ten in some significant or […]

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