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Journey To Space by Cody Westheimer (soundtrack review).

January 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Journey To Space by Cody Westheimer (soundtrack review).

‘Journey To Space’ is a 2015 documentary film narrated by Patrick Stewart. It presents the current situation of spaceflight at NASA and discusses humanity’s drive to reach Mars and explore further out in the solar system. Released as an IMAX experience, you’d expect the soundtrack to be big enough to fill the kind of cinemas […]

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The Multiverse Of Max Tovey: The Hamdun Chronicles Book One by Alastair Swinnerton (e-book review).

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Multiverse Of Max Tovey: The Hamdun Chronicles Book One by Alastair Swinnerton (e-book review).

Max has been having very vivid dreams about battles in ancient Britain, fighting alongside the grandfather he’s met only briefly. When his grandfather falls ill and the family move to be with him, Max suddenly finds that the dreams are memories. He’s a time traveller, just like his grandfather! Catapulted into a race against evil […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2015, Volume 128 # 722 (magazine review).

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2015, Volume 128 # 722 (magazine review).

The closing issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2015 includes one novella, two novelettes, eight short stories, a poem, several book and film reviews, an index of the magazine’s contents during 2015 and even a competition. Hopefully, that’s enough to keep the readers happy! It also includes a rather fun cover […]

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The 5th Wave (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 26, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The 5th Wave (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Well, the young adult movie adaptation genre continues to percolate, despite the farewell sentiments as demonstrated by hugely popular products meant to entice the teen scene such as the’ Twilight’, ‘Divergent’, ‘Maze Runner’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ film series. Sure, why not tamper with a proven formula that guarantees all the right ingredients to tap into […]

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Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (book review).

January 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (book review).

Anthologies can be tricky to approach. If it has separate authors, will the reader enjoy all of them? If the stories have wildly differing subject matter will they all be to the taste of the reader? The preface to ‘Carbide Tipped Pens’ by Eric Choi gives us an initial handle to put us in the […]

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The Farthest City by Daniel P Swenson (book review).

January 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Farthest City by Daniel P Swenson (book review).

An enjoyable enough book to read, here we have ‘The Furthest City’, a space opera by the Californian author, Daniel P Swenson. This is a self-published novel which immediately rings alarm bells because the thought comes to mind that it isn’t good enough to attract a commercial publishing house but, we all know how difficult […]

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Illustrators # 4 (magazine review)

January 21, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 4   (magazine review)

After my review of Illustrators # 18 last month, The Book Palace provided me with some earlier issues of their magazine that they think fits our remit which I will be reviewing over the next few months. As many of you reading here like artbooks, then these will certainly fit your tastes even if they […]

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Alter-Ego # 137 (January 2016) (magazine review).

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter-Ego # 137 (January 2016) (magazine review).

I knew last year that Jim Shooter was going to be interviewed in Alter-Ego # 137 and was part of the reason why I was pushing publisher John Morrow that we really should be reviewing their magazine output. After all, there are a lot of significant names in comicbooks but Shooter still holds the distinction […]

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The X-Files: The Official Collection Volume 1: The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate (magazine review).

January 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The X-Files: The Official Collection Volume 1: The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate (magazine review).

‘The X-Files: The Official Collection Volume 1: The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate’ is first of a two volume reprint of material from Titan’s ‘The X-Files’ magazine that was released in the late 90s, uncannily released around the time of the new six episode series coming up at the end of this month. The […]

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Aldous Huxley’s Hands by Allene Symons (book review).

January 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Aldous Huxley’s Hands by Allene Symons (book review).

Allene Symons memories of Science Fiction author Aldous Huxley comes largely from her father, Howard Thrasher, who knew the author when he was in the USA and mementoes from the time period putting things together as his starting point. The title ‘Aldous Huxley’s Hands’ comes from a reference how having particular types of hands can […]

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