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Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley (book review)

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley   (book review)

There are many fantasy trilogies a reader can reach for any time they fancy a hit of their favourite escapism. But how many readers have gotten bored of the same old sub-Tolkien elves and dwarves routine? What makes a fantasy trilogy or an individual novel worth reaching for? Is it a truly different fantastic setting? […]

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Showcase Presents Batgirl TP Volume 01 including the work of Neal Adams and Gardner Fox (graphic novel review)

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents Batgirl TP Volume 01 including the work of Neal Adams and Gardner Fox    (graphic novel review)

Beautiful actress Yvonne Craig passed away in August 2015. She played the slave girl Marta in classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Whom Gods Destroy’ (1969) but was best known for playing Batgirl in the third and final season of the camp/pop-art 1960s ‘Batman’ television series. That being so, I thought a review of the ‘DC Showcase’ […]

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Invent-10n by Rod Rees (book review).

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Invent-10n by Rod Rees (book review).

It is always good to see an author who is prepared to experiment and to do it with relative success. So many avant guarde novels fail at the first hurdle, which is to entertain the reader at the same time as playing with words, concepts and formats. One of the best in recent years is […]

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The Best Of Nancy Kress (book review)

September 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Nancy Kress   (book review)

I’ve read and enjoyed some of Nancy Kress’ story output in recent years, so being handed an anthology of 21 short stories and novellas wasn’t something I was going to avoid. The opening story, ‘Wild For Her To Hold’, fulfils Kress’ desire to write an Anne Boleyn story by having her being amongst several individuals […]

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Halo 5: A Hero Falls trailer.

September 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Halo 5: A Hero Falls trailer.

Some strange little science fiction game called Halo 5 is arriving soon for the X-box (sadly as an exclusive to start with . . . thanks, Uncle Bill). Do you think it will catch on? Here’s the trailer, live-action and not much directly to do with the game graphics.

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The Omega Factor: The Complete Series (DVD TV series review).

September 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Omega Factor: The Complete Series (DVD TV series review).

Back in 1979, through one reason or another, I missed most of ‘The Omega Factor’. I have vague memories of seeing one episode but think it was late in its only season and didn’t make much sense of it. Seeing the ten episodes now, I did put a lot of it together this time. Journalist […]

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Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It is quite an automatic instinct to compare and contrast the first installment of 2014’s ‘The Maze Runner’ with the arrival of the latest entry in director Wes Ball’s distant dystopian drama ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’. The original blueprint effectively captured a unique time and place of mystique and other morbid curiosities.  The audience was craftily introduced to […]

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Doctor Who: Season 9: Episode 2: The Witch’s Familiar Part 2 by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who review)

September 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who: Season 9: Episode 2: The Witch’s Familiar Part 2 by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who review)

As usual with these examination of ‘Doctor Who’ stories shortly after transmission, if you haven’t seen them, I’ll try not to give away too many unintentional spoilers, although I will give a quick resume of the plot. Much of the analysis will be about it so feel suitably warned. In many respects, the second part […]

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The Art Of Dave Seeley (book review)

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Dave Seeley   (book review)

Anyone with SF geek credibility does when opening a new artbook and not knowing the artist is rummage through the pages first and get a feel for the material. I suspect non-geeks do this as well if there’s an open copy in the bookshop but that’s not always likely to happen nor when ordering over […]

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Encounters Magazine April/May 2015 issue # 13 (e-mag review)

September 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Encounters Magazine April/May 2015 issue # 13  (e-mag review)

As the cover date shows, I got to this ‘magazine late. ‘Encounters’ is one of the many small on-line magazines that publish Science Fiction, fantasy or horror by not so famous authors. Paying one cent a word or less, they are not going to make anyone rich but they provide a useful training ground for […]

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