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Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.

April 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.

The Hugo administrators have announced that Alex Garner has been withdrawn from the Fan Artist category, and as a result candidate Steve Stiles has been added to the ballot.  Nicholas Whyte, lead administrator, explained, “Alex Garner, who was announced as a finalist in the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards on 4 […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 2: Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (review).

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 2: Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (review).

Smile 🙂 or Frown 🙁  From here in there are spoilers! From the start, there are references to the Doctor (actor Peter Capaldi) staying on Earth to guard the vault and yet he sneaks off for the first time with Bill Potts (actress Pearl Mackie) to explore one of the first Earth colonies off-planet, knowing that […]

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The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review)

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross  (book review)

Picking up any of ‘The Laundry Files’ books is like meeting an old favourite friend you haven’t seen for a while. You just know there’s going to be an interesting tale which will be scary, funny and sad. ‘The Annihilation Score’ is the sixth book in the sequence and ticks all the boxes. For some […]

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Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall

In the first book, the purpose of lines 7 and 8 was unknown but as Lambert’s skills develop he can work out what they do. As he is now regarded as the eminent Linesman, Lambert comes to be the target of various schemes and not all of them are from the enemy factions. Princess Michelle […]

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The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review)

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell   (book review)

‘The Chatelaine And The Storm’ is the second book in James Odell’s series about Samantha Hampden who. in book one of the ‘Queen Victoria’s Magicians’ series, unexpectedly became Chatelaine of the Guild of Magicians in Victorian London. It carries on straight after the book one, ‘Chatelaine Of The Guild’ with the same characters. Quite a […]

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Silva Records Day Out – 22 April 2017

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Silva Records Day Out – 22 April 2017

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Strange The Dreamer (book 1) by Laini Taylor (book review)

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Strange The Dreamer (book 1) by Laini Taylor  (book review)

‘Strange The Dreamer’ is book one in a new duology by Laini Taylor, who has previously written the ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bone’ trilogy amongst other things. We follow Lazlo Strange, an orphan who had the bad luck to end up living in a monastery where he tries to live in his dream world in […]

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The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming by Gillian Conahan (book review)

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming by Gillian Conahan   (book review)

Last year, I said what the cosplayers really needed was a decent book to show how to create costumes and here it is. Gillian Conahan has written ‘The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming’ book showing how to create basic costumes and get it right. She points out from the start that this is […]

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From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters (book review)

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters  (book review)

Debut author Sam Peters brings us a fabulous interplanetary mystery described by the publishers as ‘your new SF thriller obsession’ which, after the first couple of chapters, proved to be pretty much accurate. Keona Rause is an intelligence agent who has spent five years on Earth following the death of his wife, Liss, in a […]

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A Gathering Of Shadows (Shades Of Magic book 2) by V.E Schwab (book review)

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Gathering Of Shadows (Shades Of Magic book 2) by V.E Schwab  (book review)

‘A Gathering Of Shadows’ is the second book in the ‘Shades Of Magic’ series, so if you haven’t read the first book, ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic’, read that one first as this one follows directly on from it. Four months after the conclusion of ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic’, Kell is restless. The bond […]

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