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Deadlier Than The Male: Femme Fatales Of 1960s And 1970s Cinema by Douglas Brode (book review)

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadlier Than The Male: Femme Fatales Of 1960s And 1970s Cinema by Douglas Brode   (book review)

Having covered a special edition of ‘Retro Cinema’ on femme fatales last year, it seemed appropriate to have a look at Douglas Brode’s book, ‘Deadlier Than The Male: Femme Fatales Of 1960s And 1970s Cinema’ where he looks at 108 actresses who played femme fatales in their acting careers. As Brode points out in his […]

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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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Heir Of Fire (Throne Of Glass book 3) by Sarah J Maas (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heir Of Fire (Throne Of Glass book 3) by Sarah J Maas   (book review)

‘Heir Of Fire’ is book three in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series and, as such, this review will be containing some spoilers from previous books. In this book, we’re following Celaena on her journey through some of her darkest memories as she turns from a young girl into a possible queen. At the same time, […]

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Winter Halo: An Outcast Novel by Keri Arthur (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Winter Halo: An Outcast Novel by Keri Arthur   (book review)

It is always refreshing to have novels set in places other than the USA or the UK. Keri Arthur sets her stories on her home continent of Australia, most in and around Melbourne. Until now, the landscapes have been largely recognisable if slightly futuristic. Her characters have been supernatural beings caught up in actions to […]

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IMP – A Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva (ebook review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
IMP – A Political Fantasia by Steven Paul Leiva   (ebook review)

At 134 pages, ‘IMP – A Political Fantasia’ by Steven Paul Leiva is way too long for a short story and too short for a novel. However, with the appointment of Donald Trump to the office of US President this is a very timely story. I don’t think you can compare the main character of […]

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A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab (book/ebook review)

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab   (book/ebook review)

In the world of this book, ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic, by V.E. Schwab, there are four Londons. Grey London, which is our ordinary London. Red London which is full of vibrant magic and prosperity. White London where magic is used in a violent way and Black London which has been sealed off. As an […]

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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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