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Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (book review)

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (book review)

Imagine that the British Empire never faded but expanded into space taking it’s Victorian attitudes with it. Isambard Smith is a product of that environment and very comfortable with its morals and social values. Unfortunately, he’s not a happy chap, having spent a year entering data about asteroids into a computer and having six requests […]

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Hell by Robert Olen Butler (book review)

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hell by Robert Olen Butler (book review)

What do you see when you consider Hell? Flames and torture, pushing boulders up unending mountains or perhaps embarrassing yourself on television on a daily basis and suffering four-hour erections? Although it sounds like making of a reality TV series, it’s actually the type of Hell depicted in Robert Olen Butler’s eponymous novel. Newscaster Hatcher […]

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Win the chance to be the Space Pirate King (or queen)!

November 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Win the chance to be the Space Pirate King (or queen)!

Author Stephen Hunt needs to be naming the king (or queen) of the space pirates… a fine character to appear in his next scifi novella. Could it be ye’ own name, ye’ space lubber? Enter the free draw to win this here grand prize. If ye’ should be a-feared of entering and appearing in his […]

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Rise of the Iron Moon gets postered.

November 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rise of the Iron Moon gets postered.

Author Stephen Hunt’s Rise of the Iron Moon (book three in his brilliant Jackelian fantasy series) has, we are informed, just been postered by one of his readers – Chris Lewis, best known for his work producing Live and Up Front at the Palladium. From live comedy to fine graphic design – it’s nice to […]

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Game of Thrones slaughter… an A to Z!

November 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones slaughter… an A to Z!

Funny of the day is from Canadian fan Curtana… the A to Z of extreme death, murder and general slaughter in Game of Thrones. So many to choose from, Curtana, so many to choose from! Thanks to Buzzfeed for spotting this ‘un.  

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The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox (book review)

November 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox (book review)

I must admit I have never read a Batman book before. Of course, I have read untold numbers of Batman comics and graphic novels. When added to the’ Batman’ TV shows, films and cartoons I have watched over the years, I think I can say that I know one or two things about our batty […]

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Star Trek: Myraid Universes: Echoes And Refractions (book review)

November 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Myraid Universes: Echoes And Refractions (book review)

It’s the little things that make all the difference. Missing a train that means you strike up a conversation with someone on the platform and they turn out to be your soul mate – if you had caught that train, would you have met them? Would it matter as you never would have known the […]

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X marks the spot (book conversions).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
X marks the spot (book conversions).

Missed books the first time we reviewed them? Well, several have been re-released because of a certain throne. RE-ISSUE Dreamsongs Volume 1 by George R.R. Martin (pub: Bantam Books/Transworld. 683 page enlarged paperback. Price: $18.00 (US), $21.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-553-38568-7) check out websites: www.bantamdell.com and www.georgerrmartin.com RE-ISSUE Dreamsongs Volume 2 by George R.R. Martin (pub: […]

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Buffy: The Making Of A Slayer: The Official Guide by Nancy Holder (book review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Buffy: The Making Of A Slayer: The Official Guide by Nancy Holder (book review).

The TV series ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ has its own large hardback guide to everything you wanted to know about our favourite Slayer and her friends as they protect the world from various demon threats. Here, you see what goes on in front and behind the camera and get a bit about their history. It’s […]

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Retrofitting Blade Runner (2nd Edition) edited by Judith B. Kerman (book review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Retrofitting Blade Runner (2nd Edition) edited by Judith B. Kerman (book review).

‘Retrofitting Blade Runner’ is unusual in that unlike other books about the 1982 film, it clearly also focuses on Philip Dick’s original novel, ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?’ As most of us here should be familiar with both of them, I can gloss over some of the details. Dick essentially was often exploring the […]

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