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The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir.

From the start, I should point out that this second edition of ‘The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television’ by John Kenneth Muir from 1951 and only reaches as far as 2008. No doubt with all the super-hero films that have come out in the past four or more years, depending when the next […]

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

September 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

These ‘Unincorporated’ book series seems to be moving ever further from the original unique premise where American business practices are extended in the future with everyone owning a bit of everyone else’s lives has been forgotten in a civil war stretching across the Solar System. The fourth book, ‘The Unincorporated Future’, is essentially a war […]

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Head Shot: The Science Behind The JFK Assassination: Expanded Edition by G. Paul Chambers.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Head Shot: The Science Behind The JFK Assassination: Expanded Edition by G. Paul Chambers.

The assassination of President John Kennedy back in 1963 has been a particular nexus event in some Science Fiction realities. I have to confess that although only six at the time it happened, the full implications of the event didn’t really sink in. Like many of you out there, you tend to remember hearing about […]

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Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

‘Inspired by’ is a tricky turn of phrase. It can be so difficult to measure the level of inspiration garnered from one medium to another. Some may lead to a faithful adaptation, respectful to its source material, while some may end up so far removed from the original, one has to wonder why the makers […]

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Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers.

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers.

Ask and you shall receive. When I reviewed the first book in this series, ‘Fair Coin’, I hoped that this would not be the last of Ephraim and his parallel world adventures. Thankfully, E.C. Myers heeded my call or perhaps knew the potential of the universe he created, and set to work on ‘Quantum Coin’. […]

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The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

  Aimed at teen-agers, ‘The Hunting Ground’ gets to the heart of fear. With abandonment, violence and isolation this ticks all the boxes with its readers. Well described with an intense, haunting sense of place, ‘The Hunting Ground’ looks at the nature of family, love and hate.   When Elliot and his younger brother Ben […]

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Palimpsest by Charles Stross

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Palimpsest by Charles Stross

As a novella, Palimpsest is densely packed with extraordinary ideas, facts and speculation. It also manages to pack in an absorbing story to wrap all this around. At its heart is the story of Pierce, an agent of Stasis, he starts a twenty-year apprenticeship by killing his grandfather and that’s when everything starts to go […]

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Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine Of Historical Fiction And Alternate History

September 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine Of Historical Fiction And Alternate History

The fourth issue of ‘Alt Hist’ magazine features six stories of horror, history and fantasy:   ‘Restless’ by Dylan Fox, set in the 1860s onboard a fleet of British ironclad warships steaming towards China.   ‘Kleine Menschen’ by Eric Jackson is a historical fantasy story set in World War II Germany.   ‘Feast Of Faith’ […]

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Harper Voyager goes a-hunting new talent.

September 12, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Harper Voyager goes a-hunting new talent.

Book publishing scifi super-power Harper Voyager in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia are launching a joint venture aiming to offer aspiring writers the chance to join their global science fiction and fantasy imprint. Harper Voyager is offering new writers the chance to submit full, unagented manuscripts for a limited two-week period. The publisher […]

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The Hidden by Richard Sala (book review)

September 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hidden by Richard Sala  (book review)

It’s the end of the world as we know it and you should feel terrified. Written and illustrated by Richard Sala, ‘The Hidden’ is a monster-mash apocalypse tale combining B-movies and gothic classics without feeling like a carbon copy of either. The book starts strong with a zombie-like attack on a town. The only survivor, […]

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