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Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon by Ian Gordon (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon by Ian Gordon  (book review)

As Ian Gordon’s book title, ‘Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon’, reveals, he is interested in the longevity of the world’s most famous alien immigrant, the Man Of Steel. He points out from the start that Superman’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were guided by editorial management. More so with Siegel as the […]

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TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review)

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting when I spotted ‘The Color Of Pixar’ by Tia Kratter in the advance list from Abrams/Chronicle. With only a brief introduction by John Lasseter, Kratter explains her role at Pixar was in selecting the colours and textures that were used in the company’s films. Basically, this is […]

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Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer (book review)

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer   (book review)

I did think ‘Three By Laumer’ was an odd choice for a book title until I checked and back in 1967, he had a book out called ‘Nine By Laumer’. I read some of Keith Laumer’s ‘Retief’ books in my youth from the library and found him to be a writer with buccaneer playfulness. If […]

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Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide by Paul Dudbridge (book review)

July 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide by Paul Dudbridge  (book review)

When I saw this book, ‘Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers’ Guide’ by Paul Dudbridge, I did wonder at the proximity of having another film production book from Michael Wiese Productions so soon after the last on the subject. Then again, like artbooks, you can never have too many which Dudbridge also asserts at the […]

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Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait (book review)

July 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait   (book review)

In the middle of the twenty-first century, war and drought still ravage Africa and millions of people are displaced and heading towards an unwelcoming Europe. Giant energy corporations battle over profits and governments struggle to provide answers to any of mankind’s problems while Jihadis run rampage over much of Northern Africa. Despite all of these […]

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The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques by Martyn Dean and Chris Evans (book review)

July 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques by Martyn Dean and Chris Evans  (book review)

Another book I came across in ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank is ‘The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques’ interviewed by Martyn Dean and text written by Chris Evans. It was released in 1984 and features their interviews and art samples from Jim Burns, Philip Castle, […]

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Children of Time the movie?

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Children of Time the movie?

Adrian Tchaikovsky’s SF novel, Children of Time, has been optioned by Peter Kang – President of Production at Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate pictures. The option was agreed by Simon Kavanagh at the Mic Cheetham Agency in London, working with the United Talent Agency in LA. Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate produced the Hunger Games and the […]

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Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim (book review)

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim  (book review)

As the extended title should tell you, Lawrence Wollersheim’s book, ‘Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It’ is about the dangers of global warming and what needs to be done. What was weird from the start was his declaring that at the opening and ending of each chapter will be bullet markers […]

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Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Kenneth Robeson (book review)

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions by Kenneth Robeson   (book review)

Many years ago, when I read Philip Jóse Farmer’s 1973 book ‘Doc Savage: His Apocalyptical Life’ about the Man Of Bronze, I read about his cousin, Patricia. On a whim, a couple weeks back, I scanned Google seeing if anyone had ever done any illustrations of her which led to discovering that there was a […]

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Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell (book review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell   (book review)

I’m late with this review of ‘Frostfire World’s as the May 2017 issue is already out but never mind. The magazine is aimed at readers aged 8-17 which is quite a variation. Some of the stories are fairly adult and some are obviously for younger kids. There’s poetry, too, but I’ll focus on the fiction. […]

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