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Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century: Essays On New Adaptations edited by Lynette Porter (book review).

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century: Essays On New Adaptations edited by Lynette Porter (book review).

‘Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century’ is a series of essays produced from various academics covering the use of the Sherlock Holmes character in current media. Sherlock Holmes is almost constantly on our screens. Well, it would be if only more of it could be churned out. Instead, we have been teased with very short […]

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The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth (book review)

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth    (book review)

‘The Devils’ Evidence’ is the second novel in a series about Thomas Fool. He first appeared in ‘The Devil’s Detective’ and I think you can see where this is heading. These books crossover between horror and murder mystery. Thomas Fool’s beat is Hell and it’s not for the faint-hearted. As commander of Hell’s Information Men, […]

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Xan And Ink by Zak Zyz (ebook review)

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Xan And Ink by Zak Zyz   (ebook review)

Gregary and Sandros, two brothers, are exiled from Joymont, the city within which they live, alongside Brakar, a priest, and Osolin, a slave. They have sworn an oath that, in their exile, they will find a way to rid Joymont of creatures called Tinks which threaten to destroy it. They journey to find Xan, a […]

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Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

With a title like ‘Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons’, you have to wonder if authors Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner realise the implication about the nature of this book. As they explain in the introduction, horror films get accused for inciting real murders yet many of the ways they are carried […]

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Judgment At Verdant Court (World Of Prime book 3) by M.C. Planck (book review)

December 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Judgment At Verdant Court (World Of Prime book 3) by M.C. Planck (book review)

I love the premise of M.C. Planck’s ‘World Of Prime’ series. One day, Christopher Sinclair wakes up in an alternate universe where technology is limited by a strict code of feudalism and the rules of magic, religion and time. I can’t elaborate further on that last point without spoiling the second book of the series. […]

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The Commons by Matthew Hughes (book review)

December 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Commons by Matthew Hughes  (book review)

I first came across Matthew Hughes in ‘Interzone’ a few years back and was immediately struck by the story’s similarity to something that might have been written by Jack Vance. Of course, I’m not the only one to have spotted that and the cover of this and his other books makes that comparison. This book […]

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Protecting The Planet by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger (book review).

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Protecting The Planet by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger (book review).

There is never a good time to put out a book on climate change and if you want a really sobering look at what is happening to our environment today then you need to read ‘Protecting The Planet’ by environmentalists Budd Titlow & his daughter, Mariah Tinger. As an American book, it does tend to […]

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Dune – new movie in the offing. The spice (and money) must flow?

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dune – new movie in the offing. The spice (and money) must flow?

Movie studio Legendary Entertainment and the Frank Herbert estate have just reached an agreement giving Legendary the film and television motion picture rights to the Dune series of science fiction novels. The agreement inks the development and production of new film and television projects for a global audience. The projects will be produced by Thomas […]

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Damnation For Beginners by Alan Campbell (book review)

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Damnation For Beginners by Alan Campbell   (book review)

‘Damnation For Beginners’ is a novella set in the world of Alan Campbell’s ‘Deepgate Codex’ and follows the story of Jack Aviso, a bank teller at Henry Sill Banking Corporation in the city of Cog. Jack has been keeping his head down and following the rules of the entirely unfair and corrupt bank. Their policies […]

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Lone Wolf author Joe Dever dies, turn to page 56 for very sad funeral.

November 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Lone Wolf author Joe Dever dies, turn to page 56 for very sad funeral.

Joe Dever’s local newspaper, the East London and West Sussex Guardian, is reporting that author Joe – creator of the Lone Wolf series of gaming adventure books (let’s call it a craze, it was a craze), has passed away age 60 after unexpected bile duct surgery caused him to cancel on a SFF and gaming convention […]

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