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Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict (book review).

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict (book review).

**Bear in mind that these books follow the TV series so it’s best to view that before reading to avoid spoilers.** Tanya is intrigue by the Stone House and she can’t stop going there. You see there’s a girl in the window. You can tell she’s afraid, that she’s trapped and that the house won’t […]

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The Lost Child Of Lychford (Witches Of Lychford book 2) by Paul Cornell (book review).

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Lost Child Of Lychford (Witches Of Lychford book 2) by Paul Cornell (book review).

We’re not a coven, just three powerful women who encounter ‘The Lost Child Of Lychford’. This is a welcome sequel to ‘The Witches Of Lychford’, where the three encounter some serious power from the other side. In fact, from all sides. This time the women are divided by their experiences, their power lost because each […]

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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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