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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

I have to confess I wasn’t really sure what to make of Paul Young’s book, ‘Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism’. Was it going to be hero-worship of the comicbook creator or a proper analysis of faults and all. Thankfully, it was the latter. He also did the curtsey of giving an extended […]

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Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art by Jerry Robinson (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art by Jerry Robinson (book review).

If Bob Kane deserves his place in comicbook history for creating Batman then Jerry Robinson is equally deserving of his spot in the comics hall of fame for his creation of the Joker and also his tireless work for expanding appreciation of the art form and its artists. After all, what are heroes if they […]

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Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

The difficulty with time travel stories is that it’s very easy to tie yourself in knots whilst trying to make the plot interesting. Robert Charles Wilson makes it clear early in the plot how endless paradoxes and recursive loops are to be avoided. This by the fact that an alternative history is created when time-travellers […]

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2016 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2016 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

This collection purports to be the best of British Science Fiction from 2016. Reading ‘Interzone’ many years ago has left me with a fixed notion that British Science Fiction is bleedin’ miserable so while not avoiding it, I do not seek it out. I was interested to know if this anthology would update my prejudice. […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

Another book I found in Jane Frank’s book ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ is ‘Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet’. As his art has only been on American fantasy and SF book covers, it would explain why I haven’t come across him or at least put […]

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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

‘The Word Is Murder’ in the new book by Anthony Horowitz and features in a supporting role, Anthony Horowitz! In another twist on the genre, after his highly successful and intriguing ‘Magpie Murders’, Horowitz gets us into the story by foul means. Horowitz is approached by Hawthorne, a private detective, who wants to do a […]

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The Last Dog On Earth by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Last Dog On Earth by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

With Adrian J. Walker’s latest book, ‘The Last Dog On Earth’, you are sort of thrown in at the deep end in working out what is going on. Mostly because you’re introduced to the first person or should I say first dog thoughts of Lineker the dog and, yes, he is named after someone who […]

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Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

OK, in recent reviews of film books, we’ve covered many topics but not this one in as much detail. Ric Viers is a sound effects specialist and with this book, ‘Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens’, he is going to describe how to create the noises needed for films to be dubbed in. […]

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Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Traitors’ Gate’ is the final novel in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. The events of the last book ended with the army led by Night and her turned Guardians taking over Toskala. Marit, Kirit and Jothinin had finally joined forces in an effort to combat the Guardians and Joss had become the Chief of […]

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The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (book review).

‘The Reapers Are The Angels’ is a standalone dystopian novel, set in a post-apocalyptic world. After a worldwide epidemic, most of the population has been infected with some sort of virus, which has turned them into flesh-eating zombies. While the origins of the virus is never revealed, we do know that it is transferred through […]

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