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Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

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Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

‘Alien Dimensions’ is another of those small magazines from tiny publishers that provide a market for writers at the beginning of their career or for part-time writers who have a different career or for writers who just do it for fun. It’s all fiction. First up is ‘Rootless’, which combines far future space voyagers exploring […]

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Reed Crandall: Illustrator Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

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Reed Crandall: Illustrator Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

I have to confess to not really knowing much about comicbook artist Reed Crandall. He came to prominence in the 1940s-50s and a little before my time and I wasn’t really picking up that many Warren magazines in his last phase in the 1960s. None of which is helped by not having a by-name associated […]

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Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus (book/statue review)

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Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus    (book/statue review)

Being greeted by the top half of Spock in the form of a statuette with the words ‘Live long and prosper’ around his waist is a strange experience. The ‘Logic & Prosperity’ box comes with the statue and the little book with has an introduction to Spock and a few pages with stills from the […]

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Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott and Sasha Laika (book review)

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Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott and Sasha Laika   (book review)

Rotherweird is a hidden state with historical secrets and probably a cover-up. Nothing new in many ways in these days of intrigue. Welcome to a world with no powered transport or computers and Internet. A brave new world indeed. Fierce border controls and an extreme reaction to outsiders. One might say this is timely indeed […]

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Star Wars: 99 Stormtroopers Join The Empire by Greg Stones (book review)

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Star Wars: 99 Stormtroopers Join The Empire by Greg Stones   (book review)

In Greg Stones’ admittedly funny book of illustrations, ‘Star Wars: 99 Stormtroopers Join The Empire’, the Empire’s finest, the stormtroopers, are put through the wringer as a whole ninety-nine of them sign-up for duty. In a series of mishaps, rebel attacks and acts of plain old stupidity the numbers of the stormtroopers are whittled away […]

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 7 – War Of Gods by Nick Abadzis, Giorgia Sposito and Elonora Carlini (graphic novel review)

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 7 – War Of Gods by Nick Abadzis, Giorgia Sposito and Elonora Carlini  (graphic novel review)

‘War Of Gods’ is the conclusion to the story about Anubis which started in the previous volume, ‘Sins Of The Father’. The writers are Nick Abadzis and James Peaty with artwork by Giorgia Sposito and Warren Pleece. It has a bonus adventure from year 3. There is a lot to juggle here with the Doctor […]

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Redder Than Blood by Tanith Lee (book review)

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Redder Than Blood by Tanith Lee   (book review)

There has long been a tradition of folk or fairy tales, particularly in European Culture. The sanitised stories that most of us remember from childhood are very different from the original tellings. Many, we are led to believe, were told mainly by women to warn children about the dangers in the wider world. Often, these […]

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Amatka by Karin Tidbet (book review)

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Amatka by Karin Tidbet   (book review)

Vanga is an information assistant, sent to the colony of Amatka to do research in to hygiene products. Placed in a house with three Amatkan housemates, Vanga starts to get to know Amatka and do her research but, in doing so, Vanga realises that Amatka has secrets that will impact on her beliefs about society […]

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

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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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