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Alter-Ego No. 115 March 2013 (magazine review).

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Alter-Ego No. 115 March 2013 (magazine review).

For those who don’t know, ‘Alter Ego’ is comic writer Roy Thomas’ magazine that examines various aspects of the early comicbook industry. The appeal of this mag must surely appeal to readers of my age in their 50s but if you’re younger and really want to understand the history of your favourite hobby, than these […]

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Black Static # 19 – Oct-Nov 2010 (magazine review).

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Black Static # 19 – Oct-Nov 2010 (magazine review).

When publishers make changes to the appearance of a product, there are two questions: Why and is it better? To be fair, the changes to ‘Black Static’s cover from #18 to #19 are largely cosmetic. The dark, mainly black trademark appearance is still there. The information that most casual buyers would want is still there. […]

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 55 (magazine review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 55 (magazine review).

At long last, issue number 55 of ‘Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine’ has reappeared from the wormhole and it’s now available for sale. Actually, it’s quite a good issue, so it was well worth the wait. Apart from the fact that I didn’t understand the editorial, which is no bad thing in itself, I thought some […]

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Interzone # 241 – Jul-Aug 2012 (magazine review).

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Interzone # 241 – Jul-Aug 2012 (magazine review).

For those of you who don’t already know, ‘Interzone’ is the UK’s leading short fiction magazine for Science Fiction and fantasy. Although it is officially counted as a semi-professional magazine for the purposes of things like the Hugo Awards, it’s a high quality offering, publishing around five stories every two months, accompanied by several regular […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013 Volume 124 # 705 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013 Volume 124 # 705 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’sees in the new year with another chunky issue featuring some old friends and a couple of welcome newcomers. I’ll start with the novelettes. In ‘Watching The Cow’ by Alex Irvine, kids around the world are playing video games when they suddenly go blind! Seven million people were on-line […]

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The Zombie Times: December 2012 (newsletter review).

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The Zombie Times: December 2012 (newsletter review).

The December issue of ‘The Zombie Times’ is a Christmas special. Mind you, given that the people at Terror4fun are rather odd, their idea of a festive edition may be somewhat different from the usual. Nonetheless, I found a lot of interesting items in this one and I’ve picked a few highlights below. This issue […]

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 56 (magazine review).

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine # 56 (magazine review).

If you’re wondering what has happened to issue 55 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight, don’t worry, nothing very serious except that it has been lost in a wormhole. Well, that’s the explanation from the editors. I actually think space pirates somewhere out beyond Rigel have got their multi-tentacles on it and are now awaiting ransom but […]

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Jupiter # 38: XXXVIII Pasithee (magazine review).

November 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jupiter # 38: XXXVIII Pasithee (magazine review).

Another issue of ‘Jupiter’, as regular as the satellites orbiting the planet, as good as ever and with six scintillating stories for you to read, it has now become part of the establishment. I’ve been reading ‘Jupiter’ for some years and look forward to every issue knowing that I’ll be pleasantly surprised each time. Alex […]

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Albedo One # 42 (magazine review)

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Albedo One # 42 (magazine review)

‘Albedo One’ is a bit of a mixed bag. It has an interview with a writer several short stories and reviews of other stories. As with any collection of short stories there are going to be some that work for the reader and some that don’t. Issue 42 of ‘Albedo One’ is no exception to […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2012 Volume 122 # 704 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2012 Volume 122 # 704 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ has the usual mix of ‘Departments’ and fiction. The former are interesting but this review will focus on the fiction in reverse order of length. The short stories first. I haven’t read Alan Dean Foster in a long time. A while back, in the […]

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