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Back Issue # 92 October 2016 (magazine review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 92 October 2016 (magazine review).

If you read the top headline on Back Issue # 92’s cover, you will see it is called the ‘Bronze Age Halloween Issue’. If you’re going to buy and be ready to read on the 31st October, then this review has to be on-line a few weeks earlier than that so you can buy your […]

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Apex Magazine # 88, September 2016 (e-mag review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Apex Magazine # 88, September 2016 (e-mag review).

Issue 88 of ‘Apex Magazine’ is hot off the press and the very striking cover by Mélanie Delon. It is hauntingly beautiful and scary at the same time. Not the type of person you would want to meet on a dark September night. Having savoured the cover, ‘Apex’ kick things off as normal with Jason […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2016, Volume 131 # 726 (magazine review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2016, Volume 131 # 726 (magazine review).

The mid-year issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ provides plenty of options for reading material, including an alt-history novella, three fantastical novelettes, six short stories of various denominations, an SF poem and six columns of mixed regularity. All of this is introduced by an arresting cover image, provided by Mondolithic Studios, of […]

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Uncanny Magazine #12 (emag review).

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #12 (emag review).

‘Uncanny Magazine’ is full of fiction, poetry, articles and interviews with a couple of featured authors. I’ll focus on fiction first. ‘My Body, Herself’ by Carmen Maria Machado is about a young lady killed when a cave collapses. She sees a replica of her body smoking cigarettes and saying ‘chase’ occasionally. It learns to say […]

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The Fifth Dimension June 2016 edited by J. Allen Irwine (e-mag review).

September 11, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Fifth Dimension June 2016 edited by J. Allen Irwine (e-mag review).

‘The Fifth Dimension’ was one of the magazines published by samsdotpublishing in days of yore and, when that organisation passed away, it moved to Nomadic Delirium Press but is still under the editorship of J. Allen Irwine. It contains Science Fiction and fantasy short stories like the following. ‘Election Returns, Live’ by Tim McDaniel has […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Eight (magazine review).

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Eight (magazine review).

The Jack Kirby Collector # 68 is full of features on the work of the world’s greatest comic artist. Probably the main item here is an interview with the King by J. Michael Straczynski of ‘Babylon 5’ fame and Larry DiTillio which was broadcast on radio in 1990. No new information here really but Kirby […]

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Back Issue # 91 September 2016 (magazine review).

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 91 September 2016 (magazine review).

With a cover showing Batman sending the Guy Gardner Green Lantern flying with a single punch, it should come as no surprise that this ‘Back Issue’ is sub-titled ‘All-Jerks Issue!’. To us British, who don’t use the term ‘jerk’, these are just obnoxious people who get up everyone’s nose. Saying that, I do have to […]

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Illustrators # 15 (magazine review).

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 15 (magazine review).

Remember me writing that there was another month before the next issue of ‘Illustrators’ was due earlier in the month? I had a nice surprise when issue 15 came through the letterbox. For those buying, I should point out that these magazines come in protective plastic bags inside cardboard packing. By far the biggest section […]

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Alter Ego # 142 September 2016 (magazine review).

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 142 September 2016 (magazine review).

The September issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is a change from the usual as this issue focuses on significant American fans who have made a difference. The first of these is David Siegel, who working independently during 1987-2005 located and then met various Golden Age comicbook artists and got them to the San Diego Comicons. I […]

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Illustrators #11 (magazine review).

August 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #11 (magazine review).

To stop me getting withdrawal symptoms after reading and reviewing ‘Illustrators’ twice a month, I decided to read the last of the back issues to this month. If you’ve been picking up these issues as well, we aren’t too far from the release of the new issue. With Illustrators # 11, we start with a […]

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