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Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

I came across Cinema Retro purely by one of my random scans across the Net and bought Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 with its accent on spy girls, especially as I was reviewing some books along this line. It shows the popularity of this issue as it sold out and a reprint […]

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Disturbed Digest # 14 – September 2016 (emag review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest # 14 – September 2016 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’ is a magazine of fiction and poetry – lots of poetry! – but I will concentrate on the fiction. ‘Mind Over Matter’ by Klara Gomez is well-written but basically a ghost story and an old hat theme. The ending is nicely done. I have noticed that any story which supposes life after death […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4 #103 (mag review).

October 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4  #103 (mag review).

As Paulo de Costa is this issue of ‘On Spec’s interviewed author, I might as well start with him. ‘Once Dad, Always Here’ shows a future in which privacy and copyright have been abolished and the controllers can track most rebels. There are interactive graveyards where you can visit with a hologram version of the […]

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Back Issue # 92 October 2016 (magazine review).

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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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