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Doctor Who season 10 episode 7: The Pyramid At The End Of The World by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat.

May 28, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 7: The Pyramid At The End Of The World by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat.

Sorry for the lateness of this review. Bloody TV signals. ‘Doctor Who’ late by 5 minutes and no recording to check things over because the signal to the DVD recorder stopped instead of making a back-up. I wonder how many of you were caught out that way? At least there’s the early Saturday morning repeat […]

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The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review).

Catching up on my backlog of artbooks, I have ‘The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques’ by John Grant and Ron Tiner. Although just over 20 years since release, the information it covers is still relevant and I’m surprised hasn’t been reprinted, although considering that on the long river bookshop there is a […]

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People Of The Sun by Jason Parent (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
People Of The Sun by Jason Parent (book review).

‘People Of The Sun’ by Jason Parent tells the story of four aliens from Symoria. They are part of a desperate mission to travel to another world to find food. Their world is dying with most of the available food consumed and their civilisation just an echo of what it once was. Sending a spaceship […]

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Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review).

Dinnusos Rises is a new club in town, gathering place for the fringes of society. Artistic types flock there to enjoy the murals and enjoy the haunting melodies of the house band, Sunset Haze. The political group Taxus Baccata is gaining followers and many of the club’s patrons find themselves caught up in their growing […]

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Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review).

In the last 12 months, the Afterlifers have discovered new funding and started making life difficult for revivers like Jonah to do their job: briefly waking the dead for a final goodbye or to help police catch their killers. Jonah is fed up with the hassle, still having nightmares about the Michael Andreas incident and […]

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Illustrators #18 (magazine review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #18 (magazine review).

My usual page flick of the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ quickly revealed that it this isn’t a normal edition. If anything, it’s darn right cartoony. Hardly surprising when the opener is ‘Mad’ caricature artist Mort Drucker. Over the years, you’ve probably seen his art but not put a name to his drew them. Drucker was […]

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Back Issue #96 June 2017 (magazine review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #96 June 2017 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to the sixty issues of ‘Marvel Fanfare’. In his interview, Al ‘Editori-Al’ Milgrom explains how it came to be. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter at the time explained to Milgrom that they advertising money wasn’t going to production so a direct distribution comic was possible without adverts, so they went […]

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NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 by David Baker (book review).

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 by David Baker (book review).

In many respects, I have always wondered why Haynes left a look at NASA’s Mercury Program until last of their space books. At least, I’m assuming it’s the last. Without these early space flights, none of the rest would have been possible. Back in the late 1950s and start of the 1960s, there were all […]

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Game of Thrones: seven seasons for seven kingdoms (trailer).

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: seven seasons for seven kingdoms (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 7th season of Game of Thrones. Battles, lots and lots of battles. And nooky. And iron thrones that everyone wants to sit on. It hits the USA on  16th July 2017 on HBO. And if they have any sense, everywhere else soon after, or … it’s illegal streaming time!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (3rd trailer fun).

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (3rd trailer fun).

The trailer for the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie has a sneak peek at Peter’s Stark-supplied suit with A.I. and all the gadgets. No wonder he cries like a little baby when he loses it! How’s a teen student going to save the world?

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