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Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122) (book review)

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122)  (book review)

For over a decade in the 1970s, many people thought James Tiptree, Jr. was a man. Indeed, reading the fiction here might well support it as at that time particular words here were thought never would be used by a woman, let alone aspects of rape. There are samples in this anthology that would certainly […]

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First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz (book review)

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz  (book review)

That ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ brought up cover artist Don Maitz and because his work is mostly in the USA, I added one of his two books, ‘First Maitz: Selected Works’ to my list to have a look at. Those of you who are familiar with my […]

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IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017

June 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017

IDW Returns To WonderCon Cast Appearances, Must-Have Exclusives, And More! San Diego, CA (March 27, 2017) – IDW and WonderCon head to Anaheim, CA this weekend for the fan-favorite 3-day convention! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd IDW will be set up all weekend long at booth #1109. In […]

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Write! Shoot! Edit!: A Complete Guide To Teen Filmmakers by Deborah S. Patz (book review).

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Write! Shoot! Edit!: A Complete Guide To Teen Filmmakers by Deborah S. Patz (book review).

As the title, ‘Write! Shoot! Edit!: A Complete Guide To Teen Filmmakers’, suggests, Deborah S. Patz’ book is aimed at teen-agers who have a yen to become film-makers. Patz describes how she started that way herself so her lessons aren’t out of other books but her own experience. The book is divided into three sections: […]

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The Art Of Michael Whelan (book review)

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Michael Whelan   (book review)

Now here’s one book you’ll only be able to get on the second-hand market and the third of Michael Whelan’s artbooks. In something I haven’t seen before, the main text pages are on what can only be described as textured paper and the colour art on the more standard dulled gloss paper used at the […]

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Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

What is a father to do when his beloved son is becoming a vampire? A father has to choose the lesser evil of betraying or allowing his son to kill. Writer-director Tommy Stovall gives us a complex vampire film that delves more deeply into its characters than most modern horror pieces. Rating: high +1 (-4 […]

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Adam West (1928-2017) a remembrance by: GF Willmetts

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adam West (1928-2017)    a remembrance by: GF Willmetts

Looking at Adam West’s IMdB entry, he might have had a long list of acting credits, he is probably best known as the first TV Batman in 1966-68, although prior to it he has also featured in the likes of ‘The Outer Limits’ (The Invisible Enemy’), ‘Robinson Crusoe On Mars’ (1964) and even ‘Bewitched; (‘Love […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 9: The Empress Of Mars by Mark Gatiss

June 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 9: The Empress Of Mars by Mark Gatiss

The big reveal was shown at the end of the last episode but from here in there are spoilers! Seeing a message left on Mars, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole go to the red planet in 1888 and investigate the tunnels. When Bill falls through a hole in the ground, the Doctor orders Nardole to […]

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Black Panther roars (first trailer).

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Panther roars (first trailer).

And the first trailer for the Marvel movie Black Panther drops, with the backdrop of the secret tech-advanced African super-state revealed in more detail. The film’s official blurb reads: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed […]

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Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani (book review)

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani  (book review)

Unlike the other trading cards books Abrams have released so far, ‘Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series’ introduced by former Topps creative director Gary Gerani, this book covers all of their Apes card sets. So what you have is a 46 card set for the original 1969 film ‘Planet Of The […]

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