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The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

‘When the world is running down, make the best of what’s still around’ could be the mantra for the man, in this novel, ‘The End Of The World Running Club’ by Adrian J. Walker. When several asteroids strike the Earth, it’s the end of the world as we know it and Edgar, who has a […]

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Marvel Essential: Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos Vol.1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (graphic novel review).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marvel Essential: Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos Vol.1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (graphic novel review).

Like all ‘Marvel Essential’ and ‘DC Showcase’ volumes this is in black and white on cheap paper. Marvel has discontinued the ‘Essential’ line, sadly, but I think DC are still doing ‘Showcase’. The first issue of ‘Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos’ was dated May 1963 with story by Stan Lee and art by Jack […]

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Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

In the scifi film Geostorm, attempts to create a weather control system – a conceit I think I first saw in Mega City One, if you discount Rupert the Bear – goes wrong after the satellite control system gets blasted. This one is from the Independence Day crew and it kind of shows … substitute aliens […]

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The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (book review).

As the dustcover blurb proudly proclaims, Clive Barker was once hailed as the ‘future of horror’ by none other than Stephen King and there are certainly parallels to be drawn between the two writers. For example, while both men have had careers defined by their written fiction, both have seen some of their stories turned […]

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The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

You might be forgiven for thinking that David Wingrove’s 1980 book, ‘The Immortals Of Science Fiction’ was about authors than their creations. To tell the truth, I wasn’t sure what to expect neither as I was investigating the art which has the vague ‘Young Artists’ to signify who they are that airbrushed the mostly double-page […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson’s book ‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes’ is a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the SF/horror movies from the 1950s. Considering how many of them had B-level budgets, that should hardly be surprising because it was usually the effects and script that felt the most cuts. Imagine what would happen if […]

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Recluce Tales (The Recluse Saga book 19) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Recluce Tales (The Recluse Saga book 19) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

‘Recluce Tales’ is a book of twenty short stories and one essay set in the world of Modesitt’s best-selling ‘Recluce Saga. The essay and three of the stories, ‘Sisters Of Sarronyn, Sisters Of Westwind’, ‘The Stranger’ and ‘Black Ordermage’ have appeared before. There are seventeen new ones here. Some of the stories seem to have […]

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Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath (2nd Edition) by Dr. Linda Seger (book review).

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath (2nd Edition) by Dr. Linda Seger (book review).

Those of you who read my stories at SFC know, I layer my stories but usually it’s there for those who want to find them not readers who don’t need to worry about such things. It’s just another dimension that adds depth that can be picked up subconsciously or deliberately, if you know what you’re […]

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Lavender (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lavender (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Warning: Spoiler at the end of this review An amnesiac has a spectacular car accident that shakes loose some hidden memories of her younger self. Obsessively trying to piece together her past, she goes to live at the farmhouse of her youth. Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly co-writes and directs this mysterious melodrama involving a woman […]

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Alien Covenant: new trailer.

March 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: new trailer.

Here’s another trailer for the next film in the Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing […]

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