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Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell (book review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frostfire Worlds edited by Tyree Campbell   (book review)

I’m late with this review of ‘Frostfire World’s as the May 2017 issue is already out but never mind. The magazine is aimed at readers aged 8-17 which is quite a variation. Some of the stories are fairly adult and some are obviously for younger kids. There’s poetry, too, but I’ll focus on the fiction. […]

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Shadows & Tall Trees 7 by Alison Moore and Brian Evenson (book review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shadows & Tall Trees 7 by Alison Moore and Brian Evenson    (book review)

This is a volume of modern weird stories, the kind that aspire to fine writing and a certain atmosphere of dread rather than hero overcoming a succession of crises to win out in the last act plot shenanigans. Heroes overcoming a succession of crises to win out in the last act plots are good for […]

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Deadpool: Too Soon? by Joshua Corin and Todd Nauck (graphic novel review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadpool: Too Soon? by Joshua Corin and Todd Nauck   (graphic novel review)

Deadpool! He’s funny, yeah? The spandex wearing breaker of fourth walls might be able to slice someone in two whilst being virtually indestructible but it’s his razor-sharp sarcasm that sets him apart from the rest of the Marvel Universe. But let’s not forget there have been other purveyors of puns and destructive denizens of double […]

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Canadian SFF ‘bursts into action for 2017.

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Canadian SFF ‘bursts into action for 2017.

The 2017 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic now have this year’s shortlist drawn up, and the contenders are: ADULT FICTION Claire Humphrey, Spells of Blood and Kin [Thomas Dunne Books]. Ami McKay, The Witches of New York [Knopf Canada]. Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants [Del Rey]. Jo Walton, Necessity [Tor Books]. […]

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Outlander season 3 trailer (time travel with luv).

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outlander season 3 trailer (time travel with luv).

Is Outlander still a thing? Like Highlander mixed with Back to the Future as written by Mills & Boon. Ah well, plenty of people love it.  Here’s the Outlander season 3 trailer, anyhoo. A love lost, but never forgotten. See what the future holds for Claire and Jamie when Outlander returns September 10th 2017 on STARZ.

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The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

I’ve known of Vincent Di Fate ever since I got the huge book of his, ‘Infinite Worlds: Fantastic Visions Of Science Fiction Art’, giving the history of SF art that I really ought to find time to review here. As Di Fate’s art is mostly on the other side of the pond, I hadn’t really […]

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Zero-G by Rob Boffard (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Zero-G by Rob Boffard (book review).

‘Zero-G’ is a brisk SF thriller that essentially transfers the traditional murder-mystery setting from a remote mansion house into a space station, but with a post-apocalyptic twist that helps to raise the stakes sky high. It’s a sequel to Boffard’s 2015 novel ‘Tracer’ and it plays to his proven strengths: believable characters, plenty of action […]

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Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

It’s rather weird how in chapter 2 of the book, ‘Panel To The Screen’, author Drew Morton says he wants to make the book accessible to all and promptly swallows a dictionary for his phraseology. Nothing wrong with that in itself, the use of words depends on what you would normally use although it might […]

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War For the Planet Of The Apes (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
War For the Planet Of The Apes (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Four years after the war started in the last ‘Planet Of The Apes’ film, Caesar, an intelligent ape, wants to end the fighting. But first he wants vengeance on the leader of a paramilitary organisation who killed Caesar’s wife and son. Director Matt Reeves looks not so much for a realistic war but for an […]

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Blade Runner 2049 – great new trailer.

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner 2049 – great new trailer.

There’s a great new trailer out for the Blade Runner 2049 movie – lots of footage of future noir cityscapes and a Bladerunner looking for a deadly secret in places he shouldn’t.

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