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Temporal Decision: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

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Temporal Decision: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Why did you call me here?’ Bran whispered in the ear of his companion. ‘You only have to arrange the accident.’ ‘I wanted to listen to his lecture first,’ Lika whispered back. ‘What’s the subject?’ ‘Prolonged temporal induction.’ ‘That’s a bit premature. Grassner never sorted that out.’ ‘If we complete our mission then he won’t.’ […]

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

When I learnt that Bernie Wrightson had died in March, I decided I really ought to look at some of work and what’s available on the market. I was never much of a fan of ‘Swamp Thing’ so opted for this volume, ‘Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson’ from 2011. Actually, it should be called ‘Creepy And […]

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

I have to confess I wasn’t really sure what to make of Paul Young’s book, ‘Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism’. Was it going to be hero-worship of the comicbook creator or a proper analysis of faults and all. Thankfully, it was the latter. He also did the curtsey of giving an extended […]

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The Sign Of The Four: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

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The Sign Of The Four: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

‘The Sign Of The Four’ is the second and one of the most well known of the Sherlock Holmes series adapted for the graphic novel form. A complex plot with a very long story that explains everything. I found this rather too long when trying to read the original. The story is also notable as it […]

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A Study In Scarlet: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

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A Study In Scarlet: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

Originally released in 2010, ‘A Study In Scarlet’ is the first of four original Sherlock Holmes stories has been transformed into a graphic novel. Inside the front cover there is a succinct outline and way-in to the book even explaining the title and its roots. There is also an introduction by Paul Johnston, who was […]

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American Gods (Original Television Series Soundtrack) by Brian Reitzell (CD review).

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American Gods (Original Television Series Soundtrack) by Brian Reitzell (CD review).

The HBO adaptation of ‘American Gods’, based on Neil Gaiman’s sprawling and epic novel about a world in which the old gods battle against the new gods within a world in which belief has turned to myth is a brave and ambitious show that betrays a myriad of influences. With a neon-tinged aesthetic, that harks […]

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Out Of The Dark Room by Max Richter (CD review).

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Out Of The Dark Room by Max Richter (CD review).

The work of German-born and British-bred minimalist composer Max Richter has always lent itself to the cinema. His debut album, the towering ‘Memoryhouse’, a landmark in modern classical music would find many of the tracks wending their way onto film trailers. Tracks such as ‘Sarajevo’ was matched to the trailer of ‘Prometheus’ while ‘November’ also […]

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Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art by Jerry Robinson (book review).

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Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art by Jerry Robinson (book review).

If Bob Kane deserves his place in comicbook history for creating Batman then Jerry Robinson is equally deserving of his spot in the comics hall of fame for his creation of the Joker and also his tireless work for expanding appreciation of the art form and its artists. After all, what are heroes if they […]

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Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

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Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

The difficulty with time travel stories is that it’s very easy to tie yourself in knots whilst trying to make the plot interesting. Robert Charles Wilson makes it clear early in the plot how endless paradoxes and recursive loops are to be avoided. This by the fact that an alternative history is created when time-travellers […]

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2016 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2016 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

This collection purports to be the best of British Science Fiction from 2016. Reading ‘Interzone’ many years ago has left me with a fixed notion that British Science Fiction is bleedin’ miserable so while not avoiding it, I do not seek it out. I was interested to know if this anthology would update my prejudice. […]

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