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The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland   (book review)

‘The Plague Charmer’, although ostensibly a history mystery,’ actually slips quite nicely into the fantasy genre. A novel set in mediaeval times cannot fail to acknowledge that Christianity and saintly worship sits alongside magpie and mystery as part of everyday life. at a time when life could often be brutish and short and a peasant […]

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Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire (book review)

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Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire   (book review)

This is book one of a possible six book series consisting of novellas. Currently this is the only one available, the next one being ‘Down Among The Sticks And Bones’ which will be available in June 2017. We’ve all read about the children who step from our world into something other. They vanish through magical […]

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SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017

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SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017

SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017    UK: London, Thursday 6th April 2017 – Today the SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 launches its astronomical 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 across London with ten days […]

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Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray, etc. (graphic novel review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray, etc.    (graphic novel review)

This latest collection of strips culled from recent issues of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ perhaps shows just how difficult to get a handle on the character of the twelfth Doctor. The darkness at the heart of Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord, as well as the occasional lightness of touch, is a balance that many […]

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Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove (book review)

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Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove  (book review)

James Lovegrove created the ‘godpunk’ sub-genre of military SF back in 2009 with ‘The Age Of Ra’. Since then the ‘Age of…’ series has grown to a total of six novels and three novellas, each focused on one particular pantheon, including the Norse, Aztec and ancient Greek gods amongst others. With ‘Age Of Heroes’, Lovegrove […]

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Finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards.

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards.

The Hugo Awards, first presented in 1953, celebrate fans’ pick in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Recipients are chosen by Worldcon members. The 2017 Hugos will be presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on 11th August 2017. The finalists are: Best Novel. All the Birds in the Sky, […]

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Doctor Who Season ten (trailer).

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Doctor Who Season ten (trailer).

This is the gateway to everything that ever was or ever can be. This is Doctor Who Season 10. And the Master is back!

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Preacher season 2 trailer.

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Preacher season 2 trailer.

Here’s the trailer for the second season of Preacher on TV. There’s a bit of Irish singing on the road trip! And demons and scary stuff. Oh yes.

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Earworms by Jonathan Doering (book review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Earworms by Jonathan Doering  (book review)

At 104 pages, ‘Earworms’ is a Science Fiction novella by author Jonathan Doering. As a novelette, it’s longer than a short story but shorter than a novel but still well worth the read. It’s an intriguing story set in the current time and focused (there’s a pun there) on the application of sound to affect […]

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Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972) (Blu-ray film review)

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Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972)   (Blu-ray film review)

45 years since it was originally released, Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ remains lauded as one of the greatest SF films ever made. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel of the same name, the film is a treatise on human morality, the ethics of science and the nature of love. The film still has a raw emotional power […]

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