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Electric Dreams: The Art Of Barclay Shaw (book review)

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams: The Art Of Barclay Shaw   (book review)

Coming across Barclay Shaw in ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank, I looked up and saw the cover for his only book and decided to have a deeper look at ‘Electric Dreams: The Art Of Barclay Shaw’. Artist Barclay Shaw’s big break came at the 1980 […]

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Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

January 24, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

I have always wanted to use the phrase ‘it’s got everything but the kitchen sink’ in a SF book and ‘Altered Starscape’ gives me that opportunity. Mobile O’Neill colony’s, AIs, Cyborgs, modified humans, aliens, Alderson disks, Dyson swarms, you name it and its most likely to be in ‘Altered Starscape’. I don’t mean this in […]

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Fragment by Craig Russell (ebook review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fragment by Craig Russell   (ebook review)

A big fragment of Antarctic glacier breaks off the Ross Shelf in Antarctica and is set to change the world. Three scientists Kate, Eric and Graham are the only survivors of a scientific research base nearby. They must survive and find a way to tell the world the truth about what has happened. Meanwhile, TV […]

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Version Control by Dexter Palmer (book review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Version Control by Dexter Palmer  (book review)

Dexter Palmer’s novel ‘Version Control’ is densely written. You get a lot of detail and in the opening chapters even product placement that would make a film studio blush. It isn’t until a quarter of the way through the book that you get some discussion on time travel which is accurate to what we know. […]

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Fire Country (The Country Saga book 1) by David Estes (book review)

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fire Country (The Country Saga book 1) by David Estes (book review)

I fell in love with the cover of ‘Fire Country’ by David Estes nearly four years ago. My first book was about to be published and I had been tasked with putting together ideas for my cover. ‘Fire Country’ turned up in a search within my sub-genre, post-apocalyptic stories with female protagonists, and I listed […]

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Now We Are Ten edited by Ian Whates (book review)

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Now We Are Ten edited by Ian Whates   (book review)

In celebration of ten years of well-known UK small press, publisher NewCon Press, editor and owner Ian Whates presents us with ‘Now We Are Ten’, an anthology of stories that in some way each feature the number ten. Some of the stories are in ten sections, some feature the number ten in some significant or […]

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Dream Makers by Chris Evans (book review)

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dream Makers by Chris Evans  (book review)

I’d quite forgotten that back in the 1980s before Paper Tiger switched to glossy paper, they used a quality texture paper. Considering three of the six artists Chris Evans interviewed in this book use pen and ink a lot, this has made for an interesting texture experience. A book of this nature is also a […]

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Star Trek fan film Axanar settles law suit with CBS and Paramount.

January 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek fan film Axanar settles law suit with CBS and Paramount.

Kickstarter-funded fan film Prelude to Axanar has just settled their law suit brought against them by CBS and Paramount. The film is a mockocumentary going behind the Battle of Axanar, the first big military dust-off between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The Axanar bods said: “Axanar Productions is pleased to announce […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727 (magazine review)

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2016, Volume 131 # 727   (magazine review)

I’ve got a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ recently. This issue, however, has been well worth the wait. It is ‘MoF&SF’s first Special Author issue in a decade and their sixteenth in total and is dedicated to David Gerrold, the man who wrote Star Trek’s ‘The Trouble […]

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The Woman In The Story (2nd edition) by Helen Jacey (book review).

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Woman In The Story (2nd edition) by Helen Jacey (book review).

I never saw the first edition of ‘The Woman In The Story’, although I would suspect, if anything, it’s the examples used in the story that had the overhaul as some of them weren’t around in 2010 with its first edition. The sub-title is ‘Writing Memorable Female Characters In Trouble, In Love And In Power’ […]

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