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The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review).

George RR Martin is of course best known for his series of fantasy novels widely known as the ‘Game Of Thrones’ universe thanks to the popular television show of that name. But before he’d written even the first of these novels, he’d written a number of other books including a children’s story called ‘The Ice […]

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The Punisher (trailer for Netflix TV series).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Punisher (trailer for Netflix TV series).

Here’s the trailer for the new Netflix TV series based on the Punisher comic-books. After taking revenge on the criminal gangs he thought responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. He soon finds himself in the target scopes of […]

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Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

Lara Croft (actress Alicia Vikander), the daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, the new Tomb Raider movie also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and […]

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Gotham season 4 brings the young dark knight (trailer).

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gotham season 4 brings the young dark knight (trailer).

In the fourth season of Gotham, Gordon fears Jonathan Crane is still alive and back when The Scarecrow’s signature MO is used in a series of robberies. Meanwhile, Penguin’s licensing of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge. Also, in the aftermath of his encounter with Ra’s Al […]

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Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson (graphic novel review)

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Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson  (graphic novel review)

Now how much to say about the plot of this mammoth book without becoming spoiler. This is some time after Batman and Superman battled in the previous older ‘Dark Knight’ adventure. Bruce Wayne is thought to be dead and Carrie poses as him from time to time. Superman has gone into a meditative mood in […]

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Elasticity: The Best Of Elastic Press edited by Chris Beckett, Justina Robson and Andrew Hook (book review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Elasticity: The Best Of Elastic Press edited by Chris Beckett, Justina Robson and Andrew Hook   (book review)

‘Elasticity: The Best Of Elastic Press’ is a selection of stories from the various anthologies put out by Elastic Press in its short but interesting life. In his introduction, editor Andrew Hook, who ran the Press, defines the genre category as ‘slipstream’. That basically means anything goes. Listed below are some that went well for […]

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Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine – August 2017 (magazine review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine – August 2017 (magazine review)

I’m a bit late with this review of the August 2017 ‘Phantaxis Quarterly’ because I got bogged down in other reading, for which I’m sorry. Anyway, it was as good as I expected with stories covering a wide range of Science Fiction and fantasy themes. For a wonder, there’s more Science Fiction than fantasy! The […]

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Go Forth And Multiply: Twelve Tales Of Repopulation edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Go Forth And Multiply: Twelve Tales Of Repopulation edited by Gordon Van Gelder  (book review)

I’ve often found when reading Science Fiction from the 50s and 60s that what dates it more than the technology is the social attitudes. It was a much more sexist world in those days and the fiction reflects that: the astronauts and scientists are almost always male and any female characters are always secretaries, stewardesses […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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The Limehouse Golem (2017) : (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

September 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (2017)    :  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: A police detective stalks a serial killer in Victorian London and tries to connect it to a recent killing. The film feels like it was dipped in ‘Victorian atmosphere concentrate’. The movie takes itself very seriously indeed, but the viewer can look between the lines to see it as something of a romp. Peter […]

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