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7 Guardians Of The Tomb (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

February 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
7 Guardians Of The Tomb  (2018)  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: In the first Chinese-Australian film co-production an ancient Chinese emperor guards the secret of immortality, hidden in an underground cave and the Emperor is guarded by an army of spiders bigger than a man’s hand. Crawly things that guard a tomb go back at least as far as the 1999 version of ‘The Mummy’. […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is another small-size magazine enthusiastically dedicated to speculative stories and is available both in hard copy and e-bookishly. In this issue, the fiction opens with ‘A Lab Of One’s Own’ by Alec Austin and Marissa Lingen which concerns a wealthy young lady named Violetta who dabbles in alchemy. She goes to Wien to […]

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Throne Of The Bastards by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury (book review).

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Throne Of The Bastards by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury (book review).

‘Throne Of The Bastards’ follows on from ‘King Of The Bastards’ with no break in Rogan’s trail of mayhem. If you didn’t read ‘King Of The Bastards,’ then I should mention that this is a sword and sorcery tale by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury with the emphasis on the sword bit as its […]

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Chiliad: A Meditation by Clive Barker (book review).

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Chiliad: A Meditation by Clive Barker (book review).

Described as a novella, ‘Chiliad’ is a thoughtful if ultimately ephemeral piece of fiction typical of Clive Barker’s style. Combining moments of gruesome brutality with studied reflections of human nature, the story spans a period of time known as a ‘chiliad’, to wit, one thousand years. A brutal killing one thousand years ago is mirrored […]

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

February 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (book review).

This is the tale a girl called September who lives in Omaha who one day accepts an invitation from the Green Wind to go on an adventure to Fairyland. Of course, she accepts. Well why wouldn’t she and magic and mishap occur in equal measure. September discovers that Fairyland isn’t the happy place it once […]

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Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices book 2) by Cassandra Clare (book review).

February 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices book 2) by Cassandra Clare (book review).

‘Clockwork Prince’ is book two in ‘The Infernal Devices’ trilogy by Cassandra Clare which is kind of prequel series to ‘The Mortal Instruments’. ‘The Infernal Devices’ is set in the Victorian era whereas ‘The Mortal Instruments’ in more modern day, so reading this series first will give you a lot of background. There is also […]

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Seriously Wicked (book one) by Tina Connolly (book review).

February 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seriously Wicked (book one) by Tina Connolly (book review).

Poor Camellia is living her worst life. Her witch adoptive mother is trying to teach her the magical arts while also attempting to take over the world using a hard to control demon that just happens to have taken over the new boy at school’s body. Camellia has absolutely no talent for magic and wants […]

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) (film review).

January 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) (film review).

‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ is a powerful film that displays a fresh take on the classic myth of King Arthur and the sword Excalibur. Directed by Guy Ritchie, his unmistakable style ensures that this is like no Arthurian adaptation you’ve seen before and it’s one that I’d highly recommend. Opening with scenes of […]

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Age Of Myth (book one of The Legends Of the First Empire) by Michael J. Sullivan (book review).

January 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Age Of Myth (book one of The Legends Of the First Empire) by Michael J. Sullivan (book review).

The author Michael J Sullivan has built a successful career out of the ‘Riyaria’ fantasy series of books, nine books in total, but with the opening part of his latest trilogy, ‘Age Of Myth’, Sullivan has elected to travel three thousand years back into the past. It’s a delightful and balanced story of what happens […]

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Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

Just looking at the cover of Montse Aguer’s book, ‘Dali’s World’, and you know you’re in for a treat. The book feels luxurious with thick glossy pages to match Salvador Dali’s art which is truly fantastic and bizarre. However, his early work shown here, shows he knew how to draw and paint well before going […]

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