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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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Draw #34 winter 2018 (magazine review).

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Draw #34 winter 2018 (magazine review).

The opening of Draw # 34 has a massive 32 page interview with artist Greg Hildebrandt where he explains how he and his twin brother, Tim, did various creative pursuits before falling into illustration. Doing the poster for 1976 ‘Star Wars’ film at short notice and time sort of cemented themselves into the industry. Mike […]

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Back Issue #102 February 2018 (magazine review).

January 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #102 February 2018 (magazine review).

The Back Issue # 102 covers anti-heroes and although a certain Wilson Slade, aka Deathstroke, the Terminator, isn’t on the cover, he dominates the opening article. I was there when he was first created and caught up with his later history. You do have to wonder with all the advanced technology on the DC Earth […]

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Perihelion SF # 56 (emag review).

January 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Perihelion SF # 56 (emag review).

‘Perihelion SF’ is back on the net, hurrah! It’s a fine mix of fiction, articles, comic strips and reviews and I’ve missed it. This issue is up to the usual high standards. Focusing on fiction first we begin with Joseph Green’s ‘Blood And Bone’. Johann and Axel are agents for Ansvar internal security and have […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734 (magazine review).

January 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734 (magazine review).

The last issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 includes one novella, five novelettes, three short stories, a poem, five articles, a competition and an index of everything published in the magazine during 2017. I’ll review them in order of length below. The longest piece in this issue is Marc Laidlaw’s […]

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Alter Ego # 150 January 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 150 January 2018 (magazine review).

150 issues of ‘Alter Ego’ would need to cover another milestone and as you can see from its cover, the 95th year of Stan Lee. Editor Roy Thomas’ introduction says that there is little difference between the public and private faces of Stan Lee, who comes over as very open and honest. To start, there […]

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The Fifth Di… , December 2017 (e-mag review)

January 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Fifth Di… , December 2017  (e-mag review)

‘The Fifth Di…’ is an SF and Fantasy short story magazine put out quarterly by Nomadic Delirium Press, a small outfit in Colorado and edited by J Alan Erwine who does his best to produce a good read on a tight budget and often succeeds. The first story is ‘Twilit Memories’ by Chris Dean. Sara […]

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Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

January 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’, as the name suggests, contains horror and weird fantasy stories or paranormal or whatever you want to call them. It’s a wide field with plenty of scope. The first story is ‘Her’ by Nohan Meza. Tristan is on a plane feeling alone and claustrophobic. It seems his girlfriend has left him and it’s […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2017, Volume 133 #733 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2017, Volume 133 #733 (magazine review).

The September/October 2017 issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ marks the 68th anniversary of the periodical’s first publication. To mark the occasion they have published ‘The Hermit Of Houston’, the first piece of SF to be produced by genre legend Samuel R. Delany in a decade, as well as being his first […]

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Back Issue # 101 December 2017 (magazine review)

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 101 December 2017   (magazine review)

As the top header of Back Issue # 101 proclaims, this is their ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Issue’, although I suspect calling it ‘Back Issue Goes Pop’ would be closer to the mark. Essentially, this edition looks at all the pop connections to the world of comics that haven’t been covered in earlier issues. Those are […]

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