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Author Archive: AidanFortune

Once called a "fountain of useless pop culture knowledge", Aidan is an unashamed geek, grateful that he is allowed share his opinions on a global scale. A journalist by trade, Aidan is a massive fan of comics and recently set up a comics group in Brighton in order to engage more with like-minded people. His home is subject to a constant battle of vintage paraphernalia and science fiction & fantasy toys.

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From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Brett Smith (album review).

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Brett Smith (album review).

An apocalypse tale is never going to be the source of the most upbeat music and you don’t get any less upbeat than a young pregnant girl struggling to find salvation while dealing with the memory of her lost husband. ‘From Inside’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name, written and illustrated […]

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Legend: Music From The Motion Picture by Tangerine Dream (album review).

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Legend: Music From The Motion Picture by Tangerine Dream (album review).

It’s an age-old story: boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy and girl are charged with saving the last two unicorns in existence, girl is captured and betrothed to marry the embodiment of evil while boy becomes an elfin champion and thinks that Scientology might be the answer to all his problems. […]

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Zombies – A Compendium Of The Dead edited by Otto Penzler (book review)

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombies – A Compendium Of The Dead edited by Otto Penzler (book review)

Zombies! Surrounding us! With the success of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic and TV series, the grateful undead have shuffled back into fashion and what better way to celebrate this than with this massive collection? Featuring a horde of zombie tales spread across over 800 pages, if you can’t find something to titillate or terrify you […]

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The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (book review).

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (book review).

Angel detective I hear you say? Sorry to all the Joss Whedon fans out there but the Buffy spin-off show isn’t making a return to television. Instead, we get an eternal battle between heaven and hell that takes a turn for the worse and it’s up to private investigator Bobby Dollar to save the day. […]

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Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

‘Inspired by’ is a tricky turn of phrase. It can be so difficult to measure the level of inspiration garnered from one medium to another. Some may lead to a faithful adaptation, respectful to its source material, while some may end up so far removed from the original, one has to wonder why the makers […]

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Drunk Duck! by Chuck Rowles.

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Drunk Duck! by Chuck Rowles.

The battle between print and digital media has been waging for some time now and it seems as though the latter is poised to win it. Thankfully, some digital-first mediums still recognise their origins and have made the return journey to the printed page. Taken from the website of the same name, ‘Drunk Duck!” is […]

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Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers.

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers.

Ask and you shall receive. When I reviewed the first book in this series, ‘Fair Coin’, I hoped that this would not be the last of Ephraim and his parallel world adventures. Thankfully, E.C. Myers heeded my call or perhaps knew the potential of the universe he created, and set to work on ‘Quantum Coin’. […]

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Whatever Happened To The World Of Tomorrow? by Brian Fies

September 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Whatever Happened To The World Of Tomorrow?  by Brian Fies

..Is the future not what you expected it to be? Is it ever? Well ‘Whatever Happened To The World of Tomorrow?’ by Brian Fies looks at how innocence and optimism can be easily dashed by the world around you.                         ..It begins with a […]

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The Hidden by Richard Sala (book review)

September 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hidden by Richard Sala  (book review)

It’s the end of the world as we know it and you should feel terrified. Written and illustrated by Richard Sala, ‘The Hidden’ is a monster-mash apocalypse tale combining B-movies and gothic classics without feeling like a carbon copy of either. The book starts strong with a zombie-like attack on a town. The only survivor, […]

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The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II edited by Dan Lockwood

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II edited by Dan Lockwood

HP Lovecraft has undergone something of a renaissance of late. Alan Moore’s recent ‘Neonomicon’ series introduced the author to a new generation of readers by placing his work and mythos at the centre of an investigation into a cult. While that series created a new angle to look at the author from, it’s important not […]

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