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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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Candlenight by Phil Rickman (book review).

January 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Candlenight by Phil Rickman (book review).

With the cold winter nights now upon, what could be better than curling up in front of a roaring fire with a nice supernatural thriller? There may be plenty of choice on offer for readers but you could do a lot worse than Phil Rickman’s ‘Candlenight’. The story revolves around a remote Welsh village with […]

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The Damnation Brigade by Jim McPherson & various artists (book review).

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Damnation Brigade by Jim McPherson & various artists (book review).

Tired of the same old tights and capes in your comicbooks? Looking to get your teeth into a series that is a bit different? Then ‘The Damnation Brigade’ might be the book for you. Spanning issues one to five of the ‘Phantacea’ series that were initially published in the late seventies and early eighties, this […]

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I Travel By Night by Robert McCammon (book review).

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
I Travel By Night by Robert McCammon (book review).

Some things just go together perfectly: fish and chips, salt and vinegar, vampires and angst. The latter has become such a staple of bloodsucking lore that I’m crying out for a happy-go-lucky vampire who sees the positive side of being undead and uses the fact that he can only go out at night to take […]

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MCM London Comic Con (convention review).

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
MCM London Comic Con (convention review).

On October 24-26, over 80,000 fans of comics, science fiction, TV and film converged upon the Excel Centre in London and I was right there in the middle of it. As an early birthday treat, my wife brought me to MCM London Comic Con on the Saturday for a day of all-out geekiness. This was […]

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Music From The X-Files: A 20th Anniversary Celebration by John Beal, Joohyun Park, Dominik Hauser (album review).

October 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Music From The X-Files: A 20th Anniversary Celebration by John Beal, Joohyun Park, Dominik Hauser (album review).

Gosh, has it been 20 years already? Way back in 1993, a television show that changed how we view ongoing plot-lines and scripting debuted to so-so reviews. Nearly axed in its first season, it was kept alive by a core group of fans and went to air for nine seasons, spawn a spin-off, two feature […]

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The Wolverine OST by Marco Beltrami (album review)

October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Wolverine OST by Marco Beltrami (album review)

Patience is not something you’d associate with the permanently angry Wolverine but it’s certainly required to get through Marco Beltrami’s soundtrack. From the very first ‘X-Men’ film, it was quite obvious that Wolverine was the one to watch and after the critically-mauled origin story ‘Wolverine’, Hugh Jackman and co decide to give it another go […]

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (book review).

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (book review).

It’s not often that a writer revisits a character after 36 years but when Stephen King decided he had more to say about little Danny Torrance, hero of ‘The Shining’, many fans, myself included, rejoiced. Another glimpse into the world of isolated hotels and telekinetic powers through ‘Doctor Sleep’ was always going to be welcomed. […]

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The Hunter From The Woods by Robert McCammon (book review).

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunter From The Woods by Robert McCammon (book review).

Everyone has a secret side to them but does yours have the ability to turn into a ferocious animal that can tear a human apart, like the lead character in ‘The Hunter From The Woods’? I doubt it. Continuing on from his 1989 book ‘The Wolf’s Hour’, Robert McCammon presents more of Michael Gallatin, the […]

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Reaper’s Legacy Toxic City: Book Two by Tim Lebbon (book review).

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Reaper’s Legacy Toxic City: Book Two by Tim Lebbon (book review).

The stakes are raised in ‘Reaper’s Legacy’, the second book of Tim Lebbon’s ‘Toxic City’ trilogy in which London has been decimated by a terrorist attack and people are developing mysterious and scary powers. When we last saw our heroes, the group had split up with Jack, Sparky and Jenna attempting to find Jack’s father, […]

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The Romanov Cross by Robert Masello (book review)

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Romanov Cross by Robert Masello (book review)

You may think that ‘The Romanov Cross’ doesn’t belong on a site like this but much if you look under the surface, much like the heroes have to under the Alaskan ice, there is a little bit of supernatural. Facing a court martial for doing the right thing morally but not professionally, army epidemiologist, someone […]

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