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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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Star Trek Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels (book review).

July 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels (book review).

 As a two-decade long Trekker, could I give a ‘Star Trek’ novel a bad review? Should I compromise my ideals and pretend everything is rosy or do I tarnish the legacy of one of my favourite shows? Such an impossible decision. Thankfully, that’s what the ‘Kobayashi Maru’ is all about, the impossible choice, the no-win […]

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NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

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NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

‘NOS 4R2’ geddit, Nosferatu…but on a car registration plate. Don’t worry though, this book isn’t written in car regs nor text speak. It’s just a little play on words to lure you into a false sense of security before the real show begins. A common theme in Joe Hill’s third novel. What it actually refers […]

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Fiend by Peter Stenson (book review).

July 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fiend by Peter Stenson (book review).

The hunger is always there and they’re never satisfied. They’ll do anything to get a taste. No, not zombies, drug addicts. Zombies are just a distraction in Peter Stenson’s ‘Fiend’. Our anti-hero, Chase Daniels, is a meth addict, still pining after an ex-girlfriend who left him when he couldn’t stay clean. He wakes up one […]

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Pollen by Jeff Noon (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pollen by Jeff Noon (book review).

When writing novels, there is often a temptation to blend more than one genre together and the results are not always successful. Some attempts have led to the crowbaring in of references and situations to make ends meet in an unsatisfactory manner. However, Jeff Noon’s ‘Pollen’ perfectly balances crime, cyberpunk and race relations with no […]

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The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia soundtrack by Michael Wandmacher (album review).

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia soundtrack by Michael Wandmacher (album review).

This soundtrack is for the horror film ‘The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia’, which is a loose sequel centring around a Georgia couple and their daughter, who begins to see ‘strangers’ that are visible only to the females in the family which leads to an investigation into the true origins of the hauntings. […]

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Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three (book review).

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three (book review).

Given the events of a week back, how I could possibly give this collection a bad review? The legendary author Jack Vance passed away earlier last week and has left behind an outstanding legacy within Science Fiction and fantasy. A big part of this legacy is his prolific nature. Determined to be known as a […]

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Vurt: 20th Anniversary Edition by Jeff Noon (book review).

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Vurt: 20th Anniversary Edition by Jeff Noon (book review).

Want to change your reality? Or maybe you already have and your life as you know it is very different. How would you know? What if you could tailor your perception of reality to suit your needs? Would you want to come back from that or is reality just another drug to be ingested? Set […]

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Music From The Films Of Ridley Scott arranged by Dominik Hauser (album review).

May 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Music From The Films Of Ridley Scott arranged by Dominik Hauser (album review).

A career mapped out in music. What could be more poetic? This album collects tracks from some of director Ridley Scott’s finest films and, with just one or two, you’re not going to get an in-depth look at each feature in isolation but rather a glimpse into how music has helped the director in his […]

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance soundtrack by Jamie Christopherson (album review).

May 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance soundtrack by Jamie Christopherson (album review).

When reviewing materials, it’s important to put aside personal taste as much as possible and offer a fair and balanced review. Unfortunately, I found it quite difficult to do this with this album., Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Vocal Tracks’ as it’s simply just not my thing. It’s a fairly relentless soundtrack that seemed to […]

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Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

Proving that sleep is for wimps, Bear McCreary strikes again with a cracking soundtrack for the game that is tied into the new TV series, .Defiance’. or is it a TV series tied into a game? This riddle live on to rival the ‘chicken or the egg?’ so we’ll just take what we have here […]

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