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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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DaVinci’s Demons (main title theme) by Bear McCreary

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
DaVinci’s Demons (main title theme) by Bear McCreary

To call this an album is possibly a bit generous as it’s just one one-minute track from the new TV series. There will be a full album released by the prolific Bear McCreary later on this year but for now we’ll have to make do with the main title theme song. While short, this theme […]

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Vocal Tracks by Jamie Christopherson (album review)

May 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Vocal Tracks 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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Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

May 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

It’s Science Fiction but not as we know it. Andy Secombe’s detective-cum-Science Fiction novel seems a bit of a cheat but still provides a solid offering. Our lead character Jack Lindsay is a private detective who boasts an old school mentality. He can barely pay the rent, dresses scruffily and doesn’t deal with authority well. […]

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The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher adapted by Mark Powers and Ardian Syaf (book review)

May 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher adapted by Mark Powers and Ardian Syaf (book review)

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Wizard detective Harry Dresden. Called in by the local police to investigate a crime of passion with a mystical bent, occult detective Jim Dresden suspects he may be put in the frame for the job, giving him extra incentive to find out what actually […]

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Crosstown to Oblivion: Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley (book review)

May 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Crosstown to Oblivion: Stepping Stone/Love Machine by Walter Mosley (book review)

The end is near. The final two chapters in Walter’s Mosley’s ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’ series show no sign of writer fatigue and maintain the excellent standard that hooked me from the very first book. Of the two, ‘Stepping Stone’ is my preferred story. As is often the case with ‘Crosstown To Oblivion’, the lead is […]

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Escape From Planet Earth: Original Score by Aaron Zigman (album review).

April 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Escape From Planet Earth: Original Score by Aaron Zigman (album review).

Released earlier this year, animated film ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ charts the adventures of an alien space hero who is trapped on our planet. The first track, ‘Escape From Planet Earth Overture’, is a real heroic opening that I hoped would set the theme for the rest of the album as a rollicking space adventure. […]

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome soundtrack composed by Bear McCreary (album review)

April 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome soundtrack composed by Bear McCreary 	(album review)

Taking place in the midst of the First Cylon war, ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’, this prequel series introduces us to a young Bill Adama, a hotshot pilot with none of the experience that has helped him lead what is left of humanity. The series didn’t last very long but it helped sate BSG fans […]

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Winter’s Dreams by Glen Cook (book review)

April 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Winter’s Dreams by Glen Cook (book review)

For anyone who has ever had tapas, they’ll know that while tastes delicious, there are times it can be a little unsatisfying. There’s not enough of each dish for you to feel full but you’re left with some tantalising flavours that you want more of. ‘Winter’s Dreams’ certainly qualifies as a selection of small yet […]

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Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

April 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

Right, I’ll hold my hands up and admit it. I’ve never read Jack Vance before this collection. If that admission hasn’t made you turn off your computer or mobile device in disgusted fury, please bear with me as I’m a convert. In ‘Dream Castles’. this second volume of works originally published between 1947 and 1968, […]

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (book review).

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams (book review).

Every hero needs a villain. The ying to their yang, dark to their light, salt to their vinegar. Without a decent villain, what is a hero? Just some chump with big ideas about themselves, making the ordinary person feel a bit bad because they’re not going around helping everyone else. Think about it. How pointless […]

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