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Author Archive: Andy Bollan

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Pulse Issues 1 and 2 (e-comics review).

June 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pulse Issues 1 and 2 (e-comics review).

Historically, comics have a huge role in developing SF fans. I think many of us have gone through comics, young adult fiction and onwards. Technology lends itself to producing exciting and interactive comic strips. ‘Pulse’ is a pretty good attempt to modernise such an important pick to open the minds of future SF fans. It […]

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Mis-Drop by Ferand Peek (short film review).

May 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mis-Drop by Ferand Peek (short film review).

‘Mis-Drop’ is a short film which punches well above its weight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=535rm1X2rm0 It begins with an insurance assessor investigating what, if any, liability is to be had in the case of a missing marine private Jason (Patrick) Glen . The unnamed assessor reviews video footage of Glen’s final mission in an attempt to uncover what […]

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Walking Shadow by Clifford Royal Johns (book review).

May 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Walking Shadow by Clifford Royal Johns (book review).

Benny Khan is a minor crook and lives by fixing payment cards fraudulently. The first sign that something major is wrong comes in the form of an overdue bill from the memory wiping firm, ‘Forget What’. As Benny tries to piece together what, if anything, he has had wiped, it seems that he is a […]

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Status: short film written and directed by Richard Williamson.

May 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Status: short film written and directed by Richard Williamson.

STATUS from Richard Williamson on Vimeo. ‘Status’ is a vision of a digital dystopia. Statlink is a social network based on technological implants which link users directly. Think instantaneous live tweets without all the boring typing and reading. To access your status updates, you simply touch an implant on your wrist and vocalise your comments. […]

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The Falling Machine (The Society Of Steam book One) by Andrew P. Mayer (book review).

May 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Falling Machine (The Society Of Steam book One) by Andrew P. Mayer (book review).

A steampunk super-hero secret society. What’s not to like about that? The Paragons are such a group. Sarah Stanton is the only child of The Industrialist, the source of much of the Paragon’s technology. As befits a 19th century young woman, her place in the Paragon society is passive one. However, her nature is to […]

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The Art Of Titanfall by Andy McVittie (book review).

April 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Titanfall by Andy McVittie (book review).

‘Titanfall’ is a first person shooter on-line game for XBOX One and Windows PCs. It was highly anticipated because it was the debut game from some of the creators of ‘The Call Of Duty’ series of games. Reviews of the game have been mixed and, in one instance, a review of the reviews has been […]

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Benighted by Kit Whitfield (US title); Bareback by Kit Whitfield (UK title) (book review).

April 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Benighted by Kit Whitfield (US title); Bareback by Kit Whitfield (UK title) (book review).

‘Benighted’ (UK title: ‘Bareback’) puts an interesting spin on a traditional horror story staple. The story is set in a world where 99% of the population are werewolves. Lola is a lawyer working for DORLA, the state run Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activity. During a full moon, one of her colleagues is […]

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Force Majeure by Daniel O’Mahony (book review).

April 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Force Majeure by Daniel O’Mahony (book review).

Kay works in insurance and her current mission is to prepare the tiny mountain state of Candida to be contacted by the international business word. Candida exists at the point where the Andes meet a disturbing dream. There is sporadic communication with the outside world and the inhabitants supply various doses of lunacy. The largest […]

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Beyond The Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy book 3) by Brent Weeks (book review).

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Beyond The Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy book 3) by Brent Weeks (book review).

‘Beyond The Shadows’ is the epic final book in the definitely epic ‘Night Angel’ trilogy. Kylar Stern has learned the terrible truth behind his magical immortality. Unfortunately for him, events are building up to his probably calling upon it again. Fate has plans for those nearest and dearest to him. These plans put them all […]

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Shadows Edge (The Night Angel Trilogy book 2) by Brent Weeks (book review).

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shadows Edge (The Night Angel Trilogy book 2) by Brent Weeks (book review).

‘Shadows Edge’ picks up immediately after the events in ‘The Way Of Shadows’. The Country of Cenaria lies in ruins. The Godking of Khalidor’s army has invaded and now oppresses the surviving population. Kylar Stern has escaped with Elene, his childhood love and Uly, the daughter of his former master, Durzo Blint. Elene has made […]

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