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Star Wars: The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony Diterlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie (book review).

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony Diterlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie (book review).

‘Star Wars: The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight’ is a children’s picture book aimed at relating the events of the original trilogy to a younger readership. Aimed at seven year-old readers and this could be an easy way to get the youngsters in your life up to speed with the saga before ‘Star Wars: […]

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The Unofficial Doctor Who Big Book Of Lists by Cameron K. McEwan and Andrew Skilleter (book review)

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Unofficial Doctor Who Big Book Of Lists by Cameron K. McEwan and Andrew Skilleter  (book review)

‘The Unofficial Doctor Who Big Book Of Lists’ by Cameron K. McEwan shouldn’t be confused with ‘Doctor Who: The Book Of Lists’ by Justin Richards and Andrew Martin. After all, the latter was published in 1997 and since then we’ve had a whole ten years of new ‘Doctor Who’ to enjoy so there should be […]

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Shardik by Richard Adams (book review).

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shardik by Richard Adams (book review).

Richard Adams’ second novel ‘Shardik’, published two years after the massively successful ‘Watership Down’, is a true beast of a book. The novel’s size and scope reflects the eponymous beast itself, it is in places intense and cutting and at other points the story wanders, lost in the forest. A brief explanation of the story: […]

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Child Of A Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (book review).

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Child Of A Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (book review).

‘Child Of A Hidden Sea’ is a fun fantasy novel by Canadian author AM Dellamonica. The novel concerns twenty-four year-old Sophie Hansa who, while trying to prevent a strange woman she thinks is related to her estranged birth mother from being assaulted in San Francisco, finds herself flung into the world of Stormwrack, a sea […]

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Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno (book review)

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno   (book review)

Grand Moff Tarkin, exquisitely played by Peter Cushing in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ was always an intriguing character. The man tasked with ‘holding Vader’s leash’ came across as ruthless but eloquent. In his few brief scenes in the original movie, he conveys an intellect that is at once in sync, but different to the […]

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A Kill In The Morning by Graeme Shimmin (book review).

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Kill In The Morning by Graeme Shimmin (book review).

Recently I’ve been fighting my way through ‘Far Cry 4’ on the Playstation 4. I play a heavily-armed freedom fighter who seeks to liberate a country living under an awful dictatorship. To do this, I need to secure bases, which means I rock-up with a sniper rifle, shoot guards until they sound the alarms, then […]

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Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (book review).

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (book review).

‘Star Wars: A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller is one of the first novels of the ‘new’ continuity established in the aftermath of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. More importantly, it tells us the story of how Kanan and Hera met, the two leaders of a seditious cell in the animated series ‘Star Wars: Rebels’. […]

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Lost In Time And Space: An Unofficial Guide To The Uncharted Journeys Of Doctor Who by Matthew J Elliott (book review).

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lost In Time And Space: An Unofficial Guide To The Uncharted Journeys Of Doctor Who by Matthew J Elliott (book review).

‘Doctor Who’ can travel anywhere in time and space. During the early years of the programme, these adventures ran sequentially with one adventure running into the other. Occasionally, the Doctor or Susan might mention a trip to Quinnis in the Fourth Universe, but really you went where the TARDIS did. Then, as the programme progressed […]

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World War X – Volume 1 by Jerry Frissen & Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
World War X – Volume 1 by Jerry Frissen & Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

You know you’ve had a bad day at work when you awaken an ancient evil. I mean, sure, you could be late for a meeting or forget the boss’s birthday, but right at the top there’s awakening an ancient evil. Now imagine you did it on the Moon. This is the situation that scientists find […]

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The Empire Of Time (Roads To Moscow: Book 1) by David Wingrove (book review).

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Empire Of Time (Roads To Moscow: Book 1) by David Wingrove (book review).

What does a Time War look like? If you’re ‘Doctor Who’ then it look likes a bunch of golden flying saucers attacking an orange planet with lasers and explosions. Thankfully, David Wingrove’s excellent novel ‘The Empire Of Time’ is a little more subtle, but no less exciting, as it describes a conflict between German and […]

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