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Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Matt Smith, Michael Carroll and Al Ewing (graphic novel).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Matt Smith, Michael Carroll and Al Ewing (graphic novel).

‘Judge Dredd: Year One’ is an omnibus of three novellas, each detailing a separate case from the Dredd’s first year on the streets of Mega-City One. It gives the reader a unique perspective on the Judge that was only really presented during the ‘2000AD’ story ‘Origins’. Otherwise, Dredd’s story has been told from about the […]

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Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide by Daniel Wallace (book review).

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide by Daniel Wallace (book review).

The fourth in Daniel Wallace’s ‘in-universe’ guides to the ‘Star Wars’ universe, the ‘Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide’ is unique for two reasons. Firstly, it was originally published in a now sold-out Collector’s Box version and secondly, it was one of the last books to sneak non-canon material out under the ‘Star Wars’ brand name. […]

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Star Wars: R2-D2’s Droid Workshop by Katrina Pallant and Szokolai Dergely (book review).

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: R2-D2’s Droid Workshop by Katrina Pallant and Szokolai Dergely (book review).

On New Year’s Eve, prior to a glass of champagne, I sat down with my nephew, Freddie, and attempted Egmont’s fun ‘Star Wars R2D2’s Droid Workshop – Build Your Own R2D2’. This is a neat Star Wars activity book with plenty to entertain any young fan of the Force. My nephew is seen and so […]

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Doctor Who: Last Christmas by John Rivers (TV review).

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Last Christmas by John Rivers (TV review).

You’ll find the spoiler-filled review of ‘Last Christmas’ below, so if you haven’t seen the 2014 ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’, I suggest you take a read of Geoff’s excellent review here: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-last-christmas-by-steven-moffat-doctor-who-review/. Otherwise check under your bed before proceeding… ‘Last Christmas’ or to call it by its proper title: ‘Doctor Who’s Big Movie And Self-Referencing […]

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Gallow: The Crimson Shield (book 1) by Nathan Hawke (book review).

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gallow: The Crimson Shield (book 1) by Nathan Hawke (book review).

‘Gallow: The Crimson Shield’ by Nathan Hawke is a violent hack and slash romp that may take place in a fictional land but is clearly based on the Viking incursions of antiquity. The eponymous hero, Gallow, is a Lhosir who has chosen to live among a foreign people called the Marroc. The Lhosir once invaded […]

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Doctor Who: ‘Death In Heaven’ by John Rivers (TV review) (Doctor Who review).

November 12, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who: ‘Death In Heaven’ by John Rivers  (TV review) (Doctor Who review).

It’s all over, the final episode of the eighth series of ‘Doctor Who’ ‘Death In Heaven’ has aired. If you haven’t seen it then please check out Geoff’s review here: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/doctor-who-death-in-heaven-by-steven-moffat-doctor-who-review/. SERIOUSLY don’t read on if you haven’t seen it! If however, you have watched ‘Death In Heaven’, then read on or face deletion… ‘Doctor […]

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The Future King: The Waking World by Tom Huddleston (book review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Future King: The Waking World by Tom Huddleston (book review).

‘The Waking World’ by Tom Huddlestone is a fantasy Young Adult novel that tells the story of Aran, a young boy whose father, a local Lord, wants him to run the family farm. Aran, though, dreams of adventure and believes himself to be something greater. When reports of sea-faring marauders attacking villages and taking slaves […]

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The Drawing Of The Dark by Tim Powers (book review).

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Drawing Of The Dark by Tim Powers (book review).

Alcohol. As Homer Simpson put it, ‘The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.’ For Irish mercenary Brian Duffy, tasked with keeping the peace in an inn in Vienna, alcohol or rather the Hertzwestern beer that is brewed there is his key problem. Not only does the beer give him the strangest visions, […]

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Doctor Who: ‘In The Forest Of The Night’ by John Rivers (TV review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: ‘In The Forest Of The Night’ by John Rivers (TV review).

‘In the Forest Of The Night’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce is the latest episode of ‘Doctor Who’ to air. If you haven’t seen the episode then you may want to take a look at Geoff’s post here: http://sfcrowsnest.info/doctor-who-in-the-forest-of-the-night-by-frank-cottrell-boyce-doctor-who-review/. Otherwise if you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise… The biggest […]

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Doctor Who: – Flatline by John Rivers (TV review).

October 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: – Flatline by John Rivers (TV review).

Later than planned, this is the spoiler-filled review of Doctor Who’s ninth episode in the current series ‘Flatline’. If you haven’t seen the episode then I strongly recommend checking out Geoff’s article here http://sfcrowsnest.info/doctor-who-flatline-by-jamie-mathieson-doctor-who-review/. For those that have seen it, please read on… Where you watch an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ can often add a […]

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