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Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 edited by Mercedes Lackey (book review).

April 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 edited by Mercedes Lackey (book review).

I’m currently catching up on some books that have been on my ‘To Be Read’ pile for far too long. Top of that pile was the ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2016’. This is the seventeenth anthology of Nebula Awards nominees and winners, containing stories originally published in 2014, with the awards being given out at a […]

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The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton (book review).

February 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton (book review).

Graham Masterton is an experienced master of British horror writing, having published his first novel, ‘The Manitou’, in 1976 with more following on a regular basis ever since. He also writes thrillers and crime novels. So I was surprised to realise that I’d never read any of his dozens of books, whether in the horror […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2020, Volume 139 #752 (magazine review).

December 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2020, Volume 139 #752 (magazine review).

For years, if not decades to come, 2020 is likely to be known worldwide as the year of Covid-19. As I write this, the news media is full of speculation about the speed with which vaccines can be rolled out in different countries, while here in the UK lockdown restrictions continue to be tightened due […]

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Iterations: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Four by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Iterations: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Four by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

‘Iterations’ is the fourth and final novella in Eric Brown and Keith Brooke’s ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’ of interstellar adventures. I reviewed the first three volumes here in February and August of last year and May of this year. Having enjoyed the previous stories hugely, I was keen to find out how the authors brought the series […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2019, Volume 137 #746 (magazine review).

October 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2019, Volume 137 #746 (magazine review).

I was hoping that spending the last seven months working from home would have given me more time to read. Unfortunately, the opposite has been the case, which is why I’m only now getting round to reviewing the issue of ,The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, from November/December 2019. The mag includes five novelettes, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

Every so often, the people at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ choose a piece of cover art that is so dramatic, it forces you to open the magazine to find out what all the fuss is about. That’s certainly the case with the March/April 2020 issue, which features on the front a stunning […]

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Fantasm Presents # 2: Linnea Quigley (magazine review)

July 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasm Presents # 2: Linnea Quigley  (magazine review)

Back in February, just prior to lockdown, I reviewed the first of three ‘Fantasm Presents …’ magazines, each focused on a particular horror icon. Issue one was a heartfelt tribute to the master of zombie movies, George A. Romero, who sadly died while the magazine was being put together. The second in the series dedicates […]

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Insights: The Kon-Tiki Quartet, Part Three by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Insights: The Kon-Tiki Quartet, Part Three by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

I reviewed the first two volumes in Eric Brown and Keith Brooke’s jointly written ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’ of novellas about interstellar colonisation, ‘Dislocations’ and ‘Parasites’, here in February and August 2019 respectively. I’ve now caught up with the third volume, ‘Insights’. PS Publishing have done the same excellent job on the book’s production and presentation, as […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

It’s hard to believe that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ has been in existence for over seven decades and yet the September/October 2019 issue marked the 70th anniversary of its first publication. To celebrate this impressive achievement, editor Charlie Finlay filled the magazine with some seriously heavyweight content, including Michael Moorcock’s debut piece […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

The editorial team at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ are rather good at commissioning interesting cover art. With the July/August 2019 issue, they’ve outdone themselves, at least for a pulp SF fan like me. The picture, ‘Robots Invade!’ was produced on spec by Mondolithic Studios, rather than to illustrate a story already accepted […]

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