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Fade-Out by Gavin Salisbury (book review).

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fade-Out by Gavin Salisbury (book review).

Gavin Salisbury is a modern British polymath. A chemist by training, his creative output includes paintings, music, poetry and fiction. ‘Fade-Out’ is his first novel for adults. The book tells the story of Jane Matthews, a twenty-two year-old British university student and the strange illness that has afflicted her father, mother and two younger siblings, […]

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An Interview With Richard Calder by Patrick Mahon (interview).

November 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Interview With Richard Calder by Patrick Mahon (interview).

  Richard Calder is a British Science Fiction writer who came to prominence in 1992 with his post-cyberpunk debut novel, ‘Dead Girls’, the first part of the ‘Dead’ trilogy. He has written ten novels in total, including ‘Malignos’, ‘Impakto’ and ‘Babylon’. Richard wrote the ‘Dead’ trilogy whilst living in Thailand and has also lived in […]

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The Zombie Film: From White Zombie To World War Z by Alain Silver and James Ursini (book review).

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Film: From White Zombie To World War Z by Alain Silver and James Ursini (book review).

Zombies seem to be flavour of the month at the moment across many different media, including books, comics, TV and film. That hasn’t always been the case. ‘The Zombie Film: From White Zombie To World War Z’ tracks the waxing and waning fortunes of zombies on film and related media over the last century or […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

November 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

The September/October issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ popped through my letterbox a few weeks back and I’ve been busily enjoying the stories inside ever since. After the last issue was guest edited by C.C. Finlay, this one returns to the hands of long-time editor Gordon van Gelder, who has selected five […]

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Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

‘Dead Girls’ is a cyberpunk story that started life as British Science Fiction author Richard Calder’s 1992 debut novel, written while he was living in Thailand. Many years later, after converting the book into a screenplay for a planned film that didn’t come off, Calder decided to give the story a new lease of life […]

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The Extinction Parade Collected Volume 1 by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Cacers (graphic novel review).

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Extinction Parade Collected Volume 1 by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Cacers (graphic novel review).

Max Brooks is doing well for himself. Not content with getting his zombie apocalypse novel ‘World War Z’ turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, Brooks has now worked with Spanish artist Raulo Caceres to turn his zombie/vampire mash-up novella, ‘The Extinction Parade’, into a series of graphic novels. Volume 1 of ‘The Extinction Parade’ considered here, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ was first published in the autumn of 1949, making it sixty-five years old this year. For the last seventeen years, it has been edited by Gordon Van Gelder, but this particular issue has been guest-edited by the American SFF writer C.C. Finlay, who has selected seven short stories […]

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Age Of Godpunk by James Lovegrove (book review)

July 18, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Age Of Godpunk by James Lovegrove (book review)

British Science Fiction author James Lovegrove has, over recent years, created his own little sub-genre with the ‘Age Of …’ novels. Each one explores how a different pantheon of gods might interact with modern humans, generally through the prism of military SF. The term ‘godpunk’ has been attached to the sub-genre that Lovegrove has created […]

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The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess (book review).

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess (book review).

Tony Burgess is a Canadian surrealist author of literary horror who writes novels and screenplays. His latest novel, ‘The n-Body Problem’, provides an original, odd and extremely disturbing take on the zombie genre. Is it worth reading? The story is set in Canada around the mid-2030s. Some twenty years earlier, the zombie apocalypse happened. As […]

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Zombie Survival: Owners’ Apocalypse Manual, by Sean T. Page (book review).

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Zombie Survival: Owners’ Apocalypse Manual, by Sean T. Page (book review).

Sean T. Page set up the Ministry of Zombies in 2010 as an information resource for those who shared his concern that the zombie apocalypse was just around the corner. ‘Zombie Survival: Owners’ Apocalypse Manual’ is his most ambitious book yet, an attractive, full colour A4 hardback from the ever-expanding range of manuals from Haynes. […]

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