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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2015, Volume 128 # 717 (magazine review).

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2015, Volume 128 # 717 (magazine review).

The first issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2015 is packed full of content, including five novelettes, six short stories, two poems and the usual set of non-fiction columns. What greets you first as you pick the magazine up is a gorgeously colourful, if somewhat static, image of a ghostly figure […]

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Jani And The Greater Game by Eric Brown (book review).

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jani And The Greater Game by Eric Brown (book review).

Eric Brown is a prolific British novelist, most of whose books fall firmly within the category of Science Fiction. He does, however, write in genres other than SF, having recently had a couple of crime novels published. It was, nonetheless, still a surprise to find out that his latest book, ‘Jani And The Greater Game’, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2014, Volume 127 # 716 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2014, Volume 127 # 716 (magazine review).

This is the last issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2014 and editor Gordon van Gelder has filled it with early Christmas presents, including two novellas, two novelettes and five short stories, in addition to the usual book and film reviews. There’s even a 2014 index and a reader competition in […]

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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).

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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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