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The Moon King, by Neil Williamson (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Moon King, by Neil Williamson (book review).

‘The Moon King’ is Scottish author Neil Williamson’s debut novel. It is set in a fantasy kingdom called Glassholm, an island city defined by the fact that five centuries beforehand, their King dragged the Moon down from the heavens and tethered it a short distance above the city. The main consequence of this action is […]

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Bite by Gardner Goldsmith (book review).

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bite by Gardner Goldsmith (book review).

Gardner Goldsmith is an American author who has written for various US genre television series including ‘Star Trek: Voyager’. ‘Bite’ is his debut novella, published by independent publisher Pendragon Press and it includes two very short horror stories alongside the main attraction. ‘Bite’ is the story of Sylvester ‘Sylv’ Cole, a moderately successful vampire hunter […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro (book review).

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro (book review).

The ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2013’ is the fourteenth anthology in a row dedicated to getting the winning stories from the Science Fiction Writers of America’s annual awards out to a wider audience. This volume covers stories published during 2011, for which the awards were given out in May 2012. The editor of this book is […]

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The Zombie Times, March 2014 issue (emag review).

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Zombie Times, March 2014 issue (emag review).

I’m impressed to find out that 2014 marks a decade since the creators of ‘The Zombie Times’, Terror4fun, were set up. After ten years of bringing us zombie mayhem, you might think they’d want to take a break but not a bit of it. They’re planning a big birthday issue in August and, in the […]

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Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura (Elves Trilogy book 3) by James Barclay (book review).

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura (Elves Trilogy book 3) by James Barclay (book review).

James Barclay has been writing epic fantasy novels for well over a decade now. ‘Elves: Beyond The Mists Of Katura’ draws to a conclusion his trilogy of novels focused on the early history of the elves of Calaius and brings things full circle in the ‘Raven’ universe he has used for most of his books, […]

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Deadworld: Restoration # 2 by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen (comic review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Deadworld: Restoration # 2 by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen (comic review).

The second issue of ‘Deadworld: Restoration’, dated January 2014, takes us further into the story set up by issue one, which I reviewed here last month. We find out more about the history of the zombie apocalypse from Deake. He reveals to his travelling companion, Daniel, that he used to work for a rich part-time […]

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Ex-Patriots (The Ex Series book 2) by Peter Clines (book review).

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ex-Patriots (The Ex Series book 2) by Peter Clines (book review).

‘Ex-Patriots’ is the second book in a series of superhero/zombie mash-up novels from the pen of Hollywood-based writer Peter Clines. I reviewed the previous volume, ‘Ex-Heroes’, back in September and enjoyed its irreverent mix of action, horror and fun. Can Clines work the Tinseltown magic twice in a row? The story starts on 4 July […]

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Deadworld: Restoration # 1 by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen (comic-book review).

February 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Deadworld: Restoration # 1 by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen (comic-book review).

‘Deadworld: Restoration’ is a five issue monthly comic, in the long-running post-apocalyptic zombie series originally created by Stuart Kerr and Vince Locke in 1987. It follows on from 2012’s ‘Deadworld: War Of The Dead’, which was also penned by Reed and Makkonen and. began in December 2013, Issue one of this new series begins in […]

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The Weird edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (book review).

January 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Weird edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (book review).

‘The Weird: A Compendium Of Strange And Dark Stories’ is a gigantic, award-winning anthology of short stories whose subject matter falls within the sub-genre known as ‘weird’ fiction. The editors, husband and wife team Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, both have extensive knowledge of this particular type of fiction, she as a former editor of ‘Weird […]

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Age Of Voodoo by James Lovegrove (book review).

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Age Of Voodoo by James Lovegrove (book review).

James Lovegrove has carved himself a real niche in the military Science Fiction genre with his ‘Age Of’ series of novels, each of which is based around the pantheon of gods from a different human culture. I have reviewed the previous four novels in this series for SFCrowsnest and enjoyed them all. How does the […]

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