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Dredd by Gordon Rennie, David Bishop and Matthew Smith (book review).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dredd by Gordon Rennie, David Bishop and Matthew Smith	(book review).

‘Dredd’ is an anthology of three previously published novels about Judge Dredd, the twenty-second century lawman who has spent the last thirty-five years as the most popular character in British comic, ‘2000AD’. The anthology was published in North America to coincide with the release of the live action film ‘Dredd 3D’, starring Karl Urban in […]

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World’s Collider: A Shared-World Anthology edited by Richard Salter (book review).

November 1, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
World’s Collider: A Shared-World Anthology edited by Richard Salter (book review).

Richard Salter, the editor of ‘World’s Collider’, makes a bold claim for it in his introduction, stating, ‘This book is unique.’ He goes on to explain that this uniqueness comes from it being an anthology of Science Fiction/horror short stories set in a shared world but where the various stories link together sufficiently closely to […]

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Zombies At Tiffany’s by Sam Stone (book review).

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombies At Tiffany’s by Sam Stone (book review).

‘Zombies At Tiffany’s’ is a horror novella set in New York in 1862, during the American Civil War. It comes from the pen of British horror writer Sam Stone, whose short story collection ‘Zombies In New York And Other Bloody Jottings’ I reviewed here back in January. The story follows Katherine ‘Kat’ Lightfoot, an eighteen […]

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Zombie A-Hole (2012) (film review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombie A-Hole (2012) (film review).

‘Zombie A-Hole’ is an ultra-low budget grindhouse B-movie by young American director Dustin Mills. It’s his first live-action film, following on from 2010’s ‘Puppet Monster Massacre’ and was made for the princely sum of $1000. Can a film this cheap possibly be worth watching? Despite serious initial reservations, not helped by the ridiculous name chosen […]

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The Zombie Times, August 2012 (zine review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times, August 2012 (zine review).

If you’re a fan of everything to do with zombies, you’ll probably already know about ‘The Zombie Times’. If you don’t, I suggest you head over to Terror4fun’s website right now and subscribe. The newsletter, which is free, comes out every couple of months and includes news about new books, films, games, conventions and anything […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

‘The Nebula Awards Showcase 2012’ is the thirteenth anthology in a row dedicated to getting the winning stories from the Science Fiction Writers of America’s Nebula Annual Awards out to a wider audience. This volume covers stories published during 2010, for which the awards were given out in May 2011. The co-editors of the book […]

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

‘The Road’ is the tenth novel from the pen of the award-winning American novelist Cormac McCarthy. It came out in 2006 and was an instant critical and popular success, winning the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in that year and the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. It was subsequently made into a well-received Hollywood […]

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The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

August 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

Del Rey have done all Peter F. Hamilton fans, particularly in the US and Canada, a big favour by collecting his first two published novels, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, into this large format paperback nearly twenty years after they were originally published. Both stories follow the fortunes of ex-military telepath Greg Mandel, hence […]

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Weirdspace: The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown.

August 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Weirdspace: The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown.

I have reviewed several of Eric Brown’s recent Science Fiction novels for SFCrowsnest over the last two years. All of them were published by Solaris and I enjoyed each one. ‘The Devil’s Nebula’ is his first for Solaris’ sister imprint Abaddon Books and starts a new shared universe series set in ‘Weird Space’. Can this […]

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