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Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion (book review).

May 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion (book review).

‘Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion’? Yes, he probably is, isn’t he? I bet he’s always ready with a witty line and a bunch of flowers or an open shoulder and a bottle of wine to cry on. After all, Joss Whedon seemed to understand the mind of an angsty adolescent, a 200 year-old outsider with […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle The Sleeping City by Ian Potter (CD review).

May 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle The Sleeping City by Ian Potter (CD review).

As Ian Chesterton contemplates his chains, he wonders how much of his story he can tell his captor. He is on Earth and Gerrard, the man who is interviewing him, wants to know everything but, as Ian points out, he’s not sure they can handle the truth. Of course, Ian will reveal it eventually. This […]

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle: Starborn by Jacqueline Rayner (CD review).

May 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle: Starborn by Jacqueline Rayner (CD review).

Vicki was one of the youngest companions ever aboard the TARDIS. In the story, ‘The Rescue’, she is rescued by the kindly Doctor, from a tortuous existence under thrall to a monster, living in on crashed starship. Vicki has embraced the life offered with the substitute parents, Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, and grandparent, the […]

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The A-Z Of Big Finish by Sue Davies (article).

May 3, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The A-Z Of Big Finish by Sue Davies (article).

If you haven’t heard of Big Finish then you must have your head in a bucket and speaking of buckets, I’m sure they can be used in many creative ways to make sound effects. A is for …Adric yes he’s coming back to ‘Doctor Who’ very soon. Actor Matthew Waterhouse was last heard in an […]

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Further Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann (book review).

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Further Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann (book review).

‘Further Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes’ edited by George Mann is a mark of our on-going appetite for the gentleman investigator that still infiltrates literature and television. There are twelve stories by different writers showing an aspect of the sleuth we surely will enjoy. Seen from the perspective of the 21st century, the writers can play […]

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The Islanders by Christopher Priest (book review).

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Islanders by Christopher Priest (book review).

If only I understood the mind of Chris Priest then the secrets of the universe would be all mine. ‘The Islanders’ is another book that teases us with knowledge but offers up little that can be pinned down. To say that this is elusive is an understatement. Everything is unclear from the introductions that could […]

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The Ordeals Of Sherlock Holmes by Jonathan Barnes (CD review).

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Ordeals Of Sherlock Holmes by Jonathan Barnes (CD review).

Sherlock as you’ve never heard him before! ‘The Ordeals Of Sherlock Holmes’ might be called ‘The Four Ages Of Sherlock’, as we encounter him as a young man through his life as a gentleman investigator and into his old age and retirement. A worthy project this four-parter by Jonathan Barnes (hear also the marvellous ‘The […]

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Out Of Oz (The Wicked Years book 4) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Out Of Oz (The Wicked Years book 4) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Out Of Oz’ is the final book in the series that takes up where Frank L Baum left off. Written by Gregory Maguire, it is both a lovely tribute to the original and an incredible exploration of the themes of popular culture. It creates a an almost elegiac mood with its look at what not […]

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Grimm: The Chopping Block by John Passarella (book review).

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Grimm: The Chopping Block by John Passarella (book review).

‘Grimm: The Chopping Block’ is a bit of a shock to my system. Having watched ‘Grimm’ from its inception and enjoyed the various twists and turns in the plot that sees a modern day slayer of beasts and demons take to the streets of Portland, as a homicide detective I should not have been quite […]

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Blake’s 7 – The Classic Audio Adventures: 1.1: Fractures by Justin Richards (CD review).

March 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Blake’s 7 – The Classic Audio Adventures: 1.1: Fractures by Justin Richards (CD review).

A new gripping hour long episode ‘Blake’s 7: Fractures’ has been written by Justin Richards and directed by Ken Bentley. It’s full of cliff-hanger creepy moments and quite the tour de force. This is not an audiobook but has all the bells and whistles of an original adventure without the shaky sets. In other words, […]

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