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Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

Bridging the gap between literary criticism aimed at scholars and the readers of mass market fiction of the sort Dan Brown produces isn’t easy. Virtually nothing about Danté’s ‘Inferno’ is accessible by modern standards, not least of all because very few people read epic poetry of any sort, much less those written in medieval Italian. […]

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A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A History Of Magic And Witchcraft by Frances Timbers (book review).

Look at the title if Frances Timbers book again, ‘A History Of Magic And Witchcraft’. When you compare it to the sub-title, ‘Sabbats, Satan & Superstitions In The West’ you would think the two subjects are one and the same. Timbers points out the misconception as witchcraft is associated with wise people rather than sorcery […]

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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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Editorial – September 2019 : The price of Armageddon.

September 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – September 2019  :  The price of Armageddon.

Hello everyone With so much political unrest in the world and the world-wide climate change and global warming, you would think that the less scientific gloom-mongers would at least be screaming, ‘I told you so’ by now. Maybe they’re too busy with their heads down on-line when no one of importance is really listening or […]

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Cat-Loving Criminals: an article by: GF Willmetts.

September 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cat-Loving Criminals: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I blame Ernst Stavro Blofeld, although it wouldn’t surprise me if there was an earlier villainous mastermind with a yen for cuddling a fluffy white, often Persian, cat while plotting nefarious crimes. Even so, it becomes a trope that has been used in other films ever since. No doubt an acknowledgement and homage to Blofeld […]

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The Official Kiss Magazine Poster Book #2 (magazine review).

August 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Official Kiss Magazine Poster Book #2 (magazine review).

We were offered a selection of magazines from Fantasm Media. Principally, looking at their website, they cover horror and Kiss, so which my fellow reviewer will be looking at the former, I thought I’d look at the latter, especially as the band are doing their ‘End Of The Road Tour’ right now. ‘The Official Kiss […]

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TwoMorrows Publishing needs help looking for missing 3 pages of the True Divorce story titled ‘The Model’

July 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
TwoMorrows Publishing needs help looking for missing 3 pages of the True Divorce story titled ‘The Model’

Help TwoMorrows Publishing find the  following images for our upcoming book JACK KIRBY’S DINGBAT LOVE! Make Jack Kirby’s FINAL UNPUBLISHED STORIES look as good as possible when they’re finally published and keep us from having to restore lesser images! If you have photocopies, scans, or originals, please email publisher John Morrow at: twomorrow@aol.com or call […]

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So You Want To Write Reviews For SFCrowsnest?: what you need to know by: Geoff Willmetts.

July 28, 2019 | By | 6 Replies More
So You Want To Write Reviews For SFCrowsnest?: what you need to know by: Geoff Willmetts.

It might have come to your attention that we publish a lot of reviews at SFCrowsnest. Publishers either tend to notice this and offer us books or we’re on the lookout for books that fit the Science Fiction and its grey cousins, horror and fantasy, reader subject to the taste of our reviewers. This profile […]

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Editorial – August 2019: Are you really reading and understanding enough?

July 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2019: Are you really reading and understanding enough?

Hello everyone You might have noticed our daily SFC newsletter is back now the software problems with Google has been resolved and you read about a problem resolution in the weekly newsletter. We’re leaving both options open so you can choose which you prefer or have both. We don’t plan to have a monthly or […]

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A Letter Column In The Kingdom Of SFCrowsnest

July 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Letter Column In The Kingdom Of SFCrowsnest

We’ve been debating for a long time to have a letters column on SFCrowsnest, aside from our comments to particular subjects or reviews, without compromising our security measures. You’d hate to see how many virus attacks we ward off on a weekly basis. As such, this will be treated as an experiment and if it […]

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