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Frozen 2 (animated movie: trailer).

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Frozen 2 (animated movie: trailer).

Frozen 2 is coming out. Oh, joy! Princess Elsa, Princess Anna, snowman Olaf and Kristoff are back for a second outing. This film will come out just in time for Xmas on November 22nd 2019. 

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Aladdin live action movie (trailer).

February 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Aladdin live action movie (trailer).

Will Smith’s genie in the live action version of the upcoming Aladdin fantasy movie seems to be picking up some negative vibes across the interweb – but then, the animated version is such a precious treasure to many viewers, that whatever happened in the live action film was going to break a few fans’ hearts.

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2018, Volume 135 #740 (magazine review).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2018, Volume 135 #740 (magazine review).

After a rather hectic Christmas and New Year period, I’m finally catching up with writing reviews I started several weeks ago, including this one of the November/December 2018 copy of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’. This issue includes 4 novelettes, 7 short stories, a poem and the usual mix of non-fiction, as well […]

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Mary Poppins Returns [2018] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Mary Poppins Returns [2018] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

One is not sure whether it is foolish or challenging to revisit the vintage magic, festivity and wonderment of the 60s classic musical ‘Mary Poppins’ to serve up for the millennium-age masses. It is only human nature for Poppins purists to compare and contrast the beloved Julie Andrews-starring vehicle with whatever modern-day remake that dares to invoke the bouncy […]

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The Only Living Boy Omnibus by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (graphic novel review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Only Living Boy Omnibus by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (graphic novel review).

‘The Only Living Boy Omnibus’, written by David Gallaher and illustrated by Steve Ellis features the entire saga collected into one magnificent edition in full colour and an extra twenty-page story to boot. I had never heard of it until now and so approached it with an open mind. My open mind was soon filled […]

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Stupefying Stories # 22 (emag review)

January 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stupefying Stories # 22   (emag review)

There seem to be quite a lot of small press fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror (FSFH) magazines on the market these days. I should know, I co-edit one. I have to confess that I wasn’t aware of the existence of this particular example until author Ian Whates informed me that he had a story in the latest issue […]

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Updraft (Bone Universe book 1) by Fran Wilde (ebook review).

January 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Updraft (Bone Universe book 1) by Fran Wilde (ebook review).

Fran Wilde’s story, ‘Updraft (Bone Universe book 1)’ story is set in a city above the clouds, where citizens live in towers made of bones. It is governed by singers who live in a place called the Spire, a central tower. The story follows Kirit Densira, the daughter of a well known trader. Kirit breaks […]

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On Spec The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic #109 Vol. 29 No. 2 (magazine review).

January 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
On Spec The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic #109 Vol. 29 No. 2 (magazine review).

There’s some good fiction in this issue of ‘On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic’. ‘Sinkhole’ by Al Onia opens at Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, where aborigine tourist guide Allan Balford witnesses something from the sky hit the sacred site and split it in two. The phenomenon then expands slowly and swallows […]

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Crimewave Eleven: Ghosts (Crimewave Short Story Collections) (e-book review).

January 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Crimewave Eleven: Ghosts (Crimewave Short Story Collections) (e-book review).

Crimewave Eleven: Ghosts features fourteen stories from an assorted bunch of talented authors culled from the magazine ‘Crimewave’, which is put out by the same publisher that does the Science Fiction and fantasy magazine ‘Interzone’. That should tell you what sort of mood to expect. I picked out a few interesting pieces. ‘Plainview Part One: […]

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Paper And Fire (The Great Library book 2) by Rachel Caine (book review).

January 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Paper And Fire (The Great Library book 2) by Rachel Caine (book review).

When a group of young people leave home for the first time to further their education, it can be likened to the situation of students heading off to university. All are reliant on their own resources, all experiences, new situations and all need to find how they fit into the new world. In the first […]

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