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The Box Of Delights by John Masefield (CD review).

September 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Box Of Delights by John Masefield (CD review).

‘The Box Of Delights’ has become a perennial Christmas favourite in many a household, especially those who saw the BBC version in 1984. That version perfectly encapsulated the joys and problems and many excitements that Christmas offers. It’s been constantly adapted for radio over the years and was produced in London as a stage play […]

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The Wisdom Of Crowds (The Age Of Madness book 3) by Joe Abercrombie (book review).

September 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Wisdom Of Crowds (The Age Of Madness book 3) by Joe Abercrombie (book review).

Sadly, ‘The Wisdom Of Crowds’ is the last of ‘The Age Of Madness’ trilogy and we will see where the chess pieces end up at the end of another epic story. Don’t read this if you haven’t read the previous two books. If you have tears for any of your favourites prepare to shed them. […]

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The Peculiarities by David Liss (book review)

September 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Peculiarities by David Liss   (book review)

Another century is dawning and London is seeing the birth of a new age. The steam and industry of the 19th century have fuelled the British Empire across the known world and London is its beating heart. But beneath the success there is something the newspapers aren’t reporting but everyone is whispering about: the Peculiarities. […]

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The Wheel of Time: Amazon Studios fantasy TV series (trailer).

September 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Wheel of Time: Amazon Studios fantasy TV series (trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the new Amazon Studios fantasy TV series based on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time novels – an Aes Sedai, Moiraine, and her Warder Lan, arrive in the village of Emond’s Field, secretly aware that servants of the Dark One are searching for a young man living in the area. […]

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Rose Knot: An Arthurian Tale by Kari Sperring (book review).

August 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rose Knot: An Arthurian Tale by Kari Sperring (book review).

Not many people connect the Orkneys to Arthurian legend but King Lot of Orkney was married to Arthur’s sister, Morgause, it seems and the sons of Lot were in King Arthur’s court. They are Agravaine, Medraut, Gaheris and Gareth, who is married to Llinos, the narrator of this tale. The opening is rather off-putting with […]

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Mayday: dark fantasy movie (trailer).

August 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mayday: dark fantasy movie (trailer).

Here’s an odd little fantasy/scifi movie called Mayday, which looks like a modern update on the Sirens’ island in the Odyssey, mixed with an episode from the old TV series Lost – a bunch of once put-upon young women live on an island, luring passing sailers to their deaths, and then hunting down any survivors […]

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The Godstone by Violette Malan (book review).

August 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Godstone by Violette Malan (book review).

Arlyn Albainal was very surprised to be named executor of his cousin Xandra’s will. Arlyn hadn’t been Xandra for years and surely would have noticed his own death. In the eyes of the world, Xandra had simply vanished and a cousin had appeared to continue the family business. Looking back, perhaps faking his own death […]

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Swords & Steam Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (book review).

August 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Swords & Steam Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (book review).

‘Swords & Steam: Short Stories’ is another big collection from Flame Tree Publishing that mixes old and new stories, this time in the sword and sorcery and Science Fiction genres, an odd mix but it works. The stories are arranged in author alphabetical order, as good a way as any, but I’ll sort them into […]

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Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne (book review).

August 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne (book review).

Before we got onto Flametree’s booklist, ‘Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies’ by Russ Thorne was on my list to look at. Oddly, it’s one of two books I expressed an interest in to them that I was told was out of print. The geek in me at least wanted to know how that […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2021, Volume 141 #756 (magazine review).

August 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2021, Volume 141 #756 (magazine review).

Often, it is the stories by established writers that draw a new reader to a magazine. In this case it is Michael Swanwick for whom Alan M Clark created the surreal cover artwork which complements the story. ‘Dreadnought’ is an excellent portrayal of the lost people in society. Luke lives under an overpass and gets […]

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