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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix fantasy movie: trailer).

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix fantasy movie: trailer).

Coming August 30th 2019 via Netflix, here’s the final trailer for The Dark Crystal reboot – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. 

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Parasite (dark fantasy trailer).

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Parasite (dark fantasy trailer).

Bong Joon Ho of Snowpiercer and The Host fame brings us a new dark fantasy film, Parasite, set in South Korea about how the unemployed and unemployable dirt-poor Kim family start sponging off the uber-rich Park family, with the two younger kids in the Kim clan impersonating a tutor and art therapist to offer exclusive […]

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The Fifth Season (book 1 of the Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin (book review).

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fifth Season (book 1 of the Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin (book review).

‘The Fifth Season’ tells the story of a world very different from our own with a single giant continent that is regularly broken apart and put back together. This instability has shaped a very harsh society with each individual defined by the skills they can bring to a community. The useful survive a fifth season. […]

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Being John Malkovich (1999) (Blu-ray film review).

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Being John Malkovich (1999) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the film ‘Being John Malkovich’ (1999) for some time. In fact, as I recall, I only saw it originally because I was interested in seeing what else John Cusack was in having enjoyed ‘The Grifters’ (1990) and didn’t even know who John Malkovich was at the time. How times have changed in […]

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A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 3’ contains four short stories by four authors, three of them as a lead-in, preview or reader magnet into novel series featuring the same characters. Each can be read as standalone so unfamiliarity with the background is not an issue. First up is ‘Goddess At The Crossroads’ by Kevin Hearne, which features […]

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Jack Of Shadows by Roger Zelazny (book review).

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Of Shadows by Roger Zelazny (book review).

Best known for his ‘Amber Chronicles’, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) produced a string of other Science Fiction and crime novels, often dealing with metaphysical or religious themes. I’m a big fan of Zelazny, and while I haven’t read all of his work, ‘Jack Of Shadows’ feels like the ur-Zelazny story. It has a mysterious, powerful but […]

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Is Dungeons & Dragons good for you in real life?

August 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is Dungeons & Dragons good for you in real life?

Can Dungeons & Dragons be the secret to your life success? It’s certainly back in the limelight now mainly thanks to streaming retro TV series like Stranger Things. In this video piece, Ethan Gilsdorf argues that our favourite fantasy role-playing game gives you powerful tools to combat the perils and challenges of reality. 

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The Fire Opal Mechanism (The Jewel Series book 2) by Fran Wilde (book review)

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fire Opal Mechanism (The Jewel Series book 2) by Fran Wilde   (book review)

‘The Fire Opal Mechanism’ is the sequel to ‘The Jewel And Her Lapidary’. While it is set in the same world, it follows different characters. Ania is a librarian at a university. She values the individuality of books and other aspects of education such as teaching and debate. But the pressmen, a group of people […]

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World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

The World Fantasy Awards bods have now announced the books in the running for their 2019 awards. Said awards will be hosted at the World Fantasy Convention (October 31st 2018-November 3rd 2019 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in the USA). Here’s the works … NOVEL In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John […]

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Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland (book review)

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland (book review)

I am not a fantasy fan let alone ever played a card game associated with it. If anything, the only thing I can really explore here is the art in ‘Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History’ by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland. How much of the art played is […]

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