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Scoob! (film review)

July 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Scoob! (film review)

Robbie Collin reviews animated film Scoob!, where Scooby Doo and Mystery Inc. have to face their most difficult mystery while attempting to stop the ghost dog Cerberus from being unleashed.

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The Immortal Throne (City 2) by Stella Gemmell (book review).

July 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Immortal Throne (City 2) by Stella Gemmell (book review).

When an author dies with a book unfinished there is always an issue: should someone else complete it or should it be left unpublished. Perhaps the extant work should be issued with any notes pertaining to it. One of the best known unfinished novels is ‘The Mystery Of Edwin Drood’ by Charles Dickins which has […]

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The Old Guard (Netflix scifi: trailer).

July 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Old Guard (Netflix scifi: trailer).

There can be only one? Well, given how few of today’s kids have ever heard of – let alone watched – Highlander, it seems there can now be two! Here’s the new trailer for the Netxflix fantasy-scifi thing, The Old Guard, based on the comic-strip about a bunch of mutant immortal people trying to save […]

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Fantasy Magazine is coming back (news).

June 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Magazine is coming back (news).

Publisher John Joseph Adams is planning to bring back Fantasy Magazine. The first new issue of Fantasy will appear in November 2020 – joining sister-magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare under the same publishing umbrella – aka Adamant Press. JJA has named Arley Sorg and Christie Yant as co-editors-in-chief and will continue in his role as publisher. The magazine will be […]

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Shorefall (The Founders Trilogy book 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett (book review).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shorefall (The Founders Trilogy book 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett (book review).

To many, the term ‘fantasy’ means either an invented world where the technology level is mediaeval, the highest form being the forging of steel, or a contemporary setting peopled with supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves. True, a lot of fantasy can be encompassed by variations on these themes but sometimes the imagination of the […]

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Waiting For The Barbarians (fantasy film: trailer).

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Waiting For The Barbarians (fantasy film: trailer).

Waiting For The Barbarians is a philosophical fantasy film set in a parallel reality 19th-century Imperium (based on the novel of the same name by South African writer J. M. Coetzee), where the magistrate (played by Mark Rylance) of an isolated frontier settlement on the border looks forward to an easy retirement – that is, […]

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Heart Of Veridon (The Burn Cycle book 1) by Tim Ackers (book review).

June 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Heart Of Veridon (The Burn Cycle book 1) by Tim Ackers (book review).

In ‘Heart Of Veridon’ by Tim Akers, Jacob Burn, a disgraced pilot and nobleman ekes out a living working for the shady city of Veridon underworld. Grim but almost content, his life as he knows it comes to an abrupt end when he becomes the only survivor of a sabotaged airship and the owner of […]

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The Angel Of The Crows by Katherine Addison (book review).

June 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Angel Of The Crows by Katherine Addison (book review).

Dr. Doyle has returned from Afghanistan with a leg injury tainted with dark power. Practically penniless yet unwilling to leave London, Doyle finds himself sharing a flat with a most peculiar entity. Crow is an angel, though of a most individual type. Not tied to a public building like all others of his kind, Crow […]

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

June 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

In ‘Warbreaker’ by Brandon Sanderson, tensions between the countries of Idris and Hallendren have almost reached boiling point. With the intention of delaying or even preventing this war Princess Siri of Idris is sent to marry the God-King of Hallendren, taking the place of her eldest sister Vivenna at the last moment and so upsetting […]

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Actor Ian Holm dies aged 88 (news).

June 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Actor Ian Holm dies aged 88 (news).

Actor Ian Holm has sadly passed away of old age at 88 (after suffering from Parkinson’s disease), with his best roles in the SFF genre including Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series. In […]

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