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The Top Ten American TV SF/fantasy siblings.

April 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American TV SF/fantasy siblings.

Sibling rivalry has never shined at an all-time high on American television. In the genre of SF/fantasy-based TV, the showcasing of siblings in all their competitive and non-competitive glory made for some interesting shenanigans on the boob tube. Some siblings will be recalled with ease while others won’t be as memorable or notable. Nevertheless, the […]

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Good Omens (evil lullaby clip).

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Good Omens (evil lullaby clip).

Here’s the evil lullaby clip from the upcoming Good Omens TV series. That devil Crowley sure does have a good pair of lungs on him, but then, he did use to be a Time-lord, right? This one lands on May 31st on Amazon Prime for subscribers to their service.

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The Top Ten American TV SF Sidekicks

April 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American TV SF Sidekicks

What is it like to have a sidekick within the realm of an American SF television series? Well, one can certainly ask the participants that are featured in this particular column. Being one’s sidekick entails benefitting from a special kind of partnership that entails all kinds of components: loyalty, friction, trust, heartache, envy, etc. Plus, […]

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Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

April 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

Okay, folks…here is a riddle that is in need of solving: what is painfully bloated, bombastic, loud, obnoxious and truly unnecessary in its return to the centre stage of hedonistic attention? No, it is not your insufferable drunk Uncle Chester at the annual family reunion picnic. However, if you had correctly guessed director Neil Marshall’s […]

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The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

April 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

American baby-boomers, most of them anyway, will recall the Golden Age of television that served as escapist entertainment during the turbulent times of the 1960s. As the real-life turmoil saturated the nation with race riots, assassinations, the Vietnam War, political chaos and college demonstrations, the small boob tube strived to take us into another direction […]

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Cloudbound (Bone Universe book 2) by Fran Wilde (book review).

April 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cloudbound (Bone Universe book 2) by Fran Wilde (book review).

‘Cloudbound (Bone Universe book 2)’ by Fran Wilde follows on from ‘Updraft’, but with a different protagonist. Nat Densira, Kirit’s lifelong friend and former neighbour, is an apprentice counsellor on the new council. He is helping to move society forward now that they are free from the singers’ rule. But politics are more complicated than […]

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Barren (A Demon Cycle Novella) by Peter V Brett (book review).

April 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Barren (A Demon Cycle Novella) by Peter V Brett (book review).

Peter V Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ is an epic fantasy set over five fairly sizeable books and a number of accompanying novellas. ‘Barren’ is the most recent of those novellas and with only 135 pages you might expect it to be a little light on content but, in those pages, Brett fits in what many others […]

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Sinless (Eye Of The Beholder: Book 1) by Sarah Tarkoff (book review).

April 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sinless (Eye Of The Beholder: Book 1) by Sarah Tarkoff (book review).

‘Sinless Eye Of The Beholder Book 1’ by Sarah Tarkoff imagines a future where the existence of God and one true religion has been proven by sins having a physical impact on the way people look. Since the Revelation, if you commit a sin, your physical appearance will change. This can be anything as simple […]

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The Lion King (live-action 2019 movie) (trailer).

April 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lion King (live-action 2019 movie) (trailer).

Here’s the 2nd trailer for the ‘live-action’ Lion King movie. Not so sure about the ‘live-action’ tag for this flick – isn’t this just 3D CGI animation versus the old hand-rendered sort? It’s not as if they have Jeremy Irons on all fours pretending to be Scar, now, is it? Those are some pretty big […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018, Volume 135 #739 (magazine review).

April 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018, Volume 135 #739 (magazine review).

I’ve been reading my copies of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ out of order recently, so this review of the September/October 2018 issue comes out some weeks behind my review of the November/December one. Normal service will be resumed shortly, I promise. There are 3 novelettes, 8 short stories, a poem and 6 […]

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