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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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Cursed (Netflix Frank Miller fantasy TV series: trailer).

June 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cursed (Netflix Frank Miller fantasy TV series: trailer).

There’s a new fantasy TV series based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, Cursed, which is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend tolds from the perspective of warrior queen Nimue (played by actress Katherine Langford). All episodes of Cursed’s first series are due to drop on Netlfix on July 17th 2020.

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Artemis Fowl (fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

June 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Artemis Fowl (fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

Our fan of all the flicks, Mark Kermode, reviews the fantasy movie Artemis Fowl. The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl, a genius descendant of master criminals, finds himself facing off against a race of fairies who could be behind the […]

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One Zoom to Rule Them All? (Lord of the Rings video)

June 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
One Zoom to Rule Them All? (Lord of the Rings video)

The Lord of the Rings movies cast is brought back together in this hour-long-video, which is, perhaps, the Gandalf of all cast reunions. Good old Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, and Ian McKellen, where would we be without them?

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Fantasy author Tobi Ogundiran signs with JJLA (literary news).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Tobi Ogundiran signs with JJLA (literary news).

Author Tobi Ogundiran has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency. His debut novel is the fantasy epic CHILDREN OF AṨSA. Tobi’s short stories have been published/are forthcoming in the The Dark, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shoreline of Infinity, and FIYAH. Tutu is a twin. She is a murderer. She is a fugitive. For a thousand years […]

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