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Lord Of Secrets (The Empty Gods book 1) by Breanna Tientze (book review).

September 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lord Of Secrets (The Empty Gods book 1) by Breanna Tientze (book review).

‘Lord Of Secrets’ is book one in ‘The Empty Gods’ series by Breanna Tientze. In this short fantasy book, we’re following Corcoran Gray as he manages to get himself imprisoned and on the run from the Mages Guild, while trying to search for his grandfather. Along the way, he becomes involved with a runaway slave […]

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Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan Volume Two by Caitlin R. Kiernan (book review)

August 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan Volume Two by Caitlin R. Kiernan  (book review)

In the introduction by S. T. Joshi reflects as much his literary preferences as the work of American author Caitlin R. Kiernan in stating that she does not describe herself as a horror writer but as an author of weird fiction. The differences between these two genres are debatable and they are perhaps best thought […]

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His Dark Materials cast reveal for daemons and bears (oh my) (news).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials cast reveal for daemons and bears (oh my) (news).

HBO and the BBC have made with some more cast details for their His Dark Materials TV adaption. Alongside the previously announced cast for the series (Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy And Lin-Manuel Miranda) are the actors who will voice the humans’ animalistic daemon characters. Each human is accompanied by a daemon; the physical […]

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Shades Of Milk And Honey (The Glamourist Histories book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (book review).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shades Of Milk And Honey (The Glamourist Histories book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (book review).

Mix Jane Austen’s novels with the ‘Twilight’ juggernaut and you pretty much have where this book, ‘Shades Of Milk And Honey’, is going, though of course this being the world where no self-respecting fantasy author can possibly tell their tale in a single volume, it’s merely the first instalment of a five-book story. It’s also […]

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Potential Riftwar TV series out for the count (news).

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Potential Riftwar TV series out for the count (news).

Sad news, but Raymond E Feist has now reported that the much hoped for Riftwar-based TV series has dropped off the radar for the foreseeable future. On his blog this week, Raymond says, “As is the case often in dealing with entertainment, plans often do not pan out. I would like to publicly thank bcdf […]

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The North Beyond Part 2: Maesrhon by P.M. Scrayfield (book review).

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
The North Beyond Part 2: Maesrhon by P.M. Scrayfield (book review).

‘The North Beyond’ is one big novel divided into four books, of which this is the second part. As a result, there is little to guide the reader in the architecture of this fantasy world. Part one was the story of Numirantoro (none of the characters have a familiar diminutive), her childhood and how she […]

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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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