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The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

December 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

Asha is a dragon slayer. Her job is to slay dragons and bring their heads to her father, the King of Firgaard, in order to make amends for the evil she caused as a child, by telling forbidden stories which caused dragons to attack Firgaard and killed her mother. Also, as part of her atonement, […]

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Conspiracy Of Ravens (The Shadow book 2) by Lila Bowen (book review).

December 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Conspiracy Of Ravens (The Shadow book 2) by Lila Bowen (book review).

‘Conspiracy Of Ravens’ is the second book in ‘The Shadow’ series. Set in 1800s Texas where numerous creatures like vampires (not your usual sort), dwarves and shapeshifters exist. Nettie has embraced her true destiny as ‘The Shadow’ the creature that hunts wrongdoing monsters. At the end of the first book, ‘Wake Of Ravens’, Nettie shapeshifts […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2017, Volume 133 #733 (magazine review).

December 15, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2017, Volume 133 #733 (magazine review).

The September/October 2017 issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ marks the 68th anniversary of the periodical’s first publication. To mark the occasion they have published ‘The Hermit Of Houston’, the first piece of SF to be produced by genre legend Samuel R. Delany in a decade, as well as being his first […]

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Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Imaginarium by Paul Kidby (book review).

December 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Imaginarium by Paul Kidby (book review).

Few fantasy novelists are as easily associated with their cover art as Terry Pratchett, through the 1980s and 90s with Josh Kirby and, thereafter, with Paul Kidby. Of course, they both had completely different styles and, inevitably, the younger artist went back to Pratchett’s earlier works and created his own illustrations for them. So what […]

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The 19th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 19th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

There are two or three annual films that are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is different. It is just a good collection of films. Some are fairly recent, one or two may […]

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The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Mercenary: The Definitive Editions:Vol.1 The Cult Of The Sacred Fire (Mercenary The Definitive Editions) by Vincente Segrelles (book review).

According to the hype, ‘The Mercenary 1: The Cult Of The Sacred Fire’ is something of a classic which is why we have this anniversary edition forty years after the first printing. It’s a superior reproduction made from scans of the original paintings and a very lovely book it is, too, with hard covers and […]

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The Graces (book 1) by Laure Eve (book review).

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Graces (book 1) by Laure Eve (book review).

‘The Graces’ can easily be read as a standalone book but is actually the first in a series. Book 2, ‘The Curses’, will be coming out in 2018. This is a YA paranormal thriller. This is the story of a group of siblings, The Graces, who look like they have everything as they move through […]

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Wake Of Vultures: The Shadow book 1 by Lila Bowen (book review)

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wake Of Vultures: The Shadow book 1 by Lila Bowen   (book review)

‘Wake Of Vultures’ is the first novel in ‘The Shadow’ series by Lila Bowen. It is a fantasy western set in 1800s Texas. The novel follows Nettie Lonesome, a mixed race black/Native American orphan. Nettie lives on a failing farm with Pap and Mam, her adoptive parents who use her as a slave without calling […]

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Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell (book review)

November 21, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell   (book review)

This edition of ‘Neverwhere’ is a republishing of Gaiman’s 2015 ‘Neverwhere Authors Prefered Text’ edition with a minor difference. All right, it’s a huge difference. This one has been illustrated by UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, but the text remains the same as the 2015 published edition. Before discussing the illustrations, let’s consider ‘Neverwhere’. The […]

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The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris (book review)

November 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris   (book review)

One problem that a successful author has is that editors of anthologies or magazines ask them for short stories. This can mean breaking off the train of thought that is going into writing the next novel with the attendant distraction of creating new characters and situations that take the concentration away from the flow. Getting […]

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