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You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce (book review).

August 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce (book review).

Renowned author and suspected murderer Cassandra Tipp is missing, presumed dead. After a year with no leads, her estate is willed to her niece and nephew, Penelope and Janus, who must follow a very precise set of instructions before they are allowed to claim the inheritance. Drawn to the mystery of not only her disappearance […]

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All Hail the Popcorn King (documentary: review)

August 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
All Hail the Popcorn King (documentary: review)

All Hail the Popcorn King is a study of the surrealist writer Joe R. Lansdale, author of 50 novels and 500 short stories. He has a coterie of twisted but loyal fans as twisted as Joe. This makes for a fun film. I rate this 55-minute documentary a low +2 on the -4 to +4 […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 3 #113 (magazine review).

August 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 30 no. 3  #113 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is billed as ‘The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic’ and this is the first time I’ve read this particular publication so I had no idea what to expect. It’s a neat format, slightly larger than a standard paperback and coming in at a fairly chunky 134 pages, which I think is bigger than […]

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Magic For Liars by Sarah Gailey (book review).

August 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Magic For Liars by Sarah Gailey (book review).

When a murder occurs in an exclusive magic school, private investigator Ivy is drafted in to solve the case. To complicate matters, her estranged twin sister just happens to work there and Ivy is definitely not still holding a grudge that Tabitha got all the magic, while she got a lousy education and a job […]

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Gideon The Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (book review).

August 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gideon The Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (book review).

‘Gideon The Ninth’ is book one in the ‘Locked Tomb’ series by Tamsyn Muir which currently stands at two books, but we’re hoping for many more. OK, so you’ve probably all heard of this series of books but I’m going to try and explain the book quickly for those who are new. Gideon the Ninth […]

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Havenfall (Havenfall book 1) by Sara Holland (book review).

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Havenfall (Havenfall book 1) by Sara Holland (book review).

‘Havenfall’ is book one in the ‘Havenfall’ series by Sara Holland. The reality of ‘Havenfall’ is an urban fantasy where magic does exist but not in our world, but people from magical realms can travel to our world bringing some of their magic with them. This, as you can imagine, is highly dangerous to those […]

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How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (book review).

August 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (book review).

‘How Long ‘Til Black Future Month’ is a collection of 22 short stories written by NK Jemisin which show her ability to create magic in completely normal situations. There are stories here that would fit into the genre of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, magical realism and steampunk. In fact, anything that someone interested in the […]

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The Watch: it’s Discworld, but not as we know it (news).

August 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Watch: it’s Discworld, but not as we know it (news).

There’s been a bit of a flap among social media users about the upcoming Discworld TV adaption of one of Terry Pratchett’s much-loved novels. Mainly because fans don’t think it looks much like they imagined it. Richard Dormer, Lara Rossi, Adam Hugill, Jo Eaton-Kent, Sam Adewunmi, and Marama Corlett feature in the new TV outing […]

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League Of Dragons (The Final Temeraire Novel) by Naomi Novik (book review).

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
League Of Dragons (The Final Temeraire Novel) by Naomi Novik (book review).

Once an author starts playing with history, they need to be very sure of where they are going with their ideas. In some cases, changes can be relatively minor and are made to make the story flow better. Hilary Mantel admits to have condensed some of the events in ‘Wolf Hall’ because to include every […]

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Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition by J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth (graphic novel review).

August 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition by J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth (graphic novel review).

I remember reading some of J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth’s ‘Moonshadow’ back in the late 1980s, more really for the unique latter’s watercolours than the story itself. Reading it today, I’m not sure if I’ve changed my mind. In the introduction, DeMatthis pointed out he wanted to do something away from super-heroes and his […]

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