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The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library series book 5) by Genevieve Cogman (book review).

If you are new to ‘The Invisible Library’ series you will be pleased, although your wallet might not be, that ‘The Mortal Word’ by Genevieve Cogman is the fifth book and you should catch up on the others first. Looking for a new kind of hero? Look no further, the librarian has broken out of […]

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Watership Down: what a lot of Rabbit (BBC 1 trailer).

December 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Watership Down: what a lot of Rabbit (BBC 1 trailer).

Airing as two feature-length episodes Christmas 2018, BBC One’s new adaptation of Watership Down uses Richard Adams’ children’s fantasy novel as its source. Adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell and directed by Noam Murro, this tale of adventure and survival follows a band of rabbits as they flee the certain destruction of their home. […]

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City Of Broken Magic (Chronicles Of Amicae Book 1) by Mirah Bolender (book review).

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
City Of Broken Magic (Chronicles Of Amicae Book 1) by Mirah Bolender (book review).

Laura Kramer is an apprentice sweeper and they rid the city of infestations like monsters that grow out of broken amulets. It’s the job she’s always wanted. But not everyone else in her life feels that way. Her Aunt Morgan thinks that she should quit and take a job more fitting of a woman, so […]

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Christmas Magic edited by David G. Hartwell (book review).

November 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Christmas Magic edited by David G. Hartwell (book review).

‘Christmas Magic’ is an anthology of Christmas stories suitable for the festive season. Many, not all, are suitable for children. Some have a dark or satirical twist. It’s a few years old but still available first and second-hand from the usual sources. The charming opener is ‘Scramblepipe Tries To Understand: The Gnomes Who Set Out […]

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Artemis Fowl (Disney movie trailer).

November 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Artemis Fowl (Disney movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Disney’s Artemis Fowl movie, based on the light-hearted urban fantasy books by Irish author Eoin Colfer. Not sure how close the movie will be to the kids’ books – in the first one, evil-ish teenage genius, Artemis captures Holly Short, who is a Fairy and a captain of the LEPrecon (Lower […]

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Isle Of Dogs (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Isle Of Dogs (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Wes Anderson gives us ‘Isle Of Dogs’, a Science Fiction animated film in which the characters are intelligent dogs who talk like humans. We are twenty years in the future, in Japan and we are in the middle of a war of humans of the Kobayashi Clan against an overloaded population of dogs. The human […]

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Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (book review).

November 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (book review).

The genesis of a novel can sometimes be as fascinating as the book itself. In his later years, some of Ray Bradbury’s short pieces – stories, fragments and essays – were gathered in single volumes. In particular, ‘Match To Flame’ shows how his concern for the demise of books and reading developed over the years […]

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Ophelia (movie trailer with added Daisy Ridley).

November 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ophelia (movie trailer with added Daisy Ridley).

Daisy Ridley stars as Ophelia, in the movie Ophelia, a Games of Throne-like re-imagining of Hamlet, told from the main female character’s perspective. Clive Owen also stars, as does Naomi Watts. Looks interesting, at any rate.

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Terry Pratchett’s The Watch coming to TV screens.

November 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Terry Pratchett’s The Watch coming to TV screens.

The Watch, based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, is to become an 8 episode (each 60-minutes long) TV series, produced by the BBC. This comedy thriller centres on Terry Pratchett’s misfit cops as they fight to save a ramshackle city of normalised wrongness. The Watch features many Discworld creations including City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, […]

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Fantasycon 2018 – a report by Pauline Morgan (convention report).

October 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fantasycon 2018 – a report by Pauline Morgan (convention report).

It is suggested that it is best to start a review of anything with positive and factual things. Fantasycon 2018 was held in Chester over the weekend of 19th–21st October. The city is always worth a visit for a variety of reasons. It has an almost intact Roman wall around it as well as other […]

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