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A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 3’ contains four short stories by four authors, three of them as a lead-in, preview or reader magnet into novel series featuring the same characters. Each can be read as standalone so unfamiliarity with the background is not an issue. First up is ‘Goddess At The Crossroads’ by Kevin Hearne, which features […]

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Jack Of Shadows by Roger Zelazny (book review).

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack Of Shadows by Roger Zelazny (book review).

Best known for his ‘Amber Chronicles’, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) produced a string of other Science Fiction and crime novels, often dealing with metaphysical or religious themes. I’m a big fan of Zelazny, and while I haven’t read all of his work, ‘Jack Of Shadows’ feels like the ur-Zelazny story. It has a mysterious, powerful but […]

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Is Dungeons & Dragons good for you in real life?

August 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is Dungeons & Dragons good for you in real life?

Can Dungeons & Dragons be the secret to your life success? It’s certainly back in the limelight now mainly thanks to streaming retro TV series like Stranger Things. In this video piece, Ethan Gilsdorf argues that our favourite fantasy role-playing game gives you powerful tools to combat the perils and challenges of reality. 

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The Fire Opal Mechanism (The Jewel Series book 2) by Fran Wilde (book review)

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fire Opal Mechanism (The Jewel Series book 2) by Fran Wilde   (book review)

‘The Fire Opal Mechanism’ is the sequel to ‘The Jewel And Her Lapidary’. While it is set in the same world, it follows different characters. Ania is a librarian at a university. She values the individuality of books and other aspects of education such as teaching and debate. But the pressmen, a group of people […]

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World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

The World Fantasy Awards bods have now announced the books in the running for their 2019 awards. Said awards will be hosted at the World Fantasy Convention (October 31st 2018-November 3rd 2019 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in the USA). Here’s the works … NOVEL In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John […]

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Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland (book review)

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland (book review)

I am not a fantasy fan let alone ever played a card game associated with it. If anything, the only thing I can really explore here is the art in ‘Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History’ by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland. How much of the art played is […]

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Wu Assassins (Netflix new Kung-Fu fantasy series).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wu Assassins (Netflix new Kung-Fu fantasy series).

Next time someone tells you Netflix is in deep long term trouble as a viable entity because all the big studios are pulling their content from Netflix to bulk-out their own new streaming services, leaving only derivative cheapish made-for-Netflix crap, remind them to watch Wu Assassins. Or as we like to call it Highlander-meets-Big Trouble […]

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The Lost Witch by Melvin Burgess (audio book review).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lost Witch by Melvin Burgess (audio book review).

Bea is driving home with her parents and younger brother when they encounter a magical hunt that opens Bea’s eyes to a world she never imagined could exist. Until then, Bea had no idea that she was a powerful witch but, once her powers emerge, she finds a local community of witches who introduce her […]

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Dark Crystal Age of Resistance (2nd Netflix trailer: Comic-Con, don’t you know).

July 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dark Crystal Age of Resistance (2nd Netflix trailer: Comic-Con, don’t you know).

Here’s the second trailer – complete with behind the scenes intro – for the Dark Crystal Age of Resistance film. This movie features three Gelflings – Rian, Brea and Deet – who lead a brave revolt against the evil Skeksis after they discover a terrible secret behind their power which will endanger the world of […]

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The Witcher (new Netflix epic fantasy TV series: trailer).

July 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Witcher (new Netflix epic fantasy TV series: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for season one of the new Netflix TV series, The Witcher, based on the fantasy novels of Polish SFF author Andrzej Sapkowski. Sad to say, many fans of this won’t even know The Witcher was a series of fantasy books, first – having only heard of it from its best-selling game […]

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