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The God Engines by John Scalzi (book review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The God Engines by John Scalzi (book review).

‘The God Engines’ is a standalone novel fantasy novel set in space. Ean Tephe is the Captain of The Righteous, a spaceship powered by an enslaved god that is tortured into moving the ship through space. Tephe and his crew are devout followers of their own god who has subjugated other gods and placed them […]

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Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

I came across this 1933 version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ while reviewing a book recently and then discovered it was available cheap on the Net. Amongst its large cast members were Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields, although you’ll be hard pushed to recognise them, which raised an eyebrow. Forget the illustration on the […]

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The Bewilderment A Hipposync Archives Novel (The Hippsync Archives) by D.C. Farmer (book review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Bewilderment A Hipposync Archives Novel (The Hippsync Archives) by D.C. Farmer (book review).

Bobby Miracle, the joint lead character in ‘The Bewilderment’, sometime Goth and sometime intern, realises she has blown her assignment. She’s about to slip away from the offices of the publisher Hipposync Enterprises when an event of quite startlingly proportions stops her in her tracks. One moment and she’d have been out of there but […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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An Apprentice To Elves (Iskryne book 3) by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (book review).

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
An Apprentice To Elves (Iskryne book 3) by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (book review).

In all honesty, ‘An Apprentice To Elves’ by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear was a disappointment for me. Without being familiar with the previous two volumes in the ‘Iskryne’ series, all I had to go on was the publisher’s blurb that included ideas about elves and men, as well as the protagonist’s obviously Anglo-Saxon name, […]

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Treachery’s Tools : the Tenth Book of the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Treachery’s Tools : the Tenth Book of the Imager Portfolio by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

‘Treachery’s Tools’ continues L.E. Modesitt Jr’s ‘Imager Portfolio’ series set on the continent of Solidar, on the world of Terahnar, though the planet’s name is seldom mentioned and if there are any other continents on it they haven’t come up yet. In previous books, the land has been united under a Rex Regis, thanks largely […]

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The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl (book review).

October 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl (book review).

It’s tough being part of ‘The Ferryman Institute’ and Charlie Dawson is finding his job particularly onerous. As he is one of the most successful ferrymen, he takes on too much and is rapidly burning out. He is affected very much by the suicides and having to stand by without intervening. He spends his spare […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4 #103 (mag review).

October 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4  #103 (mag review).

As Paulo de Costa is this issue of ‘On Spec’s interviewed author, I might as well start with him. ‘Once Dad, Always Here’ shows a future in which privacy and copyright have been abolished and the controllers can track most rebels. There are interactive graveyards where you can visit with a hologram version of the […]

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The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

A Pinkerton detective, an immortal and a brave new world, such is ‘The Kingdom Of Bones’, in which our author Stephen Gallagher begins a series of adventures set around the turn of the twentieth century. Sebastian Becker is a Pinkerton man with all the potential danger that this entails. He lives in Philadelphia with his […]

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The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle (book review).

Getting past the title and it’s a bit of a mouthful, not to say a spell-check nightmare, ‘The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief’ turns out to an adventure for a new female detective. There seem to be a few of these lately, it must be the zeitgeist or simply a reaction to the many male […]

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