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Good Omens TV series adds Narcos’ Adria Arjona to its cast.

September 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Omens TV series adds Narcos’ Adria Arjona to its cast.

Adria Arjona (of True Detective, Narcos, Emerald City and Pacific Rim: Uprising fame) will be joining Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Good Omens, the forthcoming six-part television adaptation for Amazon Prime and BBC Two – based, of course, on the fantasy novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Arjona is […]

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Beren And Lúthien by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee (book review).

September 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beren And Lúthien by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee (book review).

Like many other genre fans, I first read Tolkien as a teen-ager. Although I loved ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’, when I tried to read ‘The Silmarillion’, I found its dry style of reportage too dull for my teen-age tastes and moved on to other authors. Years later, Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations […]

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The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne Of Glass novellas by Sarah J Maas (book review).

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne Of Glass novellas by Sarah J Maas (book review).

This is a bind-up of five novellas which technically take place prior to the first book in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series. I chose to read this book between reading ‘Heir Of Fire’ and ‘Queen Of Shadows’ as this was the suggested reading order. During these five novellas, we get to see how the young […]

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The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Other Stories’ is a pocket-sized addition to Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ series of books. Fitting in between books 1 and 2, we’re presented with a few extra stories and further details to fill in a few gaps that have occurred along the way. The titular novella, which occupies a little […]

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

September 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the British Library exhibition Harry Potter A History of Magic is to unveil rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from their collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Exploring the subjects […]

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American Gods (Original Television Series Soundtrack) by Brian Reitzell (CD review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
American Gods (Original Television Series Soundtrack) by Brian Reitzell (CD review).

The HBO adaptation of ‘American Gods’, based on Neil Gaiman’s sprawling and epic novel about a world in which the old gods battle against the new gods within a world in which belief has turned to myth is a brave and ambitious show that betrays a myriad of influences. With a neon-tinged aesthetic, that harks […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

Another book I found in Jane Frank’s book ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ is ‘Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet’. As his art has only been on American fantasy and SF book covers, it would explain why I haven’t come across him or at least put […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2017, Volume 132 #732 (magazine review).

August 31, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2017, Volume 132 #732 (magazine review).

There are nine pieces of prose fiction in this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’: one novella, four novelettes and four short stories. Most are fantasy stories and several of them are from authors new to the magazine. For once, I’m going to go through them in the order they appear, rather […]

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Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Traitor’s Gate (Book Three of Crossroads) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Traitors’ Gate’ is the final novel in the ‘Crossroads’ trilogy by Kate Elliott. The events of the last book ended with the army led by Night and her turned Guardians taking over Toskala. Marit, Kirit and Jothinin had finally joined forces in an effort to combat the Guardians and Joss had become the Chief of […]

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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

‘Jasmyn’ by Alex Bell is a fairytale set in the modern world. The protagonist, Jasmyn, has just lost her husband, Liam, after a cerebral aneurysm, a year into their marriage. Struggling in her grief, Jasmyn is beset by strange occurrences. Black swans falling dead at Liam’s funeral. Her pictures with Liam changing with her face […]

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