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Crimson Peak: limited edition (2015) (Blu-ray film review).

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Crimson Peak: limited edition (2015) (Blu-ray film review).

We only have one blu-ray disk advance copy, although the bumf insists there are two and the rest of the extras are on that one but that appears to be incorrect and I think the great river site is confusing as well this with the DVD. There’s an 80 page booklet with the limited edition […]

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Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson (book review).

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson (book review).

‘Saving For A Sunny Day’ is a single author short story collection and the author is Ian Watson. There’s a long introduction by Adam Roberts telling us what a brilliant writer Mr. Watson is. Oddly, it put me off him. On the other hand, when I read the first couple of stories, I quickly realised […]

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Deadpool 2 (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deadpool 2 (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Deadpool rules! Okay, admittedly this is an unconventional way to segue into a film review without sounding like a giddy fanboy. Nevertheless, the costumed glib-sounding gladiator is back on the scene in ‘Deadpool 2’ up to his usual trivial tricks in the Marvel Universe. After making a sensational splash as the wise-cracking warrior with the […]

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Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Michael Bay finally did right by the ‘Transformers’ movie series regarding his monotonous, massive mechanical misfits. Instead of helming another insipid instalment after directing the previous six clash-and-clang clunkers he had sense enough to step behind the scenes with a producing credit. This time around Travis Knight (Kubo And The Two Strings’) calls the […]

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A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis (book review).

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis (book review).

Bibliographical stuff first: this is a hugely expanded edition of Willis’s ‘Miracle And Other Christmas Stories’ from Bantam, 1999. Added is her story ‘All About Emily’, previously published only as a slim hardcover by Subterranean Press and several of her stories that have appeared in December issues of ‘Asimov’s Magazine’ since 1999. So this is […]

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Stalking Darkness (The Night Runner series book 2) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stalking Darkness (The Night Runner series book 2) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

‘Stalking Darkness’ is book two in ‘The Night Runner’ series by Lynn Flewelling. In this book we get to follow Seregil, Alex, Nysander and their friends on another adventure involving quite the bit of peril. This time they have to face the Plenimarans, who are attempting to reincarnate their dead god Seriamius in order to […]

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Ashes To Fire (Creatures Of Light book 2) by Emily B Martin (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ashes To Fire (Creatures Of Light book 2) by Emily B Martin (book review).

‘Ashes To Fire’ is book two in the ‘Creatures Of Light’ series by Emily B Martin. This time we’re reading from Mona’s point of view as she goes on a diplomatic mission to meet with Celeno, the Alcoran King, and the reason why she and her brothers were trekking through the Silverwood after being exiled […]

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In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘In An Absent Dream’ is book four in ‘The Wayward Children’ series by Seanan McGuire. Therefore I would suggest you don’t read this review or this book before reading the others in the series. This book follows Katherine (never Kat, or Kate or Katie) Lundy who is a lover of rules and also of books. […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 edited by Jane Yolen (book review).

December 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 edited by Jane Yolen (book review).

This is my second ‘Nebula Award Showcase’ in quick succession, a volume that presents a mixture of excerpts from and complete winning and shortlisted stories, novelettes, novellas and novels from the prestigious award voted for by members of the SFWA. I generally read only Science Fiction but, of course, there’s a second, silent ‘F’ in […]

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City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke (book review).

December 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke (book review).

‘City Of Lies’ by Sam Hawke is book one in the ‘Poison Wars’ series. We follow two points of view with Jovan and his sister, Kalina. Jovan is being trained by his uncle to take over his role as a master of all things poisonous, but not to actually poison anyone. His job is to […]

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