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Sir Hereward And Mister Fitz: Three Adventures by Garth Nix (book review).

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sir Hereward And Mister Fitz: Three Adventures by Garth Nix (book review).

‘Sir Hereward And Mister Fitz: Three Adventures’ by Garth Nix collects for the first time in one place all three stories about the titular protagonists. The two novels and one short story have all been published previously in different anthologies. Sir Hereward is a knight, an artillerist, a swordsman and an ill-starred lover. Mister Fitz […]

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The Clown Service by Guy Adams (book review).

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Clown Service by Guy Adams (book review).

Toby hasn’t been getting along very well in the Secret Intelligence Service, especially as he’s trying to hide the panic attacks and PTSD after his time in the Middle East. Reassignment to the mysterious Section 37 may be an attempt to get him out of the way but Toby soon realises this is a place […]

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Savage Magic (book 3) by Lloyd Shepherd (book review).

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Savage Magic (book 3) by Lloyd Shepherd (book review).

When a wealthy member of the aristocracy is murdered in his own London home, his body found sliced open and a satyr’s mask placed upon his face, it is up to the Bow Street Runners’ finest to investigate. The ambitious Aaron Graham, magistrate of London, is assigned to the case, but he has his own […]

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The Extinction Parade Collected Volume 1 by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Cacers (graphic novel review).

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Extinction Parade Collected Volume 1 by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Cacers (graphic novel review).

Max Brooks is doing well for himself. Not content with getting his zombie apocalypse novel ‘World War Z’ turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, Brooks has now worked with Spanish artist Raulo Caceres to turn his zombie/vampire mash-up novella, ‘The Extinction Parade’, into a series of graphic novels. Volume 1 of ‘The Extinction Parade’ considered here, […]

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No Sharks In The Med And Other Stories by Brian Lumley (book review).

August 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
No Sharks In The Med And Other Stories by Brian Lumley (book review).

According to Brian Lumley’s introduction, ‘No Sharks In The Med’ is the third in a trio of Subterranean Press collections of his work, the previous volumes being ‘Haggopian And Other Stories’ and ‘The Taint And Other Novellas’. Those two collections were made up primarily of Lumley’s more Lovecraft-influenced tales. Indeed, some of them were straightforward […]

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Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson book 3) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson book 3) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

‘Iron Kissed’ is book three in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series of books by Patricia Briggs which is currently running at eight books but hasn’t as yet come to a conclusion. This is one of the better urban fantasy book series out there with fewer of the traditional stereotypes of masses of vampires all of whom […]

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Creature Features by William Schoell (book review).

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Creature Features by William Schoell (book review).

In many respects, William Schoell’s book ‘Creature Features’ is for people who want to know about monster movies and, up to 2007 when it was published, what is out there so you can make an informed choice as to which films to pursue, especially as so many are classified as B level. It’s a shame […]

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Septic Man (2013) (film review).

August 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Septic Man (2013) (film review).

A sewage worker will get a large reward if he goes into the sewer to fix a bad water contamination problem. But he never guessed all that is going on under his feet. Some of the same team who created the very original ‘Pontypool’ (2008) is back, though it is with an idea not so […]

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The Viking Dead (Tomes Of The Dead) by Toby Venables (book review).

July 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Viking Dead (Tomes Of The Dead) by Toby Venables (book review).

Vikings and zombies. What a combination. Talk about themes which are very current. Vikings are an eternal favourite and zombies are everywhere in the media at least. Bjólf is the leader of the crew of the Hrafn long-ship. Pursued by Skalla and his numerically superior force, Bjólf seeks shelter in a dark and lonely coastline. […]

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Big Bad Wolves composed by Frank Ilfman (soundtrack review)

July 29, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Big Bad Wolves composed by Frank Ilfman (soundtrack review)

‘Big Bad Wolves’ is a  2013 Israeli thriller about detective on a quest for revenge against a suspected child killer which wowed audiences at film festivals and the Saturn Awards as well as being labelled the ‘Best Film of 2013’ by director Quentin Tarantino. Its soundtrack has managed to replicate the movie’s success, winning the […]

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