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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

The May/June 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a novella, three novelettes, six short stories, two poems and seven non-fiction articles. I’ll focus here on my highlights, starting with the excellent cover image. It was painted by Cory and Catska Ench and accompanies Lavie Tidhar’s SF novella, ‘New Atlantis’, and […]

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Novice Dragoneer (A Dragoneer Academy Novel Book 1) by E. E. Knight (book review).

November 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Novice Dragoneer (A Dragoneer Academy Novel Book 1) by E. E. Knight (book review).

Ileth grew up in an orphanage where food was short and kindness even shorter, especially for a girl with a stutter. The future was already written for the child, telling of domestic drudgery and toil until an early death. But, one day, Ileth meets a silver dragon and its rider, one of the Republic’s dragoneers […]

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Celebrity Werewolf by Andrew Wallace (book review).

November 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Celebrity Werewolf by Andrew Wallace (book review).

I was aware of the existence of author Andrew Wallace and I’d always meant to check out his work. When this book, ‘Celebrity Werewold’, came to my attention while I was looking round the dealers room at Novacon. I wasn’t at all sure what to make of it. The title, ‘Celebrity Werewolf’, really gave few […]

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Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future by Gemma Lavender (book review).

November 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future by Gemma Lavender (book review).

This has to be the longest book from Haynes yet. Not in terms of page count but the length of time. Gemma Lavender’s book title ‘Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future’ gives it away. You can go further than just after the Big Bang to infinity. Loaded with history as […]

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond (first season teaser).

November 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Walking Dead: World Beyond (first season teaser).

Here’s the trailer for The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the new TV series set in everyone’s favourite zombie universe – in this one, the kids decide to go off on a quest to see the broken world before it gets fixed. Personally speaking, I’d stay behind those very large walls and man the nerve gas, […]

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Frozen 2 (animated fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

November 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Frozen 2 (animated fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, reviews animated fantasy film Frozen 2, where Anna, Elsa and their friends travel to an enchanted, autumn-bound land to discover the source of Elsa’s powers.

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Judy & Punch: a film review by Mark Kermode.

November 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Judy & Punch: a film review by Mark Kermode.

Our man-of-many-movies, Mark Kermode, sits down to review the Judy & Punch film, a dark fantasy re-imagining of the Punch & Judy story which was directed by Mirrah Foulkes. Here’s the flick’s blurb … Judy and Punch are puppeteers in the town of Seaside, England who, alongside their baby daughter, are attempting to bring their […]

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Jeff Bezos versus Elon Musk: first to the stars, wins? (video doc).

November 25, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Jeff Bezos versus Elon Musk: first to the stars, wins? (video doc).

The space race between the USA and USSR is now history, instead, there’s a private clash of egos between two tech billionaires, aka Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk. So which one’s vision for the future is to win out – Jeff and his massive space stations with humanity in orbit, or Elon and […]

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Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald (book review).

November 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald (book review).

Things are changing on the Moon as the third volume of Ian McDonald’s Luna trilogy, ‘Moon Rising’ kicks off. The remaining four Dragons of the Moon and their powerful and rich families are still plotting and fighting amongst themselves while the remains of the Corta family live in exile and fear in several supposedly safe […]

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War Of The Worlds (an appraisal of the second episode of the BBC’s new 2019 series).

November 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
War Of The Worlds (an appraisal of the second episode of the BBC’s new 2019 series).

Please bear in mind that I’m writing down my thoughts and reactions as I watch this episode. It’s very odd seeing the food being rationed out in the second episode, because something I share with HG Wells is we’re both Type One diabetics. At least he fully turned in his early 60s, because he would […]

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