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How Dark The World Becomes by Frank Chadwick (book review).

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
How Dark The World Becomes by Frank Chadwick (book review).

Sasha is mid-level gangster involved in the usual smattering of criminal activities: drug dealing, protection and numbers. He seems like a nice guy, so far as thugs go. He funds a clinic, is good to his girlfriend and is apparently respected by his peers, except for the one who’d like to see him dead. To […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

December 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

A new year and a new issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ with which to celebrate it. Hurrah! The first thing I scanned was ‘The Via Panisperna Boys In “Operation Harmony”’, co-authored by Claudio Chillemi and Paul Di Filippo, two fellows clearly not frightened by quotation marks. Unless Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in […]

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47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay folks…here is the riddle of the moment: what do you get when an expressionless Keanu Reeves moping around in a tedious and stiff-minded Hollywood-made Japanese actioner period piece featuring avenging samurai warriors out for retaliatory blood? The answer: nothing much. Sure, the riddle may not be as clever or intriguing as expected but it […]

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Dark Shadows: Beyond The Grave by Aaron Lamont (CD review).

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: Beyond The Grave by Aaron Lamont  (CD review).

If you have ever watched BBC classic ‘Ghostwatch’, you will enjoy a little taste of the thrill of live broadcasts when anything that can go wrong does. This is what you get for sending the team of a spook-hunting show to Collinsport, the most haunted town ever. It was forty years ago today… Recently found […]

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Caroline Munro, First Lady Of Fantasy by Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter (book review).

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Caroline Munro, First Lady Of Fantasy by Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter (book review).

As actress Caroline Munro herself points out in the introduction, this book, Caroline Munro, First Lady Of Fantasy by Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter, this is not a biography. Considering she’s doing an autobiography herself at the time of this book’s release in 2012 that would have made this book a bit problematic. It is in […]

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Writing The Science Fiction Film by Robert Grant (book review).

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Writing The Science Fiction Film by Robert Grant (book review).

If you thought all of Michael Wiese Production books used American authors, then this will show different as Robert Grant, the author of ‘Writing The Science Fiction Film’ is British, a Londoner in fact. As with all of the Wiese books, these are designed for use at film schools or for potential film-makers to provide […]

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Sacrifice by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose (graphic novel review).

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sacrifice by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose (graphic novel review).

There’s a moment in Sam Humphries’ graphic novel ‘Sacrifice’ where you see Ian Curtis’ ankles. It’s a startling connection with reality, showing a one frame image of the lead singer of Joy Division’s suicide, but reflects the overwhelming feeling of doom in this book well. Don’t be put off by its teenage gothic trappings though, […]

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Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

I requested this book because I’ve come across the stories of Peter S. Beagle now and again in my magazine and anthology reviews and always liked them. A bit of research reveals that he is much lauded and awarded in the genre and rightly so, but I didn’t know that. Pleasing to find your own […]

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Combat Aircraft 76: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In The Far East by Paul F. Crickmore (book review).

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Combat Aircraft 76: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In The Far East by Paul F. Crickmore (book review).

I did wonder when I started this book, ‘Combat Aircraft 76: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In The Far East’ by Paul F. Crickmore, as to what would it cover about the famous stealth surveillance Mach 3.1 Blackbird, also called the Habu, nicknamed after a dark poisonous put viper, by its pilots. The SR-71 was the replacement […]

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Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others by Patrick M. Burke (book review).

December 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others by Patrick M. Burke (book review).

Patrick M. Burke’s book ‘Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others’ looks at what makes us depressed or happy, not to mention the multitude of emotions in between. Much of your moods depends on the release of hormones which no doubt explains the variety of drugs that can be used to bring you down […]

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