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The Heretic (General) by Tony Daniel and David Drake (book review).

April 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Heretic (General) by Tony Daniel and David Drake (book review).

Shortly after the death of his mother, six year-old Abel Dashian wanders into a locked storage shed. He has a fair idea what he’ll find in there: nishterlaub. Forbidden articles of old and broken technology packed away behind lock and key. Abel is a precocious young lad; he turns the key, ducks into the room […]

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Evil Dead (Frank’s Take) film review.

April 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Evil Dead (Frank’s Take) film review.

One thing is for certain: ‘Evil Dead’ — both the 1981 Sam Raimi-directed original and the Fede Alvarez-directed 2013 reboot — will definitely please those warped fright fanatics looking for that exuberant guilty pleasure gore to appease their bloodthirsty palates. With the raucous reputation for nightmarish nuances that were a proud and perverse staple that […]

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Winter’s Dreams by Glen Cook (book review)

April 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Winter’s Dreams by Glen Cook (book review)

For anyone who has ever had tapas, they’ll know that while tastes delicious, there are times it can be a little unsatisfying. There’s not enough of each dish for you to feel full but you’re left with some tantalising flavours that you want more of. ‘Winter’s Dreams’ certainly qualifies as a selection of small yet […]

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Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

April 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

Right, I’ll hold my hands up and admit it. I’ve never read Jack Vance before this collection. If that admission hasn’t made you turn off your computer or mobile device in disgusted fury, please bear with me as I’m a convert. In ‘Dream Castles’. this second volume of works originally published between 1947 and 1968, […]

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Pacific Rim… Crimson Typhoon.

April 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim… Crimson Typhoon.

Guillermo del Toro gives us some more big bot action with his scifi movie Pacific Rim, in the form of China’s defender… Crimson Typhoon.

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Pacific Rim… Gipsy Danger.

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim… Gipsy Danger.

Here’s the USA’s entry in the big mech league for sci-fi flick Pacific Rim, called Gipsy Danger.

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6 Souls film review (Frank’s Take).

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
6 Souls film review (Frank’s Take).

The muddled macabre melodrama ‘6 Souls’ has undergone two movie title changes (it was formerly known as ‘Shelter’ back in 2009) yet the preposterous theme has to do with multiple personalities of a disturbed mental patient. The fact that this hackneyed horror show has been sitting on the shelf for a few years clearly demonstrates […]

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Under The Dome… you’re all domed!

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Under The Dome… you’re all domed!

The CBS horror TV series The Dome (based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name) now has a trailer out for it. We’re all domed!

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The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize Shortlist 2014

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize Shortlist 2014

The Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED! Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers launched a new award for aspiring debut novelists, in June last year. The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize. Since the deadline for submissions on the 31st December 2012, the team have […]

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The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

If one buys into director Ramaa Mosley’s dark and off-kilter lightweight comedy ‘The Brass Teapot’ then you are under the belief system that wacky mysticism, monetary struggles and underlying marital disillusionment are an ideal recipe for a flighty fable about how a magical teapot can manufacture dollar-making dreams in a recession-induced world. Well, the premise […]

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