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Riddick storm.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Riddick storm.

Well, at least a poster for the new Riddick movie showing him in a bit of a storm. It’ll be interesting to see how the 3rd movie in the series pans out. The second film had far better special effects that the low-budget first movie, but the plot was a little weak and the ideas […]

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Pacific Rim… big robots are big.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim… big robots are big.

There’s big robots and then there’s Pacific Rim-style big Mecha robot large. Here’s the new teaser material from the large robots take on large aliens (or monsters, depending on which leak you believe) in Japan film. This homage to a very Japanese sub-genre comes courtesy of Spanish wunderkind Guillermo del Toro. This should be a […]

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The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Within by Ian Whates (book review).

You would think that with a title like ‘The Noise Within’ that author Ian Whates had produced a book to justify the title. The problem is it doesn’t. The title is actually the name of a missing Artificial Intelligence driven spaceship that has gone missing and has now come back to human space and the […]

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We Are For The Dark: 1987-90: Volume Seven by Robert Silverberg (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
We Are For The Dark: 1987-90: Volume Seven by Robert Silverberg (book review).

The collecting of the stories of Robert Silverberg continues with this latest volume, ‘We Are For The Dark’. It’s a mixed bag of short stories and novellas with the latter providing the best bits. Silverberg has often said that the novelette or novella is the ideal vehicle for a Science Fiction idea and he has […]

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

It is the time of Anno Dracula and everyone is making the choice, be warm or live forever. If you don’t like it, there are some good concentration camps on the South Downs, Sherlock Holmes is safely confined there but his brother Mycroft at the Diogenes Club needs a man he can trust. Step forward […]

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Paul Cornell goes urban (fantasy)… with London Falling.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Paul Cornell goes urban (fantasy)… with London Falling.

London Falling is the first urban fantasy novel from writer Paul Cornell who is best known for various Doctor Who episodes for the BBC, not to mention writing comics for Marvel and DC, including The X-Men and Batman & Robin. Here’s the novel’s potted summary… Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust […]

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The Hobbit… here, son, ‘ave this blade.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit… here, son, ‘ave this blade.

A new trailer for the Hobbit where Gandalf arms his diminutive questing companion up with a sword… Sting is it? It’s interesting that the media seem to be trying to spread a ‘This movie sucks’ message based on supposed awful early reactions at test screenings. We’ll hold our opinion until we’ve actually seen the film, […]

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Ghost Story (The Dresden Files book 13) by Jim Butcher (book review).

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files book 13) by Jim Butcher (book review).

There is no way around this so if haven’t read the previous book to this, ‘Changes’, look away now. ‘Ghost Story’ is about our loveable wizard Harry Dresden and he is, as Dickens might definitely paraphrase, definitely dead as a door nail. But wait; although his demise is definite his story is not yet over. […]

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Back To Frank Black edited by Adam Chamberlain & Brian A. Dixon (book review).

November 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Back To Frank Black edited by Adam Chamberlain & Brian A. Dixon (book review).

In many respects, when it comes to books on subjects relating to show-runner Chris Carter, ‘The X-Files’ tends to dominate everything. This book, ‘Back To Frank Black’, doesn’t. It focuses entirely on ‘Millennium’. Hard to believe the series is some sixteen years old now and probably that long ago since I saw it. However, reading […]

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Goosebumps Season One (DVD review).

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Goosebumps Season One (DVD review).

Well done to Revelation Films for releasing this excellent series on DVD. Based on the original books by RL Stine, who is somewhat like a younger version of Roald Dahl, though perhaps not as prolific and versatile, ‘Goosebumps’ takes us into the realms of scary stories for children. They were written about 20 years ago […]

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