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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

Back in the 1950s, it was largely believed that the British would lead the space race, which care of ‘The Eagle’ comic and the talents of Frank Hampson and his team brought out into the fictional world of ‘Dan Dare’ set some forty-five years into the future, As writer Rod Barzilay points out in his […]

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Jupiter 40: XL Mneme (magazine review).

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jupiter 40: XL Mneme (magazine review).

I can’t believe ‘Jupiter Magazine’ has now reached 40. Time passes so quickly and it doesn’t seem long since it was a teenager. However, with maturity, it gets better and better and in this issue there are plenty of good stories for you to read. Author David Conyers is also an artist and he provides […]

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Jago & Litefoot: Series Five Box Set by Jonathan Morris, Marc Platt, Colin Brake, Justin Richards (CD review).

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jago & Litefoot: Series Five Box Set by Jonathan Morris, Marc Platt, Colin Brake, Justin Richards (CD review).

The dynamic duo, Jago and Litefoot, return in their fifth box set and with 4 stories set in the 1960s and the writers really go to town. Part 1: The Age Of Revolution by Jonathan Morris introduces our pair as they are dropped off by the Sixth Doctor having been on a few trips with […]

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The Last Watch (book 4) by Sergei Lukyanyenko (book review).

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Last Watch (book 4) by Sergei Lukyanyenko (book review).

After the dramatic events of the Nightwatch trilogy, Anton has settled down into cosy domesticity with his wife, a powerful witch and his daughter who will be the most powerful enchantress ever, when she’s not playing with dolls. We are in the world of the Others. They are super-humans who will live far longer than […]

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The Uncertainty Bridge by David Conyers (book review).

May 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Uncertainty Bridge by David Conyers (book review).

This is a collection of three stories by the Australian author David Conyers. It’s available in Kindle format from Amazon for a very reasonable price. A good avenue for the future of publishing, Kindle makes stories available to be read on various devices, cheaply and easily at the press of a button. It’s a very […]

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Titanium Rain by Josh Fiuney and Kat Rocha (CD review).

May 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Titanium Rain by Josh Fiuney and Kat Rocha (CD review).

This isn’t an audio book. Much better than that, it’s audio drama, a relatively rare thing these days. The BBC produces a considerable output of audio drama with plays broadcast on a daily basis and there are also facilities in Ireland for doing the same. With very few outlets now existing since Canada and Australia […]

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Life On The Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (book review).

May 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Life On The Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (book review).

In many respects, Jack Skillingstead’s novel, ‘Life On The Preservation’, has direct connections to the films ‘Dark City’, ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘The Matrix’ and even mentions the latter. For a good part of the book, you’re aware that it always seems to be Seattle, 5th October 2012 where at midnight, it switches back to the […]

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The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

‘The Science Fiction Reboot’ by Heather Urbanski has nothing to do with footware but a look at the number of films and TV series that have had a make-over to seek a new audience and supposedly, to my mind, revitalise the original ideas. It doesn’t actually say that this is a good idea nor the […]

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Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett	(book review).

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the film ‘Terminator: Salvation’ came out or nearly that long, since I bought ‘The Official Movie Companion’ that has been languishing in my to read pile. However, as it’s my intention to reduce said pile this year, it’s time for a read. This book has […]

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Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

Finally settling down to watch Ridley Scott’s prequel to ‘Alien’, I ended up being rather ambivalent about it. He scores well on visuals but very poor on emotional content. Whether this is his fault or that of his scriptwriters or somewhere in between, I haven’t decided yet. Having the story set in 2093, which is […]

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