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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

October 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables book 1 of 2) by Alix E. Harrow (book review).

Zinnia Gray has been dying her entire life. Cursed with a fatal genetic disorder, she is well aware that her time is short. No one with her disease has much life beyond 21. Today is her 21st birthday. In a tribute to a childhood obsession that turned into a college degree, Zinnia’s best friend throws […]

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Comic Book Artist Bullpen edited by Jon B. Cooke (book review).

October 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist Bullpen edited by Jon B. Cooke (book review).

Now here’s an oddity. Once upon a time in 2003, there was a fanzine called ‘Comic Book Artist Bullpen’ that ran for 7 issues, interviewing comicbook professionals, specially George Tuska, Frank Bolle, Fred Hembeck and Terry Beatty and then a double-sized issue devoted to Jack Abel, with contributions from a lot of other people. If […]

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Vampires From Another World by Simon Bacon (book review).

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vampires From Another World by Simon Bacon (book review).

For this book, ‘Vampires From Another World’, author Simon Bacon in his introduction contests that because HG Wells’ ‘The War Of The Worlds’ and Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ both came out in 1897 that they would have a blood drinking connection. I find that a bit dubious simply because the Martians were here for conquest not […]

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Scrap by Nicholas Mennuti, Howard Chaykin, Don Cameron and Yen Nitro (graphic novel review).

October 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Scrap by Nicholas Mennuti, Howard Chaykin, Don Cameron and Yen Nitro (graphic novel review).

The rather unheroic hero of this Science Fiction novella is Travis Schrader, a security guard with a degree in electronics which means he gets $15 an hour instead of $12 for his night shifts at the Gulch Group Data Centre, Jefferson County, Kansas in the year 2023. We join him on his journey to work […]

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Alien Invasions!: The History Of Aliens In Pop Culture edited by Michael Stein (book review).

October 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alien Invasions!: The History Of Aliens In Pop Culture edited by Michael Stein (book review).

Looking at the picture on the cover of ‘Alien Invasions! : The History Of Aliens In Pop Culture’, it should quickly become apparent to you that those two humanoid aliens hiding behind the wall are going to pounce out and attack those alien emissaries on their goodwill tour coming down from their spaceship. No? Then […]

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Doctor Who And Science edited by Marcus K. Harmes and Lindy A. Orthia (book review).

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Doctor Who And Science edited by Marcus K. Harmes and Lindy A. Orthia (book review).

I’m not altogether sure if I agree with this book’s editors Marcus K. Harmes and Lindy A. Orthia that ‘Doctor Who And Science’ is the first book looking at the science of the Time Lord’s TV series but that maybe because we see enough UK specials of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ over here and other books […]

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Threading The Labyrinth by Tiffani Angus (book review).

October 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Threading The Labyrinth by Tiffani Angus (book review).

To many a maze and a labyrinth are synonymous. Often a maze is depicted as having high wall or hedges and a number of dead-ends making it a puzzle to navigate and reach the centre. The term ‘labyrinth’ covers a lot more possibilities. They have been around for a very long time. In prehistoric times […]

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Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

October 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

You do have to wonder how much the book ‘Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged)’ is actually abridged and appears not to identify scientific laws. When the examples of size-changing is looked at, they should have identified the Square-Cube Law where the larger the creature, the cross-section also increases in size and making it harder […]

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Monster Blood Tattoo Book One: Foundling by D.M. Cornish (book review).

October 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Monster Blood Tattoo Book One: Foundling by D.M. Cornish (book review).

In a world where humans and monsters co-exist, who are the good, the bad and the ugly? That’s the problem facing our young hero Rossamünd as he finally leaves the orphanage which raised him and sets out to become an apprentice in his new trade in this first book of the ‘Monster Blood Tattoo’ trilogy. […]

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The Actual Star by Monica Byrne (SF book review)

October 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Actual Star by Monica Byrne (SF book review)

‘The Actual Star’ is one of those books that tries to tell multiple stories at once, intertwining them and using each to explain something about the others. In this case, the author is aiming to critique our world, in particular, concepts such as gender identity and self-sacrifice, while playing with the classic Science Fiction trope […]

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