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Jeffrey Jones: A Life In Art (book review).

July 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jeffrey Jones: A Life In Art (book review).

Getting hold of ‘Jeffrey Jones: A Life In Art’ as a sample of his/her work was tough enough and this was a second edition. With this book, Jeffrey Catherine Jones (1944-2011) explained in his own words his history and transgender issues. I’m going to stick to the feminine pronoun from here in. It gets confusing […]

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The Immortal Throne (City 2) by Stella Gemmell (book review).

July 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Immortal Throne (City 2) by Stella Gemmell (book review).

When an author dies with a book unfinished there is always an issue: should someone else complete it or should it be left unpublished. Perhaps the extant work should be issued with any notes pertaining to it. One of the best known unfinished novels is ‘The Mystery Of Edwin Drood’ by Charles Dickins which has […]

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Corpus Delicti by Serge Birault (book review).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Corpus Delicti by Serge Birault (book review).

I can’t really recall how I came across Serge Birault but googled his art, jaw dropped, saw he had a book out there and ordered one up. It’s also a bilingual book with text in French and English. Birault looks like he turned all of his sketches into paintings on PhotoShop or at least enhanced […]

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The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

‘The Plasm’ is a novella in the SF/horror genre, a fine old tradition. Here’s what happens. Steve and Sam, a lady, are a salvage team working the Solar System. Sam is bold and daring while Steve is more cautious, wary of danger. When they come across the wreck of the Vordlak, Sam is overcome with […]

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Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses (SF anthology review).

July 6, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses (SF anthology review).

‘Gotta Wear Eclipse Sunglasses’ is an anthology of optimistic Science Fiction and fantasy from Third Flatiron Publishing and edited by Juliana Rew. It’s available from Smashwords as an eBook on a very enlightened pay-what-you-want basis or from Barnes and Noble as a pay $4.95 Nook Book or from Amazon as a paperback. Check the website […]

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Resurgence by C.J. Cherryh (book review).

July 4, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Resurgence by C.J. Cherryh (book review).

In days gone by, when reading matter was all print, either in the form of books or magazines, publishing houses had more staff. Editors had the space to give their authors guidance in order to produce the best work possible for the benefit of all: reader, writer and publisher. As in so many walks of […]

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Costume Design And Illustration (book review).

July 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Costume Design And Illustration (book review).

Even if I couldn’t draw or paint, I’m a sucker for books where artists shown their craft and any tips they have, With this book, ‘Costume Design And Illustration’, we have 10 artists doing just that with lots of samples of their work. These artists, in case you’re after your own favourites are: Carlo Arelleno, […]

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Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta (book review)

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta  (book review)

Joltin’ Joe Sinnott, as he was sometimes known in Marvel’s credit boxes, was an American comicbook artist who worked in both pencils and ink. He passed away on 25 June 2020 at the ripe old age of 93. He worked until March 2019 on the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ strip for newspapers, as well as odd bits […]

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Shorefall (The Founders Trilogy book 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett (book review).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shorefall (The Founders Trilogy book 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett (book review).

To many, the term ‘fantasy’ means either an invented world where the technology level is mediaeval, the highest form being the forging of steel, or a contemporary setting peopled with supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves. True, a lot of fantasy can be encompassed by variations on these themes but sometimes the imagination of the […]

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Emshwiller: Infinity X Two by Luius Ortiz (book review).

June 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Emshwiller: Infinity X Two by Luius Ortiz (book review).

I’ve been meaning to track down ‘Emshwiller: Infinity X Two’ by Luius Ortiz for a long time. As distribution of American SF magazines back in the 1960s-80s rarely reached my neck of the woods, I only slowly became aware of the mags and their artists and so many a couple decades later. As such, I […]

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