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At Childhood’s End by Sophie Aldred with Steve Cole and Mike Tucker (book review).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
At Childhood’s End by Sophie Aldred with Steve Cole and Mike Tucker (book review).

Ace is gone and Dorothy is home again. She’s rejected the technicolour world of Oz and her travelling days are done. These days Dorothy McShane is a reclusive millionaire philanthropist running a charity called A Charitable Earth. She’s fine, she’s alone and she’s not fine. The nightmares every night might be a clue that something’s […]

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Sea Change by Nancy Kress (book review).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sea Change by Nancy Kress (book review).

In the not-too-distant future, the world is looking rather fragile following an economic crash, rising sea levels and massive food shortages that have followed on from a backlash against genetically modified organisms. Idealistic young campaigner-for-anything Renata Black lives through the momentous upheavals in society, seen via flashbacks, and becomes a member of the Org, a […]

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The Art Of Painted Comics by Christopher Lawrence (book review).

May 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Painted Comics by Christopher Lawrence (book review).

I did think when I started Christopher Lawrence’s book, ‘The Art Of Painted Comics’, that perhaps it was misnamed. Perhaps ‘The Art Of Painted Covers’ might have been a better title as much of the first part of the book addresses their start in pulp novels. Then again, the likes of The Shadow and The […]

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Acorna’s Rebels (book 6 of the Acorna series) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (book review).

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Acorna’s Rebels (book 6 of the Acorna series) by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (book review).

‘Acorna’s Rebels’ is part of a series of science fantasy novels that started as collaborations between Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball. However Elizabeth Ann Scarborough has been the co-author since volume three and so in reviewing book six we must consider the latter author. Anne McCaffrey, of course, should need little introduction. She is the […]

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The Disestablishment Of Paradise by Philip Mann (book review).

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Disestablishment Of Paradise by Philip Mann (book review).

A book of wonderful imagery and almost mystical storytelling, Phillip Mann’s ‘The Disestablishment Of Paradise’ takes us on a magical journey of the far future where one of mankind’s colony worlds is being abandoned and left to nature. It’s not for the sake of nature that this disestablishment of the colony is taking place. After […]

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The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (book review).

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (book review).

‘The Women’s War’ by Jenna Glass contains multiple references to violence and sexual violence that some readers may find triggering. The Abbey of the Unwanted is full of women no one wants as wives. The disobedient. The troublemakers. The ones who inconvenienced fathers or husbands. Those cast aside in divorce. All are sent to the […]

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The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack – 10th Anniversary Edition by Nicholas Gurewitch (book review).

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack – 10th Anniversary Edition by Nicholas Gurewitch (book review).

If long running comic strips like ‘Peanuts’, ‘Doonesbury’, ‘Calvin And Hobbes, et al are akin to sit-coms then one panel cartoons are more the equivalent of sketch shows. While the former will often provide plenty of self-contained laughs, they also rely on recurring characters, their recognisable traits and the occasional long running story. The latter […]

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Script Book by Jess Harrold (book review).

May 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Script Book by Jess Harrold (book review).

Insomniac Games’ ‘Spider-Man’ has been one of the most well received computer games of the past few years and has gone on to be one of the bestselling ‘super-hero’ titles in history. A vast and sprawling open world game, it gives players the opportunity to take the mantle of Peter Parker, swing through the streets […]

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Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters Of Fantasy edited by Shawn Speakman (book review).

May 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters Of Fantasy edited by Shawn Speakman (book review).

For those who haven’t heard of the ‘Unfettered’ collections, a bunch of authors donated short stories for the first volume to pay for the medical bills of editor Shawn Speakman. The second and third volumes pay that forward by raising money for charities, meaning not only are you getting a huge collection of stories for […]

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The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

I came across this book, ‘The Art Of Brian Bolland’ and ‘Bolland Strips’, via The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators Special’ late last year and bought both and, considering their age, still in mint condition. Presumably, those who want them, got them and the rest didn’t know about them. From the looks of things, I’m reading them […]

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