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The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard (book review).

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard (book review).

The dragon Griaule is 6000 feet long and has been lying dormant in the hills for thousands of years exerting his influence over the surrounding country. This collection brings together six short stories and novellas about this enormous dragon, giving different perspectives on his life and influence. ‘The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule’ tells […]

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Science fiction travels Beyond the Sun?

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Science fiction travels Beyond the Sun?

Kansas-based author and editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt writes in to tell us about his latest anthology project – this one being launched on KickStarter by the writer. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve dreamed about exploring the stars. What’s out there? What strange planets and beings might we encounter?” Schmidt said. As he watched […]

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Goddess Of The Dance by Anna Kashina (book review).

September 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Goddess Of The Dance by Anna Kashina  (book review).

In ‘The Princess Of Dhagabad’, the princess managed the impossible: she freed a djinn from slavery. In defiance of her father’s plans and what was best for the kingdom, she followed her heart with the belief she and Hasan would live happily ever after. In ‘Goddess Of The Dance’, the princess, now known by her […]

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The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer

September 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer

  ‘The Chocolatier’s Wife’ by Cindy Lynn Speer is a tale of mystery, adventure and romance. On William Almsley’s seventh birthday, the identity of his future wife is revealed. The ritual, performed by a wise woman every year since his birth, is supposed to choose his best match. His mother is appalled to learn the […]

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It’s a nightmare!

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
It’s a nightmare!

Nightmare is a new online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In Nightmare’s pages, you will find various kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Edited by anthologist John Joseph Adams, every month Nightmare will aim to bring you a mix of originals and reprints. Nightmare will also […]

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The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Trilogy by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Trilogy by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy.

You know how it is. Those nice people from Abrams & Chronicle send me a selection of books and glancing through them, deciding which to read first, when I got to ‘The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Trilogy’, I started to read first rather than just look at all the pictures. It then […]

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

Bounty Hunter Johnny Alpha isn’t alone for long. His latest partner isn’t one whom he would choose neither. Another Strontium Dog or rather, as she prefers, Strontium Bitch, by the name of Durham Red. Her particular, shall we say, affliction is that she has a taste for blood and with a set of fangs, is […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir.

From the start, I should point out that this second edition of ‘The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television’ by John Kenneth Muir from 1951 and only reaches as far as 2008. No doubt with all the super-hero films that have come out in the past four or more years, depending when the next […]

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

September 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

These ‘Unincorporated’ book series seems to be moving ever further from the original unique premise where American business practices are extended in the future with everyone owning a bit of everyone else’s lives has been forgotten in a civil war stretching across the Solar System. The fourth book, ‘The Unincorporated Future’, is essentially a war […]

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