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Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman (book review).

June 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman (book review).

It’s difficult to come up with a truly original and unique human society in which to set your story. Even when writing about other planets and other times, we tend to end up with societies that have some basis in current or past human cultures. Authors who invent new alien species can often have more […]

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The World Of TwoMorrows: Celebrating 25 Years Of The Future Of Fandom edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke (book review).

June 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The World Of TwoMorrows: Celebrating 25 Years Of The Future Of Fandom edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke (book review).

Now here’s a weird twist. ‘The World Of TwoMorrows: Celebrating 25 Years Of The Future Of Fandom’ is a retrospective of a company looking at itself and its publishing history. The interviewers are being interviewed themselves and we also get some insight from the pros like Mark Evanier and Alex Ross. Between the two editors […]

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The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer (book review).

June 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer (book review).

Robert Sawyer is finally back writing. Yah! Oddly, his subject matter is Robert Oppenheimer and the build-up of his latest book, ‘The Oppenheimer Alternative’, uses Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project as his starting point before another catastrophe rears its head. The pivotal change is after the nuclear bombing of two Japanese cities and their […]

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Fantasy author Tobi Ogundiran signs with JJLA (literary news).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Tobi Ogundiran signs with JJLA (literary news).

Author Tobi Ogundiran has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency. His debut novel is the fantasy epic CHILDREN OF AṨSA. Tobi’s short stories have been published/are forthcoming in the The Dark, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shoreline of Infinity, and FIYAH. Tutu is a twin. She is a murderer. She is a fugitive. For a thousand years […]

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The Complete Johnny Future by Alf Wallace and Luis Bermejo (graphic novel review).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Complete Johnny Future by Alf Wallace and Luis Bermejo (graphic novel review).

From the runs of various British comics prior to ‘2000AD’, there are several long running stories I would love to see reprinted in volumes: ‘Agent 21’ from ‘TV21’, the ‘Countdown’ strip from the same named ‘Countdown/TV Action’ comic, some of the nearly forgotten SF stories from ‘Lion’ and ‘Smash’ comics. Hell, I’d love to see […]

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Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore attacked and burnt to ground in riots (news).

May 31, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore attacked and burnt to ground in riots (news).

Sad news, Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore, the oldest independent science fiction bookstore in America, has been attacked and burnt to the ground in the ongoing US riots which errupted following the murder of George Floyd by police. Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore opened for business on March 2nd 1974 in Minnesota. Its companion shop, […]

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Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Bards And Sages Quarterly’ is a small press speculative fiction magazine that publishes stories up to 5000 words in a variety of genres and styles and pays a fistful of dollars to writers. Only a small fistful but it’s all welcome and no one does short stories for the money. These are some works that […]

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Little Victories: Autism Through A Father’s Eyes by Yvon Roy (graphic novel review).

May 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Little Victories: Autism Through A Father’s Eyes by Yvon Roy (graphic novel review).

‘Little Victories: Autism Through A Father’s Eyes’ is a didactic graphic novel of sorts, intended to explain the affect an autistic child has on their parents. perhaps, put more positively, how parenting an autistic child can be challenging, but still rewarding and loving. It is heavy-going, though, and not something played for laughs, despite the […]

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified by Troy Benjamin (book review).

May 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified by Troy Benjamin (book review).

A key problem is Marvel doesn’t issue review books, no doubt seeing themselves so big that they’re fanbase will get wind of anything they put in print. No doubt this applies to the comicbooks although I’m less sure about their TV books and only discovered the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Seasons’ books accidentally last year. ‘SHIELD’ […]

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Lost In Time And Space by Matthew J. Elliott (book review).

May 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lost In Time And Space by Matthew J. Elliott (book review).

The book you didn’t know you wanted or maybe you did. ‘Lost In Time And Space’ is one writer’s effort to plug those mystifying gaps between the televised adventures of the famous Doctor. Taking as its premise that we have seen only selected adventures, Matthew J. Elliott has combed through the episodes from the very […]

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