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Monster Cinema: Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Cinema by Barry Keith Grant (book review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monster Cinema: Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Cinema by Barry Keith Grant (book review).

Now here we are with another ‘Quick Takes’ book, small enough to slip into your pocket for a read on your travels. This time, Barry Keith Grant is into ‘Monster Cinema’. Oddly, this doesn’t just cover your normal SF and horror creatures, but some of the more general genre ones like Norman Bates and Hannibal […]

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Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

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Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

‘Figures From Life: Drawing With Style’ is the fourth book by Patrick J. Jones and, as the title suggests, this time you’re in an artbook showing how to draw real people, mostly unclad, but don’t expect to see many of them. You’re also going to be using charcoal, pastels, rags and even an automated eraser […]

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The Legion Volume 2 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel (graphic novel review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Legion Volume 2 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel (graphic novel review).

My annual fix of Legion Of Super-Heroes starts with the second volume of Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Oliver Coipel, ‘The Legion’. With this version of the LSH, an explosion has propelled nine Legionnaires and part of the headquarters across the galaxy. With no way to get back, Element Lad placed them in tromium crystal […]

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An American Story by Christopher Priest (book review).

December 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
An American Story by Christopher Priest (book review).

An American Story by Christopher Priest is my novel of the year, a grabbing, electrifying and chilling read. It’s probably best categorised as a conspiracy thriller, with settings in the near past, the present and the near future. Ben Matson tells the story. He’s an English freelance science journalist, living in Scotland (independent and a […]

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Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe (book review).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe (book review).

I often wonder why there aren’t more books about ethnic minorities in comicbooks. As author Michael A. Sheyahshe points out in his introduction to ‘Native Americans In Comic Books: A Critical Study’, this is the first book on the subject and on his own people. Sheyahshe is a Native American or as he prefers to […]

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City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke (book review).

December 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
City Of Lies (A Poison War Novel book 1) by Sam Hawke (book review).

‘City Of Lies’ by Sam Hawke is book one in the ‘Poison Wars’ series. We follow two points of view with Jovan and his sister, Kalina. Jovan is being trained by his uncle to take over his role as a master of all things poisonous, but not to actually poison anyone. His job is to […]

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Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

December 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

I’m on the same page or rather book as botanist and teacher author Stanley A. Rice with his book ‘Scientifically Thinking’ because I have a scientific background. You might have noticed that over the years. It’s also rather useful as a Science Fiction writer because even when I play with scientific rules, I still apply […]

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MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

December 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

I came across a picture created by Constantine Serkeris a while back and pulled this book, although only now having the time to review it. Sekeris works for various design studios, including Steve Johnson’s EDGE FX and worked on several films. However, the work here is design work that was done but not used in […]

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The Ages Of The Justice League edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

December 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The Justice League edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

The examination of how various comicbook characters and teams have developed has now moved onto the first of DC’s teams, the Justice League. The Joseph J. Darowski edited book, ‘The Ages Of The Justice League’, has 17 articles on the subject spanning from the 1960s to the present. For those who didn’t know, back in […]

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The War Beneath by Timothy S. Johnston (book review).

December 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
The War Beneath by Timothy S. Johnston (book review).

Timothy S. Johnston knows how to write thrillers set in tight spaces, so the setting for his latest novel, ‘The War Beneath’, may seem a little expansive, until you consider just how tight a space the ocean can really be. Despite the fact water covers over seventy percent of our planet, it’s actually a rather […]

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