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Dark Currents edited by Ian Whates (anthology book review).

August 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dark Currents edited by Ian Whates (anthology book review).

‘Dark Currents’ is an anthology of short stories from interesting little publisher NewCon Press for which the authors were given one simple prompt: Dark currents/dark tides. They could make of that what they would and author brains being each unique, they delivered sixteen different stories and one poem. I read the hardcover version but it’s […]

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Story Selling: How To Develop, Market And Pitch Your Film & TV Projects by Heather Hale (book review)

August 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Story Selling: How To Develop, Market And Pitch Your Film & TV Projects by Heather Hale  (book review)

In other books from Michael Wiese Productions, there have been sections dealing with how to sell scripts in Hollywood. I’ve used the entire title of Heather Hale’s book ‘Story Selling: How To Develop, Market And Pitch Your Film & TV Projects’ just in case your eyes play tricks and you think the main title is […]

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Horror master Dean Koontz signs with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint (book news).

July 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horror master Dean Koontz signs with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint (book news).

Amazon has signed horror author Dean Koontz for a five-book deal and a collection of six short thrillers. Thomas & Mercer will publish the first book, Devoted, next spring, and Nameless, the short thriller collection, will be available from Amazon Original Stories for free to Prime and Kindle Unlimited customers on November 12th 2019. This […]

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Cage Of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

July 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cage Of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

In the very far future, the remnants of mankind live in the city of Shadrapur. It’s a ruin of a city, eking out the leftovers of technology and knowledge as the sun begins to fail overhead. It’s a city whose inhabitants have entered a Vancian age of manners, stratification of society, strange customs and stranger […]

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The Fire Opal Mechanism (The Jewel Series book 2) by Fran Wilde (book review)

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fire Opal Mechanism (The Jewel Series book 2) by Fran Wilde   (book review)

‘The Fire Opal Mechanism’ is the sequel to ‘The Jewel And Her Lapidary’. While it is set in the same world, it follows different characters. Ania is a librarian at a university. She values the individuality of books and other aspects of education such as teaching and debate. But the pressmen, a group of people […]

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Legion: Secret Origin by Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering (graphic novel review).

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Legion: Secret Origin by Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering (graphic novel review).

While I was still mopping up anything Legion Of Super-Heroes’ that DC Comics had left hanging around, I came across ‘Legion: Secret Origin’, from the 2011 mini-series, written by Paul Levitz with art pencilled by Chris Batista and inked by Marc Deering. The only problem was to work out which version of the LSH it […]

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The Golden Age Of Science Fiction by John Wade (book review).

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Golden Age Of Science Fiction by John Wade (book review).

For the book title ‘The Golden Age Of Science Fiction’, author John Wade is referring to the UK from the 1950s to the very early 1960s, with references beyond. Essentially, you are seeing a time period that you might not have grown up in and I was nearly a decade later. There are also loads […]

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Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland (book review)

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland (book review)

I am not a fantasy fan let alone ever played a card game associated with it. If anything, the only thing I can really explore here is the art in ‘Magic: The Gathering: Rise Of The Gateway: A Visual History’ by Wizards Of The Coast and Jenna Helland. How much of the art played is […]

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A Bite To Remember (Argeneau Family book 5) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Bite To Remember (Argeneau Family book 5) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

The ‘Argeneau Family’ series of books is like a relay race. The baton of focal character is passed on between the end of one novel and the start of the next. ‘A Bite To Remember’ is the fifth in the series involving the Argeneau family. What makes members different is that they are vampires in […]

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Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (book review).

July 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (book review).

‘Vita Nostra’ has been translated from Marina and Sergey Dyachenko’s original Russian by talented translator Julia Meytov Hersey. How anyone goes about translating something so alien is beyond me, but what has emerged in English is a compelling yet often confusing tale of one girl’s education in the surreal, mystical and metaphysical arts. Sasha Samokhina […]

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