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Modern Masters Volume Eighteen: John Romita, Jr. by George Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

March 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Eighteen: John Romita, Jr. by George Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

John Romita, Jr. has very big shoes to follow as his dad, John Romita, was already a famous artist at Marvel Comics and didn’t really want him to go into the industry because of the long hours and low pay at the time. There was also a little matter of nepotism as his mother, Virginia, […]

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Stranger Of Tempest (Book One of The God Fragments) by Tom Lloyd (fantasy book review).

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stranger Of Tempest (Book One of The God Fragments) by Tom Lloyd (fantasy book review).

Like a super-hero origin movie, the first book in a fantasy trilogy has to do a lot of upfront work to establish its characters, factions, geography and even the specific rules of its reality before it can really get on with things. So, even though ‘Stranger Of Tempest’ starts with a fight, a chase and […]

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Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History of James Bond by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History of James Bond by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

With ‘Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored Unauthorised Oral History Of James Bond’ by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross, we have another title with a very long name. Although I could have relied on the main title as an identifier to that agent fella, Bond, James Bond, the qualifier is in the sub-title. […]

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Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

February 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jane: A Pin-Up At War by Andy Saunders (book review).

Back in my early teens, I read a library edition of ‘The Penguin Book Of Comics’ and was the first time I came across the Daily Mirror newspaper strip, ‘Jane’, where it was pointed out that the day she lost all her clothes was the day the allies moved 6 miles in the D-Day landing. […]

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Thunderlord by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah J. Ross (book review).

February 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Thunderlord by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah J. Ross (book review).

For anyone unfamiliar with the ‘Darkover’ series created by Marion Zimmer Bradley, it is Science Fiction with fantasy overtones. Although the earliest stories appear to be fantasy, as the series develops, it becomes clear that Darkover is a ‘lost colony’ much in the same way Anne McCaffrey’s Pern is. Over the centuries when contact with […]

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Welcome To Arkham Asylum edited by Sharon Packer, M.D. and Daniel R. Fredrick (book review).

February 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Welcome To Arkham Asylum edited by Sharon Packer, M.D. and Daniel R. Fredrick (book review).

For modern Batman fans, Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum would appear to have been there forever but was actually created in October, 1974 in Batman # 258 by writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Irv Novick and was a hospital not an asylum as recounted by editor Sharon Packer. Logistically, you would think it would have wondered […]

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Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

February 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Aurora Rising’ is book one in the ‘Aurora Cycle’, written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This is their second series of books after their hugely successful ‘Illuminae Files’. Tyler Jones is top of his class in Aurora Academy and he’s just waiting to be able to pick his dream team to set off into […]

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Casket Of Souls (The Night Runner series book 3) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

February 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Casket Of Souls (The Night Runner series book 3) by Lynn Flewelling (book review).

‘Casket Of Souls’ is book 6 in ‘The Night Runner’ series. I absolutely love this series so prepare for spoilers for the previous books and lots of gushing. You’ve been warned. If you’ve not read the previous books in this series, this plot summary and indeed the whole book will mean very little to you. […]

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Salvation Lost (The Salvation Sequence book 2) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

February 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Salvation Lost (The Salvation Sequence book 2) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation Lost’ by Peter F Hamilton is the second novel in the Salvation Sequence trilogy. This in line with so many of Peter Hamilton’s novels is a space opera on a grand scale across both space and time. Time-wise it comprises two threads, the Earth-centric one is set from 25thJune to 4thJuly 2204 and the […]

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The Unkindest Tide (An October Daye novel book 13) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

February 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Unkindest Tide (An October Daye novel book 13) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Selkies are the seal people of Gaelic, Scottish and Scandinavian folklore. While spending most of their time in the sea, they will come onto the land, shed their skins and take human form. The legends say that if a skin is found, the owner can coerce the Selkie into remaining human. Often Selkies are portrayed […]

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