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Outposts Of Beyond April 2018 (ebook review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Outposts Of Beyond April 2018 (ebook review).

I bought this issue because it contains a story by Mike Morgan and an interview with him. I’ve enjoyed a few of his yarns in the past. Happily, there is some other good stuff, too. ‘A Prophecy And The People’ by Beth Powers is a fantasy that plays with the usual tropes. The Bard is […]

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Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

‘Mummy Knows Best’ is an anthology of short stories edited by Theresa Derwin, late in 2017. As is reasonably obvious from the title and the cover, these stories focus on a wide variety of mummification tales. Coming from the Terror Tree label, this reviewer expected a good dose of blood-curdling horror but the contents actually […]

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Lucky Universe (Lucky Marines Book 1) by Joshua James (book review).

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lucky Universe (Lucky Marines Book 1) by Joshua James (book review).

‘Lucky Universe’ is the first in what is promised to be an 8 book military SF series. Books 2 and 3 are already available so the author, Joshua James, must be hard at work on the next one. So what’s it all about? The short answer is Lance Corporal `Lucky’ Lee Savage, a Frontier Marine […]

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Origamy by Rachel Armstong (book review)

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Origamy by Rachel Armstong  (book review)

The art of origamy (sic) weaves space and time, alternative universes and parallel histories in a mind-bending and befuddling fashion that allows the origamy circus-troop family of Mobius to see and experience any point in space and time. From the beginning, where Mobius has lost much of her memory of her own personal history and […]

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Think Small: The Tiniest Art In The World by Eva Katz (small book review)

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Think Small: The Tiniest Art In The World by Eva Katz   (small book review)

From time to time in the UK, either newspapers or television will do a feature on British artists who paint or sculpture at minute sizes. What Eva Katz’ book, ‘Think Small: The Tiniest Art In The World’ reveals is that there are many artists world-wide and 24 are included in this book. Amongst the examples […]

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John Buscema Sketchbook by J. David Spurlock and John Buscema (book review)

April 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
John Buscema Sketchbook by J. David Spurlock and John Buscema  (book review)

I pulled the ‘John Buscema Sketchbook’ mostly because I was curious to see his pencil work and, literally, what he sketched and came up with some surprises as little was shown of his more, shall we say, recognised work. The Steranko introduction gives Buscema’s history going from comicbook art to commercial illustration when comicbooks dropped […]

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Lightstrike by John Zeleznik (art-book review).

April 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lightstrike by John Zeleznik (art-book review).

I came across the art of John Zeleznik purely by chance and left a copy of his first book, ‘Lightstrike’, in my shopping bag for a while until quite recently. At the start of his career, Zeleznik was mostly involved in doing cover work for role-playing games, conceding to the demands of his publishers as […]

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2018 Hugo Awards shortlist arrives.

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
2018 Hugo Awards shortlist arrives.

The 2018 Hugo Awards finalist shortlist for best novel has arrived. Here’s the candidates. Ann Leckie’s ‘Provenance’ (Orbit). John Scalzi’s ‘The Collapsing Empire’ (Tor). Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 (Orbit). Mur Lafferty’s ‘Six Wakes’ (Orbit). N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (Orbit). Yoon Ha Lee’s ‘Raven Stratagem’ (Solaris). Much like The Highlander, there can be […]

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BSFA Award 2018 winners from the British Science Fiction Association.

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
BSFA Award 2018 winners from the British Science Fiction Association.

The British Science Fiction Association dropped the Nest a line today to tell us the winners of the BSFA Awards for works published in 2017. Best Novel: Nina Allan – The Rift (Titan Books). Best Shorter Fiction: Anne Charnock – The Enclave (NewCon Press). Best Non-Fiction: Paul Kincaid – Iain M. Banks (University of Illinois […]

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Creepy Presents Richard Corben (book review).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Creepy Presents Richard Corben (book review).

Dark Horse have been reprinting Warren Publication magazines in hardback for some time. They must have been conscious of the fact that not everyone could afford them all, so did individual volumes of Bernie Wrighton, Alex Toth and Richard Corben. The latter I have in my hands now. Here we have 35 stories, 3 of […]

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