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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Script Book by Jess Harrold (book review).

May 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Script Book by Jess Harrold (book review).

Insomniac Games’ ‘Spider-Man’ has been one of the most well received computer games of the past few years and has gone on to be one of the bestselling ‘super-hero’ titles in history. A vast and sprawling open world game, it gives players the opportunity to take the mantle of Peter Parker, swing through the streets […]

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Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters Of Fantasy edited by Shawn Speakman (book review).

May 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters Of Fantasy edited by Shawn Speakman (book review).

For those who haven’t heard of the ‘Unfettered’ collections, a bunch of authors donated short stories for the first volume to pay for the medical bills of editor Shawn Speakman. The second and third volumes pay that forward by raising money for charities, meaning not only are you getting a huge collection of stories for […]

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The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

I came across this book, ‘The Art Of Brian Bolland’ and ‘Bolland Strips’, via The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators Special’ late last year and bought both and, considering their age, still in mint condition. Presumably, those who want them, got them and the rest didn’t know about them. From the looks of things, I’m reading them […]

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The Vision (Green Stone Of Healing book 1) by C.L. Talmadge (book review).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Vision (Green Stone Of Healing book 1) by C.L. Talmadge (book review).

‘It was a terrible saga and I alone am left to tell the tale…’ is a stereotypical and yet unusual way to begin your fantasy series but one which C.L. Talmadge uses with gusto. Therefore, in ‘The Vision (Green Stone Of Healing book 1)’ we get a three page prologue to set the stage and […]

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A Plague Of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle book 4) by Miles Cameron (book review).

May 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Plague Of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle book 4) by Miles Cameron (book review).

It seems strange to be reading about a very contagious plague sweeping across the civilised world at a time when one is doing just that in the real world. ‘A Plague Of Swords’ is the fourth book in what is sub-titled ‘The Traitor Son Cycle’. Seeing what has gone before, there is an impression that […]

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Of Ants And Dinosaurs by Cixin Liu (book review).

May 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Of Ants And Dinosaurs by Cixin Liu (book review).

Cixin Liu is well known for his big concept novels, hard Science Fiction and far-future extrapolations: ‘The Three Body Problem’, ‘Ball Lightning’ and ‘The Supernova Era’ being the novels already translated into English. His latest work to be translated, ‘Of Ants And Dinosaurs’ comes as somewhat of a surprise then. It is literally a book […]

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J.K. Rowling goes the full Radcliffe (news).

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
J.K. Rowling goes the full Radcliffe (news).

J.K Rowling isn’t going to let a little pandemic get in the way of her strange sorcery – she has sent out orders to her official web site, the Wizarding World, to make a little free Harry Potter available to the hordes of self-isolating muggles. Thus it is we see various cast members of the Harry Potter films (with […]

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The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (book review).

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (book review).

‘The Midnight Lie’ by Marie Rutkoski is the first in a duology set in the same world as her ‘Winners Trilogy’. Don’t worry, you don’t have to have read that trilogy to enjoy this book. Personally, I’ve not read the trilogy as yet and I found this book enjoyable. Nirrim lives in a world where […]

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Orson Scott Card: author interview (video).

May 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Orson Scott Card: author interview (video).

Interviewer Ben Shapiro sits down with Ender’s Game scifi author Orson Scott Card to discuss how all human beings have a religion, why be believes The Force is the worst part of Star Wars, the future of science-fiction and fantasy, and the Ender’s Game franchise.

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Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

May 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

OK, so this is the part of the review when I’m meant to write a brief synopsis of the novel. Which is normally pretty easy to do as most novels have an easy to describe plot, this one is not that easy. So Stark is a guy who is there to help when Something starts […]

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