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X MARKS THE SPOT – all in the size!

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT  – all in the size!

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (pub: Head Of Zeus. 447 page enlarged paper backback. Price: £ 8.99. ISBN: 978-1-78497-851-8) check out websites: www.headofzeus.com released: 05 October 2017

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Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review).

I’m beginning to think some of the publicists know my tastes better than me sometimes. The inclusion of this tiny book, ‘Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3)’ by Peter Jenny was because of my interest in promoting creativity. An important asset in our genre that we need to encourage in the next generation or […]

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The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

There are some books that I wish had when I was young, mostly because we never had such visual representations that allowed so much comparison, like seeing the boiling points of elements collectively in their series. It would certainly have been easier to remember. Tom Jackson’s book, ‘The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The […]

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Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Vol 2 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Al Davison and Meghan Hetrick (graphic novel review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Vol 2 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art by George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Al Davison and Meghan Hetrick (graphic novel review).

M.R. James (1862-1936) is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost exponents of the English ghost story. Across a long life spent almost exclusively in the ivory towers of academia, first at King’s College Cambridge and, later, as the Provost of Eton College, he wrote some 33 ghost stories, most of which appeared chronologically in […]

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Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

Another batch of cosplayers, this time from the New York ComicCons where photographer Andrew Boyle didn’t need much persuading to get to them to pose and even got some comments from some of them as to why they are into cosplay. It’s getting easier to understand why this niche is growing in fandom circles and […]

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What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid  (book review)

I’m not entirely sure who the target audience is for illustrator/writer Kelsey Oseid’s book, ‘What We See In The Stars’. The design and text does tend to suggest a teen audience. What we have here is a short history of the skies and how it was down to one person, Claudius Ptolemy who was making […]

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How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher  (book review)

The dividing line between the way the writing was done in this book, ‘How Comics Work’, is defined in the introduction as Tim Pilcher and Dave Gibbons talked a lot about the comicbook process. This drew (sic) Gibbons thoughts out and which he put to paper and what you have here. As Pilcher also explains, […]

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We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory (book review).

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory (book review).

‘We Are All Completely Fine’ is a novel set in the modern world, where there are few who truly know that supernatural creatures exist. The novel centres around five people who have individually suffered traumatic events. They are brought together to form a therapy group by the psychotherapist, Dr. Jan Sayer. Harrison was the ‘Monster […]

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Star Wars Art – Ralph McQuarrie: 100 Postcards by Ralph McQuarrie (postcard review).

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art – Ralph McQuarrie: 100 Postcards by Ralph McQuarrie (postcard review).

If you simply can’t wait until December for more ‘Star Wars’ and given ‘The Last Jedi’ trailer, why would you, you can at least satisfy your lust for a galaxy far, far away with these new set of ‘Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie: 100 Postcards’ from the team at Abrams Noterie. Presented in a glossy, […]

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Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory (book review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory (book review).

In short, ‘Harry Potter’ meets ‘Shadow Over Innsmouth’ pretty much sums up both the themes of the book and its style. On the one hand, many young adult readers will take the book at face value, a coming-of-age story involving a lonely teenager who doesn’t accept the official story about the death of his mother. […]

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