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Visions #1: Visions Of Home (magazine review).

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Visions #1: Visions Of Home (magazine review).

It’s been a long time since a new UK-based print genre magazine has appeared, so I was delighted to discover ‘Visions’, which has arrived to fill that void. When I started writing reviews years ago, I particularly concentrated on this type of publication, switching gradually to novel reviews as the magazines disappeared one by one. […]

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Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

The fourth issue of ‘Retro Fan’ and the cover shows things from the past are catching up with the present with a certain red-garbed guy but let’s start off with Martin Pasko’s look at the history of the Green Hornet which filled in a lot of gaps. I always thought that making Kato the inventor […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 Paperback – 21 Mar 2019 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Beth Cato and David Walton (magazine review)

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 Paperback – 21 Mar 2019 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Beth Cato and David Walton  (magazine review)

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ features a mixture of native English and translated stories. First up is ‘Tideline Treasures, Or Growing Up Along The Mile High Dyke’ by Tais Teng and Jaap Boekstein. In future Holland, humans live on The Dyke, a strip of land projecting above the flooded world. It’s a hierarchical society. The adventurous […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018, Volume 135 #739 (magazine review).

April 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018, Volume 135 #739 (magazine review).

I’ve been reading my copies of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ out of order recently, so this review of the September/October 2018 issue comes out some weeks behind my review of the November/December one. Normal service will be resumed shortly, I promise. There are 3 novelettes, 8 short stories, a poem and 6 […]

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Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

The 25th issue of ‘Illustrators’ and it’s practically a cheesecake or girlie edition. Former editor Peter Richardson explains how the magazine first started as a means to show unfamiliar artists which often explains why I’m always finding surprises. They seriously look for the artists you might have missed. The first is French artist Milo Manara […]

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Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #111 April 2019 (magazine review).

For Back Issue # 111, the subject is alternative realities. As we’re already in an alternative reality where super-humans are the norm, this does need more elaboration? A little. For Marvel, it is a look at their ‘What If…?’ comicbook series exploring alternative choices wiuth the Watcher as host to what really happened in their […]

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Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #19 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

For starters with this 19th issue of ‘Comic Book Creator’, we have the concluding part of the interview with underground/small press creator Mary Fleener and why she does cubism as well as cartooning. Although I’m not familiar with her work, she chats well and you get insight into the people she associates with. After that, […]

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Back Issue #72 May 2014 (magazine review).

March 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #72 May 2014 (magazine review).

Another issue I picked up last year was the 72nd issue of ‘Back Issue’. I mean how can you resist a look at comicbook robots although this is also extended to androids and cyborgs, too. Editor Mike Eury points out a list of the ones missed out appearing in earlier ‘Back Issues’ and so are […]

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Alter Ego #157 March 2019 (magazine review).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #157 March 2019 (magazine review).

I always like it when editor Roy Thomas brings up a few surprises and the latest issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is that. The focus is on ‘Wonder Woman’. In the editorial, he points out the absence of the artist Harry ‘H.G.’ Peter from the credits in the latest ‘Wonder Woman’ film. Easily understood as he […]

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Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

February 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #67 September 2013 (magazine review).

I pulled ‘Back Issue # 67 September 2013’ last year for a look at two principle things which you’ll soon spot as you read this review. Anything else was purely a bonus. The theme of this ‘Back Issue’ is alternative realities with characters outside of their usual timelines. This also includes time travellers who also […]

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