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2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

‘2012: The War For Souls’ is the first book that this reviewer has ever read by Whitley Strieber. The end paper notes quite a few novels by Strieber and it seems that most of them are recognised as horror. So Strieber is fairly prolific but is he actually any good? There are elements of horror […]

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Alter Ego #161 November 2019 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #161 November 2019 (magazine review).

No, this issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is not a tribute to Galactus but to Stan Lee, the man behind the big man or vice versa. It’s a size or initial thing. On a 1975 radio interview conducted by Caroline Hemingway with Stan, we learn, amongst other things, the correct way to say ‘Magneto’ and ‘Sub-Mariner’ […]

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Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

December 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

‘Batman Book Two’ continues Neal Adams stories from 1969-1971. This time from The Brave And The Bold # 86, Detective Comics # 395, Batman # 219, Detective Comics # 397, 400, 402, 404 and 407, Brave And The Bold # 93, Detective Comics # 408 and 410. The three Man-Bat stories were written by Frank […]

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Star Citizen: are we there, yet? (PC gaming documentary).

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Star Citizen: are we there, yet? (PC gaming documentary).

Massively multi-player science fiction game Star Citizen has been crowd-funded to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars (or £200 million quid) and employs five hundred staff, but still hasn’t launched out of Alpha testing since 2012 … so, what’s the secret of their success?

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The Dread Wyrm (Traitor Son Cycle book 3) by Miles Cameron (book review).

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The Dread Wyrm (Traitor Son Cycle book 3) by Miles Cameron (book review).

Once a book has been published, it is impossible to correct flaws in the construction of a fantasy world without causing major discontinuity problems. Thus areas in the first volume of a fantasy series that are incongruous in the imagined world are set and unchangeable and attempts to rectify them will either create inconsistencies or […]

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The Boy & Girl Who Broke The World by Amy Reed (book review).

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The Boy & Girl Who Broke The World by Amy Reed (book review).

Where most books tend to establish the rules of their universe pretty early on, ‘The Boy And Girl Who Broke The World’ leaves you questioning right up until the end. You know it’s not quite our world as America is ruled by someone called The King, but do unicorns and dragons actually exist in this […]

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Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi: Into The Void by Tim Lebbon (book review).

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Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi: Into The Void by Tim Lebbon (book review).

Set thousands of years before the ‘Star Wars’ films, the ‘Dawn Of The Jedi’ series of novels focuses on the Je’daii order, a group of Force-sensitive individuals dedicated to keeping the balance within the Force. So, while somewhat analogous to the Jedi Knights of the ‘Star Wars’ universe featured in the films, they rejected the […]

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Forgotten All-Star: A Biography Of Gardner Fox by Jennifer DeRoss (book review).

December 16, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Forgotten All-Star: A Biography Of Gardner Fox by Jennifer DeRoss (book review).

When I saw an advert in TwoMorrows’ ‘Alter-Ego’ for this book, ‘Forgotten All-Star: A Biography Of Gardner Fox’ by Jennifer DeRoss, I contacted her publisher, PulpHeroPress, for the possibility of a review copy and they were happy to oblige. One of the first DC Comics I bought was Detective Comics # 347 where it was […]

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FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #3 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez (comic review).

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FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics #3 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez (comic review).

Trying to assess the merits of a comic book series from a single issue part-way through the storyline isn’t easy at the best of times and the complex world of ‘FBP’ doesn’t help. But the overall gist is this: randomly occurring ‘bubbleverses’ pop up in our world and, within these, the normal rules of physics […]

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The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 21 edited by Stephen Jones (book review).

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 21 edited by Stephen Jones (book review).

‘The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror: Volume 21’ is a large collection of weird stories published in the year 2009. It’s 2019 as I write this belated review but good fiction doesn’t date. Wheeling out his big guns early, editor Stephen Jones presents ‘Throttle’ by Joe Hill and Stephen King. Written for an anthology […]

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