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They Drew As They Pleased Volume 5: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Early Renaissance: The 1970s and 1980s by Didier Ghez (book review).

September 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased Volume 5: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Early Renaissance: The 1970s and 1980s by Didier Ghez (book review).

For the fifth volume of ‘They Drew As They Pleased’, Didier Ghez only covers two designers at Disney and, as he points out in the introduction, this late period in Disney history hasn’t really been covered before. With the old guard retiring and Walt Disney himself dead in 1966, they needed some decent all-rounders to […]

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ConNZealand will host 1945 Retro Hugo awards (awards news).

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ConNZealand will host 1945 Retro Hugo awards (awards news).

Worldcon CoNZealand is to present the Retro Hugo Awards for 1945, to acknowledge notable works published in 1944, CoNZealand co-chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler announced. The Hugos are one of the main awards in the science fiction and fantasy genres. First presented in 1953, they honour literature, media and fan activities and are given […]

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Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark by Lucia Peters (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark by Lucia Peters (book review).

Just in case you thought the title of Lucia Peters’ book, ‘Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark’, was an invitation for derring-do, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘A Guide To Summoning Spirits, Divining The Future And Invoking The Supernatural’. Although described as a ‘party book’, the real meaning of that is the number of […]

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Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

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Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

There was quite a bit of a press release accompanying the link to the ebook version of this debut book by David Koepp. Apparently, he was the screenwriter for ‘Jurassic Park’. I think he will be remembered more for his involvement with ‘Jurassic Park’ than the author of ‘Cold Storage’. The release said it would […]

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

As the title should indicate, ‘Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA’, we are seeing photos from their archives. This covers everything from the Hubble Telescope to the International Space Station to the launches of the space shuttles. From these you see phenomenon from Earth overhead to the various nebulas and […]

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Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

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Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Son Of A Witch’ is book two in ‘The Wicked Years’ series by Gregory Maguire. This is one of many books by Maguire based on famous myths, legends or other stories where he takes a different look at the original. In this book, we’re following Liir, who may or may not be the son of […]

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Spaceside (Planetside book 2) by Michael Mammay (book review).

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Spaceside (Planetside book 2) by Michael Mammay (book review).

Michael Mammay’s debut novel ‘Planetside’ was highly addictive and very impressive. It introduced us to Colonel Carl Butler, who was sent to investigate the disappearance of a counsellor’s son on far Cappa Three. The fallout of that mission forms the background to ‘Spaceside’, in which Butler is back home on Talca 4, in a corporate […]

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Briarpatch (cri-fi TV series).

September 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Briarpatch (cri-fi TV series).

Cr-Fi TV series Briarpatch is a Pulp Fiction-style from USA Network based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same title. It traces the adventures of Allegra Dill (actress Rosario Dawson), a P.I./fixer for a US Senator returning to her Texas-border home-town after her policewoman sister is blown up by a car bomb. What starts […]

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Emergence (scifi TV series).

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Emergence (scifi TV series).

New ABC-produced scifi TV series Emergence follows a small-town US police chief of Long Island’s Peconic Bay, Jo Evans, (Allison Tolman) who takes a young kid, Piper (played by Alexa Swinton), into her family after said child is discovered near the site of a plane crash … and the kid is also an amnesiac with […]

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Encounter (2019) (scifi movie trailer).

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Encounter (2019) (scifi movie trailer).

A paralysed chap in a wheel-chair played by Luke Hemsworth comes into contact with an organic-like meteorite which does a facehugger on him, giving him the power to walk again. But is he still human, or has his mind been taken over? Obvious questions to ask, right?

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