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

December 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
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).

December 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
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).

December 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
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).

December 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
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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Movie Retrospective: The Mortal Storm (1940) by Mark Leeper.

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Movie Retrospective: The Mortal Storm (1940) by Mark Leeper.

It had been years since I have seen ‘The Mortal Storm’ (1940), and I think I saw it only once, but it was a jaw-dropper. It is a story set in a village in Germany. Fascism comes to the village and suddenly things are just not so pleasant any longer. When Nazism gets power it […]

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Night And Silence (October Daye book 12) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Night And Silence (October Daye book 12) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Once, the usual format for publishing was the one-off book, the standalone. This had one set of characters which occurred only with the pages of that book, a common practice still in the world of ‘literary fiction’. The trilogy, as a continuous narrative, came into its own with the explosion of fantasy literature. While three […]

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Snow Crash TV series coming from HBO (TV news).

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Snow Crash TV series coming from HBO (TV news).

There is now a Snow Crash TV series adaptation based on the classic cyberpunk science fiction work by Neal Stephenson in the HBO streaming pipeline coming From Michael Bacall & Joe Cornish. https://deadline.com/2019/12/snow-crash-sci-fi-drama-series-hbo-max-michael-bacall-joe-cornish-paramount-tv-1202809103/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest

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Baby Yoda range coming from Hasbro (news).

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Baby Yoda range coming from Hasbro (news).

Hasbro has heard your call and is bringing new line of Star Wars products featuring The Child – aka Baby Yoda – from the live-action Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. “We’ve been so enamoured with the conversation and fan reaction surrounding The Mandalorian’s The Child and we know Star Wars fans around the world will be […]

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