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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).

The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […]

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Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review).

‘Gnomon’ opens with a death in custody. The person in question is Diana Hunter, she may or not have been a dissident and was having her mind examined. In a chair, with probes inside her brain that laid out her thoughts for the technicians to see on a screen, but they went too far, and […]

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Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review).

‘Father Christmas And Me’ is the third in a series of books that chart the story not only of Father Christmas but also of the girl who saved Christmas. If you haven’t read the previous two, ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ and ‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’, you should remedy that at once. Treat yourself or […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 6: Human Is (TV episode review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 6: Human Is (TV episode review).

It is obvious from the start of ‘Human Is’, that Colonel Silas Herrick and Vera Herrick do not share a happy marriage. He is a cold, unfeeling and most of all untouching man who only resorts to holding his wife when he is threatening her. Still, he is a war hero, in the ongoing onslaught […]

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A Long Day In Lychford by Paul Cornell (book review).

October 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Long Day In Lychford by Paul Cornell (book review).

It’s a really long day in Lychford and it’s very close to ending badly. The three village witches have a bit of a task ahead of them. Autumn Bluntstone has a bad head and a bad conscience. She attempts to piece together what she did the night before after waking in her magic shop. She […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 3: The Commuter (TV episode review).

October 3, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 3: The Commuter (TV episode review).

With the exotic location of Woking as an opener it is quite surprising how this story gets so dark so quickly. Based on the Philip K. Dick story of the same name, ‘The Commuter’, we meet Ed Jacobson. His life is part-routine on the platform and ticket office of a suburban station and part-nightmare. His […]

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Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review).

I’ve seen the future and it looks like we’ve added a filter. Travel to the endless wonders of the universe, has been reduced to seedy starships that offer the ultimate experience, if you don’t mind that it’s faked. Brian Norton (Jack Reynor) works the ship and spiels the spiel to the gawping public. He yearns […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 1: The Hood Maker (TV episode review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 1: The Hood Maker (TV episode review).

Welcome to the world of Phillip K. Dick as reimagined by the modern world. A conundrum, as it seems Phil invented the way we see the future or our present. It really is chicken vs egg; in this case an electric one. We meet Honor, a Teep, or mind reader teamed up with an agent […]

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Torchwood: Aliens Among Us: Part 1 by James Goss, Juno Dawson and AK Benedict (CD review).

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us: Part 1 by James Goss, Juno Dawson and AK Benedict (CD review).

Welcome back to Torchwood. This new four-part drama is set post US ‘Miracle Day’ TV series. It’s all changed. Torchwood Cardiff is in chaos. The team are sadly depleted but on the plus side Jack and Gwen are back! New team member Mr. Colchester adds an intriguing dynamic and then there is Tyler Steel, a […]

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Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

‘I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero.’ With apologies to Jim Steinman and Bonnie Tyler you may just need Hannah Green. Apparently unphased by the changes in her life, which are significant and possibly dramatic, Hannah steps up to be the hero or as we trendily say being the change you want […]

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