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Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

‘Monster Hunt’ is a Chinese comedy film that is part-live action and part-animation. Telling the story of a human man who gives birth to the new monster king, it is a light-hearted martial arts romp with an endearing fantasy slant to it. Having been successful in its native China, it has now been released on […]

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Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles book 1) by Kevin Hearne (book review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles book 1) by Kevin Hearne (book review).

As we approach the publication date for the final book in the ‘Iron Druid’ series, I thought it was finally time to pick up the first book. ‘Hounded’, and see what all the hype has been about. It’s an urban fantasy series and, as that’s one of my favourite genres, I had high hopes for […]

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Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock   (book review)

When a perfectly preserved great auk is recovered from a sinkhole beneath London, Langdon St. Ives is keen to explore the area and prepares to set out for London to visit his old friend, Gilbert Frobisher. However, when a local witch woman is murdered and her head is removed from the scene, St. Ives must […]

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Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould (book review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould  (book review)

The icy planet of Naxada is about to undergo catastrophic changes due to volcanic activity and impending meteor strikes. A team of scientists has been studying the planet in its final months but, as the project draws to a close, they discover two tribes of humanoid aliens living in the lava caves beneath the surface. […]

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Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review).

Dinnusos Rises is a new club in town, gathering place for the fringes of society. Artistic types flock there to enjoy the murals and enjoy the haunting melodies of the house band, Sunset Haze. The political group Taxus Baccata is gaining followers and many of the club’s patrons find themselves caught up in their growing […]

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Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review).

In the last 12 months, the Afterlifers have discovered new funding and started making life difficult for revivers like Jonah to do their job: briefly waking the dead for a final goodbye or to help police catch their killers. Jonah is fed up with the hassle, still having nightmares about the Michael Andreas incident and […]

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A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

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Regeneration (Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regeneration (Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review).

In the years since Gems were granted their freedom, society has changed beyond recognition. Now, the gillungs, capable of breathing underwater, are about to launch a revolutionary new power station but not everyone is happy about it. As suspicious accidents plague the facility and gillungs start to develop strange illnesses, Detective Sharon Varsi is called […]

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Tales Of The Apt: Spoils Of War Volume One by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tales Of The Apt: Spoils Of War Volume One by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

After ten novels in his ‘Shadows Of The Apt’ series, it’s unsurprising that Adrian Tchaikovsky has a few short stories up his sleeve that make further use of the amazing world he built up for that series. Some of the stories in ‘Spoils Of War’, the first in a planned series of ‘Tales Of The […]

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The Adventures Of The Ring Of Stones by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Adventures Of The Ring Of Stones by James P. Blaylock (book review).

The immensely wealthy Gilbert Frobisher has recently come into possession of a diary that hints at the location of an enormous piece of highly valuable ambergris. Assembling a crew of adventurous companions, including the renowned scientist adventurer Langdon St. Ives, he sets sail on his magnificent steam-powered ship to bring back the treasure. However, he’s […]

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