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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734 (magazine review)

January 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734  (magazine review)

The last issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 includes one novella, five novelettes, three short stories, a poem, five articles, a competition and an index of everything published in the magazine during 2017. I’ll review them in order of length below. The longest piece in this issue is Marc Laidlaw’s […]

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Messenger’s Legacy: A Demon Cycle Novella by Peter V. Brett (book review)

January 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Messenger’s Legacy: A Demon Cycle Novella by Peter V. Brett   (book review)

Briar Damaj is the son of a former Sharum warrior or demon fighter from the Desert Spear and, at 6 years-old, his father takes him outside to teach him the dance to evade demons. After this first encounter with demons, Briar starts to get nightmares, convinced that the demons have found their way inside the […]

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Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson (book review)

January 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson   (book review)

Sci-Fi Bridge is an author collective which brings together traditionally published and independent authors, bestsellers and emerging writers (do they hatch from an egg?), to bring the reader good Science Fiction. They have a newsletter and a website. The collection opens with a fine military space opera in David VanDyke’s ‘As the Sparks Fly Upward’. […]

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Actor Peter Wyngarde dies.

January 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Actor Peter Wyngarde dies.

Peter Wyngarde first hit stardom via his role in the spy-fi TV series Department S (1969). His character Jason King often got the girl and as she is about to kiss him, he manages to avoid it, much to the annoyance of co-actor Joel Fabiani. His character was spun off into a new spy-fi series […]

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review)

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein  (book review)

When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […]

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Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder (book review)

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder   (book review)

I thought when I first saw the title of Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder’s book ‘Firestarters’ that it might have something to do with arsonists. However, the other text on the cover, ‘How Innovators, Instigators And Initators Can Inspire You To Ignite Your Own Life’ tells otherwise. In my language, what they […]

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Ashes Reborn (The Souls Of Fire book 4) by Keri Arthur (book review)

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ashes Reborn (The Souls Of Fire book 4) by Keri Arthur   (book review)

It may be understandable to think that writers might have run out of dangerous supernatural or mythical beings to give a make-over to and present them as desirable and sexy, especially those who specialise in erotic urban fantasy. After all, the urban landscape over the last decade or so has been peppered with vampires and […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale: second season trailer.

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale: second season trailer.

Here’s The Handmaid’s Tale second season trailer, which moves beyond the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name – something a lot of literary SF purists will dislike on ideological grounds. But hey, it could be worse. You could be slave labour in the environmentally devastated ‘colonies’ in some nut-job future theocratically ruled USA. It’ll […]

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Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin (book review)

January 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin   (book review)

Time for another ‘Wild Card’. The ‘Aces High’ of the title is a high class restaurant in Jokertown where the Aces and Nats go to eat. What this mosaic of eleven stories focuses on is a Masonic conspiracy. Fortunato gets wind of it when three of his geisha prostitutes gets murdered in 1979 and attempts […]

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Tech tips: how to blow up your phone when it’s stolen?

January 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tech tips: how to blow up your phone when it’s stolen?

Every mobile smart phone comes with an IMEI number which helps police and insurance companies to identify it when it’s stolen. British network operators can then stop a stolen phone from working across their networks with your phone’s IMEI. Find your IMEI number by dialing *#06# from your phone and keep a written note of […]

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