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Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell (book review)

November 21, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell   (book review)

This edition of ‘Neverwhere’ is a republishing of Gaiman’s 2015 ‘Neverwhere Authors Prefered Text’ edition with a minor difference. All right, it’s a huge difference. This one has been illustrated by UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, but the text remains the same as the 2015 published edition. Before discussing the illustrations, let’s consider ‘Neverwhere’. The […]

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The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris (book review)

November 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris   (book review)

One problem that a successful author has is that editors of anthologies or magazines ask them for short stories. This can mean breaking off the train of thought that is going into writing the next novel with the attendant distraction of creating new characters and situations that take the concentration away from the flow. Getting […]

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Bound (Alex Verus novel book 8) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bound (Alex Verus novel book 8) by Benedict Jacka (book review).

To save the lives of his friends, Alex has been forced to make a deal with his own personal devil and agreed to work for his former mMaster, the Dark mage Richard Drakh. Needless to say, this isn’t his idea of fun! Still, it comes with elevation to the rank of full Light mage Keeper, […]

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Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).

November 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).

Michael Moorcock is widely regarded as one of the key figures in the history of British Science Fiction and fantasy, but this reviewer at least came to him relatively recently and the reissuing of this 1968 novel, ‘Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn’, provided the opportunity to decide if Moorcock’s older works are still worth reading. […]

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Lord of the Rings TV series for Amazon Prime is a go.

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lord of the Rings TV series for Amazon Prime is a go.

Amazon just announced it’s acquired world television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. […]

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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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Assassin’s Price (The Eleventh Book of The Imager Portfolio) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

November 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Assassin’s Price (The Eleventh Book of The Imager Portfolio) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

Another damned thick book. Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Huh, Mister Modesitt? Like Edward Gibbon, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. writes long books, also of a historical nature except his are fantasy. ‘Assassin’s Price’ is the 11th book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ and I’ve read every one of them. Imagers are men and women with a kind of […]

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Bright: orcs in the hood (movie trailer).

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bright: orcs in the hood (movie trailer).

Another trailer for Bright, a new fantasy movie hitting Netflix 22nd December 2017, set in an alternate present-day urban Earth where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Think Lord of the Rings meets The Wire. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. […]

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GameNight by Jonny Nexus (book review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
GameNight by Jonny Nexus (book review).

Many years ago, someone invented the game of ‘Dungeons And Dragons’. In the 1970s, university students would waste many a night sitting around a table following the instructions of the Dungeon Master and seeing their characters live or die by the roll of a dice. We didn’t have on-line games. The Internet hadn’t been invented. […]

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The Brigstowe Dragons by Eamonn Murphy (ebook review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Brigstowe Dragons by Eamonn Murphy (ebook review).

It is far, far harder to write a convincing novel for teenagers or Young Adults than most people expect. It is not just the language used or the age of the characters, it is the style and shape of the narrative. For both these categories, the first rule is to lose the adults. The point […]

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