Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine – August 2017 (magazine review)
by EamonnMurphy on September 19, 2017 at 10:56 am
I’m a bit late with this review of the August 2017 ‘Phantaxis Quarterly’ because I got bogged down in other reading, for which I’m sorry. Anyway, it was as good as I expected with stories covering a wide range of Science Fiction and fantasy themes. For a wonder, there’s more Science Fiction than fantasy! The […] Related posts: Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5 (emag review) The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review). The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review). […]
Go Forth And Multiply: Twelve Tales Of Repopulation edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review)
by Gareth D Jones on September 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm
I’ve often found when reading Science Fiction from the 50s and 60s that what dates it more than the technology is the social attitudes. It was a much more sexist world in those days and the fiction reflects that: the astronauts and scientists are almost always male and any female characters are always secretaries, stewardesses […] Related posts: The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume 2 edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review). Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review). Lonely Souls by Gordon Van Gelder, Jan Lars Jensen Eric Carl Wolf, Rand B. Lee and Chris DeVito (ebook review). […]
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)
by UncleGeoff on September 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […] Related posts: Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others by Patrick M. Burke (book review). Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls And The Creation Of Comic Book Culture by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor (book review). American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1960s: 1960-1964 by John Wells (book review). […]
The Limehouse Golem (2017) : (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)
by MarkRLeeper on September 17, 2017 at 9:59 am
CAPSULE: A police detective stalks a serial killer in Victorian London and tries to connect it to a recent killing. The film feels like it was dipped in ‘Victorian atmosphere concentrate’. The movie takes itself very seriously indeed, but the viewer can look between the lines to see it as something of a romp. Peter […] Related posts: The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror). Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper). Bethany (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper) […]
Chronicle Books Star Wars model in a box selection. (book/model review)
by John Rivers on September 15, 2017 at 11:59 am
Yoda, Bring You Wisdom I Will (pub: Chronicle Books. 48 page paperback with figurine 48 page paperback, figurine and stickers. Price: £10.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-81187-470-0) Darth Vader, Together We Will Rule The Galaxy (pub: Chronicle Books. 48 page paperback with figurine. Price: £12.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-45210-850-6) check out website: www.chroniclebooks.com Fingers crossed my editor won’t […] Related posts: Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus (book and model review) Star Wars: Lords Of The Sith by Paul S. Kemp (book review). Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus (book/statue review) […]
Arrow season six (trailer).
by ColonelFrog on September 15, 2017 at 10:54 am
Here’s the new trailer for Arrow season six. After a few years of denying himself his life as Oliver Queen in order to be The Arrow, Oliver left Starling City with Felicity and made a home in suburbia. Yeah, like that’s going to last! Don’t let me say ‘I told you so’ when their now […] Related posts: Arrow is back! Arrow, 4th season trailer. Arrow Season 5 – new trailer arrows in. […]
Good Omens TV series adds Narcos’ Adria Arjona to its cast.
by ColonelFrog on September 15, 2017 at 10:48 am
Adria Arjona (of True Detective, Narcos, Emerald City and Pacific Rim: Uprising fame) will be joining Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Good Omens, the forthcoming six-part television adaptation for Amazon Prime and BBC Two – based, of course, on the fantasy novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Arjona is […] Related posts: David Tennant and Michael Sheen to star in Amazon’s Good Omens series. Firefly cast interviewed. American Gods TV series (trailer). […]
Doctor Who: The Daleks: music by Tristram Cary (CD review)
by UncleGeoff on September 15, 2017 at 10:15 am
‘Doctor Who: The Daleks’ is the original music in episode order from the second ‘Doctor Who’ story as composed by Tristram Cary. As such, much of these musical pieces are snippets between dialogue. Unlike modern day (am I actually calling today ‘modern’ 54 years later?), the music rarely if ever overlapped the talking. If you’re […] Related posts: Thunderbirds Are Go Volume 1: Original Television Soundtrack music by Ben Foster & Nick Foster (CD review). Annabelle: Creation: music by Benjamin Wallfisch (CD review). Doctor Who: Destiny Of The Daleks by Terry Nation (CD review). […]
Beren And Lúthien by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee (book review).
by PatrickMahon on September 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm
Like many other genre fans, I first read Tolkien as a teen-ager. Although I loved ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’, when I tried to read ‘The Silmarillion’, I found its dry style of reportage too dull for my teen-age tastes and moved on to other authors. Years later, Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations […] Related posts: The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrún by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) (book review). Beowulf: a translation and commentary together with Sellic Spell by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (book review). The Story Of Kullervo by JRR Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger (book review). […]
Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord Verse by James Goss and illustrated by Russell T Davies (book review).
by SueDavies on September 14, 2017 at 8:55 am
‘Now We Are Six Hundred’ is a book of poetry by James Goss (Big Finish, the universe) and illustrated by the hitherto unknown as an artist Russell T. Davies (BBC, Channel 4, the universe also) is a thing to be welcomed. I’m pretty sure there has never been a poetry book although I’m sure someone […] Related posts: Doctor Who: A History Of The Universe In 100 Objects by James Goss and Steve Tribe (book review). The Doctor: His Lives And Times by James Goss and Steve Tribe (book review). Class: What She Does Next Will Astound You by James Goss (book review) […]