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  • Wolf At The Door by Theresa Derwin (book review)
    by PaulineMorgan on June 23, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Modern writers of horror have a difficult problem. Gone are the days of sitting around a real fire in a room lit by candlelight, with the wind howling outside and rats scratching in the walls. It is made harder by the authors who have taken the tradition scary monster such as the werewolf and vampire […] Related posts: Season’s Creepings by Theresa Derwin (book review). Her Dark Voice edited by Theresa Derwin (book review). Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review). […]

  • Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on June 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I was rather amused by the introduction saying there wasn’t many books out there about comicbook characters being adapted into movies when I have two more in my current pile on the subject from the same publisher. The title, ‘Superheroes On World Screens’ is a bit of a misnomer because what this book is mostly […] Related posts: The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir. Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls And The Creation Of Comic Book Culture by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor (book review). Chicks Kick Butt edited by Rachel Caine and Kerrie L. Hughes (book review). […]

  • Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.
    by ColonelFrog on June 22, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Here’s the Game of Thrones season 7 trailer. It’s all about the characters as best I can tell. Related posts: Game of Thrones season four trailer. Game of Thrones 5th season – trailer II. Game of Thrones episode nine (season six) trailer: a %^$^& big battle is coming […]

  • HERE’S WHAT Papercutz ARE UP TO AT ALA 17 June 23-25 2017!
    by UncleGeoff on June 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    HERE’S WHAT WE’RE UP TO AT ALA 17! JUNE 23-25 Hi Friend of Papercutz, This weekend Papercutz is headed to the Windy City for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference! Below you will find Papercutz’s schedule, so make sure to pop over to Booth 1319 and say “Hello!” FRIDAY (Preview Day) 5:30 AM – 6:15 PM […] Related posts: Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel (graphic novel review) SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 27 April 2017-06 May 2017 Editorial – June 2017: Is naivety something we had in passing and just grew out of? […]

  • Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on June 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […] Related posts: Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122) (book review) Cinematic Storytelling by Jennifer Van Sijll (book review). Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review). […]

  • Magic For Nothing (InCrypid book 6) by Seanan McGuire (book review)
    by PaulineMorgan on June 21, 2017 at 9:55 am

    There are two ways of tackling a series of books involving the same group of characters. One method is to stick with one or two individuals and weave every story around them, following them as their lives are changed by events. This is the approach taken by Charlaine Harris in the ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ books and […] Related posts: Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire (book review) A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab (book/ebook review) Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions by Michael McGuire (book review). […]

  • Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith (book review)
    by AndyWhitaker on June 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    ‘Veteran’ tells the story of Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces. There’s a British interest here as he’s ex-SAS and the opening chapters take place in Dundee. However, the future has not been kind to Dundee or other areas of Britain. It seems there was a Final […] Related posts: Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review). Fade-Out by Gavin Salisbury (book review). ORBS by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (book review). […]

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets … they’ll “See You In Space!”
    by ColonelFrog on June 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Here’s a feature for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie (based on the French graphic novel series of the same name). So, Luc Besson is a big comic-book fan? Well, which intelligent person isn’t, we ask. For those who have never read these books, here’s the official blurb … In the […] Related posts: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (first full trailer). Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (new trailer). Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (eye candy trailer). […]

  • Master and Missy … together in evil?
    by ColonelFrog on June 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    A shocking new image materialises in time for the Doctor Who series 10 finale, which sees Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) together for the first time. The pair are seen either side of the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) as they put their own chilling spin on the poster image that previously accompanied Doctor […] Related posts: John Simm will be The Master again in Doctor Who. Missy – the female Master – back in Dr Who series 9. Doctor who series 9 trailer: Daleks, Zygons, Arya Stark and Missy, oh my! […]

  • Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on June 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    ‘Transformation’ is the final book in James Gunn’s trilogy and Asha and her companions are exploring the Transcendental Machine and transversing the galaxy with the little problem of threat at the back of their minds that when they finally get home, the Federation is likely to have them killed. The last spaceship who volunteered and […] Related posts: Transcendental by James Gunn (book review). Transgalactic by James Gunn (book review). James Gunn’s Ad Astra open for submissions. […]