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A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

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Reviews: Hellboy returns with Secret Nature

August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hellboy and the BPRD: Secret Nature, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Shawn Martinbrough, Dave Stewart, Dark Horse Comics It is never a bad day when there’s a new issue of Hellboy to be read! On racks...

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Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books Oh now this was an absolute delight to read. There has been a large trend in the last couple of decades for  urban fantasies, depicting a world that is...

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Reviews: high-flying fantasy in Elsewhere

August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Elsewhere #1, Jay Faerber, Sumeyy Kesgin, Ron Riley, Thomas Mauer, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new Image series catching my attention as I peruse the racks of new...

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, F.C. Yee, Amulet/Abrams Kids Genie Lo is a very driven, very organised fifteen year old Chinese-American high school student in the Bay Area. Like more than a few similar...

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Reviews: the Delirium Brief

July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross, Orbit Books The latest volume in the brilliant Laundry Files arrives from the delightfully warped brain of Charlie Stross. I’ve enjoyed Charlie’s books for many years, but I have an...

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Reviews: Sacred Creatures #1

July 6, 2017 | 1 Comments

Sacred Creatures #1, Pablo Raimondi, Klaus Janson, Image Comics Kicking off its run with a double-sized issue, Raimondi and Janson’s Sacred Creatures is an intriguing beast (all the more so for making this first issue...

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Yuki-onna / Snow Woman, Directed by Kiki Sugino, Starring Kiki Sugino , Munetaka Aoki, Mayu Yamaguchi Another of the films I caught during the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival was Kiki Sugino’s hauntingly beautiful film from Japan, Snow Woman....

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Yesterday I was at the launch for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival programme, and have been happily thumbing through the programme to pick out some of the SF&F and comics-related events of special interest...

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Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

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