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The Night Lies Bleeding, M.D. Lachlan, Gollancz “The Night Lies Bleeding” by M.D Lachlan is a Gaiman-esque blending of myth and brutal reality. Deeply poetic in its narrative, this novel grips you in its sharp...

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Reviews: exotica and espionage in Mata Hari #1

February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mata Hari #1, Emma Beeby, Ariela Kristantina, Pat Masioni, Berger Books / Dark Horse “A harlot? Yes, but a traitor, never!” Margaretha Geertruida Zell-MacLeod, better known to history as Mata Hari. Well before the new...

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Reviews: a Forbidding Planet – One Way

February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

One Way, SJ Morden, Gollancz A group of convicts, all facing life sentences, are offered instead an opportunity of a one-way trip to Mars, in order to prepare the habitable way station there for the...

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Reviews: Sif Fox-Fighter

February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sif Fox-Fighter, MJ Wallace This was another comic picked up at the small press comic fair which I am belatedly getting round to, having bought several, put them aside then as usual got busy, had...

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Jigsaw, Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort Some ten years after his death the famed torture-killer Jigsaw seems to...

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Reviews: the eternal tangle – Best of Enemies

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Best of Enemies:a History of US & Middle East Relations Volume 3, Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B, SelfMadeHero I have been waiting for this third volume in the Best of Enemies series for a while...

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The Holly Kane Experiment, Directed by Tom Sands, Starring Kirsty Averton, Nicky Henson, James Rose, Lindsey Campbell A psychologist with a very unusual technique that allows her to alter how human minds perceive things is...

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Reviews: Irish horror in Beyond the Woods

February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Beyond the Woods, Directed by Sean Breathnach, Starring John Ryan Howard, Mark Lawrence, Ross Mac Mahon, Claire L Joy, Irene Kelleher, Alan Riordan, Ruth Hayes, Sean McGillicuddy Seasoned horror fans will already know the last...

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Ruined, Craig Cunningham Another mini-comic I picked up at the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival was Craig Cunningham’s Ruined, a short collection of three wee black and white comic tales, and like another festival purchase, Curios...

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Reviews: the Black Panther

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Black Panther, Directed by Ryan Coogler, Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett The Marvel character that we first experienced in Captain America: Civil War,...

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