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Reviews: going widdershins in Finding Baba Yaga

September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Finding Baba Yaga, Jane Yolen, Tor Books (cover image by SHutterstock, design by Jamie Stafford-Hill) “So, this is a tale Both old and new, borrowed, narrowed, broadened, deepened, rethreaded, rewoven, stitches uneven, re-plastered, re-harled, rehearsed,...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #174

August 31, 2018 | 1 Comments

It’s Friday and it’s time for Richard and Joe’s handy news roundup digest of links and articles spotted in the last few days, time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Game of Thrones season eight A...

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

August 30, 2018 | 1 Comments

I’ve just been enjoying a couple of weeks at the world’s largest literary festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, seeing a number of fascinating author events and also being fortunate enough to chair several comics...

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Judas, Jeff Loveness, Jakub Rebelka, Colin Bell, Boom! Studios “No… Not here. I don’t belong here. But the voice comes… And whispers the truth: ‘Yes. This was always the end. This was always your story‘”...

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Bloody Rose, Nicholas Eames, Orbit (cover artwork by Richard Anderson, design by Lisa Marie Pompilio) If Kings of the Wyld (reviewed here) was the ‘Blues Brothers’ of epic fantasy, then Bloody Rose is the ‘Almost Famous’....

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Reviews: Ravencry

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

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Dreadful Company, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books (delectable cover art by Will Staehle) “An absolute delight.” That was what I said about the first of Vivian Shaw’s Great Helsing novels, Strange Practice, around this time last...

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Reviews: the Demon Headmaster

July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Demon Headmaster: the Complete Series, Directed by Roger Singleton-Turner, Starring Terrence Hardiman, Frances Amey, Gunnar Cauthery, Thomas Szekeres, Tessa Peake-Jones BBC/Simply Media Nostalgia alert! Well, for all you younger folks out there. While I was...

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Cinderella, Directed by Beeban Kidron, Starring Marcella Plunkett, Jane Birkin, Kathleen Turner, Gideon Turner, David Warner, Katrin Cartlidge, Lucy Punch, Leslie Phillips Simply Media The Cinderella story is pretty much an archetype – variations on...

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The Atrocities, Jeremy C Shipp, Tor.com (cover art by Samuel Araya, design by Christina Foltzer) “Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the...

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