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Fantasy is known as an epic genre; stories can span generations and civilisations rise and fall. As a fan of the genre, you also notice some regular tropes that occur, similar races and similar storylines. Within the pages of Brian McClellan’s Powder...

Article by Sam Tyler on 25th November 2020
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For many people clowns are the stuff of nightmares and there they should remain.  In the modern age you can pretty much live a life free of these demon entertainers; just avoid going to the circus, CBEEBIES and any films about IT.  But what about if the clowns of your dreams decided to...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th November 2020
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Horror
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The latest collection by Anna Taborska, a British filmmaker and horror writer, includes fourteen stories, five of which previously unpublished. The volume is graced by a witty introduction by distinguished fellow writer Robert Shearman and enhanced by a number of  beautiful illustrations by...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 9th November 2020
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Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
- Kurt Vonnegut
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General Fiction
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Zeus Is A Dick by  by Susie Donkin
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General Fiction
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One man’s truth is another man’s myth and whilst the Greek Gods may have once been worshipped as real, they are now considered by most as myths. This is great for a genre review site as the Greek Gods are as fantastical as they come. They turn themselves and others...

Article by Sam Tyler on 5th November 2020
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Science Fiction
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Escape Pod by  by Mur Lafferty
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Science Fiction
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I like to read a collection of short stories on occasion as they act as a wonderful palette cleanser after so many full-length tales. The authors need to be succinct with their ideas as they have 20 pages to get their point across, rather than 400. An...

Article by Sam Tyler on 28th October 2020
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Fearless by  by Allen Stroud
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Science Fiction
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It's 2118 and humanity has not only got over the coronavirus, but have reached out into space - colonising the Moon, Mars, Ceres and Europa. It's still early days of mankind's expansion though and the ship Khidr is part of a small fleet who travel between the different colonies, assisting the...

Article by Ant on 27th October 2020
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Hard Time by  by Jodi Taylor
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The timeline is fragile. Stand on a butterfly in the Jurassic Era and you may end up returning to a world in which we all have seven arms – useful for multi-tasking. If time travel were available not everybody would respect the past and therefore, it needs to be policed. A subtle and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 21st October 2020
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Horror
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Volume 12 of Ellen Datlow’s annual “Best of” anthology is a must for any horror lover, assembling a bunch of short stories selected by this distinguished Editor from the usual annual deluge of dark short fiction appeared in print or online.

In addition the volume,as...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 15th October 2020
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I live in South Africa, a country known for its capacity for forgiveness and its horrendous murder stats. Every day on the news, women and children go missing and turn up mutilated in forests and rubbish dumps. But this is also the place of Mister Mandela and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where apartheid killers cried broken tears with the families of their victims.

Just before writing Malachi, my life led me to a strange...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th October 2020
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The Book of Malachi by  by T C Farren
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The way that humans treat each other in real life is far darker and harrowing than any science fiction book that you can create, but this does not stop some authors from exploring the depths of the human condition. If we are only as good as how we treat the weakest in society, the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th October 2020
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Fantasy
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The Marvel Universe has plenty of areas to explore, it is not just superheroes. You also have mutants, magic, aliens and so much more. Perhaps one of the hardest elements to get your head around are the Gods of Asgard. Suddenly, the Norse Gods of Odin and Thor are fighting alongside...

Article by Sam Tyler on 8th October 2020
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The modern superstition is that we're free of superstition.
- Anon
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Domino: Strays by  by Tristan Palmgren
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Science Fiction
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As a superhero fan, the last couple of decades have been fantastic. The comics have had countless film adaptations and prose novels. This abundance of content has allowed content creators to explore the idea of superpowers more. We are no longer in the age of Gods,...

Article by Sam Tyler on 6th October 2020
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Attack Surface by  by Cory Doctorow
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Science Fiction
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I am not someone that goes in for Conspiracy Theories, I just don’t have the energy for them. Take for example the idea that nanobots are being injected into people so that the Deep State can track our every move. Why would they spend trillions of pounds on such technology when we...

Article by Sam Tyler on 1st October 2020
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The Nobody People by  by Bob Proehl
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Modern life has highlighted the plight of The Other. People are marginalised for all sorts of reasons and from what I can tell it is more noticeable than ever. If you are different but can blend in with everybody else, would you keep it a secret or not? The Nobody People are hidden from view for...

Article by Sam Tyler on 25th September 2020
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