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Bringing back classic character is a wise decision as you already have a built-in fan base and the potential to make new fans. Who does not want to read more Sherlock Holmes? But it is fraught with dangers. Suddenly you have Winnie the Pooh and The Grinch starring in horror films. In some cases,...

Article by Sam Tyler on 30th November 2022
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Wormhole by  by Eric Brown
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Imagine the sacrifice required to sign up for a long-term mission into the depth of space. You are to be cryogenically frozen for 80 years and will awake to a new world. It could be that this is what you wanted all along. A chance at a new life free from the Old Earth, but they have only gone...

Article by Sam Tyler on 28th November 2022
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The mind is a powerful tool. It can make a person do spectacular things but can also be their undoing. A trauma earlier in life can impact your day to day living. Perhaps talking to someone would help, be it a friend or a professional? Neviah is a counsellor who has a unique way of unpicking...

Article by Sam Tyler on 21st November 2022
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Classic stories leaving copyright has been a boon to modern authors who are suddenly able to play with much loved characters as they wish. The mash up is not unusual when two contemporary characters suddenly meet, but often these books are set at the same time as the original text. What would...

Article by Sam Tyler on 16th November 2022
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The easy confidence with which I know another man?s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also
- Mark Twain
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The This by  by Adam Roberts
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Social Media has changed the world we live in today by accelerating the polarisation of opinion. No longer is a debate a two-way conversation between people discussing their own point of view, but a slanging match in which neither side can see the others’ point of view. Until the last...

Article by Sam Tyler on 15th November 2022
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Humans fear the dark and we fear the cold. There is good reason for this. In our modern world we can wrap up warm in a synthetic coat and take along a torch that can be seen from space, but that was not always true. The dark used to mean the unknown. Animals or something else preying on you. The...

Article by Sam Tyler on 11th November 2022
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The Book of Mars by  by Stuart Clark
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I am a student of history. In that I love to learn about history, but I did a degree in the subject. What I find the most fascinating is how history evolves – an event happened and that will never change, but how we precisive it does. The fashions and knowledge of the present day impacts...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th November 2022
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Celestial by  by M D Lachlan
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There are many roads to enlightenment. You can spend decades mastering the art of meditation, becoming one with the universe. You can seek to achieve the divine through the depraved, in acts so vial that you push through what is acceptable into the other. Any of the routes take commitment and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 8th November 2022
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Fractured Infinity by  by Nathan Tavares
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Think too long on the multiverse and your mind will explode. Every tiny action you take splits off into another multiverse, then extrapolate that with everything making tiny actions. There will be an infinite number of universes that only differ from the way you tied your shoelace that morning....

Article by Sam Tyler on 3rd November 2022
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What is Comfy Fantasy? It is a new name for the type of fantasy that does not have you on edge all the time. As a genre fantasy can often feel epic, but also stressful. The heroes on the run from a darkness they cannot fathom, or a fellowship were hardly anyone can be trusted. Sometimes you just...

Article by Sam Tyler on 28th October 2022
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Original Sin by  by Gavin Smith
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The public love a superhero crossover tale, the billion-dollar hauls of various Avenger movies will tell you this, but they do not always work and at this point they can feel like going over old ground. Original Sin was a comic book arc conceived by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato...

Article by Sam Tyler on 27th October 2022
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Endings are not easy, especially in epic fantasy series. Hundreds or thousands of pages all building up to this. Famously one TV adaptation finale did not go down very well with the fans, so if authors did not know it before, they know it now. David Hair’s Tethered Cathedral trilogy comes...

Article by Sam Tyler on 19th October 2022
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I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it
- Jack Handey
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For the Benefit of Mankind by  by Liu Cixin
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The Trolley Problem is an interesting mental exercise that asks you would you let one person die to save many? To do so you would have to divert the trolley from the path of the five and be culpable for it hitting the one. In theory it makes sense, the many not the few, but could you really pull...

Article by Sam Tyler on 17th October 2022
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With the new Black Panther film arriving soon in cinemas, Marvel fans are extremely excited to see what is next for the people of Wakanda. The first film was excellent, but even with all its colour and strength it could only scratch the surface of the comic book. There is a rich history to...

Article by Sam Tyler on 14th October 2022
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The latest collection by John Langan assembles eleven stories (but considering their lengths I’d rather call them novelettes or, in some instances, novellas), ten of which previously appeared in various anthologies.

The overall impression I’ve got from the book confirms my...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 13th October 2022
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HellSans by  by Ever Dundas
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Typography has a larger role in your life than you may think. It is important to get the right font in the right place. No one wants to have Beware of the Cliff written in Comic Sans. Advertisers spend millions on typefaces to make a brand instantly recognisable. All these things are noble...

Article by Sam Tyler on 11th October 2022
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Dredd vs Death by  by John Wagner
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I read and listen to books in all formats, but still prefer the feel of paper in my hand. Audiobooks are great for the commute, but they are just not pacy enough for me, I read quickly, and a narrator often seems to go in slow motion even at 1.5 speed. 2000AD and Penguin Audio must know my brain...

Article by Sam Tyler on 7th October 2022
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The Nursery by  by Roark Arnett
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Science Fiction writers love a dystopia, there are so many ways that it could all go wrong. Overpopulation is one. It not a pleasant thing to think about, but we already use too many of the world’s finite resources and as the population grows, this is going to get even worse. In The...

Article by Sam Tyler on 6th October 2022
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