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Book Review: The War In The Dark


By Nick Setchfield I don’t know Mr Setchfield but I am rather jealous of him: he is features editor of SFX magazine, he reviews film and he’s just written a cracking debut novel that mixes espionage with the occult. Talk about living the good life … The book begins with the motto of the British Secret Intelligence Service: Semper Occultus,…

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When Are You Going To Get A Real Job? by Richy K Chandler

Book Review: When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job?


When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job? Parenting And The Creative Muse Words and art by Richy K Chandler Published by Singing Dragon Being a creative person in the modern world is a difficult thing. I merely blog about the creative things that inspire and entertain me but I also have an interest in the people who make…

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Book Review: Obsessed With Marvel


Written by Peter Sanderson and Marc Sumerak Published by Titan Books Full disclaimer: I haven’t read all 2,500 questions in Obsessed With Marvel. I believe in honesty on this blog. However, with that out of the way, I did read the book, as I hope to prove with this review. The book is split into nine sections: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man,…

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How Comics Work

Book Review: How Comics Work


By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher Comic books are sufficiently large and popular that there are many books about making comic books. Therefore, to stand out from this crowd, a new book needs something different and this one has that: Dave Gibbons has worked successfully in comic books for over 40 years, is the first UK Comics Laureate, and, oh…

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Book Review – Warlock Holmes: A Study In Brimstone


Written by GS Denning Published by Titan Books The extent to which you will enjoy this book depends on how much you smile when you read the title. I’m amazed nobody has come up with that play on words before – I’m genuinely jealous. The opening lines of the book set the tone: “The dominion of man is drawing to…

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Book Review: All The Birds In The Sky


All The Birds In The Sky Written by Charlie Jane Anders The near future. Patricia is 6 years old when she helps a sparrow with a wounded wing, who tells her to take her to the Parliament of Birds in the nearby forest to fix him. The sparrow tells her she’s a witch, if she can talk to animals. Laurence…

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Book Review: An Ancient Peace


An Ancient Peace (A Peacekeeper Novel) Written by Tanya Huff Published by Titan Books I haven’t read the five-book Confederation series that follows the exploits of Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr in a universe-spanning alien war (although I have read The Enchantment Emporium by Huff, which I enjoyed). The only problem with reading this enjoyable, well-written, captivating book is that…

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