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The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

The-Hatching-Ezekiel-Boone small   I’m going to start with a warning in this review, one that I suspect will make you either continue reading with interest, or stop now. OK, here we go: this one’s about spiders. MONSTROUS spiders… OK? Still reading? Good. Because as far as apocalyptic horror stories go, this one’s really...
   

A Window Into Time by Peter F Hamilton

a-window-into-time A Window Into Time is one of those rare things from British Science Fiction author Peter F Hamilton – a novella. Known for his galaxy spanning far-future Space Opera novels and series, A Window Into Time is almost the exact opposite – a present day look at the life of a teenager. Of course, that’s...

Terrahawks – Volume 1

terrahawks-the-complete-series-1-blu-ray- “THE CLASSIC British children’s sci-fi series from the legendary creator of Thunderbirds; Terrahawks is to be released on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Network Distributing. Terrahawks: Volume 1 (U) will feature the first 13 episodes, presented for the first time in High Definition from the best available...
   

The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

jack sparks In these days of Facebook, Snapchat and yes, blogs and websites like this one, it can sometimes be suggested that the time of the good ol’ horror story is dead. After all, what place is there for ghostly spirits in a world with wall-to-wall Kardashians and when you can put the details straight away...

Warrior Mage by Lindsay Buroker

WarriorMageWeb Warrior Mage by Lindsay Buroker Kindle Edition Published April 2015 Review by N. E. White. Love this cover Set in the same fantasy world as Ms. Buroker’s The Emperor’s Edge series, the Chains of Honor series starts with Warrior Mage and features a young protagonist named Yanko White Fox. Yanko is...
   

Stranger Things: Season One

stranger-things-banner-600x300   This is the latest, much heralded series that you can binge in one watch.  Rich in nostalgia, it celebrates its genre heritage with pride. In November 1983, a 12-year-old boy, Will Byers, goes missing in Hawkins, Indiana after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. Soon after Will...

LIFE DEBT (Star Wars: Aftermath #2) by Chuck Wendig

th_b_Wendig_LifeDebt With Life Debt, the second installment of what is now the Aftermath trilogy, writer and self-proclaimed penmonkey Chuck Wendig continues to chronicle the post Return of the Jedi Star Wars universe. In doing so, he’s helping to define the most popular fictional universe on the world.  He centers on...
   

Film review: Cocoon – Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

cocoon5 Review by David Paul Hellings @HellingsOnFilm “It is everything you’ve dreamed of.  It is nothing you expect. “Entertainment to release Ron Howard’s COCOON, one of the most beloved sci-fi films of the 80s featuring a star cast of Hollywood legends, in a Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition...

Hope and Red by Jon Skovron

Skovron_HopeAndRed-PMM.jpg   It is one of the maxims of reading generally that readers often like ‘comfort reading’ – I’ve done it myself, where a good immersion into a book when you know the characters, recognise the setting and pretty much know what’s going to happen is seen as a boon. Hope and Red is a book which,...
   

Gaslight and Grimm: Steampunk Fairy Tales

Gaslight & Grimm cover Once upon a time, in a world of googles and gaslights, gears and gizmos, there lived a princess…or a talking cat, or handsome prince, or horrible monster, or elegant dancer, or wicked stepmother! This collection of fairy tales takes some of the classics and transforms them into steampunk delights,...

Clockwork Lives by Kevin J Anderson and Neil Peart

Clockwork lives cover Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village; she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people’s...
   

SFFWorld Archive: The Engineer Reconditioned by Neal Asher

Engineer reconditioned Here’s an old review that’s escaped from the vaults at Hobbit Towers. This was originally published ten years ago (yes! I know!!) but for those who have only recently caught up with the Space Opera epics of Neal Asher, one that you might have missed. The story behind the publication of this...

The X-Files – The Event Series Blu-ray

xfiles3 Review by David Paul Hellings @HellingsOnFilm “Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files”™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their...
   

Film review: Satan’s Blade

satan03 “Satan’s Blade” Review by David Paul Hellings @HellingsOnFilm “One of the lesser known entries in the annals of the ’80s slasher film, Satan’s Blade is an eerie slice of US regional terror ripe for rediscovery by horror fans. Arriving at a snow-capped mountain resort, a group of youngsters...

LOS NEFILIM by T. Frohock

th_b_frohock_nefilim Angels, demons, and vampires.  Lovers hiding their true feelings.  Spain a few decades after the turn of the 20th Century. These elements, and more, come together in the three novellas comprising Los Nefilim by T. Frohock. Set in Barcelona in 1931, the novellas concern the plight of Diago Alvarez as...
   

Film review: Return of the Killer Tomatoes

THEKILLERTOMATOES1 Review by David Paul Hellings @HellingsOnFilm “The killer tomatoes are back! But this time around, they’re going to have to contend with late ’80s George Clooney and his wicked mullet… Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Nope, it’s Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Ten years on from the Great...

Windcatcher by A J Norfield

Windcatcher cover A valuable item has been stolen from the mysterious Tiankong Empire. When the envoy Xi’Lao requests aid, Raylan is one of those chosen for an elite squad on a dangerous retrieval mission into enemy territory. Their mission succeeds – but the group finds that they are cut off from their homeland,...
   

STAR WARS: BLOODLINE by Claudia Gray

th_b_gray_Bloodline In the years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and before Star Wars: A Force Awakens a lot happened. Well, a lot was chronicled and is now considered “Legend,” but with the push to reinvigorate the Star Wars universe, Disney/Star Wars have turned to some newer voices to help fill in the gaps, like...

Film review: i-Lived

6604 Review by David Paul Hellings @HellingsOnFilm   “From the director of “Maniac” and the forthcoming “Amityville: The Awakening” Franck Khalfoun and the producer of “It Follows”, comes a fresh and thrilling new horror i-Lived which makes its UK DVD debut thanks...
   

THE LOST PRINCE by Edward Lazellari (Guardians of Aandor #2)

Cover art by Chris McGrath After leaving readers fully invested in the plight of characters Daniel, Callum, and Colby (among others), Edward Lazellari left readers hanging just as events came to a head in his debut novel Awakenings. In The Lost Prince, Lazellari picks up those threads in the second installment of his portal fantasy...
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