Monthly Archives: May 2021

OR: The Line of Polity

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #34:- THE LINE OF POLITY Neal Asher Tor pb, 547pp, £10.99 Hooray! At long last we have the sequel to Gridlinked, and if anyone thinks that book was a one off … Continue reading

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Hoedown

We’ll end ELP month with another piece originated by Aaron Copland.

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OR: The Straw Men

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #32:- THE STRAW MEN Michael Marshall HarperCollins hb, 373pp, £10 I’ve seen this book in shops with a sticker proudly declaring ‘As addictive as John Connolly or your money back’. Well … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

This horror franchise returns on the 28th of May, according to imdb, and looking at the image below I can’t help thinking that the Milky Bar Kid’s career really went off in an unexpected direction.

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Knife Edge

Progressive rock collides with glam rock.

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OR: Tales of the Dying Earth

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #25:- TALES OF THE DYING EARTH Jack Vance Millennium pb, 743pp, £7.99 The fourth volume in Millennium’s Fantasy Masterworks series parcels together four books with a unique common setting, tales from … Continue reading

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Still You Turn Me On

I’m not sure where E and P have got to, but here’s the L of ELP singing what is probably my favourite song from their back catalogue.

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OR: The Travelling Vampire Show

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #25:- THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW Richard Laymon Headline hb, 314pp, £17.99 The latest vehicle to roll off Laymon’s production line, Show is a lot more roadworthy than much of his recent … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the Common Man

Emerson, Lake and Palmer made the list of artists with 50 year old albums in 2021 with two entries, Tarkus and Pictures at an Exhibition. I was a big fan of ELP back in the day, with most of their … Continue reading

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OR: Don’t Tell Me The Truth About Love

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #27:- DON’T TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE Dan Rhodes Fourth Estate hb, 191pp, £12 Rhodes’s second collection consists of seven stories of varying lengths. In ‘The Carolingian Period’ a chance … Continue reading

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