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OR: Gridlinked

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #27:- GRIDLINKED Neal Asher Macmillan pb, 426pp, £10 It’s the future, and people travel to the far parts of the universe via a device called the runcible, which permits instantaneous transmission of matter. … Continue reading

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Coriolan Overture

2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, which is one of the few good things you can say about the year, and as he is one of my favourite classical composers I feel that we should jump … Continue reading

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OR: Tales From Earthsea

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #33:- TALES FROM EARTHSEA Ursula Le Guin Orion hb, 296pp, £10.99 Before Harry Potter and Hogwarts there was Earthsea and the school for magicians on the island of Roke, whose most celebrated pupil … Continue reading

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OR: Horror Garage #3

A review that originally appeared in The Fix #2:- HORROR GARAGE #3 This American magazine is sending out some mixed messages. The logo looks like it’s made out of rapidly melting blancmange, and underneath this there’s a photograph of that genre … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash: The Farm

Out on the 14th of December, just in time to bring some seasonal fear to your local multiplex.

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OR: The Uncanny

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #22:- THE UNCANNY Andrew Klavan Warner Books pb, 418pp, £5.99 Richard Storm is a producer of horror films, inspired by the classic British ghost stories he has always loved. Learning that he has … Continue reading

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Italian Caprice

It’s my birthday, so we get to listen to my favourite piece of classical music:-

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OR: Dorian

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #33:- DORIAN Will Self Viking hb, 278pp, £16.99 Avant-garde artist Baz Hallward falls in love with the young man Dorian Gray and creates a video installation that will capture his beauty for all … Continue reading

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OR: Legend #3

A review that originally appeared in The Fix #2:- LEGEND #3 The difficult third album is a given in the music industry, and perhaps the same thing is true of magazines. I subscribe to Legend, so there’s no question that I like … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash: Blind

Out this week according to imdb.

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