Radicalized (Hardback) - Book review

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Cory Doctorow is a remarkable multi-award winning science fiction writer, probably most famous for his novels Little Brother (2008), Makers (2009) and especially, Walkaway (2017). His latest book is a set of four novellas set in the near future. Radicalized (2018. 288 pages) offers up four stories of radicalisation, in all its many forms, of people who often are forced to live on the fringes of normalcy. [click here...]

 

Captain Marvel: 11.5" Action Figure - Toy review

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When the universe is in need of a skilled and confident leader, there is no better hero to take command than Captain Marvel! Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Now little ones can imagine the action, missions, and adventures of Captain Marvel... [click here...]

 

Krypton: Original Television Soundtrack review

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Varèse Sarabande release the soundtrack to the original SyFy series Krypton. The album is composed by Pinar Toprak. Centuries before Truth, Justice and the American Way, the grandfather of Superman, Seg-El, must redeem his family’s honour. With a cosmic evil reaching through time to destroy the House of El before the rise of its heroic scion, can the forbearer of steel prevent the destruction of much more than just his family or is more than just the planet doomed...? [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Muse of Fire - Audio drama review

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Oooh la la! It’s been a long time coming, but the Doctor is about to be reunited with that trans-temporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme! They’re both in 1920s Paris and everyone’s flocking to Iris’s salon – including aspiring American poet Kevin Archer and inspiring life model Thomas Hector Schofield. But wait…! What’s that noise…? Thud, thud, thud…! It’s the soft, approaching feet of a small and acerbic art critic called Panda…! [click here...]

 

Tank Girl All Stars - Graphic novel review

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At last it can be told! In this 30th anniversary anthology of stories, we finally reveal the biggest secret in comics history – how Tank Girl got her tank – the origin story to end all origin stories! This, and a whole tankload of unmissable, unforgettable, unbelievable tales, written by series co-creator Alan Martin, with artwork by a host of Tank Girl stalwarts and super-stars, including Brett Parson, Chris Wahl, Jim Mahfood, Greg Staples, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Jonathan Edwards, Phil Bond, and more friends from throughout Tank Girl’s chequered 30-year lifetime…! [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Scratchman - Book review

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An idea cooked up in the 1970s by Tom Baker and then co-star Ian Marter over boozy afternoon pinball sessions in Soho, one of the main reasons Scratchman attracted such mythical status over the next few decades is that so little was really known about it... [click here...]

 

Foe - Book review

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Junior and Henrietta live a solitary life, with little contact to the outside world. Junior is very contented with this situation. He goes to work, keeps chickens and loves his wife. The best thing about his life is that no one ever visits them, that is, until the day Terrance turns up at their door and informs the couple that Junior has been selected as a candidate to go and work on their new space station for the next three years… [click here...]

 

Tank Girl: Action Alley #2 - Comic book review

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Tank Girl’s first ongoing series continues, on a ridiculous radiation-scorched road trip through the wasteland of Action Alley! As Tank Girl and friends journey deeper into the desert, they stumble upon clues to the dark (well, dark-ish) secret behind Booga’s noble (well, noble-ish) lineage – where did all those talking mutant kangaroos come from, anyway?! Booga has stashed a secret stowaway… but it’s a kangaroo. Just a regular kangaroo. Doesn’t talk or anything. Weird… [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Warlock’s Cross - Audio review

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It’s time the truth was told. About UNIT. About the Cybermen invasion. About the so-called ‘Doctor’. About what happened all those years ago, at Warlock’s Cross. About what became of Corporal Linda Maxwell. About Lieutenant Daniel Hopkins, the man they keep locked up in a cage, in a secret prison… It’s time. Because UNIT scientific adviser Elizabeth Klein is going to help ensure that the truth is brought to light. Today’s the day… that UNIT falls… [click here...]

 

A Very Spidey Christmas - Soundtrack review

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Just in time for the holiday season, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: A Very Spidey Christmas (EP) is available from Sony Music. Voiced by cast members of the Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this five-track (10 min, 56 sec) EP reimagines classic holiday favourites with Spider-Man inspired lyrics... [click here...]