Scifi books reviews

Top 10 by alan moore Review and Opinion

2018/02/03

Top 10: Book One
Alan Moore, Gene Ha
Titan graphic novel £12.99

review by Jeff Young

Precinct ten is a cop shop on an alternative world where everyone is a superhero, with one sort of incredible power or another. That means anything can happen, especially when you're a rookie policewoman and it's your first day on the job. Robyn 'Toybox' Slinger finds

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Dc universe, stories of alan moore Review and Opinion

2016/02/17

DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore
Alan Moore
DC Comics / Titan graphic novel £12.99

review by Patrick Hudson

Outside of Stan Lee, it's hard to think of any comics' writer who might get the accolade of a volume devoted entirely to their work other than Alan Moore. Quite apart from his superlative

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Dirty job by christopher moore Review and Opinion

2016/02/07

A Dirty Job
Christopher Moore
Orbit paperback £6.99

review by David Hebblethwaite

This is the problem with having expectations: they may not be fulfilled, and then you'll be disappointed. I'd heard great things about Chris Moore's comic novels, and was excited at the prospect of reading and reviewing one for the first time. Unfortunately, though,

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Far west by richard moore Review and Opinion

2016/01/06

Far West
Richard Moore
NBM paperback $13.95

review by Amy Harlib

Talented American comicbook artist Richard Moore, well-known for his beloved and popular Boneyard series, deserves equal acclaim for his other major ongoing opus - Far West, the first four episodes (and a bonus early tale plus a gallery of cover art) now collected in a easily

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Things unborn- book review for zone-sf.com Review and Opinion

2018/02/14

Things Unborn
Eugene Byrne
Earthlight paperback £6.99

review by Duncan Lawie

Eugene Byrne is perhaps best known for his alternative histories (often written with Kim Newman). Strictly speaking, this is another: the USA and the USSR fought an Atom War in 1962, destroying much of the Northern Hemisphere in the process. The time of the story, however,

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From hell Review and Opinion

2018/12/27

From Hell
Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
Eddie Campbell Comics, 1999 paperback �24.99

review by Patrick Hudson

This fat volume collects Moore and Campbell's exhaustive, and exhausting, study of the Jack the Ripper murders, published in various venues between 1990 and 1999. Moore postulates a royal

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Albion Review and Opinion

2016/04/29

Albion
Alan Moore, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Shane Oakley and George Freeman
Titan graphic novel £9.99

review by J.C. Hartley

Originally printed as a mini-series by Wildstorm for DC Comics, the impetus for Albion came from artist Shane Oakley with the involvement of Alan Moore. As Moore was winding up his comicbook commitments at the time, his

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League of extraordinary gentlemen: black dossier Review and Opinion

2016/03/29

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
America's Best Comics hardcover £19.99

review by Patrick Hudson

I had not intended to buy a copy of this book. I'd looked at it, and having enjoyed the previous volumes in the series, I was tempted, but the relatively high price tag for the hardcover (�20) had put me

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Journeyman Review and Opinion

2018/10/24

Journeyman: The Art of Chris Moore
Stephen Gallagher
Paper Tiger hardcover £20

review by Peter Schilling

A winning combination of genre and striking non-genre illustrations, and lengthy interview with Chris Moore, Journeyman is a must for all fans of SF, whether you're a collector of art-books or not. Stephen Gallagher elicits candid replies

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Island of the sequined love nun Review and Opinion

2015/11/12

Island Of The Sequined Love Nun
Christopher Moore
Orbit paperback £6.99

review by J.C. Hartley

I'd never read a Christopher Moore book before but I'd definitely read another. I was attracted to this by the title, and the suggestion of 'pulp' fiction exploitative sleaze, which the blurb promised, with jungle paradise islands, cannibals, secret laboratories

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Ultimates vol. 1 and 2 Review and Opinion

2015/05/19

The Ultimates volume 1: Super-Human
Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
Marvel graphic novel £9.50

The Ultimates volume 2: Homeland Security
Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
Marvel graphic novel £11.99

reviews by J.C. Hartley

The 'problem' of comics is maintaining continuity, and the big two of Marvel and DC have approached it in different ways

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Ultimates vol. 1 and 2 Review and Opinion

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Evolution Review and Opinion

2019/02/02

Evolution (2001)
Director: Ivan Reitman

review by Gary Couzens

Investigating a meteorite strike in Arizona, Dr Ira Kane (David Duchovny) and his colleague Harry Block (Orlando Jones) find out that it�s brought to earth more than just rock. Hitching a ride are single-cell organisms that rapidly evolve into complex multi-cellular beings that like their

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Specials Review and Opinion

2018/03/28

The Specials (1999)
Director: Craig Mazin

review by Denise Wayne

What do superheroes do on their day off? Although this lacklustre comedy has been compared to Mystery Men (1999), it doesn't have that movie's engaging sensibility when it comes to sending up comic book fantasy icons. The serious

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Atlantis Review and Opinion

2019/06/28

Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001)
Directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

review by Michael Lohr

Although this movie was utterly pounded by Shrek at the box office, it is still a wonderfully entertaining movie that both children and adults will enjoy. Atlantis: The Lost Empire uses mainly traditional animation in its production, but does

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Atlantis Review and Opinion

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Futures: 50 years in space Review and Opinion

2015/12/28

Futures: 50 Years In Space
David A. Hardy and Patrick Moore
Artists and Photographers Press Ltd (AAPPL) hardcover £17.99

review by Tony Lee

The Challenge Of The Stars was originally planned 1954, yet its publication was delayed until 1972, with a second edition in 1978. This magnificent

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Lord of the rings official movie guide Review and Opinion

2018/09/20

The Lord Of The Rings: Official Movie Guide
Brian Sibley
HarperCollins Entertainment paperback £14.99

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring Visual Companion
Jude Fisher
HarperCollins Entertainment hardcover £14.99

reviews by Christopher Geary

Making-of-the-movie and behind the scenes media books are now a familiar part

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Fantasy art masters Review and Opinion

2019/01/24

Fantasy Art Masters:
The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists Show How They Work
Dick Jude
Watson-Guptill paperback $24.95

review by Amy Harlib

Originally published in the UK, and fortunately still easily available in the USA, this large-format trade paperback provides ample space on its pages to showcase 10 leading exponents of the truly

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Moonraker Review and Opinion

2018/08/13

Moonraker (1979)
Director: Lewis Gilbert

review by Octavio Ramos Jr

Even to this day, the influence of Star Wars on films cannot be ignored. In the late 1970s, however, every film seemed to jump on the space opera bandwagon, and the Bond series was no exception. Although Moonraker was a hit at the box office, time has not been kind to it

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Moonraker Review and Opinion

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Forgotten Review and Opinion

2017/04/26

The Forgotten (2004)
Director: Joseph Rubin

review by Tony Lee

Telly Paretta (a great performance from Julianne Moore) has lost her young son, Sam (Christopher Kovaleski), in a still-unsolved air crash. Consumed by the frustrations of grief, and trapped in a psychological prison of her own memories, she gets comfort and support but precious little understanding

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Tik tok Review and Opinion

2018/02/12

Tik-Tok
John Sladek
Gollancz paperback £9.99

review by Ceri Jordan

Gollancz continue their selection of the world's best with this delightful satire - proving that, however odd the American electoral process has been recently, it still hasn't matched the dark ironies of the late John Sladek's imagination.
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Thunderbirds Review and Opinion

2016/07/08

Thunderbirds (2004)
Director: Jonathan Frakes

review by John Percival

With his four elder sons, ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) forms the team of International Rescue. Armed with five incredible machines IR is a secret organisation dedicated to saving lives and the world. However, they have their enemies, especially The Hood (Ben Kingsley) who

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Dogma Review and Opinion

2019/03/12

Dogma (1999)
Director: Kevin Smith

review by Steven Hampton

Certainly one of the most generically mixed up films I have ever seen, this lamely whimsical comedy fantasy is too confused to satisfy even the most undemanding viewer. It fails miserably as biblical apocalypse, road movie, counterculture satire and - whatever! The familiar characters of Jay

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Amelie Review and Opinion

2019/07/14

Amélie (2001)
Director: Jean Pierre Jeunet

review by Thomas Cropper

This film came a year late when all is said and done, because it was last year when the Oscars were in the 'lets be nice to foreigners' mode, whereas this year they were closer to 'lets pretend we're all not racists.' As a result, the 'black Oscars' were to make a criminal oversight

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Amelie Review and Opinion

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Fain the sorcerer by steve aylett Review and Opinion

2016/01/09

Fain The Sorcerer
Steve Aylett
PS Publishing paperback £10 / $18

review by Steven Hampton

Modern fantasy tends to occupy charming or sinister little realms of pointless illusion and petty strife. Generally, fantasy has become a shrunken moral territory governed by yardstick plots and questing

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