Godzilla Minus One written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki Starring: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki Reviewed by Matthew Palmer In the final days of WWII, kamikaze pilot Kōichi Shikishima abandons his mission, setting his plane down at the Oda Island navy outpost, claiming mechanical failure. That… Read More »Godzilla Minus One
The Phoenix King by Aparna Verma Orbit Books, pb, £9.19 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk A kingdom on the verge of war. A King on the verge of insanity. An assassin on the verge of freedom. A princess on the verge of embracing her power. But the scales could tip either… Read More »The Phoenix King
Music, Movies & Media: A conversation about how different types of media get our creative juices flowing. How does music move you to build worlds and form characters? What changes in a story from page to screen?
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A discussion on how myths and legends inspire works of fantasy and horror. Find out more about our panel.
We have six readings from a range of authors – fantasy, science fiction and horror – to help you find your next book (or add to that beautiful TBR pile). Bring your favourite tipple and enjoy some first-rate readings from the SFFH community.
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EDENVILLE by Sam Rebelein Titan Books. p/b. £9.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Cam and Quinn live in an apartment that is allegedly haunted, though the two of them have seen little evidence of that so far, which is not helping Cam to get his horror novel written. No words are… Read More »Edenville
Eversion by Alastair Reynolds Gollancz, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Silas Coade is the doctor on the Demeter, a sail ship searching the Norwegian fjords for a rumoured passageway to an unexplored lagoon. All the men on board could make their fortune with this discovery. But something is wrong… Read More »Eversion
These Burning Stars by Bethany Jacobs Orbit Books, paperback £9.99 Reviewed by Nadya Mercik “Everything is a test,” says Esek Nightfoot in the book, and that’s what makes this story so brutal and unpredictable but, at the same time, so realistic and truthful. Jun Ironway, a caster and con artist,… Read More »The Burning Stars
Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special BBC Reviewed by Celia Neri Forget the star-crossed lovers that Ten and Rose, and Thirteen and Yaz were. The heart and soul of the New Who companions is Donna and her friendship with the Doctor, first with Ten and now continued with Fourteen for three… Read More »Dr Who
Is it OK to read purely for escape? And is that what we need as the year draws to a close? Kit Whitfield has some thoughts.