Science Fiction reviews

The Salmon of Doubt, Douglas Adams

The Algebraist, Iain M Banks

Jennifer Government (double review), Max Barry

Evolution, Stephen Baxter

The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll

The Light of Other Days, Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter

The Image of the Beast/Blown, Philip Jose Farmer

Light, M John Harrison

Newton’s Wake, Ken MacLeod

Engine City, Ken MacLeod

Dark Light, Ken MacLeod

Broken Angels (joint review with Ariel), Richard Morgan

Looking for Mr Nobody, Sue Rann

Down the Bright Way, Robert Reed

Sister Alice, Robert Reed

Gradisil, Adam Roberts

Grass, Sheri S Tepper

The Praxis, Walter Jon Williams


Fantasy Fiction review

Prince of Ayodhya, Ashok Banker

Abarat, Clive Barker

Celtika: Book One of the Merlin Codex, Robert Holdstock

The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson

Horror Fiction reviews

Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris

Sunshine, Robin McKinley

Watchers – the Coming of the King, Willie Meikle

362 Belisle Street, Susie Moloney

Blood Canticle, Anne Rice

Blackwood Farm, Anne Rice

Younger Readers Fiction reviews

Exodus, Julie Bertagna

Coraline, Neil Gaiman

The Wolves in the Walls

Wolf Brother, Michelle Paver

Shadowmancer, G P Taylor

Non Fiction reviews


How to Build a Nuclear Bomb, Frank Barnaby

The Philosopher’s Secret Fire, Patrick Harpur

Mutants, Armand Marie Leroi

Vincent Price – the Art of Fear, Denis Meikle

Two Sides of the Moon, David Scott and Alexi Leonov

Hitchhiker – a Biography of Douglas Adams, MJ Simpson

Comix – the Underground Revolution, Dez Skinn

Backroom Boys, Francis Spufford

The Mechanical Turk, Tom Standage

Monturiol’s Dream, Matthew Stewart

Living Dolls, Gaby Wood

Graphic Novels reviews

5 is the Perfect Number

30 Days of Night

A 52 Second Silence for Topsy

Boffy the Vampire Layer

Boneyard Volume 2

BPRD Hollow Earth and other Stories

The Complete D.R. and Quinch

Criminal Macabre

Dan Dare #1 

Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus Part 1

Death: at Death’s Door

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Far West

Get Your War On

Hellboy Weird Tales Volume 2 and BPRD Soul of Venice

Hellboy Weird Tales Volume 1

Hellboy Wake the Devil

Hellboy Conqueror Worm and Hellboy the Lost Army


Judge Dredd: Necropolis Volume 2

Judge Dredd: Necropolis Volume 1

Judge Dredd: the Cursed Earth

Judge Dredd: the Complete Case Files Volumes 1 and 2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1

Lenore: Noogies

Louis – Dreams Never Die

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #13

Regards From Serbia

Tits, Ass and Real Estate

Transmetropolitan: One More Time

Transmetropolitan: the Cure

Transmetropolitan: Dirge

Transmetropolitan: Spider’s Thrash

Transmetropolitan: Gouge Away

With the Light: raising an autistic child


Movies and DVD reviews

2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival SF/Comics themed roundup

2005 Edinburgh International Film Festival SF/Comics themed roundup

American Splendor

The Animatrix

Austin Powers – Goldmember

Blade II

Dawn of the Dead

Dog Soldiers

Donnie Darko

The Eye

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Hulk

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: the Cradle of Life

Lord of the Rings – the Two Towers

LXG (double review with MJ Simpson)

The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Reloaded

Minority Report

Queen of the Damned

The Ring

Seachd: the Inaccessible Pinnacle

Star Trek Nemesis

Superman Returns

Terminator 3 – Rise of the Machines