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Review: A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

This book came as a recommendation by Amazon and this time, the recommendation algorithm worked (usually it is a wee bit off the mark). Right from the start, I was hooked. Before the first chapter are two brief excerpts from popular works of famous authors. One by Ray Bradbury and …

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Review: Carnival Row, Season 1

Carnival Row (on Amazon Prime) is one of the shows I was really looking forward to. I expected it to be full-blown steam fantasy, which it turned out not to be. Rather, the setting is Victorian low fantasy. The technology level is Victorian and there are mild magical variances compared …

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Stranger Things Season 3 – Blasphemous Mother of Cthulhu!

This review contains minimal spoilers! What a ride! After two very impressive seasons I was more than curious what the third season would bring and I speculated about it two post earlier. My speculation was not correct, which is a good thing. The third season really delivers on all fronts: …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #51 – Review: Mortal Engines (The Movie)

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:42 — 14.4MB) | EmbedIt took far too long but finally, here is another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast: A review of Mortal Engines, the movie. I absolutely loved Mortal Engines and I hope it at least manages to break even at the …

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Review: She Walks in Shadows

The Cthulhu Mythos, the original tales by H.P. Lovecraft and for a long time the vast majority of the stories written by his friends and successors are lacking one thing (both the stories and the successors): Women. Both the stories and the the league of authors are almost devoid of …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #41 – Interview with Shequeta Smith and review of Rayven Choi

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean41.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:10 — 19.3MB) | EmbedA few weeks back I already posted the trailer of the graphic novel series Rayven Choi, featuring the eponymous super heroine who is out to hunt the people who killed her parents. Sounds a bit like Batman, but …

Review: Black Silk by Lila Lestrange

Black Silk by Lila Lestrange has managed something no other book managed before: It wanted me to rage-quit my Kindle out of the window because of the level of disgusting, selfish evil the main villain reached, but let’s start at the beginning: Black Silk is a dark fantasy novel of …

Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (no spoilers)

Here it is, the long-awaited first sequel to the original trilogy which ended with Return of the Jedi. I was a whole week late and had to do my best to avoid spoilers on various channels. I was really jittery when I bought the ticket and then sat down in …

Review: A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

It is in and of itself an achievement to write a book that your literary agent judges to be unable to be published in both Israel and Germany. Yet, from what Lavie told me, this is exactly what happened to A Man Lies Dreaming. The plot can bes summed up …

Review: Apequest by Professor Elemental

My dear Professor Elemental, how do you do it? Father of Invention, your previous album was already a masterpiece, and now Apequest… But I am getting ahead of myself here. As I have pointed out in the previous review of Professor Elemental’s work, I am not much into hiphop and …