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    Uzumaki: the strange horror of Junji Ito

    - by Louis Calvert

    This month, we introduce you to a masterclass in horror manga. Contains mild spoilers.   Manga artist Junji Ito’s work has been favourably compared to H. P. Lovecraft by some reviewers, and although the styles and subject matter differ greatly, both are renowned for works of original horror that seem to have a unique (and disturbing) flavour that stands them apart from their contemporaries.  Ito has created many works of horror manga. Most well known here in the west are The Enigma of Amigara…

Acid: Chapter One — Tower of Light
Fiction
Acid: Chapter One — Tower of Light
- by Louis Calvert

The Castillo Corporation has risen to ultimate power within the Protectorate Council, the government of the wealthy planet Venus, economic capital of the Solar States. Rumours of massive misuse of power and corruption abound,…

Infinite possibilities: Corvus Belli’s Infinity
Tabletop Games
Infinite possibilities: Corvus Belli’s Infinity
- by Angus McNicholl

This month, we get to grips with an excellent skirmish wargame.   It’s not really much of a secret that I have a great love of miniatures games. I started out, as most do,…

Classics of sci-fi: Flowers for Algernon
Books
Classics of sci-fi: Flowers for Algernon
- by Tom Grundy

This is the semi-regular feature in which we look back at the seminal works of science fiction. The stories that outraged, baffled, and appalled; the books that posited answers a generation before anyone thought…

Seven reasons Hero Quest is still amazing
Tabletop Games
Seven reasons Hero Quest is still amazing
- by Louis Calvert

Revisiting a classic dungeon-crawler board game.   Recently a friend decided he really wanted to play Hero Quest (first released in 1989) and embarked on his own quest to track down a complete copy…

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