Archive for 2019

  • Books

    Book Review: Rosewater

    - by Buanzo

    Winner of the Clarke Award this year, Tade Thompson’s Rosewater is the first in the Wormwood trilogy. It tells the story of an alternative future with a transformed Nigeria playing host to an alien dome, right in the centre of the eponymous new city.

  • Event

    FrightFest

    - by Buanzo

    The UK’s foremost horror film festival is celebrating its 20th year. As they prepare for their Halloween event, we take a look at two decades of FrightFest… The first time I went to FrightFest, I didn’t think of myself as a horror fan. I liked vampires, and I would tell anyone who would sit still for it about the time I’d seen The Woman in Black on stage and then couldn’t sleep until the sun came up, but I didn’t know much about the genre as a whole. However, FrightFest was hosting the first UK screening of Timur Bekmambetov’s Day Watch and I was desperate to see it, having fallen in love with its predecessor, Night Watch.

  • Tabletop Games

    Wargaming On A Budget

    - by Buanzo

    Wargames are a fantastically popular, but surprisingly expensive, hobby. However, if you’re smart about it, there are ways to get started without breaking the bank.

  • TV and Film

    The Witcher’s New Frontier

    - by Buanzo

    There’s always a certain trepidation when a franchise branches out. And for the Witcher franchise, a new frontier is rapidly opening that could see it elevated to the same level as Game Of Thrones, or Lord Of The Rings. The upcoming Netflix series has already amazed critics and fans alike with pre-screenings and a generous amount of teasing. But will the aard-ent fanbase of both novels and video games be able to deal with changes the show has made?

  • Fiction

    Erden Foe

    - by Buanzo

    The castle was decimated…

  • Books

    The Symbol for Eternity: A Discussion of Borges’ “The Aleph”

    - by Buanzo

    As a writer, Jose Luis Borges had the uncanny ability to succinctly illustrate the conflicting essence of human life with the universe at large.  Much of his works contain themes and situations that are inherently paradoxical in nature, usually stemming from the fact that we as a species, with our finite lives and limited senses are fundamentally ill provisioned at exploring the (near) infinite depths of our universe.

  • TV and Film

    Let’s Talk About: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    - by Buanzo

    We couldn’t decide who should get to review Netflix’s latest fantasy tour de force — so Tom gave his thoughts and then Allen and Beth Faulds, our guest contributor, responded. Tom is new to the franchise, Beth saw the original film in the cinema the first time around, and Allen has bumped up against the franchise once or twice in a professional context. 

  • Podcast

    Parallel Worlds Issue 4

    - by Buanzo

    In this issue, we chat to video game legend Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point; investigate what happened to Half-Life 3;…

  • Books

    Review: Beyond Kidding

    - by Buanzo

    Beyond Kidding is heavily…