Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monster Mashup – Guest Post – [Raymond M. Rose]


It’s 1986 and I am curled up on a big chair in a darkened theater.  On the screen is a movie that my parents won’t allow me to see… but my Uncle will.  ‘Aliens’ is, at first, scary and exciting and I am totally into it.  Though, right about the time that the creatures attack and Vasquez goes all batshit shooting the place up, my 11 year old brain asks, “What kind of movie is this?”  Is it Sci/Fi?  Horror?  A War movie?  An advanced pilot for ‘Mad About You?’

The answer, of course, is YES!  (Especially the last part – unknown fact: Helen Hunt played the Queen).  ‘Aliens’ is all of these things and so much more.

Legends of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the prequel trilogy set in the dim past of Frank Herbert’s Dune, when the Butlerian Jihad raged across the galaxy and mankind fought against the thinking machines for its very survival.

“Not as good as Herbert’s own masterpieces, the Legends of Dune novels are still good reading delving into the entire mythology of the master’s unique worlds.” ~The Founding Fields

Path of the Warrior by Gav Thorpe – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius takes a look at the first installment of the recently ended Path of the Eldar series by Gav Thorpe and published by Black Library.

“Falls short of the tale Eldar fans deserved.” – The Founding Fields

Black Library Audio Exclusives Part 2 – Audio Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews two new audio exclusives available directly from Black Library as MP3 downloads, a Deathwatch story by Gav Thorpe as he tackles an iconic hero of the Ordo Xenos, and a new Horus Heresy story by James Swallow which continues the tale of Nathaniel Garro.

“These two audio dramas are a great way to get both your Deathwatch and Horus Heresy fix.” ~The Founding Fields

Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight – Review [Lord of the Night]

The Khan rides to war!!

Lord of the Night reviews the thrilling Brotherhood of the Storm, a limited edition White Scars Horus Heresy novella by Chris Wraight.

“Wraight takes on unexplored territory and succeeds beyond the wildest expectations. A story that must not be missed by any Sons of the Khan.” – The Founding Fields

Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Simon Scarrow’s brilliant historical fiction novel Sword and Scimitar, published by Headline Books in the UK and was recently released in hardback.

“A mesmerizing tale that keeps the reader hooked right the way through. Simon Scarrow fans will love this thrilling standalone novel, as will newcomers to the author.” ~The Founding Fields

The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews another Angry Robot 2012 debut title, this one about the Wild West and Vampires and other supernaturals.

“Stunning, mind-blowing, amazing, fan-frikkin-tastic. None of those word can convey just how much I liked The Dead of Winter. I can’t even tell, although I know better, that this novel is a debut and not an author’s best at the peak of his career.” ~The Founding Fields

The Dresden Files: Small Favour by Jim Butcher – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Small Favour

Bane of Kings offers his thoughts on the tenth Dresden Files novel, Small Favour, written by Jim Butcher and published by Orbit. 

Ten novels in and Butcher proves he can still make a fresh installment. Action-packed, rip-roaring and amazing, Small Favour may just be the best Dresden Files novel yet.” ~The Founding Fields

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews his first title for Image Comics, penned by New York Times bestseller Vaughan and acclaimed artist Staples.

“Wonderfully vibrant, Saga is an amazing journey of love, war, honour, and principles. Science fiction has never been so vibrant in a comic before.

Dodger by Terry Pratchett – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

dodger terry pratchett

Bane of Kings offers his thoughts on Terry Pratchett’s latest novel for young adults, Dodger, published by Doubleday in the UK.

“An interesting, humorous take on Dickensian London, that despite its flaws, proves to be an enjoyable read.” ~The Founding Fields