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Humber Boy B by Ruth Dugdall

Humber Boy B is the latest novel from Ruth Dugdall, who previously won the Debut Dagger award for The Woman before Me. This is my first exposure to the author and I found this a deeply frustrating read. The book tells the story of Cate, a probation officer, and Ben, ...

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Tales of Mulder and Scully: The X-Files returns

It’s official! The X-Files is returning to FOX for a six part mini series (or ‘TV event’ as the ridiculous executives are calling it). Rumours have been flying since the new year when it came out that FOX exec Gary Newman confirmed they were in talks with series creator Chris Carter ...

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Joan D Vinge’s The Snow Queen: Beating us over the head with dichotomy

Before I became a regular reader of the Tor.com blog, I had never heard of D Vinge’s novel The Snow Queen. More and more often I found it cropping up in articles I was reading on the site, often praised as a classic with a great villain. Then I discovered ...

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Humber Boy B by Ruth Dugdall

Humber Boy B is the latest novel from Ruth Dugdall, who previously won the Debut Dagger award for The Woman before Me. This is my first exposure to the author and I found this a deeply frustrating read. The book tells the story of Cate, a probation officer, and Ben, ...

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Offensive jokes served sunny side up

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was originally developed by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for NBC. When NBC realised they didn’t really have anywhere to put the series within their current line-up, they allowed the show’s creators to shop around for a new home and Netflix stepped up. Netflix not only purchased ...

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Theatre Review: The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

Shattered reputations, political wrangling, incestuous urges, religious corruption, madness, cannibalism and murder – oh, that all theatre was like this. If you are fan of the bloody tradition of the Renaissance revenge tragedy, taking inspiration from the gore-drenched works of Roman playwright Seneca, you may already know Webster’s The Duchess ...

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Tales of Mulder and Scully: The X-Files returns

It’s official! The X-Files is returning to FOX for a six part mini series (or ‘TV event’ as the ridiculous executives are calling it). Rumours have been flying since the new year when it came out that FOX exec Gary Newman confirmed they were in talks with series creator Chris Carter ...

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Alan Moore’s Jerusalem to publish in 2016

No stranger to pushing boundaries, Alan Moore has done it again. Since 2008, Moore has been working on a novel that not only puts the standard novel length to shame, it outright challenges readers everywhere to develop a tenacious reading habit. The novel, Jerusalem, clocks in at approximately 1 million ...

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Yet another Let the Right One In adaptation

If a remake of a film that was an adaptation of a book (yeah, try saying that one fast, 10 times) wasn’t enough already, US channel A&E is now working on developing Let the Right One In as a TV series. Let the Right One In was originally a horror ...

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Sherlock Christmas special set in Victorian England

It looks like Steven Moffat is bringing the Doctor Who craziness over to Sherlock. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Moffat announced that the Christmas special is going to be set in Victorian England. Say what?! While the SF geek in me immediately jumped to conclusions of time travel or alternate ...

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