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Author Archives: Megan Leigh

Writer and editor of Pop Verse. Co-host of Breaking the Glass Slipper. My special interests include publishing, creative writing, and geekery.

James Bond: Eidolon

Eidolon is the second volume of Warren Ellis and Jason Masters’ take on the iconic James Bond in comic book form. Perhaps I expected too much, being a long time Ellis fan (and avid reader of his weekly newsletter, Orbital ...

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Free Fire: Now we’re cooking!

The best thing about Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump is that each of their films is very different. Even if you don’t rate a prior effort of theirs as good, it is guaranteed to offer something unique. They experiment and ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Network (1976)

No matter what the subject or how affecting the lessons were, humanity never learns from mistakes of the past. Sidney Lumet’s 1976 masterpiece could easily have been made in 2017. Watching Network post-Trump feels like a particularly cynical (though accurate) look ...

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The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

It’s only natural that you end up comparing a writer’s new work to what they’ve previously delivered. Given that Jen Williams’ Copper Cat series was one of the most fun I’ve read in recent years, it was always going to ...

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Life: Be careful what you search for

Here is a review of Life in one sentence: an unacknowledged Alien reboot where the humans bring the alien on board deliberately. Once you know the premise of this film, you know exactly how it will play out. There is ...

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What makes a good short story collection?

I’ve only recently started to appreciate collections of short stories. While I’ve always enjoyed short stories as individual entities, sitting down to read bite-sized stories never really appealed to me. Instead, I always preferred to get stuck into a novel, ...

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Streaming music has us divided

How relevant is the singles chart these days? [*Note: The numbers used in this article refer to UK sales/streams only.] Now that streaming is counted along with sales (which is currently 150 streams to equal one ‘sale’), the charts have ...

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