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Deerskin by Robin McKinley

It is no secret that I love Robin McKinley. The book that I most often reread is The Hero and the Crown, a favourite of mine since I was a child. Having previously only known her as a children’s writer, ...

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Tin Star Tex

We’ve all had those fun daydreams where we accomplish the impossible with our “hero” sidekick. Defending against our friends who were villainous, or as close to, and saving the day with our near-functioning D&D plots. As I grew older, my ...

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Star Trek Into Darkness

I was having a discussion with my housemate (and fellow Pop Verse writer) Ash the other day, and we came to an agreement about the new Star Trek films. He was never a fan of old Star Trek in any ...

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Fables

While I have been a geek for many years, I have never been a comic geek – until now. I currently live with two big comic book geeks. They really wanted me to try out some comics, especially after I ...

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Geek-Girl

We shouldn’t focus only on comics published by mainstream publishers. There are a lot of independent comics published too. Today I am looking at ‘Geek Girl #0’, published by independent publisher Actuality Press, started by Geek-Girl’s creator, Sam Johnson. The ...

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Here, There Be Dragons

Finding new books is always difficult for me. I normally float towards Science Fiction/Fantasy. Every now and again I make my way to historical fiction or some suspenseful mystery, however, this was not one of those days. As I was ...

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Iron Man 3

What should a good comic book film be? Fun with a lot of action – with a little heart thrown in. Iron Man 3 ticked all of the right boxes. Let’s start with a little context. I thoroughly enjoyed the ...

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The Castle (1997)

Australian films should enjoy more exposure, they are often brilliant and always interesting (they try to set themselves apart from Hollywood films). As an Aussie living in England, with an English boyfriend, I like to expose him to some Australiana ...

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