Waris Hussein, director of the very first Doctor Who serial starring William Hartnell, voiced his disapproval at the romantic undertones in some of the story-lines of the recent Doctor Who series. Rather he called it “sexuality”. I’d rather call it what it is. It’s called love. And it’s something you’ll find in most every epic tale ever told, dating back to when stories were passed on in song and poetry.
Apr 10, 2013
Jun 20, 2012
Taken from his parents as a child and equipped with biological and technological improvements, Khemri is now an enhanced human being, trained and prepared for the glory of becoming a Prince of the Empire. Not to mention the ultimate glory: should he die, and be deemed worthy, he will be reborn…Which is just as well, because no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Princehood than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: there are ten million princes, and all of them want each other dead.
Jun 13, 2012
There is a good reason why there hasn’t been a book review for two weeks, and that’s because I haven’t managed to finish my book. It is an excellent book, by the way (still reading A Confusion of Princes). But I’ve been glued to the computer trying to set up a new website with the crap-cart-I-shall-not-name which has drained the life out of me, and if I have been managing to finish before 5 a.m I have been watching Big Bang Theory with Craig. And not reading. It’s appalling. Even more appalling is the fact that almost two weeks of working on this cart and I’m about to ditch it for another one.
Mar 27, 2012
Fantasy cover art has seen a lot of changes over the last few years. I noticed Voyager had been doing a lot of re-issues with clean, simple covers with less colour and a ‘symbol’ rather than the sometimes elaborate artwork of old. I’m not going to say I like either style better. I love the new covers on the Raymond E. Feist books and the Robin Hobb books, but I used to really enjoy examining the artwork on the Robin Hobb books by John Howe. Pre-release Harry Potter covers would have me in a somewhat fanatical state, peering intently into the laptop screen and trying to uncover any clues of what might happen in the next book.
Mar 6, 2012
Here stands our shining beacon of hope. A specialist bookshop in Bayside Melbourne crammed full of the good stuff, with fantasy, science-fiction, horror, manga, paranormal, art books, classics and young adult titles.
So, come and sit on the couch. Mind the Tardis…
Notions Unlimited is owned and operated by Chuck McKenzie, Horror author, bookseller, and reader.