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Book Review: The Seedy

A version of this review was originally printed in Ethel the Aardvark, fanzine of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club. This post’s rummage through the MSFC library shelves represents a return to that purveyor of suspect sf, Panther Books, and their 1969 edition of Robert Ray’s obscure and worryingly titled The Seedy. Fifteen-year-old Tim is a …

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Book Review: The Night Callers

A version of this review was originally printed in Ethel the Aardvark, fanzine of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club. “He reads too many of them awful paperback books.” – Frank Crisp, The Night Callers, 1961 Panther Books Edition, p64 A number of years ago I endeavoured to tackle a hairy project: to write a book …

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Bigger on the Small Screen (Part 1)

From its earliest days, the potential to develop Doctor Who from an exclusively televisual concern into a cinematic behemoth of epic proportions has been evident to some of its canniest exploiters. Reports abound that Disney expressed an interest in adapting ‘Marco Polo’, one of the very earliest transmitted serials. More significantly, Milton Subotsky and Max …

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