Science fiction and fantasy


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Film and Book Reviews for 2020

Films released in 2020

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Double World directed by Teddy Chan
4 star rating
A deadly contest to find the best warrior from a number of clans attracts hopefuls from across the kingdom in this fast paced martial arts fantasy.
Freaks: You're One Of Us poster
Freaks: You're One Of Us directed by Felix Binder
4 star rating
A downtrodden fry cook discovers that she has special powers after she meets someone who shows her the truth about her kind in this superhero movie.
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The Old Guard directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
4 star rating
A group of immortals set out to hunt hostage takers, only to find that they themselves are being hunted and their secret identities are at risk of exposure.
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Spontaneous directed by Brian Duffield
3 star rating
Students spontaneously explode at a high school, and senior student Mara wonders what is causing it and whether she or her friends will survive past graduation.

Books published in 2020

The Ippos King poster
The Ippos King by Grace Draven
4 star rating
Tension abounds as two warriors with a complex relationship escort the soulless body of their friend to his homeland. The third novel in the Wraith Kings series.
To End All Wars poster
To End All Wars by David Tallerman
4 star rating
Lieutenant Rafael Forrester is not expecting to survive the trenches of the First World War when he is given a perilous mission. But he learns there is more to battle for, when he is shipped back to a country house hospital full of secrets.

In This Year

The author Rachel Caine died.

Unreviewed books

Monstress Volume Five: Warchild cover
Monstress Volume Five: Warchild by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
The conflict between humans and arcanics heats up, and Maika and her friends resolve to defend the city of Ravenna against destruction. But it will take more than one monster to protect the population against the horrors to come.

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How To Love Your Elf by Kerrelyn Sparks
A princess with an aversion to falling in love is caught by elves and rescued by a mysterious man with power over the woods, in this fantasy romance.

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The Vampire Debt by Ali Winters
Clara detests the vampires that killed her mother. Then, one takes her from her troubled family and threatens her life over a debt she must repay. The first in The Vampire Debt series.

Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen cover
Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen by Greg Jenner
An exploration of the history and origins of fame, fandom, and celebrity culture and its pitfalls and rewards, including notable examples of historical stars and what their lives tell us about the evolution of celebrity.

Rat Queens Volume Seven: The Once and Future King cover
Rat Queens Volume Seven: The Once and Future King by Ryan Ferrier, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko
The Rat Queens are feeling less than their best, when an old acquaintance turns up with a plan to make them pay for past slights with everything they have.