Reviews

with foreward by Joe Vaz

  The Damage Museum is the first book that features the art of Vincent Sammy, a freelance illustrator who hails from South Africa and specializes in horror, science fiction and the macabre. This collection includes work that has been printed in publications such as Interzone, Black Static, Something Wicked, Beware the Dark and many other magazines and books. He has provided cover artwork for publishers as varied as NewCon Press, Rosarium Publishing and Thunderstorm Books.     Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications ISBN: 978-1-909640-54-2, Hardcover, First Edition, 7.5 x 9.25 inches, 86 pages, £21.95 Available from: Amazon, tdmcover
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review by Joe Vaz

 

I've spent the last few days in Port Edward, KwaZulu Natal on a film shoot, but in reality I've spent it in the heads of Crispin Hershey, Holly Sykes, Dr. Iris Fenby, Hugo Lamb, and Ed Brubeck. Or to put it more aptly, in the worlds and words of David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks. Now I know I'm a little late to the game, but, holy shit is David Mitchell an astounding writer.

Hardcover: 609 pages Published by Sceptre Available from: Amazon,
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review by Joe Vaz

 

THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE SAFE ...The Sanctum is a luxurious, self-sustaining survival condominium situated underground. It's a plush bolt-hole for the rich and paranoid - a place where they can wait out the apocalypse in style. When a devastating super-flu virus hits, several families race to reach The Sanctum. All have their own motivations for entering. All are hiding secrets. But when the door locks and someone dies, they realize the greatest threat to their survival may not be above ground - it may already be inside

Hardcover: 352 pages Published by Macmillan Available from: Amazon,
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review by Joe Vaz

 

In October of 2014, 2000 AD began reprinting the individual books of Morrison and Yeowell’s breakthrough superhero series, Zenith, about the vain, self-obsessed, egotistical pop singer “superbrat” whose only interests are girls, partying, and where he is in the music charts. Yet as the world’s only superhero, he doesn’t realise that he is at the centre of a dark conspiracy that could wipe out the entire universe.

Hardcover: 112 pages Published by 2000AD Available from: Amazon, 2000AD Online

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review by Joe Vaz

Abi Godsell’s Idea War is magnificent.
I had the privilege of reading the first ten chapters of Abi Godsell’s sprawling Idea War series a few years ago, and it immediately grabbed my attention.
Idea War Vol One introduces us to a team of young rebels, fighting against an autocratic government that, in a not-too-distant future, has taken over the control of South Africa.
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