A donation and Items received December 1–14, 2014

A donation and Items received December 1–14, 2014

This is the pile of awesome items received December 1–14, 2014. Last night I watched The Wind Rises, a historical anime celebrating Japan’s aviation history. Review coming soon. Special thanks to Rebecca and Rex Fleming who made a donation of $5 towards Dark Matter‘s costs. If only all the regular visitors would chuck in the

Items received 24–30 November 2014

Items received 24–30 November 2014

Once again I received a book — The Evil Inside by Philip Taffs — as a delivery to my door on Sunday so this bundle of items received really do include items from 24 to 30 November. Just sayin’. I’m especially looking forward to watching the Cartoon Network Holiday Collection because I love Christmas and

Items received from 17 to 23 November 2014

Items received from 17 to 23 November 2014

Hi again. Here is a photo of items received from 17 to 23 November 2014. Yes, I actually received a delivery to my door on Sunday. Apparently Bobby Dollar was sleeping late on Sunday as well as Judgement Day. I’ve already reviewed Hansel & Gretel and Mitosis and I’ve started reviewing Doctor Who season 8. I’m half-way through

#Coffeegate and items received

#Coffeegate and items received

An absolute scandal! Coffeegate is a thing! Yesterday the minion went shopping. While he was out, I decided to take a short break from doing chores to have a coffee and — Shock! Horror! The coffee jar was EMPTY. Worse, when the minion returned, HE DIDN’T BRING COFFEE. As I don’t drive for the general

Sand by Hugh Howey

Sand by Hugh Howey

A review by Nalini Haynes Palmer and his friend Hap have joined a band of scavengers seeking treasure from the ruins of a lost world, our world whose legacy is a ragged remnant of humanity and sand-covered ruins. With special equipment these scavengers dive through sand like ocean divers scavenge wrecks now. Palmer trusts Hap

Books'n'stuff received lately

Books’n’stuff received lately

Smokey being HELPFUL Dark Matter Zine receives lots of stuff for review. This is the latest pile… Contents with quicklinks to save scrolling Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon by Daniel Falconer – pretty hardcover book about CGI Orphan Black – DVD season 1 Paris Review – iconic anthology The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness – historical fantasy/romance Cold Hand in Mine by Robert Aickman –

SF, fantasy, thrillers and comedies received for April/May 2014

SF, fantasy, thrillers and comedies received for April/May 2014

There’s a leaning tower of Piza on my dining table but it’s not made of pizza. It’s made of books, DVDs and blurays. Before it topples over, I thought I’d share them with you. I’m hoping that a few reviewers come to visit soon to relieve me of some of these books. Contents – links

Paper books, plastic discs and kittehs

Paper books, plastic discs and kittehs

Paper books, plastic discs, eCopies and Kittehs Once upon a time a pissing contest – who has the biggest pile of paper books – started on Twitter. Someone who will not be named started it with this tweet: A hasty shot of the art @Tezzabold (I could pretend that my furniture isn't covered with piles of

Epic loot received in the last month

Epic loot received in the last month

It’s been a month. Wha-at?! I’ve been doing assignments for university, gettin’ me some book learnin’ so I knows how to write. Here is the list of loot received in the past month. If I’ve missed anything – I suspect I’ve forgotten an electronic book or two – message me and I’ll add them in.