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BOOK REVIEW – Fictional Alignment by Mike French

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fictional Alignment is a science fiction satire written and illustrated by British author and illustrator Mike French. Serving as a sequel to An Android Awakes – which AMO’s 2016 review described as “filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination” – Fictional Alignment follows Sapphira, a prostitute who has written the first work of fiction by a human in over 100 years. When angry zealot androids realise they can’t eradicate her work of fiction from the historical record, Sapphira finds herself sent back in time against her will to transform her stories into reality…

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BOOK REVIEW – Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

By Marty Mulrooney

Unhinged A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel is the final instalment of a thriller trilogy that began with Cracked in 2015 – “a cracking good read, mixing the violence and dark laughs of a Tarantino film with the conspiracy-fuelled page turning of a Michael Marshall mystery thriller and the neo-noir of James Sallis” – and continued with Rehab Run – “an often shocking, hilarious and scary novel” – in 2016. Unhinged is Danny Cleary’s grand finale; but will she make it to the very end?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike French (Author & Illustrator, Fictional Alignment)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fictional Alignment is the highly anticipated sequel to An Android Awakes, which AMO described in its 2016 review as “a science fiction novel filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination.” Promising a satire exploring a future in which androids control culture, Fictional Alignment looks set to be just as imaginative and memorable as its predecessor. It is therefore with great pleasure that Alternative Magazine Online presents an exclusive online interview with the book’s hugely talented author and illustrator, Mike French!

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 by Tanya Lapointe

By Marty Mulrooney

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 is the official visual guide to Denis Villeneuve’s stunning science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner 2049, which AMO described in its review as “a complicated and highly accomplished piece of filmmaking that will no doubt encourage discussion and debate for many years to come.” Written by reporter Tanya Lapointe, this lavish, oversized coffee table book – published by Titan Books in the UK – documents the film’s ambitious two year production and is filled with exclusive production stills, behind-the-scenes photography, concept art and storyboards, as well as interviews with the cast and crew.

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BOOK REVIEW – Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon

By Marty Mulrooney

Future Noir The Making of Blade Runner

Future Noir is the ultimate guide to the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott. Written by film journalist Paul M. Sammon, the book – which is often referred to by fans as the ‘Blade Runner Bible’ – chronicles the adaptation of author Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from page to screen and beyond, offering a behind-the-scenes guide to a production that, despite being troubled, birthed a thought-provoking classic that is still being talked about today.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall Smith (Author, Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence, describing it as “an endearing page-turner” that is “dark, funny and thought-provoking.” In short, it’s another highly unique and darkly original tale from the award-winning author of The Straw MenKiller Move and We Are Here. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with master wordsmith Michael Marshall Smith where we discuss his latest novel, future projects, children, accident imps and the Devil!

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BOOK REVIEW – Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

By Marty Mulrooney

Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence is the new novel by award-winning writer Michael Marshall Smith (The Straw Men, We Are Here). It tells the story of Hannah Green, who has decided that her very existence is unfeasibly mundane. That is, until she discovers her grandfather has been friends with the Devil for nearly two hundred and fifty years…

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