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BOOK REVIEW – Ecko Endgame by Danie Ware

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ecko Endgame is the third and final book in the Ecko trilogy by Danie Ware. Following on from Ecko Rising (“a hugely enjoyable genre mash-up that promises great things to come”) and Ecko Burning (“a massively entertaining sequel that fulfils much of the grand promise of its predecessor”), Ecko Endgame sees blight sweeping across the Varchinde, the Kas rising from Rammouthe and anti-hero Ecko finally facing head-on the true reality of the fantasy world he quite literally fell into.

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BOOK REVIEW – Ecko Burning by Danie Ware

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ecko Burning by Danie Ware is a science fiction/fantasy epic published by Titan Books. A sequel to Ware’s debut novel Ecko Rising (which Alternative Magazine Online described in its glowing 2012 review as “staggeringly impressive in both its richness and detail”), readers once again join cybernetically enhanced future assassin Ecko as he tumbles further and further down the rabbit hole. With the grasslands diseased and the people growing restless as a dark evil begins to spread, Ecko must decide once and for all whether this fantasy world really is an alternative reality, or simply a virtual Rorschach that can only be escaped from by burning it all to the ground.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Danie Ware (Author, Ecko Rising)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following on from Alternative Magazine Online’s review of science fiction/fantasy epic Ecko Rising – “mixes science fiction à la early years Michael Marshall with the comedic fantasy of Terry Pratchett and the sprawling authenticity of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth” – we are proud to present an exclusive online interview with first-time author Danie Ware!

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BOOK REVIEW – Ecko Rising by Danie Ware

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ecko Rising is a science fiction/fantasy epic and the debut novel of Danie Ware. It tells the story of Ecko, a cybernetically enhanced rebel/assassin who is recruited into a resistance group in a dystopian future where the population are controlled via mind-altering drugs. During a reconnaissance mission, Ecko takes a fatal plunge and ends up landing in a fantasy realm. But is this brave new world real or all just in Ecko’s head?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Cherie Priest (Author, Bloodshot)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cherie Priest is an award-winning author who currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and a fat black cat. Her 2009 novel Boneshaker was nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award, and won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie was recently kind enough to join us to discuss her new books, Bloodshot and Hellbent, in an exclusive online interview!

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GAME REVIEW – World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (PC)

By Duncan Voice

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World of Warcraft isn’t something that you can form an opinion on within a few hours, let alone a few days. Even after having played for five years, I’m still not quite sure if I love it, or if it has been a colossal waste of time. The third expansion Cataclysm recently saw its first major patch, fixing numerous bugs and balancing various aspects of gameplay. Now that the dust has settled, do the changes that Cataclysm brought about reinvigorate an old world, or break it beyond disrepair?

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FILM REVIEW – Avatar (3D Version)

By Marty Mulrooney

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With Avatar having finally been released just under two weeks ago, Alternative Magazine Online decided we needed to give our readers the full lowdown on this cinematic milestone…

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