Kane Gilmour

International Bestselling Author of The Crypt of Dracula

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks – Review

In 2016, the BBC wisely decided to start animating the completely lost serials of Doctor Who with The Power of the Daleks. While other sources can provide depth about what happened to many of the original First and Second Doctor Who stories, suffice it to say, when they needed space on old master video tapes in the late 60s and early 70s, the BBC simply wiped them out and re-recorded over them, when they thought the shelf life for television shows was finite. The policy is now known as ‘junking.’

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2013 Prime to Omega Contest

[2015 Edit: The Contest Is Long Over Now.]

What’s that you say? You want another contest? You want Chess Team books?

Announcing the “2013 Prime to Omega Contest”!!!

Here’s what I need you to do. First, buy and read three books if you haven’t already:

RESURRECT is my first thriller. Got some great praise, but needs some more sales and reviews. Link here: Resurrect

My second solo novel is called THE CRYPT OF DRACULA. It’s an old-school take on Dracula. A little bit of horror and a whole lot of adventure. It needs sales and reviews as well. Link:
The Crypt of Dracula

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Man of 21st Century Steel: A Spoiler-Free Review of the Most Recent Superman Film

Most people will either love or hate this film, all because of one crucial scene near the end of it. I’ll get to that issue in a minute, but let’s look at the rest first. Let me say that I enjoyed this film. I loved the acting. No performance was lackluster. Henry Cavill and the two other actors that play Clark Kent at ages 9 and 13 are all perfect. I’ve heard there was some CGI enhancement of Cavill’s musculature, so he looked beefy enough for the role. I don’t know if that’s the case, or if it’s all natural muscle, but I can say that this is the first actor to play Superman in live action film or TV that looks beefy enough to me. Christopher Reeve was skinny as a pole. Brandon Routh was even skinnier. This guy looks like my vision of Superman. As for the rest of the cast? Amy Adams’s Lois could have used more to do on screen, but she gets her moments. This isn’t a Lois film though, it’s about someone else. I expect she’ll have a meatier role in the next one. As for Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane? Fine performances all around, and they add to the film. And that’s coming from someone who loves Lane, couldn’t care one way or the other about Crowe, and actively dislikes Costner.

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Supernatural Spooky with Stephen M. Irwin

The Dead Path by Stephen M. IrwinBeen a while since I update the site. Figured I’d start off with a review of a spectacular book, THE DEAD PATH, by my Australian friend, Stephen M. Irwin. Read on.

Stephen M. Irwin’s supernatural thriller debut, THE DEAD PATH, is without a doubt one of the finest things to come out of Australia in the last twenty years. With a slow, considered burn of a beginning, the story twists a few times before it really gets rolling, and you think you are in for a predictable The Sixth Sense kind of “I See Ghosts” tale. But Irwin has loftier things in store for you. The story moves effortlessly into different territories than where you thought you were heading, and it sucks you in so deeply, that when it returns to issues brought up in the early part of the tale, you had completely forgotten about them, and the resulting impact is just what a terrific spookathon requires. The tale twists and turns, moving in directions you don’t see coming until they are upon you. And by that point, the new direction is so wonderfully obvious, you question why you didn’t see it coming in the first place. Because you are in the hands of a master, that’s why.

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