Scifi

Bokeh (2017)   (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

Bokeh (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: Bringing up memories of the more engaging ‘The Quiet Earth’ (1985), ‘Bokeh’ concerns a young (American?) couple, Jenai and Riley, vacationing in Iceland when nearly everybody in the world mysteriously disappears. The two people are the inheritors of Iceland with its beautiful natural scenery and without any Icelanders anywhere. In fact, they are without […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1  # 104  (mag review)

On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1 # 104 (mag review)

‘On Spec’, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic is one of those small enterprises struggling to keep the flame of short fiction alive. It’s mostly short stories like these. ‘Skywalkers’ by Marcelle Dubé is set in a Victorian Age Montreal. where the original settlers from England bought Fey folk over with them. Now Fey are […]

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Anime & Manga

Seoul Station (trailer).

Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the paramount movie of Ghost In the Shell … if you like your scifi films based on the manga comic-books of Japanese genius Masamune Shirow, then this flick might just be the only game in town for 2017. Cyborg anti-terrorist police take on cyborg villains with a conspiracy twist. The official […]

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TV

The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

Here’s the 3rd trailer for the Hulu TV science fiction series based on The Handmaid’s Tale book by Margaret Atwood. Who is going to be the first person to head to the comments zone below and make some wordage about Trump and the path to Gilead? Hitting a TV screen near you in the USA on […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
American Gods TV series (trailer).

American Gods TV series (trailer).

Here’s the first big trailer for the American Gods TV series – coming to US television April 30th 2017 (Starz). This was created by Bryan Fuller and is, of course, based on the urban fantasy novel of the same name by author Neil Gaiman. The series focuses on a convict with the street name of Shadow […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

As with many books, Steffen Hantke’s book title, ‘Monsters In The Machine’, has more meaning from its sub-title ‘Science Fiction Film And The Militarisation Of America After World War II’. In his extended introduction, Hantke points out that after WW2, the American public had lost its taste for war films and the film studios turned […]

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – March 2017: Memory test.

Editorial – March 2017: Memory test.

Hello everyone Although I don’t channel surf other than to look at the screen TV guide, if I spot something like ‘Star Trek’ or ‘The Avengers’ (the Steed version not the super-heroes), I might pop onto the channel briefly to see which episode they are showing for all of a few seconds. In such a […]

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin  (book review)

True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin (book review)

The sub-title of Joel N. Shurkin’s book, ‘True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin’ is ‘The Most Influential Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of’. You might not have heard of Richard Garwin but you’ve certainly seen his work. Where the Manhattan Project was concerned, we all know the names of many of the theoretical […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

Private space exploration company SpaceX – owned by real life Tony Stark-like genius Elon Musk – is going back to the moon with a manned mission! Well, around the moon – not sure they’re landing this time. SpaceX told us, “We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder  (book review)

Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review)

‘Welcome To The Greenhouse ‘is edited by Gordon Van Gelder, who picks the stories for ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ at the time, so I was expecting quality stuff here. In his introduction, he admits to being uncertain about climate change but certain that the possibility of it can give rise to interesting […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson   (book review)

The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review)

As with any books looking at a selection of characters, with a title like ‘The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen’, you do expect the author, in this case, Hope Nicholson, has covered all of the major ones. In her introduction, Nicholson cites only America and Canada, yet Barbarella is included and she’s French. Would it have […]

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Recent Articles

IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017

IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017

IDW Returns To WonderCon Cast Appearances, Must-Have Exclusives, And More! San Diego, CA (March 27, 2017) – IDW and WonderCon head to Anaheim, CA this weekend for the fan-favorite 3-day convention! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd IDW will be set up all weekend long at booth #1109. In […]

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The Forever War Comes to Escape Velocity  – Museum of SF Con 23 March 2017.

The Forever War Comes to Escape Velocity – Museum of SF Con 23 March 2017.

The Forever War Comes to Escape Velocity Washington, DC (March 23, 2017) – The Museum of Science Fiction is proud to announce that Joe Haldeman will be the Literary Guest of Honor for Escape Velocity 2017.Joe Haldeman is best known as the author of The Forever War, which is widely acclaimed as being the greatest […]

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