Scifi

Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

I have always wanted to use the phrase ‘it’s got everything but the kitchen sink’ in a SF book and ‘Altered Starscape’ gives me that opportunity. Mobile O’Neill colony’s, AIs, Cyborgs, modified humans, aliens, Alderson disks, Dyson swarms, you name it and its most likely to be in ‘Altered Starscape’. I don’t mean this in […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fragment by Craig Russell   (ebook review)

Fragment by Craig Russell (ebook review)

A big fragment of Antarctic glacier breaks off the Ross Shelf in Antarctica and is set to change the world. Three scientists Kate, Eric and Graham are the only survivors of a scientific research base nearby. They must survive and find a way to tell the world the truth about what has happened. Meanwhile, TV […]

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Anime & Manga

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli trailer).

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the anime version of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter (Swedish: Ronja Rövardotter), the 1981 children’s fantasy book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, as reimagined by Studio Ghibli’s Gorō Miyazaki.

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost In The Shell movie (trailer).

Ghost In The Shell movie (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for anime/manga favourite Ghost In The Shell, this time redone as a live action film with Scarlett Johansson. Masamune Shirow will be so proud. Cyborg policewoman The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to […]

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TV

Star Trek fan film Axanar settles law suit with CBS and Paramount.

Star Trek fan film Axanar settles law suit with CBS and Paramount.

Kickstarter-funded fan film Prelude to Axanar has just settled their law suit brought against them by CBS and Paramount. The film is a mockocumentary going behind the Battle of Axanar, the first big military dust-off between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The Axanar bods said: “Axanar Productions is pleased to announce […]

January 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Power Rangers (2017) trailer.

Power Rangers (2017) trailer.

Here’s a new trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers movie. In case you missed the original cheesy TV series, this film follows five U.S. teenagers who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. […]

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – January 2017:  Is imagination just for people who need a substitute for reality?

Editorial – January 2017: Is imagination just for people who need a substitute for reality?

Is imagination just for people who need a substitute for reality? Hello everyone Do we learn lessons of morality and kindness, amongst other things, from the books we read? When you consider that most writers have to have introvert tendencies to stay focused on writing than being particularly sociable, it makes for an interesting contradictory […]

January 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) :  a memory  by: GF Willmetts

Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) : a memory by: GF Willmetts

When we heard Carrie Fisher had had a heart attack on her return to America, I’m sure we all thought she’d pull through. After all, in this day and age, sixty is now seen as being quite young. It was a shock tonight to learn it wasn’t to be. I had a look at her […]

December 27, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More

Science

U.S. Army tests its new hoverbike prototype.

U.S. Army tests its new hoverbike prototype.

The U.S Army must have seen too many Star Wars movies, as they recently demonstrated the flying capabilities of their hoverbike, a prototype vehicle which may one day make it possible for Soldiers on the battlefield to order resupply and then receive those supplies rapidly (think Amazon on the battlefield). “Anywhere on the battlefield, Soldiers […]

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Last man to walk on the Moon passes away.

Last man to walk on the Moon passes away.

How sad is that? A personal sadness for the family. But a sadness for society as well, a society that once dreamed so large. The last man to walk on the Moon has passed away. Perhaps the dream has, too? The family of Apollo Astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

Altered Starscape (Andromedan Dark: Book One) by Ian Douglas

I have always wanted to use the phrase ‘it’s got everything but the kitchen sink’ in a SF book and ‘Altered Starscape’ gives me that opportunity. Mobile O’Neill colony’s, AIs, Cyborgs, modified humans, aliens, Alderson disks, Dyson swarms, you name it and its most likely to be in ‘Altered Starscape’. I don’t mean this in […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fragment by Craig Russell   (ebook review)

Fragment by Craig Russell (ebook review)

A big fragment of Antarctic glacier breaks off the Ross Shelf in Antarctica and is set to change the world. Three scientists Kate, Eric and Graham are the only survivors of a scientific research base nearby. They must survive and find a way to tell the world the truth about what has happened. Meanwhile, TV […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Now We Are Ten edited by Ian Whates   (book review)

Now We Are Ten edited by Ian Whates (book review)

In celebration of ten years of well-known UK small press, publisher NewCon Press, editor and owner Ian Whates presents us with ‘Now We Are Ten’, an anthology of stories that in some way each feature the number ten. Some of the stories are in ten sections, some feature the number ten in some significant or […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dream Makers by Chris Evans  (book review)

Dream Makers by Chris Evans (book review)

I’d quite forgotten that back in the 1980s before Paper Tiger switched to glossy paper, they used a quality texture paper. Considering three of the six artists Chris Evans interviewed in this book use pen and ink a lot, this has made for an interesting texture experience. A book of this nature is also a […]

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