Scifi

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
The Massacre Of Mankind by Stephen Baxter   (book review)

The Massacre Of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (book review)

‘War Of The Worlds’ was just the beginning. The Martians have returned and this time it is going to be ‘The Massacre Of Mankind’. Set some years after the first invasion, we are introduced to the narrator, Julie Elphinstone, the ex-sister-in-law to the original narrator, journalist Walter Jenkins, who took us through the traumatic events […]

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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

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. […]

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The Flash returns (fresh trailer).

The Flash returns (fresh trailer).

DC’s TV series The Flash is back as quick as a … well, you know the answer to that! He hits the little screen Tuesday, January 24th 2017 on The CW in the USA.

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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

Chatelaine of the Guild (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 1) by James Odell   (ebook review)

Chatelaine of the Guild (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 1) by James Odell (ebook review)

It’s 1848 and revolution is in the air all across Europe. Even the sensible British are somewhat imbued with the spirit of change and the Chartist movement is demanding votes for the common people. There are some among them prepared to resort to violence, arson and even assassination. Others would incite the volatile London mob […]

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Massacre Of Mankind by Stephen Baxter   (book review)

The Massacre Of Mankind by Stephen Baxter (book review)

‘War Of The Worlds’ was just the beginning. The Martians have returned and this time it is going to be ‘The Massacre Of Mankind’. Set some years after the first invasion, we are introduced to the narrator, Julie Elphinstone, the ex-sister-in-law to the original narrator, journalist Walter Jenkins, who took us through the traumatic events […]

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Welcome To My Worlds: The Art Of Rob Alexander  (book review)

Welcome To My Worlds: The Art Of Rob Alexander (book review)

Amongst the artists I came across while reading ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank was Rob Alexander. Defunct publisher Paper Tiger was a steady source of artbooks and one that I missed, especially as their books had page to page paintings with little wasted space. Rob […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arrow is back!

Arrow is back!

Here’s the new trailer for what will be coming our way with DC’s Arrow on the TV screen. Arrow returns January 25th at 8/7c on The CW in the USA, and will be available next day on The CW App.

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