Scifi

Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn   (book review)

Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review)

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

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2017 Atorox awards.

2017 Atorox awards.

Worldcon 75 has announced the winners of the 2017 Atorox and First Fandom awards, as well as recognising three non-Japanese winners of the 2017 Seiun awards. The Atorox is the oldest science fiction and fantasy award in Finland, given to the best short story published over the previous year in Finnish or Swedish. It was […]

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Anime & Manga

Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

‘Monster Hunt’ is a Chinese comedy film that is part-live action and part-animation. Telling the story of a human man who gives birth to the new monster king, it is a light-hearted martial arts romp with an endearing fantasy slant to it. Having been successful in its native China, it has now been released on […]

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The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

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TV

Marvel’s The Defenders last trailer.

Marvel’s The Defenders last trailer.

The Defenders has its last trailer airing before it hits Netflix soon.

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Netflix goes comic-crazy with Millarworld purchase.

Netflix goes comic-crazy with Millarworld purchase.

Netflix is going to purchase Millarworld, the indie comic book firm founded by Mark Millar, the creator of Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Together, Netflix and Millar will look to bring Millarworld’s portfolio of character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available to Netflix members. Millarworld will also continue to create […]

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Culture

Who Was That Masked Man?  :  an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

Who Was That Masked Man? : an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

For the super-hero or even the super-villain come to that, if you don’t want anyone to recognise you in civvies, then a disguise is essential. A few are content to go bare-faced, convinced that a change in posture and glasses and speech are sufficient. For the others, it has to be a cowl and/or mask. […]

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The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. Their story has not only impacted generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth’s culture, including […]

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Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet. Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn. The spacecraft’s point of closest approach […]

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Books

Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn   (book review)

Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review)

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier   (book review)

Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier (book review)

Jack Kirby was born in 1917 and grew up in the slums of New York. He was short and had to fight. He was mad for movies and the comicstrips in newspapers and drew all the time. His first proper job was at the Max Fleischer Animation Studios in 1935 and he hated the boring, […]

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Recent Articles

Star Trek Discovery: the Klingons are coming!

Star Trek Discovery: the Klingons are coming!

Here’s another new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Discovery TV series. Klingons, Star Fleet and space battles, oh my.

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2017 Hugo and Campbell award winners.

2017 Hugo and Campbell award winners.

Worldcon 75 has announced their 2017 Hugo winners. The Hugo Award, first presented in 1953, celebrates the best stuff in the field of science fiction and fantasy. 3,319 voters made their selection from the final ballot, the third-highest number in the history of the award. Best Novel – The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit […]

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