Scifi

Best Wishes: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

Best Wishes: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

Farday Lumo looked up at the sky. A binary star system but the smaller star was on the far side. It would take a month for it to get around the orange giant. It wouldn’t help her situation. Crashing on this desert planet was her only option after her spaceship decided it was safer to […]

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Ratchet & Clank (film review from Frank Ochieng).

Ratchet & Clank (film review from Frank Ochieng).

A popular PlayStation-era game is the frivolous foundation for the kiddie sci-fi action-oriented animation adventure ‘Ratchet & Clank’ that makes it a playful stamp on the big screen. This kid-friendly space saga, armed with its beloved reputation in the world of gamer groupies, could be deemed as the junior-sized ‘Star Wars’ for the minor sect. Why would the mini […]

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Anime & Manga

When Marnie Was There (trailer), latest Studio Ghibli anime.

When Marnie Was There (trailer), latest Studio Ghibli anime.

Here’s the first trailer for the new anime movie, When Marnie Was There, from the cream of the crop of the Japanese studios . . . Studio Ghibli. A tale of love, loneliness, and friendship, When Marnie Was There is the story of an emotionally distant adolescent girl, who upon being sent to live with relatives […]

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Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Anomalisa’employs stop-motion animation for what is a very adult story. Two strangers meet going to a conference and one, a celebrated author on the subject of customer service, ironically is just not a people person. He does however meet Lisa, who is a bit intimidated by his fame. Michael is anxious to manipulate Lisa to […]

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TV

Thunderbirds Are Go Volume 1: Original Television Soundtrack music by Ben Foster & Nick Foster (CD review).

Thunderbirds Are Go Volume 1: Original Television Soundtrack music by Ben Foster & Nick Foster (CD review).

When I first came across this CD of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, I did have to wonder why wasn’t the entire first season on a single CD. Looking at the contents and then reading the 28 page booklet, Silva Records didn’t hold back. You’re essentially getting the full music tracks from the first thirteen episodes, with […]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Deathless by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Deathless by Keith R. A. DeCandido

‘The Deathless’ is an original novel based on the ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ TV series or, to put it another way, it is not a novelisation of one of the episodes. But it very well could be as it has all the right ingredients with various plot twists and a satisfying ending just in time […]

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Culture

Editorial – May 2016: Are there truths in lies?

Editorial – May 2016: Are there truths in lies?

Hello everyone In creativity there is a lot of lying, more so in our genre where most people know the fantastic and horrific is invention and getting people to believe it at some level a lot tougher when set in contemporary times. You can trace that back to the campsites of earlier times when and […]

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Scriptwriting For Teens by Christina Hamlett (book review).

Scriptwriting For Teens by Christina Hamlett (book review).

The title ‘Scriptwriting For Teens’ seems a bit or a misnomer. I mean, is it a book telling teenagers how to write scripts, or adults how to write for teens. The sub-title of Christina Hamlett’s book is ‘The 100 Principles Of Screenwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know’, so really, it is for teens but everyone […]

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Science

Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16th 2016. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be attached to the station’s Tranquility module over a period of about four hours. Controllers in mission control at […]

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Alpha Centauri, here we come!

Alpha Centauri, here we come!

Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner was joined at One World Observatory today by renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking to announce a new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the Universe. Breakthrough Starshot is a $100 million research and engineering program aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled […]

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Books

Scriptwriting For Teens by Christina Hamlett (book review).

Scriptwriting For Teens by Christina Hamlett (book review).

The title ‘Scriptwriting For Teens’ seems a bit or a misnomer. I mean, is it a book telling teenagers how to write scripts, or adults how to write for teens. The sub-title of Christina Hamlett’s book is ‘The 100 Principles Of Screenwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know’, so really, it is for teens but everyone […]

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The Rats And The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (UK) /The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (US title) (book review).

The Rats And The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (UK) /The Ruling Sea (Voyage Of The Chathrand book 2) by Robert V.S. Redick (US title) (book review).

This is the second book in Robert V.S. Redick’s Voyage Of The Chathrand series. ‘The Rats Of The Ruling Sea’ picks up right where ‘The Red Wolf Conspiracy’ ends. Chathrand has arrived at Simja where Thasha is set to be married to a Mzithrini noble. The great peace hinges on this union between Mzthrin and […]

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Recent Articles

Science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: 5th May 2016).

Science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: 5th May 2016).

Here’s our picks of the best recent science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest . . . The Craft “Remake” Will Actually Be a Sequel!. 5 Doctor Who vs Star Wars fan mash-ups. The Interview With a Vampire Reboot Is Actually Happening. Trailer: The Shallows Will Make Sharks Scary Again. […]

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Science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: 3rd May 2016).

Science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: 3rd May 2016).

Here’s our picks of the best recent science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest . . . Will Netflix Marvel Characters Appear In Avengers: Infinity War? Russos Weigh In. Justin Lin and LeBron James Teaming for Space Jam Sequel. 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels By Female Authors. Blue Box Podcast […]

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