Scifi

Worldcon 75 programme schedule arrives.

Worldcon 75 programme schedule arrives.

The upcoming world science fiction convention, Worldcon 75, has released its preliminary schedule. The five-day event in Helsinki includes over 840 individual items and 800 hours of content. Programme highlights include: Guest of Honour Johanna Sinisalo will receive the Prometheus Award for her novel Core of the Sun, and participate in discussions about the Kalevala, […]

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Children of Time the movie?

Children of Time the movie?

Adrian Tchaikovsky’s SF novel, Children of Time, has been optioned by Peter Kang – President of Production at Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate pictures. The option was agreed by Simon Kavanagh at the Mic Cheetham Agency in London, working with the United Talent Agency in LA. Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate produced the Hunger Games and the […]

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Anime & Manga

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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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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TV

The Last Ship (4th season trailer).

The Last Ship (4th season trailer).

Post-plague actioner The Last Ship keeps on sailing on our TV screens as the plague virus makes the jump from humans to plants, threatening a world famine of cannibal-sized proportions. Don’t worry, the U.S. Navy will fix it.

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Westworld season 2 trailer.

Westworld season 2 trailer.

J.J. Abrams’ second season of SF drama Westworld returns in 2018 and the robots seem to be going into full rebellion.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

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
Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson  (book review)

Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson (book review)

Author James Hamilton-Paterson makes it clear from the start that his book, ‘Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane’ isn’t about the technical specs of the SR-71. Oddly he mentions the Haynes book but it doesn’t come up in his bibliography at the back of the book. Instead, there is more of a focus on the world […]

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim  (book review)

Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim (book review)

As the extended title should tell you, Lawrence Wollersheim’s book, ‘Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It’ is about the dangers of global warming and what needs to be done. What was weird from the start was his declaring that at the opening and ending of each chapter will be bullet markers […]

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

Kalashnikov, manufacturer of the infamous AK-74 assault rifle, has developed a fully automated combat module based on neural network technologies that enable it to identify targets and make decisions, Kalashnikov director Sofiya Ivanova told the Russian news service TASS this week. “In the imminent future, the Group will unveil a range of products based on […]

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

Children of Time the movie?

Children of Time the movie?

Adrian Tchaikovsky’s SF novel, Children of Time, has been optioned by Peter Kang – President of Production at Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate pictures. The option was agreed by Simon Kavanagh at the Mic Cheetham Agency in London, working with the United Talent Agency in LA. Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate produced the Hunger Games and the […]

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim  (book review)

Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim (book review)

As the extended title should tell you, Lawrence Wollersheim’s book, ‘Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It’ is about the dangers of global warming and what needs to be done. What was weird from the start was his declaring that at the opening and ending of each chapter will be bullet markers […]

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Twice Upon A Time: trailer for Dr Who Xmas 2017.

Twice Upon A Time: trailer for Dr Who Xmas 2017.

This Christmas 2017, THE Doctor, another Doctor, and Bill will return in ‘Twice Upon A Time’, the last episode before we see Jodie Whittaker take over the sonic screwdriver and jump into the TARDIS. Here’s the trailer for it!

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The Chimera Brigade: Volume 1 by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Gess and Celine Bessoneau  (graphic novel review)

The Chimera Brigade: Volume 1 by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Gess and Celine Bessoneau (graphic novel review)

Like another graphic novel collection I read last week, ‘The Chimera Brigade’ opens with a cast list and a page of text introduction to set the scene. I don’t mind this at all. ‘Show don’t tell’ they say in writers classes but a concise summary of the basic set up can spare the poor reader […]

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