Scifi

Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi (book review).

Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi (book review).

I first came cross Hannu Rajaniemi when I read the story ‘His Master’s Voice’ in ‘Interzone’. I remember being struck by its original voice and intriguing ideas, as well as the fact that the protagonists were a dog and a cat. His name, being quite memorable, stuck with me so when his first novel ‘The […]

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Invisible Man (1984) (TV series DVD review).

The Invisible Man (1984) (TV series DVD review).

Back in the 1980s, Barry Letts was producer and Terrance Dicks the script editor on BBC1’s ‘Classic Strand’, adapting various classic books into TV series. Andrew Pixley gives full details in the accompanying 16 page booklet with this DVD of the 1984 TV series ‘The Invisible Man’. The biggest significant detail is scriptwriter James Andrew […]

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More

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 […]

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
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

The Invisible Man (1984) (TV series DVD review).

The Invisible Man (1984) (TV series DVD review).

Back in the 1980s, Barry Letts was producer and Terrance Dicks the script editor on BBC1’s ‘Classic Strand’, adapting various classic books into TV series. Andrew Pixley gives full details in the accompanying 16 page booklet with this DVD of the 1984 TV series ‘The Invisible Man’. The biggest significant detail is scriptwriter James Andrew […]

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Matt Lucas back for Doctor Who series 10.

Matt Lucas back for Doctor Who series 10.

Following his appearance in The Husbands Of River Song, Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who from the opening episode of series 10, which starts filming next week in Cardiff … Monday 20th June 2016. Stephanie Hyam will also play a guest cast role in the new series – best known for her performance as Lily […]

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More

Culture

Illustrators # 3    (magazine review)

Illustrators # 3 (magazine review)

The major section of Illustrators # 3 is devoted to the incredible photo-realistic artwork of Italian Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), who did much of his work in the UK. Although I can’t be sure, I think I might have seen some of his work when very young and assumed they were photos. Looking at his work […]

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Steampunk prosthesis for steampunk tattooing!

Steampunk prosthesis for steampunk tattooing!

You have to give it to tattoo artist J.C. Sheitan Tenet – he’s not just content with giving clients steampunk tattoos, he also got his friend J.L. Gonzal to create a steampunk prosthesis for him to use, when dishing out that steampunk ink. Nice work, people.

June 12, 2016 | By | Reply More

Science

Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t by James S. Welsh, MD   (book review)

Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t by James S. Welsh, MD (book review)

James S. Welsh’s book title ‘Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t’ is enhanced by the sub-title, ‘How Animals Could Hold The Key To Unlocking Cancer Immunity In Humans’. After all, our species isn’t the only one to get cancer. What is more remarkable is that some species get cancer and then not only go into […]

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fluke: The Maths And Myths Of Coincidences by Joseph Mazur (book review).

Fluke: The Maths And Myths Of Coincidences by Joseph Mazur (book review).

What odds would you give for so many books about mathematical odds coming out in such a short period of time? ‘Fluke: The Maths And Myths Of Coincidences’ as the title suggests is more about coincidence than your luck at the casino. Mind you, from my perspective, I see such clumping on a regular basis. […]

June 20, 2016 | By | Reply More

Books

Teaching The Dog To Read by Jonathan Carroll (book review).

Teaching The Dog To Read by Jonathan Carroll (book review).

Once an author is established, with a number of novels, it becomes clear what kind of writer they are and who their books will appeal to. From David Weber you would expect military SF but Adam Nevill will provide contemporary horror with supernatural overtones. Jonathan Carroll writes about the weird and wonderful. Each book is […]

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi (book review).

Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi (book review).

I first came cross Hannu Rajaniemi when I read the story ‘His Master’s Voice’ in ‘Interzone’. I remember being struck by its original voice and intriguing ideas, as well as the fact that the protagonists were a dog and a cat. His name, being quite memorable, stuck with me so when his first novel ‘The […]

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

US Science Fiction E-Book Chart: June 2016, Week 4.

US Science Fiction E-Book Chart: June 2016, Week 4.

This is the SFcrowsnest Science Fiction Chart for Best-Selling E-books in the USA for June 2016, Week 4. 1# 1984 By George Orwell – $8.99 – Classics. 2# Earth Alone (Earthrise Book 1) By Daniel Arenson – $0.99 – Alien Invasion. 3# Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella By Gail Carriger – $2.99 – Steampunk. […]

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U.K. Science Fiction E-Book Chart: June 2016, Week 4.

U.K. Science Fiction E-Book Chart: June 2016, Week 4.

This is the SFcrowsnest Science Fiction Chart for Best-Selling E-books in the United Kingdom for June 2016, Week 4. 1# The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library series Book 1) By Genevieve Cogman – £0.99 – Bestsellers. 2# The Great St Mary’s Day Out: A Chronicle of St Mary’s Short Story (The Chronicles of St Mary’s) […]

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