Scifi

Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould  (book review)

Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould (book review)

The icy planet of Naxada is about to undergo catastrophic changes due to volcanic activity and impending meteor strikes. A team of scientists has been studying the planet in its final months but, as the project draws to a close, they discover two tribes of humanoid aliens living in the lava caves beneath the surface. […]

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek  (book review)

Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)

Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […]

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

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 […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the paramount movie of Ghost In the Shell … if you like your scifi films based on the manga comic-books of Japanese genius Masamune Shirow, then this flick might just be the only game in town for 2017. Cyborg anti-terrorist police take on cyborg villains with a conspiracy twist. The official […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More

TV

Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

Time stretches out for that cybernetic moment so from here in there are spoilers! The premise for the opening of this story is clever. The Doctor wants to see if he’s reformed Missy and gives her a chance for some humane moments and lets the TARDIS choose a place for this in an emergency. As […]

June 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

Here’s the Game of Thrones season 7 trailer. It’s all about the characters as best I can tell.

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells  (book review)

The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells (book review)

For those who are looking at the title, ‘The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture’ and wondering what ‘bestiary’ means, it’s the examination of animals. In this case, animated animals and, especially in its origins in the early cartoons and why they were favoured instead of humans was it being easier to animate. For those […]

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek  (book review)

Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)

Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […]

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. […]

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Space Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps! Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on U.S. Armed […]

June 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

Books

Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock   (book review)

Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review)

When a perfectly preserved great auk is recovered from a sinkhole beneath London, Langdon St. Ives is keen to explore the area and prepares to set out for London to visit his old friend, Gilbert Frobisher. However, when a local witch woman is murdered and her head is removed from the scene, St. Ives must […]

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould  (book review)

Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould (book review)

The icy planet of Naxada is about to undergo catastrophic changes due to volcanic activity and impending meteor strikes. A team of scientists has been studying the planet in its final months but, as the project draws to a close, they discover two tribes of humanoid aliens living in the lava caves beneath the surface. […]

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Titancon 2019 hosting the European Science Fiction Convention.

Titancon 2019 hosting the European Science Fiction Convention.

Titancon, the Belfast-based science fiction convention which has been held in the city annually since 2011, will also be hosting the European Science Fiction Convention in 2019. Titancon 2019 is expected to attract up to a thousand fans of science fiction and fantasy literature, art, crafts, comics, film and television. The event will take place […]

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero Complete Comics Vol. 1  (graphic novel review)

Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero Complete Comics Vol. 1 (graphic novel review)

Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero is a character in the Teknophage epic which was dreamed up by Neil Gaiman in the early 1990s but folded in a comicbook bust the like of which happens every ten years or so. It’s fair to point out that this volume can be read as a standalone but does tie […]

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