Scifi

Bite by K.S. Merbeth    (book review)

Bite by K.S. Merbeth (book review)

Although you only build up a picture of what K.S. Merbeth’s reality is from reading this novel, ‘Bite’, you can’t mistake its somewhat ‘Mad Max’ post-apocalypse world for what it really is. Lots of crazy people, life is cheap, authority by who has the biggest or most guns and who you are scared of. There […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Supernova (Book Two in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins  (book review)

Supernova (Book Two in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review)

Unlike ‘Lightless’, ‘Supernova’ the sequel has nothing much to do with that book other than the key character which is technically a spoiler if you haven’t read that book first. As she has two other names, ‘Huntress’ and the ‘Mallt-y-Nos’, I’ll use the first of these to identify her. Essentially the Huntress is the head […]

July 27, 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 Flash: Season 3 rushes in with some alt.timeline action.

The Flash: Season 3 rushes in with some alt.timeline action.

In this latest trailer, The Flash: Season 3 rushes in with some alt.timeline action. Barry’s parents have been retrospectively saved; but much else is strange and bad in the third season trailer.

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Arrow Season 5 – new trailer arrows in.

Arrow Season 5 – new trailer arrows in.

Arrow Season 5? Yes please. The new trailer arrows in from the screaming geek hordes of Comic-con.

July 24, 2016 | By | Reply More

Culture

Illustrators # 6    (magazine review)

Illustrators # 6 (magazine review)

Editor Peter Richardson makes a very good point in his editorial that in the old days there was not a necessity to have a university degree to become a professional artist and how employers now use this as the means to whittle down candidates for employment. That is something I tend to agree with. After […]

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Editorial – July 2016:    Can Science Fiction go any further than it is today

Editorial – July 2016: Can Science Fiction go any further than it is today

Hello everyone Reading ‘Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne’ last month made me realise once again that it’s been a long time since the last major attempt at change or addition to Science Fiction. My observations there that the real failure of cyberpunk, itself marketed since 1984, was because William Gibson took […]

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Science

The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula  (book review)

The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula (book review)

Talk about edging your bets. ‘The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who’ by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula cross-matches real science with a certain Time Lord’s TV series, all 813 episodes up to February 2015 and then includes 15 new short stories from various authors, interspersed between the chapters in case readers get bored with […]

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alien worlds spotted by NASA: life possible.

Alien worlds spotted by NASA: life possible.

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets. Specifically, they discovered that the exoplanets TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c, approximately 40 light-years away, are unlikely to have puffy, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres usually found […]

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More

Books

Bite by K.S. Merbeth    (book review)

Bite by K.S. Merbeth (book review)

Although you only build up a picture of what K.S. Merbeth’s reality is from reading this novel, ‘Bite’, you can’t mistake its somewhat ‘Mad Max’ post-apocalypse world for what it really is. Lots of crazy people, life is cheap, authority by who has the biggest or most guns and who you are scared of. There […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough   (book review)

Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough (book review)

To look at the title, ‘Kathryn Bigelow Interviews’, you would think that this Peter Keough edited book is just that. Actually, it is a collection of 38 articles and interviews from different magazine sources that cover director Kathryn Bigelow’s film life from 1987-2011. On top of that, at the beginning of her career, she was […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Doctor And The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Mike Resnick   (book review)

The Doctor And The Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Mike Resnick (book review)

Two things you can be sure of when you embark on reading ‘A Weird West’ novel from Mike Resnick, you will be highly entertained and the unexpected will happen. In the alternative realities that are generally known as Steampunk, the vision is of a Victorian style world where steam power has been linked with all […]

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sherlock 4th series trailer.

Sherlock 4th series trailer.

Here’s the trailer for the 4th season of Sherlock – does it have that bloke from the Detectorists (actor Toby Jones) in it as the bad guy? Inspired!

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