Scifi

Humans: original soundtrack by Cristobel Tapia Veer (CD review).

Humans: original soundtrack by Cristobel Tapia Veer (CD review).

Now this is unusual. It’s rare to see a new TV series having 2 CDs together for a first season release. ‘Humans’ does. Then again, viewing Cristobel Tapia Veer’s credits, maybe that should be less surprising as he is award-winning and looks like he was adding more musical texture to each episode. Veer’s music is […]

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Xeelee: Endurance by Stephen Baxter (book review).

Xeelee: Endurance by Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘Xeelee: Endurance’ by Stephen Baxter is a collection of eleven stories and novellas, all part of the ‘Xeelee’ sequence, which at the moment encompasses seven novels and fifty-two stories. Mankind features in the ‘Xeelee’ sequence as little more than an innocent bystander in an intergalactic war between the Xeelee and another species which will eventually […]

May 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

Humans: original soundtrack by Cristobel Tapia Veer (CD review).

Humans: original soundtrack by Cristobel Tapia Veer (CD review).

Now this is unusual. It’s rare to see a new TV series having 2 CDs together for a first season release. ‘Humans’ does. Then again, viewing Cristobel Tapia Veer’s credits, maybe that should be less surprising as he is award-winning and looks like he was adding more musical texture to each episode. Veer’s music is […]

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: Why Hodor says Hodor (a lot).

Game of Thrones: Why Hodor says Hodor (a lot).

There be spoilers ahead, matey. Here’s the behind the scenes look at Episode 5 of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, which explains – if you haven’t seen it yet yourself – why Hodor is called Hodor and says Hodor a lot. Be prepared to weep, you heartless beasts!

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More

Culture

Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

Despite having a long title, Timothy Garton Ash’s book, ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World’ is something that should be of interest to all of you as it examines just how much control each country has over the medium we all used called the Internet. Thought that might get your attention. With half […]

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Costume Design 101 (second edition) by Richard La Motte (book review).

Costume Design 101 (second edition) by Richard La Motte (book review).

Fancy yourself as a fashion designer wanting to get into film? Then Richard La Motte’s book ‘Costume Design 101’ is the one to get. As he points out in the introduction, he checked the bookshops and realised that there was nothing out there actually showing what was involved from the top down and how to […]

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More

Science

Black holes for nothing and your nebula for free.

Black holes for nothing and your nebula for free.

Using data from NASA’s Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes. Researchers combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, and Spitzer Space Telescope to identify these possible black hole seeds. They discuss their findings in a […]

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski (book review).

The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski (book review).

Einstein is often reported that God does not play dice, yet looking at Adam Kucharski’s book, ‘The Perfect Bet’, you do have to wondered if such a deity exists does he or she or it load the dice. There’s a certain fascination with gambling odds because so many people are looking for their edge so […]

May 22, 2016 | By | Reply More

Books

Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

Despite having a long title, Timothy Garton Ash’s book, ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World’ is something that should be of interest to all of you as it examines just how much control each country has over the medium we all used called the Internet. Thought that might get your attention. With half […]

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rose (The Black Archive) by Jon Arnold (book review).

Rose (The Black Archive) by Jon Arnold (book review).

‘Rose’ the opening episode of the 2005 relaunch of ‘Doctor Who’ is a remarkable piece of television. That it even exists is a testament to the hard work, dedication and downright faith that a once-dead TV show could be brought back to life successfully. It is in examining the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of ‘Rose’ that […]

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Saturday 28th May 2016).

Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Saturday 28th May 2016).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest . . . Tom Hiddleston Reportedly In Talks To Be Next James Bond. Every Single Pinky and the Brain Plan to Take Over the World, Ranked.. “What’s the Deal with Apocalypse and Marvel’s Celestials?” & More Unresolved […]

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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Friday 27th May 2016).

Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Friday 27th May 2016).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest . . . Happy Birthday! Paul Bettany Turns 45 Today. Best Ant-Man & Antony Costume Ever. Fantastic Four’s Jamie Bell Reportedly Being Considered To Play James Bond. “Arrow” S4 Finale Turns Upset Redditors Into “Daredevil” Fans. Batman […]

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