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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 2017 BSFA awards shortlist.

The British Science Fiction Association awards for 2017 will be presented at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, held this year at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole over the 14th-17th April 2017. Here’s the short-list. Best Novel Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus). Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton). Dave Hutchinson – Europe […]

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Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

Bill Paxton has very sadly passed away aged 61 (after recovering from recent surgery), we learn at SFcrowsnest. The actor appeared in a number of classic scifi films, and was the only actor to have ever been killed on-screen by a Terminator, Predator and Alien … in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and Predator 2 […]

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Doctor Who season ten: time for Heroes? (trailer).

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season ten: time for Heroes? (trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for Doctor Who‘s tenth season ten … is it A time for Heroes? Well, wait till the next Who regens as a female and then let’s answer that with, ‘… and heroines?’ Dr Who will be back with us on TV on the 15th April 2017. Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS […]

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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Friday 24th February 2017).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Friday 24th February 2017).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest. Star Wars Celebration Orlando Kicks Off with Epic Tribute to Saga’s 40th Anniversary. Chucky: A Collector’s Friend ‘Til the End. You’ve Got to Watch This Four Minute Prologue to Alien: Covenant. Hugh Jackman Would Keep Playing Wolverine if […]

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Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

The May 2017 release date for the next film in the Alien franchise is getting close, so it must be time for some more detailed clips from the science fiction movie. Well, naturally. Here’s the crew of the colony ship Covenant clowning around before they open up that proverbial can of worms on a bad, […]

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NASA unveils a clutch of amazing Earth-size habitable-zone worlds orbiting a single sun.

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA unveils a clutch of amazing Earth-size habitable-zone worlds orbiting a single sun.

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number […]

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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Wednesday 22nd February 2017).

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Wednesday 22nd February 2017).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest. Han Solo – Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. A New Star Wars Story Begins. Here’s Your First Teasers For M. Night Shyamalan’s Tales From the Crypt Reboot! The Millennium Falcon Is Packed in the First Cast Photo From the […]

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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Monday 20th February 2017).

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Monday 20th February 2017).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest . . . Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary Star Wars Figures Are an Amazing Throwback. Everything Else Awesome We Saw At Toy Fair 2017. This Giant BB-8 Toy That Follows You Like a Puppy Might Be the Ideal Robotic Pet. […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (new trailer).

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (new trailer).

Here’s another trailer for Guy Ritchie’s fantasy movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, […]

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NASA announce major press conference in two days (“Discovery beyond our solar system”).

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NASA announce major press conference in two days (“Discovery beyond our solar system”).

Oh, this is very exciting. NASA has just announced a major press conference in two days concerning a significant “Discovery beyond our solar system”. The only details we have to go on are that it concerns “new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.” That and the fact that the […]

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