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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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Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

The 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for science fiction literature is with us, and the six worthy contenders are, A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton). Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). After Atlas, Emma Newman (Roc). Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz). Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing). The Underground Railroad, […]

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UK fusion reactor achieves first plasma: predicts power plants on grid by 2030.

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
UK fusion reactor achieves first plasma: predicts power plants on grid by 2030.

The UK’s newest fusion reactor has been turned on for the first time and has achieved first plasma. The reactor aims to produce a record-breaking plasma temperature of 100 million degrees. This is seven times hotter than the centre of the Sun and the temperature necessary for controlled fusion. The tokamak reactor, entitled the ‘ST40’, […]

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Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

Here’s the prologue trailer for the latest Aliens flick, Alien Covenant, showing an alien species what happens when you purge! The prologue shows what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and her synthetic friend David after the events of Prometheus. Set aboard the Engineer vessel, Dr. Shaw repairs David as they continue their search for humanity’s creators with a […]

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (trailer).

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the sequel to the Kingsman spy-fy movie, which was of course based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face up to a deadly fresh challenge. This movie stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, […]

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Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.

April 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.

The Hugo administrators have announced that Alex Garner has been withdrawn from the Fan Artist category, and as a result candidate Steve Stiles has been added to the ballot.  Nicholas Whyte, lead administrator, explained, “Alex Garner, who was announced as a finalist in the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards on 4 […]

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Cloak & Dagger (Marvel’s new TV series).

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cloak & Dagger (Marvel’s new TV series).

Here’s the trailer for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger TV series, based on the comic strip of the same name. Their blurb reads… Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph)—two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are […]

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NASA eyes the future.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA eyes the future.

NASA has selected 399 rather scifi-sounding research and technology proposals that will help enable NASA’s future missions into deep space. Selected proposals aim to support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology. This includes: High temperature superconducting coils for a future fusion reaction space engine. […]

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2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches.

The 2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival has just launched its 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 with ten days of film, live music and stuff. It will showcase a lineup with six world film premieres, 13 UK film premieres, 11 world short premieres and 13 UK short premieres. It will also host […]

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Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas and Steven Moffat interviewed: Dr Who series 10.

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas and Steven Moffat interviewed: Dr Who series 10.

Peter Capaldi talks about his last series being The Doctor. SFcrowsnest: What is it like working with Pearl? Peter Capaldi: It was great meeting Pearl – she brought a whole new vigour and excitement to the role of The Doctor’s companion. She’s not that different to older companions in the sense that she’s a character […]

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John Simm will be The Master again in Doctor Who.

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
John Simm will be The Master again in Doctor Who.

John Simm will return as The Master to battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who. John Simm told SFcrowsnest, “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with […]

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