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The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

Order up Skynet – after all, there is no such thing as time travel. Screw you, Arnold. Entice some of those alien hunters down to take on the drug posses. Make the Moon the 50th…51st…52nd…what number is it? 53rd state and make it a home for those irritating reporters. Use the China Syndrome as a […]

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Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Department Zero by Paul Crilley (book review)

Do you ever wonder if Lovecraft’s account of the Old Ones was true? I’m pretty sure you have. You’re a reader of speculative fiction. Now and again, your compass points toward the weird and you almost believe there’s other stuff out there: aliens, ghosts, alternate realities and Elder Gods. You’ve wondered. When something large and […]

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Austin Powers rap battle against Bond, James Bond.

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Austin Powers rap battle against Bond, James Bond.

What happens when James Bond faces off against Austin Powers? Why, the mother of all rap battles, of course. There’s two Bonds, and one Austin. Where’s Mini-Me when you need him?

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Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

March 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

Just before I started writing this review, I noticed on social media that it was the thirty-ninth birthday last week of the British comics institution that is ‘2000AD’. The galaxy’s greatest comic may be best known for the exploits of 22nd century lawman Judge Dredd but it has spawned a huge number of other characters […]

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Isaac Asimov and his 3 laws of robotics: orders, please.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Isaac Asimov and his 3 laws of robotics: orders, please.

Almost any self-respecting science fiction fan will be able to tell you about Isaac Asimov and his 3 laws of robotics (first seen in Asimov’s 1942 pulp short Runaround) . . . A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey […]

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With maximum Rancor?

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
With maximum Rancor?

Here’s a rather interesting example of cosplay-to-the-max at Comic-Con . . . meet, The Rancor! SFX master Frank Ippolito designed and built this foam costume in less than 28 days, based on references from an original test costume used for the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi production people.

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Let’s choke San Diego Comic Con! Shocking Sith attack.

July 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Let’s choke San Diego Comic Con! Shocking Sith attack.

Darth Vader cosplayer Dupree Jones goes, frankly, Force Choke nuts at San Diego Comic Con 2015. Well, all those fans enjoying the con at the USA while we languish in London, experiencing Tube strikes and other nonsense. They kind of deserve it, don’t they?

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Rasputin versus Stalin, rap-stylee.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rasputin versus Stalin, rap-stylee.

Comrade, the question about the political significance of Mother Russia’s various leaders may only be resolved through the lens of Marxist theory. If you are not close personal friends with China Miéville, however, fear not… the power of rap may also be brought to bear on shining a strange light on this quandary.

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Battlestar love… The Sound of Cylons.

March 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Battlestar love… The Sound of Cylons.

Simon & Garfunkel might not approve, but we’ll risk their wrath anyway to bring you this Battlestar tribute song… the Sound of Cylons (groan). Thanks to FPI for spotting this little gem lurking on the inter-tubes.

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Life on Mars… citizen, it’s good!

March 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Life on Mars… citizen, it’s good!

From the talented hand of Lukas Vojir comes this retro-propaganda look at living large on Mars. Sounds a little better than that tin can fly-be that private industry is putting forward for our first manned mission around Mars – well, dream big, work hard, and it’ll happen one day… either via NASA or private pioneers. […]

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