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Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn  (book review)

‘Transformation’ is the final book in James Gunn’s trilogy and Asha and her companions are exploring the Transcendental Machine and transversing the galaxy with the little problem of threat at the back of their minds that when they finally get home, the Federation is likely to have them killed. The last spaceship who volunteered and […]

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Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West  (book review)

It’s odd that I haven’t come across any of the other books by Thomas G. West because he specialises in the genius mind. With ‘Seeing What Others Cannot See’, the sub-title, ‘The Hidden Advantages Of Visual Thinkers And Differently Wired Brains’ gives what this book is all about. Namely, key scientists have a stronger sense […]

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Ten new ‘Earths’ rustled up by NASA.

June 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ten new ‘Earths’ rustled up by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has just released a fascinating mission catalog of planet candidates which introduces 219 new planet candidates, then of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet. […]

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Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition (magazine review).

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition (magazine review).

From the start, I am reading ‘Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition’ prior to its disk release let alone seeing the film. As that won’t be until the autumn at the earliest, I’m assuming the regular selective amnesia will take effect for me not to dwell on what I already know. There are snippets of […]

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Rakka: new alien invasion short movie from Neill Blomkamp.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rakka: new alien invasion short movie from Neill Blomkamp.

Neill Blomkamp’s own film production company, Oats Studios, has just released a rather interesting-looking free short science fiction film – an alien invasion-themed movie entitled Rakka. That’s Japanese for ‘fall’ – as in, humanity’s. As you’d expect from the bloke that brought you District 9, Elysium and Chappie, it’s quite a beast!

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War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

Ahead of the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new clip from the film entitled ‘Bad Ape’. Caesar and his band of Simian brothers discover an unknown, newly evolved ape named “Bad Ape” (Steve Zahn) – an escapee from a zoo. For the first time in […]

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Tor, master of Spin

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tor, master of Spin

Jen Gunnels at Tor in New York has acquired US rights to Andrew Bannister’s Spin Trilogy, the science fiction series of novels that opened with Creation Machine, from Helen Edwards, Rights Director of Transworld UK. Literary agent John Jarrold sold world rights in the trilogy to Simon Taylor in 2015, and Creation Machine was published by […]

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Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122) (book review)

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122)  (book review)

For over a decade in the 1970s, many people thought James Tiptree, Jr. was a man. Indeed, reading the fiction here might well support it as at that time particular words here were thought never would be used by a woman, let alone aspects of rape. There are samples in this anthology that would certainly […]

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First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz (book review)

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz  (book review)

That ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ brought up cover artist Don Maitz and because his work is mostly in the USA, I added one of his two books, ‘First Maitz: Selected Works’ to my list to have a look at. Those of you who are familiar with my […]

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Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

What is a father to do when his beloved son is becoming a vampire? A father has to choose the lesser evil of betraying or allowing his son to kill. Writer-director Tommy Stovall gives us a complex vampire film that delves more deeply into its characters than most modern horror pieces. Rating: high +1 (-4 […]

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