RSSCategory: GENRE

Redder Than Blood by Tanith Lee (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Redder Than Blood by Tanith Lee   (book review)

There has long been a tradition of folk or fairy tales, particularly in European Culture. The sanitised stories that most of us remember from childhood are very different from the original tellings. Many, we are led to believe, were told mainly by women to warn children about the dangers in the wider world. Often, these […]

Read More

Amatka by Karin Tidbet (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amatka by Karin Tidbet   (book review)

Vanga is an information assistant, sent to the colony of Amatka to do research in to hygiene products. Placed in a house with three Amatkan housemates, Vanga starts to get to know Amatka and do her research but, in doing so, Vanga realises that Amatka has secrets that will impact on her beliefs about society […]

Read More

Editorial – Aug 2017 : Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Aug 2017  :  Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

Hello everyone Although I’ve been reading more non-fiction for review than current Science Fiction, something that has struck me is how little modern technology has filtered into it. When you see American TV films acknowledging the using mobile phones to text message and showing the message on screen, you do have to wonder why instant […]

Read More

Double Vision: A Tale Of Two Whiteys : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Double Vision: A Tale Of Two Whiteys  :    a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

‘Now, Whitey, what you see?’ ‘Everything looks fuzzy.’ ‘Close one eye?’ ‘Which one?’ ‘Not fussy, there’s only a choice of two, dontchaknow?’ ‘Right. I’ll choose right.’ ‘Now what you see?’ ‘Everything looks, like, normal.’ ‘Switch eyes…open right and close left. Now whatchasee?’ ‘It looks…not like normal. Like no one’s cleaned in a week. Smelly. An […]

Read More

Who Was That Masked Man? : an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Who Was That Masked Man?  :  an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

For the super-hero or even the super-villain come to that, if you don’t want anyone to recognise you in civvies, then a disguise is essential. A few are content to go bare-faced, convinced that a change in posture and glasses and speech are sufficient. For the others, it has to be a cowl and/or mask. […]

Read More

Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer (book review)

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer   (book review)

I did think ‘Three By Laumer’ was an odd choice for a book title until I checked and back in 1967, he had a book out called ‘Nine By Laumer’. I read some of Keith Laumer’s ‘Retief’ books in my youth from the library and found him to be a writer with buccaneer playfulness. If […]

Read More

The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731 (magazine review)

July 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731  (magazine review)

This third issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 lacks any novellas but makes up for their absence with four novelettes, seven short stories, a poem and all the usual non-fiction. I’ll start with the novelettes. ‘Witch’s Hour’ is Shannon Connor Winward’s fiction debut in ‘MoF&SF’ and tells the tale of […]

Read More

Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5 (emag review)

July 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5   (emag review)

‘Phantaxis’ is a magazine of Science Fiction and fantasy short stories and novelettes. I found it doing market research and bought it to read on a well-known book website. The electronic version is cheap for 224 pages of good stuff. Really good stuff, to be fair. The first novelette, ‘Thinking Outside The Flock’ by Sarina […]

Read More

Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait (book review)

July 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait   (book review)

In the middle of the twenty-first century, war and drought still ravage Africa and millions of people are displaced and heading towards an unwelcoming Europe. Giant energy corporations battle over profits and governments struggle to provide answers to any of mankind’s problems while Jihadis run rampage over much of Northern Africa. Despite all of these […]

Read More

Disenchantment – Matt Groening does a fantasy ‘Futurama’ for Netflix.

July 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disenchantment – Matt Groening does a fantasy ‘Futurama’ for Netflix.

Netflix is to screen twenty episodes of Disenchantment, a new adult animated comedy fantasy series from Simpsons and Futurama-creator Matt Groening. In Disenchantment, viewers will visit the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio […]

Read More

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)