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Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire (book review)

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children book 1) by Seanan McGuire   (book review)

This is book one of a possible six book series consisting of novellas. Currently this is the only one available, the next one being ‘Down Among The Sticks And Bones’ which will be available in June 2017. We’ve all read about the children who step from our world into something other. They vanish through magical […]

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Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove (book review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove  (book review)

James Lovegrove created the ‘godpunk’ sub-genre of military SF back in 2009 with ‘The Age Of Ra’. Since then the ‘Age of…’ series has grown to a total of six novels and three novellas, each focused on one particular pantheon, including the Norse, Aztec and ancient Greek gods amongst others. With ‘Age Of Heroes’, Lovegrove […]

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Earworms by Jonathan Doering (book review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Earworms by Jonathan Doering  (book review)

At 104 pages, ‘Earworms’ is a Science Fiction novella by author Jonathan Doering. As a novelette, it’s longer than a short story but shorter than a novel but still well worth the read. It’s an intriguing story set in the current time and focused (there’s a pun there) on the application of sound to affect […]

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Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972) (Blu-ray film review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972)   (Blu-ray film review)

45 years since it was originally released, Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ remains lauded as one of the greatest SF films ever made. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel of the same name, the film is a treatise on human morality, the ethics of science and the nature of love. The film still has a raw emotional power […]

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Editorial – April 2017 : A sasquatch stole my flying saucer.

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2017    : A sasquatch stole my flying saucer.

Hello everyone Occasionally, this time of year, we might drop in an April Fool. All right, that might have been yesterday, today or tomorrow depending on where you are in the Earth’s timeline when you read this editorial. Considering that depending where you live in the world and when the first of April happens, there’s […]

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Holiday Hotspot :a story by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Holiday Hotspot  :a story by: GF Willmetts

It was hardly likely to be unexpected that when time travel became possible that tourists lined up to take part. After all, look what happened to space travel when it became a tourist attraction. It also brought in needed funds to bring investment and a generation ship off to the stars. The template existed. It […]

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The Interocitor an article by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
The Interocitor     an article by: GF Willmetts

In the 1955 film, ‘This Island Earth’, Doctor Cal Meacham is the last of eight scientists to receive a catalogue that intrigues him enough to order up an Interocitor, seeing it as the key device for all mechanisms shown. At that time, he had no awareness that it was in fact a standard device of […]

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Arrival (2016)

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arrival (2016)

One always has to applaud attempts to do a realistic SF, that is one set in our own reality, alien first contact film. It should also be watched by all world leaders and military types to understand the enormity of the problem of communication with an alien species when there is no cultural connection. One […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you slag (final trailer).

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you slag (final trailer).

Blimey, diamond geezer Guy Ritchie has created an epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam as ‘is ‘ighness, the film is a cockney take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729 (mag review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729  (mag review)

The first issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, for 2017 contains a wide range of stories, including a novella, four novelettes and five short stories, as well as a poem and all the usual non-fiction pieces. Instead of reviewing the stories from longest to shortest, this time I’ll cover them in the […]

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