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The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken Macleod (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken Macleod (book review).

The third book. ‘Emergence’, in Ken MacLeod’s ‘Corporation Wars’ trilogy continues straight on from the previous volume ‘Insurgence’ where, as I explained in my review of that book, I had completely lost track of what was going on. A brief introduction to summarise the story so far or maybe a glossary that I could refer […]

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Realive (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Realive (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: For once we have a serious adult science fiction story, part of a new face for SyFy Channel. A contemporary man dying of cancer is carefully terminated, cryogenically frozen and revived in 2084 to discover a very new world. A new device will allow him to take photographs of the mental images of his […]

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The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The Lego film franchise had a nice run in its first two outings. The phenomenal response to 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie’ and, earlier this year, the popular emergence of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ proved profitable and entertaining for the gimmicky concept that inexplicably captured the imaginations of youngsters and oldsters alike. The appeal for the yellowish block toy figures was […]

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The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

‘The Furthest Station’ is a welcome novella to bridge the gap in the ‘Rivers Of London’ series. Following an apprentice wizard, Peter Grant training in this story is self-contained with some reoccurring characters. As a short book, it might be a point to jump in. If you like the water, go back to the first […]

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The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

‘The Language Of Dying’ is unsurprisingly a novel about death. It deals with the death of the protagonist’s father from cancer. Neither the protagonist or her father are ever named and the book is written in first person to him, almost like a letter. It mainly follows the last few days of the protagonist’s father’s […]

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Annihilation (trailer for new Natalie Portman scifi movie).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Annihilation (trailer for new Natalie Portman scifi movie).

Here’s the first trailer for the science fiction film Annihilation, based, of course, on the stunningly original book of the same name by author and officially crowned king of the bleeding edge, Jeff VanderMeer (part of his Southern Reach trilogy). This bad boy stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. […]

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Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review).

Belated sequel to ‘Ecotastrophe’, issued by Sam’s Dot Publishing over a decade ago, ‘Ecotastrophe II’ is another anthology of climate change stories. Some are set in the near future where things look bleak and some are set in a far future where we’ve coped with the crisis. All of them accept climate change as a […]

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The 13th Friday (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 13th Friday (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A strange mechanical device proves to be a calendar of supernatural events and a gateway to a parallel world of pain and horror. In a plot of ideas not entirely fresh there are few surprises in this story and just about nothing unfamiliar in the first half of the film. Justin Price writes and directs […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 1: The Hood Maker (TV episode review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 1: The Hood Maker (TV episode review).

Welcome to the world of Phillip K. Dick as reimagined by the modern world. A conundrum, as it seems Phil invented the way we see the future or our present. It really is chicken vs egg; in this case an electric one. We meet Honor, a Teep, or mind reader teamed up with an agent […]

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Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith (book review).

‘I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero.’ With apologies to Jim Steinman and Bonnie Tyler you may just need Hannah Green. Apparently unphased by the changes in her life, which are significant and possibly dramatic, Hannah steps up to be the hero or as we trendily say being the change you want […]

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