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Rosewater by Tade Thompson (book review).

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rosewater by Tade Thompson (book review).

I like alien invasion stories as they present the opportunity for displaying the best side of humanity while introducing weird aliens and technologies. ‘Rosewater’ by Tade Thompson doesn’t present the best side of humanity but is the better book for not doing so. It is quite simply one of best books I have read for […]

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State Zero (short scifi movie).

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
State Zero (short scifi movie).

Here’s State Zero, a short science fiction film directed by Andree Wallin (the artist who also contributed character and world building designs for Force Awakens, Rogue One, and two other upcoming Star Wars films). In this movie short, knowing that the horror exists doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Four soldiers enter a […]

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The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

As many of you will know, ‘The Shepherd’s Crown’ is the final book set on Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series and it’s difficult to approach it without a degree of apprehension. Will the last book provide a fitting end to the series? Will it be up to Pratchett’s usual standard, even though he was succumbing to […]

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The Core Of The Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (book review).

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The Core Of The Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (book review).

I’ve read several translated novels during the past year and, one thing I’ve come to realise is that, although the location, language and customs may be different, the ingredients of a great Science Fiction novel are just as indefinable. ‘The Core Of The Sun’ is the first Finnish novel I’ve read but, once again, it […]

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Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict (book review).

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Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict (book review).

**Bear in mind that these books follow the TV series so it’s best to view that before reading to avoid spoilers.** Tanya is intrigue by the Stone House and she can’t stop going there. You see there’s a girl in the window. You can tell she’s afraid, that she’s trapped and that the house won’t […]

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The OA (trailer: new Netflix scifi series).

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The OA (trailer: new Netflix scifi series).

The OA is a new television scifi series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij due to debut on December 16th 2016 on Netflix. The first series consists of eight one-hour episodes produced by Plan B and Anonymous Content. It’s about a girl who returns home as a young adult after disappearing – being abducted, […]

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The Lost Child Of Lychford (Witches Of Lychford book 2) by Paul Cornell (book review).

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Lost Child Of Lychford (Witches Of Lychford book 2) by Paul Cornell (book review).

We’re not a coven, just three powerful women who encounter ‘The Lost Child Of Lychford’. This is a welcome sequel to ‘The Witches Of Lychford’, where the three encounter some serious power from the other side. In fact, from all sides. This time the women are divided by their experiences, their power lost because each […]

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Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century: Essays On New Adaptations edited by Lynette Porter (book review).

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Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century: Essays On New Adaptations edited by Lynette Porter (book review).

‘Sherlock Holmes For The 21st Century’ is a series of essays produced from various academics covering the use of the Sherlock Holmes character in current media. Sherlock Holmes is almost constantly on our screens. Well, it would be if only more of it could be churned out. Instead, we have been teased with very short […]

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Gigantic Star Wars AT-AT garden den built in UK (neighbours sooooo pleased).

December 9, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Gigantic Star Wars AT-AT garden den built in UK (neighbours sooooo pleased).

Youtube maniac and General Minster of Mayhem in Essex, Colin Furze, has only gone and built a more or less real size AT-AT in his back garden as a family den. He invited the neighbours to the grand opening ceremony, but they were too busy composing angry letters to the local council to bother to […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes (first trailer).

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes (first trailer).

In the War for the Planet of the Apes film, the third chapter of the franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to […]

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