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

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bokeh (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Bringing up memories of the more engaging ‘The Quiet Earth’ (1985), ‘Bokeh’ concerns a young (American?) couple, Jenai and Riley, vacationing in Iceland when nearly everybody in the world mysteriously disappears. The two people are the inheritors of Iceland with its beautiful natural scenery and without any Icelanders anywhere. In fact, they are without any […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1 #104 (mag review).

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1  #104 (mag review).

‘On Spec’, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic is one of those small enterprises struggling to keep the flame of short fiction alive. It’s mostly short stories like these. ‘Skywalkers’ by Marcelle Dubé is set in a Victorian Age Montreal. where the original settlers from England bought Fey folk over with them. Now Fey are […]

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Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

‘Welcome To The Greenhouse ‘is edited by Gordon Van Gelder, who picks the stories for ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ at the time, so I was expecting quality stuff here. In his introduction, he admits to being uncertain about climate change but certain that the possibility of it can give rise to interesting […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

Here’s the 3rd trailer for the Hulu TV science fiction series based on The Handmaid’s Tale book by Margaret Atwood. Who is going to be the first person to head to the comments zone below and make some wordage about Trump and the path to Gilead? Hitting a TV screen near you in the USA on […]

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

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Atomica (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Atomica’ is a Science Fiction mystery set in the near future and involving the last nuclear power plant and two men who operate it. When its communications go off-line, an engineer is sent to restore the connection. She finds more questions than answers. This is a low-budget and claustrophobic film, most of which takes place […]

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Limit: Part 2 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Limit: Part 2 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

I read part 2 of Frank Schätzing’s huge novel ‘Limit’ following straight on from part 1, reviewed earlier this month, which is probably the best way to read it as it was originally published as a single volume. The slow progress of multi-millionaire guests to the first lunar hotel that rumbled on through the first […]

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Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

As with many books, Steffen Hantke’s book title, ‘Monsters In The Machine’, has more meaning from its sub-title ‘Science Fiction Film And The Militarisation Of America After World War II’. In his extended introduction, Hantke points out that after WW2, the American public had lost its taste for war films and the film studios turned […]

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Rocket & Groot (first free episode of Marvel’s new online series).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rocket & Groot (first free episode of Marvel’s new online series).

Here’s Marvel’s Rocket & Groot cartoon series – the first in a 12-part new animated online series based on two of the most popular characters from Guardians of the Galaxy – but it ships with one serious flaw. You can currently only view it on Youtube if you are in the USA. Oh, Disney. Oh, Marvel. […]

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Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

March 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

The Alien Covenant movie is coming so here’s a little advert on getting your very own Walter synthetic, the next-gen version of the David A.I. from the last Alien flick, Prometheus. Hey, they all look like Michael Fassbender to me.

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Limit: Part 1 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Limit: Part 1 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

Originally published in German, ‘Limit’ is Frank Schätzing’s mammoth near-future thriller, translated into English in an equally unwieldy massive volume and then, thankfully, published by Jo Fletcher Books in a 2 volume edition. Even so, part 1 is 705 pages long which, I don’t know about you, but I find to be uncomfortably large to […]

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