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Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

Here’s the prologue trailer for the latest Aliens flick, Alien Covenant, showing an alien species what happens when you purge! The prologue shows what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and her synthetic friend David after the events of Prometheus. Set aboard the Engineer vessel, Dr. Shaw repairs David as they continue their search for humanity’s creators with a […]

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Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review)

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter  (book review)

In the years since Gems were granted their freedom, society has changed beyond recognition. Now, the gillungs, capable of breathing underwater, are about to launch a revolutionary new power station but not everyone is happy about it. As suspicious accidents plague the facility and gillungs start to develop strange illnesses, Detective Sharon Varsi is called […]

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The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review).

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review).

Picking up any of ‘The Laundry Files’ books is like meeting an old favourite friend you haven’t seen for a while. You just know there’s going to be an interesting tale which will be scary, funny and sad. ‘The Annihilation Score’ is the sixth book in the sequence and ticks all the boxes. For some […]

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Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall.

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall.

In the first book, the purpose of lines 7 and 8 was unknown but as Lambert’s skills develop he can work out what they do. As he is now regarded as the eminent Linesman, Lambert comes to be the target of various schemes and not all of them are from the enemy factions. Princess Michelle […]

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From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters (book review).

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters (book review).

Debut author Sam Peters brings us a fabulous interplanetary mystery described by the publishers as ‘your new SF thriller obsession’ which, after the first couple of chapters, proved to be pretty much accurate. Keona Rause is an intelligence agent who has spent five years on Earth following the death of his wife, Liss, in a […]

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2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches.

The 2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival has just launched its 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 with ten days of film, live music and stuff. It will showcase a lineup with six world film premieres, 13 UK film premieres, 11 world short premieres and 13 UK short premieres. It will also host […]

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Alliance (book 2) by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alliance (book 2) by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

‘Alliance’ is the second ‘Linesman’ novel by S. K. Dunstall (sisters Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall). There’s no break in the timeline between the two books so it picks up where ‘Linesman’ left off. The story opens with Captain Selma Kari Wang on board her spaceship. They were on assignment to test out some new weapons […]

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Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace book 1) by Elizabeth Moon (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace book 1) by Elizabeth Moon (book review).

In recent years I read and enjoyed the seven books of Elizabeth Moon’s ‘Serrano Legacy’ and intended, at some point, to read her five part ‘Vatta’s War’ series. When ‘Cold Welcome’ was announced, the first in the follow-on series ‘Vatta’s Peace’ I thought I’d best get a move on and read ‘Vatta’s War’, but then […]

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Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

Just when I thought Tom Weaver wouldn’t have any other books to surprise me, I came across ‘Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers’ in Eurospan’s back catalogue. Looking at the twenty people interviewed, there are several who worked well into the 60s and 70s, far beyond Weaver’s usual cut-off […]

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BSFA Award winners 2017.

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
BSFA Award winners 2017.

The British Science Fiction Association has just announced the winners of the BSFA Awards for science fiction published in 2016. Best Novel: Winner: Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter (Solaris) Shortlisted works were: Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus). Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton). Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter […]

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