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United Nanny States: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
United Nanny States:  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

It should be a sad house, Mary Travers thought, as she approached the isolated mansion at dusk, but there was something not right about it. Not helped by the fact that the residence was on an isolated moor. Her head was still a little hazy as to how she had arrived there. All she had […]

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Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

Bill Paxton has very sadly passed away aged 61 (after recovering from recent surgery), we learn at SFcrowsnest. The actor appeared in a number of classic scifi films, and was the only actor to have ever been killed on-screen by a Terminator, Predator and Alien … in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and Predator 2 […]

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Alphas Season One (TV series DVD review)

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alphas Season One  (TV series DVD review)

Buying ‘Alphas’ was more of a curiosity as much as anything. When you have a mentor leading a group of younger super-humans, you immediately have to draw comparison to the X-Men. In this case psychologist Lee Rosen (actor David Strathairn) runs a team of variable aged adults with enhanced senses. Two of them, Bill Harken (actor […]

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review)

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when looking through BearManor Media’s back catalogue. Mark Thomas McGee’s name kept coming up against books based on particular films and your mind tend to think they must be roll-offs. That is, quickly written, drawing from sources that the author had to rely on because he was too […]

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Body, Inc. (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 2) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Body, Inc. (The Tipping Point Trilogy book 2) by Alan Dean Foster (book review).

After the initial excitement of ‘Human Blend’ where the good Dr. Ingred Seastrom and the not so good but streetwise Whispr find themselves on the run from corporate assassins, the second volume, ‘Body, Inc.’, moves the story to southern Africa. In Forster’s vision of the future, it is called the South African Economic Combine and […]

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The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Cosmos’ by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter is the fifth and final book of the ‘Long Earth’ cycle. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Our world is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the others. Until step day that is, almost 55 years ago, when […]

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Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

The May 2017 release date for the next film in the Alien franchise is getting close, so it must be time for some more detailed clips from the science fiction movie. Well, naturally. Here’s the crew of the colony ship Covenant clowning around before they open up that proverbial can of worms on a bad, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728 (magazine review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728  (magazine review)

The last issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 contains four novellas, no novelettes and seven short stories, as well as the usual non-fiction articles. It also contains a handy index of everything published over the year. The magazine opens with Esther M. Friesner’s fantasy novella, ‘The Cat Bell’. This is […]

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Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch (book review)

February 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch  (book review)

‘Alien Nation’ is the fourteenth novel in the ‘Alien’ series which currently numbers 15 books. I have not read any of the previous books, so it was a good test to see if the books can be read out of sequence or do you have to read them in order. In fact, this book posed […]

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12 Monkeys Season One (DVD TV series review)

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
12 Monkeys Season One   (DVD TV series review)

I wasn’t really sure what to make of the TV series of ‘12 Monkeys’. I haven’t watched the 1995 film it was based on in some time but that also means I’m less likely to prejudge where it goes. Saying that, TV series based on films have had some success over the years, simply because […]

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