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Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek  (book review)

Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […]

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Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith  (book review)

‘Veteran’ tells the story of Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces. There’s a British interest here as he’s ex-SAS and the opening chapters take place in Dundee. However, the future has not been kind to Dundee or other areas of Britain. It seems there was a Final […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets … they’ll “See You In Space!”

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets …  they’ll “See You In Space!”

Here’s a feature for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie (based on the French graphic novel series of the same name). So, Luc Besson is a big comic-book fan? Well, which intelligent person isn’t, we ask. For those who have never read these books, here’s the official blurb … In the […]

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Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn  (book review)

‘Transformation’ is the final book in James Gunn’s trilogy and Asha and her companions are exploring the Transcendental Machine and transversing the galaxy with the little problem of threat at the back of their minds that when they finally get home, the Federation is likely to have them killed. The last spaceship who volunteered and […]

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Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition (magazine review).

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition (magazine review).

From the start, I am reading ‘Alien: Covenant: The Official Collector’s Edition’ prior to its disk release let alone seeing the film. As that won’t be until the autumn at the earliest, I’m assuming the regular selective amnesia will take effect for me not to dwell on what I already know. There are snippets of […]

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Rakka: new alien invasion short movie from Neill Blomkamp.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rakka: new alien invasion short movie from Neill Blomkamp.

Neill Blomkamp’s own film production company, Oats Studios, has just released a rather interesting-looking free short science fiction film – an alien invasion-themed movie entitled Rakka. That’s Japanese for ‘fall’ – as in, humanity’s. As you’d expect from the bloke that brought you District 9, Elysium and Chappie, it’s quite a beast!

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War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

Ahead of the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new clip from the film entitled ‘Bad Ape’. Caesar and his band of Simian brothers discover an unknown, newly evolved ape named “Bad Ape” (Steve Zahn) – an escapee from a zoo. For the first time in […]

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Tor, master of Spin

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tor, master of Spin

Jen Gunnels at Tor in New York has acquired US rights to Andrew Bannister’s Spin Trilogy, the science fiction series of novels that opened with Creation Machine, from Helen Edwards, Rights Director of Transworld UK. Literary agent John Jarrold sold world rights in the trilogy to Simon Taylor in 2015, and Creation Machine was published by […]

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Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122) (book review)

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (SF Masterworks book 122)  (book review)

For over a decade in the 1970s, many people thought James Tiptree, Jr. was a man. Indeed, reading the fiction here might well support it as at that time particular words here were thought never would be used by a woman, let alone aspects of rape. There are samples in this anthology that would certainly […]

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Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani (book review)

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani  (book review)

Unlike the other trading cards books Abrams have released so far, ‘Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series’ introduced by former Topps creative director Gary Gerani, this book covers all of their Apes card sets. So what you have is a 46 card set for the original 1969 film ‘Planet Of The […]

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