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The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

I’ve known of Vincent Di Fate ever since I got the huge book of his, ‘Infinite Worlds: Fantastic Visions Of Science Fiction Art’, giving the history of SF art that I really ought to find time to review here. As Di Fate’s art is mostly on the other side of the pond, I hadn’t really […]

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Zero-G by Rob Boffard (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Zero-G by Rob Boffard (book review).

‘Zero-G’ is a brisk SF thriller that essentially transfers the traditional murder-mystery setting from a remote mansion house into a space station, but with a post-apocalyptic twist that helps to raise the stakes sky high. It’s a sequel to Boffard’s 2015 novel ‘Tracer’ and it plays to his proven strengths: believable characters, plenty of action […]

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War For the Planet Of The Apes (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
War For the Planet Of The Apes (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Four years after the war started in the last ‘Planet Of The Apes’ film, Caesar, an intelligent ape, wants to end the fighting. But first he wants vengeance on the leader of a paramilitary organisation who killed Caesar’s wife and son. Director Matt Reeves looks not so much for a realistic war but for an […]

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Blade Runner 2049 – great new trailer.

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner 2049 – great new trailer.

There’s a great new trailer out for the Blade Runner 2049 movie – lots of footage of future noir cityscapes and a Bladerunner looking for a deadly secret in places he shouldn’t.

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Number 13 : SF Short Film

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Number 13  : SF Short Film

Number 13 Short Film, Based on the hit Dark Horse comic book – DUST Exclusive Premiere Number 13 is a very short film based on the Dark Horse comic and is currently available only on the Dust YouTube channel. When I say short, I do mean short as its only 2 minutes, 57 seconds long […]

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Martin Landau dies – Moonbase Alpha, out.

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Martin Landau dies – Moonbase Alpha, out.

Space 1999 actor Martin Landau has died of old age at 89, it’s been announced by his publicist. He started out as a cartoonist writer working on The Gumps on the New York Daily News, before switching to acting where he became one of James Dean’s best friends. His signature roles were as an agent […]

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Geostorm: 2nd trailer from Independence Day creator blows in.

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geostorm: 2nd trailer from Independence Day creator blows in.

The weather gets weaponized in upcoming scifi movie Geostorm … the worse case of weather control-based terrorism since the Sov Block hacked Mega City One’s system to unleash hail (I was tempted to use the example of Rupert the Bear in ‘Rupert and the Weather Machine’, but figured that would lose all our North American […]

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Firebase – in which the Vietnam War gets freaky.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Firebase – in which the Vietnam War gets freaky.

More science fictional short movie action from Neill Blomkamp’s new venture, Oats Studio, in Firebase. This is an alternative reality Vietnam War where someone – or something – called the River God is tipping the odds in the Viet Cong’s favour. Imagine those scenes from the Watchmen where Dr. Manhattan routs the communists turned on […]

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NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren will present an award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony in Finland on Friday 11th August 2017. Lindgren, a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station, has had a lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy. Most recently, he lead NASA’s 22nd Extreme Environment Mission Operation, a 10-day project […]

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How To Stop Time by Matt Haig (book review)

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How To Stop Time by Matt Haig  (book review)

‘Who wants to live forever?’ was rather poignantly sung by Freddie Mercury and I can’t listen to it without a tear in my eye. But what if you had no choice? What if you didn’t choose a long life that verged on immortality, it chose you? Our main character, Tom Hazard is born in 16th […]

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