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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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You Will Grow into Them by Malcolm Devlin (book review)

June 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Will Grow into Them by Malcolm Devlin   (book review)

‘You Will Grow Into Them’ is an anthology of short stories from the pen, computer, word processor or whatever of Malcolm Devlin. Some of them have been previously published in ‘Interzone’, ‘Black Static and ‘Aickman’s Heirs’, which I presume is an anthology. Others have not, so far as one can tell, been published elsewhere. I […]

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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (first trailer).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (first trailer).

Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return as Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, alongside Comedian DeRay Davis in Sony Pictures’ Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, a new animated military feature from the writer of Starship Troopers and Robocop, Ed Neumeier. “C’mon You Apes, You Wanna Live Forever? I have only one rule. Everybody fights, no one […]

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Sense8 canned.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sense8 canned.

J. Michael Straczynski’s Netflix scifi TV series, Sense8, is no more – it’s now officially been canned. Cindy Holland, VP of Netflix original content told SFcrowsnest, “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would […]

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The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (book review).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (book review).

After reading Cixin Liu’s ‘Three-Body’ trilogy last year and subsequently meeting him in person for an interview, I have been looking forward to reading his first translated short fiction collection, ‘The Wandering Earth’. Three of his short stories were published in English in the Ken Liu edited volume ‘Invisible Planets’, but only one of those […]

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Seven Sisters: scifi movie trailer for Noomi Rapace’s clone flick.

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seven Sisters: scifi movie trailer for Noomi Rapace’s clone flick.

Seven Sisters is an upcoming science fiction movie where actress Noomi Rapace gets to tread the path set by TV series Orphan Black – with a dark dystopian future (is there any other kind?) where global population is tightly controlled across the world by a UN-like body, and a scientist must clone his grandchildren in secret, […]

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Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review).

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review).

This time, the ‘Alien’ films get looked at in 19 chapters about their philosophy from various people. As much as I wanted to see this film covered in the ‘And Philosophy’ books, I would have thought it would have been prudent to have waited until after ‘Alien: Covenant’ had come out if for no other […]

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