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The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams (book review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Boolean Gate by Walter Jon Williams (book review).

The one problem with Subterranean Press books is that even when we review them to fit in their release schedule, their short run books are often sold out before release. If you’re interested in limited editions, having their website stashed away on your Favourites list should at least allow you some chance at getting your […]

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Imager’s Intrigue (Imager Portfolio book 3) by L.E.Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Intrigue (Imager Portfolio book 3) by L.E.Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

In the third volume in the ‘Imager Portfolio’, our hero, Rhennthyl, is involved in everything from street level drug crime to international warfare. In the slums of L’Excelsis, Rhenn’s home city, there is a new form of elveweed hitting the streets, so strong it kills the user. As a captain in the Civic Patrol, he […]

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Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (book review)

October 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (book review)

I have completed the ‘Great North Road’ and it’s an epic trek taking you to places you would never otherwise visit, meeting both extraordinary and ordinary people. I said it was an epic trek and it is, taking 117 days with the journey starting on Sunday January 13th 2143 and ending on Thursday 9th May […]

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Halo 4 trailer.

October 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Halo 4 trailer.

There’s a new trailer just out for the upcoming Halo 4 game which shows the kind of maltreatment you have to go through to fight for humanity against the alien threat. It rather puts me in mind what it must be like to go through boot for the Warhammer Space Marines!

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Fatherly advice: a Sci-Fi perspective!

October 19, 2012 | By More
Fatherly advice: a Sci-Fi perspective!

Now how can this author pen a column about Science Fiction mothers entitled ‘Motherly Instinct: A Sci-Fi Lullaby’ (September 18, 2012) and not pay any recognition to fathers in this same genre? Well, in fairness let’s give some attention to the breadwinners in the world of sci-fi television, shall we? In ‘Fatherly Advice: A Sci-Fi […]

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Post-Revolution map.

October 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Post-Revolution map.

Here’s the map of the post-collapse USA as featured in the new TV series Revolution. It’s a bit unfair on the Wasteland, though, What is so bad about living in that little corner of the USA? Click to embiggen. (via EW.com).

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Assault On Precinct 13/Dark Star by Alan Howarth (album review)

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Assault On Precinct 13/Dark Star by Alan Howarth (album review)

This album features music from John Carpenter’s 1976 cult classic ‘Assault On Precinct 13’ and his debut film ‘Dark Star’ from 1974. Given that one film is a police station siege drama and the other is a deep space thriller, it’s probably best that we separate the two films, both originally composed by Carpenter and […]

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Halo Forward Unto Dawn episode 2.

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Halo Forward Unto Dawn episode 2.

The next episode of the live action Halo web-series is with us again. It’s amazing how much money the games firms have to exploit their properties compared to the humble book publisher.

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Simon Pegg’s The World’s End.

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Simon Pegg’s The World’s End.

Here’s the first poster for Simon Pegg’s next flick, and his third movie with Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead etc) – The World’s End – which has a pub and the utter destruction of the world. The planet isn’t about to explode, Simon. It just feels that way most of the time. Deep Impact […]

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Star Citizen first peek.

October 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Citizen first peek.

When Chris Roberts, the creator of Wing Commander (best game ever), is working on something, the game fans at SFcrowsnest sit up and pay attention! Here’s the trailer of his new game, Star Citizen, showing off the starship combat options from his new project. In Edge magazine, he recently described this as… “Essentially, what I’m […]

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