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Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

‘The Nebula Awards Showcase 2012’ is the thirteenth anthology in a row dedicated to getting the winning stories from the Science Fiction Writers of America’s Nebula Annual Awards out to a wider audience. This volume covers stories published during 2010, for which the awards were given out in May 2011. The co-editors of the book […]

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Red Dwarf X.

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Dwarf X.

Red Dwarf X – it’s not rude, it’s funny. Trust us. Watch the trailer! And it’s coming back to the screens on Dave soon.

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Savage 2: The Gov’nor by Pat Mills and Patrick Goodard (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Savage 2: The Gov’nor by Pat Mills and Patrick Goodard (graphic novel review).

A graphic novel collection set in ‘another Britain’, neat shorthand for an alternative historical milieu, ‘Savage’ is the story of Bill Savage. He was a lorry driver, until his family was killed when the Volgans invaded Britain in 1999. Now he is a leader in the Resistance and has a cover identity as Bill Carter, […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of The Fantastic: vol 24 – #89 (magazine review).

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of The Fantastic: vol 24 – #89 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ sometimes has good non-fiction. This issue features an interesting article on Steampunk entitled ‘Through a Glass, Brightly; The Goggled Gaze Of Steampunk’ by Mike Perschon who is doing a thesis on the subject. Defining a genre is tricky, especially a fantasy genre, but Mike says that we should not say an item is […]

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Science fiction travels Beyond the Sun?

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Science fiction travels Beyond the Sun?

Kansas-based author and editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt writes in to tell us about his latest anthology project – this one being launched on KickStarter by the writer. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve dreamed about exploring the stars. What’s out there? What strange planets and beings might we encounter?” Schmidt said. As he watched […]

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Brannon Braga on the Terra Nova that never was.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Brannon Braga on the Terra Nova that never was.

Our man Brannon Braga tells all about the second season of Terra Nova that never was – including his plan to include semi-sentient dinosaurs. Shades of Harry Harrison and his Eden trilogy (an alternative universe where man co-evolved with sentient dinosaurs, and not to mankind’s benefit)? Well, we wish they would have gone on and […]

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Primeval: New World… new trailer!

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Primeval: New World… new trailer!

The scifi TV series Primeval is getting a makeover and being transplanted to the USA (albeit with some guest appearances from the British cast). Dinosaurs falling through time holes and rampaging through the States? Who’d a-thunk it?

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On the Fringe of greatness!

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
On the Fringe of greatness!

Another trailer for Fringe, revealing this last season of the science fiction TV show has moved far beyond its X-File(ish) origins and is quickly moving to be a stand-out season! Can’t wait? Neither can we!

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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

Bounty Hunter Johnny Alpha isn’t alone for long. His latest partner isn’t one whom he would choose neither. Another Strontium Dog or rather, as she prefers, Strontium Bitch, by the name of Durham Red. Her particular, shall we say, affliction is that she has a taste for blood and with a set of fangs, is […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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