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Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

August 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

‘Alien Dimensions’ is another of those small magazines from tiny publishers that provide a market for writers at the beginning of their career or for part-time writers who have a different career or for writers who just do it for fun. It’s all fiction. First up is ‘Rootless’, which combines far future space voyagers exploring […]

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Amatka by Karin Tidbet (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amatka by Karin Tidbet   (book review)

Vanga is an information assistant, sent to the colony of Amatka to do research in to hygiene products. Placed in a house with three Amatkan housemates, Vanga starts to get to know Amatka and do her research but, in doing so, Vanga realises that Amatka has secrets that will impact on her beliefs about society […]

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Double Vision: A Tale Of Two Whiteys : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Double Vision: A Tale Of Two Whiteys  :    a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

‘Now, Whitey, what you see?’ ‘Everything looks fuzzy.’ ‘Close one eye?’ ‘Which one?’ ‘Not fussy, there’s only a choice of two, dontchaknow?’ ‘Right. I’ll choose right.’ ‘Now what you see?’ ‘Everything looks, like, normal.’ ‘Switch eyes…open right and close left. Now whatchasee?’ ‘It looks…not like normal. Like no one’s cleaned in a week. Smelly. An […]

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Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer (book review)

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three By Laumer by Keith Laumer   (book review)

I did think ‘Three By Laumer’ was an odd choice for a book title until I checked and back in 1967, he had a book out called ‘Nine By Laumer’. I read some of Keith Laumer’s ‘Retief’ books in my youth from the library and found him to be a writer with buccaneer playfulness. If […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731 (magazine review)

July 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731  (magazine review)

This third issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 lacks any novellas but makes up for their absence with four novelettes, seven short stories, a poem and all the usual non-fiction. I’ll start with the novelettes. ‘Witch’s Hour’ is Shannon Connor Winward’s fiction debut in ‘MoF&SF’ and tells the tale of […]

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Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5 (emag review)

July 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine May 2017 # 5   (emag review)

‘Phantaxis’ is a magazine of Science Fiction and fantasy short stories and novelettes. I found it doing market research and bought it to read on a well-known book website. The electronic version is cheap for 224 pages of good stuff. Really good stuff, to be fair. The first novelette, ‘Thinking Outside The Flock’ by Sarina […]

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Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait (book review)

July 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait   (book review)

In the middle of the twenty-first century, war and drought still ravage Africa and millions of people are displaced and heading towards an unwelcoming Europe. Giant energy corporations battle over profits and governments struggle to provide answers to any of mankind’s problems while Jihadis run rampage over much of Northern Africa. Despite all of these […]

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Worldcon 75 programme schedule arrives.

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Worldcon 75 programme schedule arrives.

The upcoming world science fiction convention, Worldcon 75, has released its preliminary schedule. The five-day event in Helsinki includes over 840 individual items and 800 hours of content. Programme highlights include: Guest of Honour Johanna Sinisalo will receive the Prometheus Award for her novel Core of the Sun, and participate in discussions about the Kalevala, […]

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Children of Time the movie?

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Children of Time the movie?

Adrian Tchaikovsky’s SF novel, Children of Time, has been optioned by Peter Kang – President of Production at Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate pictures. The option was agreed by Simon Kavanagh at the Mic Cheetham Agency in London, working with the United Talent Agency in LA. Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate produced the Hunger Games and the […]

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Westworld season 2 trailer.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Westworld season 2 trailer.

J.J. Abrams’ second season of SF drama Westworld returns in 2018 and the robots seem to be going into full rebellion.

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