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Blade Runner 2049 trailer (two Bladerunners better than one?)

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner 2049 trailer (two Bladerunners better than one?)

Some thirty years after the carnage of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has […]

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Rumors Of War And Infernal Machines by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rumors Of War And Infernal Machines by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

Charles E. Gannon’s objective is to compare how the blend of Science Fiction tropes have blended with real life military. From my perspective, it’s a bit like which came first, the egg or the chicken. SF authors have always looked in the news to see what is going on and often extrapolated how far it […]

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BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

Peter Harness of Doctor Who-fame is making the first British television adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The War Of The Worlds for a big-time screening on BBC One next year. It’s to be based on the original Victorian story – no present-day updatings, thank the gods. Horsell Common in Surrey is […]

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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

Getting back into the swing from Mike Carey’s first novel, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, becomes a lot harder with no précis of what happened there. Checking my original notes, there is little to connect to the two stories other than the post-apocalypse reality anyway. However, I really do wish editors and authors paid […]

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The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for science fiction film The Recall, which seems to add to the hostile alien abduction sub-genre (is that a thing: on Netflix, surely?). This movie has a bunch of weekend cabin vacationing teens getting down and dirty with E.T., with only a mad ex-astronaut (Wesley Snipes) to save them. Here’s the official blurb… […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

The 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for science fiction literature is with us, and the six worthy contenders are, A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton). Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). After Atlas, Emma Newman (Roc). Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz). Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing). The Underground Railroad, […]

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The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

I retain an affection for the TV series ‘The Librarians’ and, although it seems they have an infinitesimally small budget on screen, they make up for it by the interaction of the team. Short seasons of one hour episodes followed on from a series of TV movies for Sci-Fi Channel headed by Noah Wyle. The […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

April 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one long novella, three novelettes and four short stories, along with a poem and the usual mix of reviews and other articles. The lead story, which takes up over one-third of the magazine’s length and is also the subject of Bryn Barnard’s fun […]

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Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2017 by Marcie Tentchoff (emag review).

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2017 by Marcie Tentchoff (emag review).

‘Spaceports And Spidersilk’ is a small magazine of fantasy and Science Fiction aimed at young readers which features a mix of poetry and fiction. The kindle edition is easily navigable from the contents page. The first story is ‘The Five-Star Underwear’ by Rebecca Linam. Narrator Jake and his pal Brandon are cycling to school when […]

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Dying Of The Light by George RR Martin (book review).

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dying Of The Light by George RR Martin (book review).

Unlike the rest of the Earth’s population, I have neither read nor watched ‘Game Of Thrones’, not being a fan of fantasy, though I did once see George RR Martin in passing at EasterCon. I did read two of George RR Martin’s Science Fiction books years ago: ‘Windhaven’ and ‘Tuff Voyaging’, the latter of which […]

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