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Autonomy by Jude Houghton (ebook review)

August 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Autonomy by Jude Houghton  (ebook review)

Set in the near future, ‘Autonomy’ takes us to an over-populated world where there are so many people that the majority work on extremely low pay, retired in their thirties because they’ve been worked to exhaustion and live in shacks on shortages of food and water. A minority of elites live lives of wealth and […]

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Charlie Jade: The Complete Series One (2005) (DVD SF TV film series review)

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Charlie Jade: The Complete Series One (2005)   (DVD SF TV film series review)

When the end of the opening scene of the first episode where balls are exchanged between two alternative world realities with a return message saying ‘Our balls are bigger than your balls’, you realise that the 2005 ‘Charlie Jade’ SF series should be worth watching. I should point out that this series is not comedy […]

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Heart Of Granite (Blood & Fire series book 1) by James Barclay (book review).

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Heart Of Granite (Blood & Fire series book 1) by James Barclay (book review).

James Barclay is a British author of epic fantasy novels, most of which have been set on or around Balaia, the fictional continent where the adventures of the heroic band of mercenaries known as The Raven take place. Barclay’s most recent ‘Elves’ trilogy, which I reviewed here between 2010 and 2014, was set in the […]

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2016 Hugo Award: MidAmeriCon II spins a googly.

August 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Hugo Award: MidAmeriCon II spins a googly.

The 2016 Hugo Award winners were announced at a ceremony held at MidAmeriCon II (aka the 74th World Science Fiction Convention) on Saturday August 20th, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. The ceremony was hosted by Pat Cadigan. Best Novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit). Best Novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com). Best Novelette: […]

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Timeless: new time travel TV series (Time Tunnel meets Lost?).

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Timeless: new time travel TV series (Time Tunnel meets Lost?).

From Eric Kripke (Revolution) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield) comes a new SF action-adventure TV series from NBC, Timeless, in which a supposed criminal steals a secret U.S military time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. The only hope is a hastily-assembled team: a scientist, a soldier and […]

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Europe At Midnight by Dave Hutchinson (book review).

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Europe At Midnight by Dave Hutchinson (book review).

‘Europe At Midnight’ is Dave Hutchinson’s follow up to his debut novel, the anarchically enjoyable ‘Europe In Autumn’, which I reviewed here in September 2015. I say follow-up rather than sequel because this book doesn’t follow the same character or continue the story from the first novel but the setting is the same and some […]

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Behind The Throne (The Indranan War book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Behind The Throne (The Indranan War book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).

I suspect like me you’d think the first person character of K.B. Wagers’ novel ‘Behind The Throne’ was a male from reading the first twenty or so pages, not to mention why ‘Hail’ was being used as a noun. It isn’t until a few pages in that things started to become more apparent and that […]

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Edison Blue by J.I.Thacker (book review).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edison Blue by J.I.Thacker (book review).

One of the big questions is whether a book should be classified as children’s or YA and where the boundary lies. To a certain extent that boundary is very artificial as people are ready for the next level at different times, though it is useful to be able to direct a younger reader towards books […]

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Arrival (extended trailer).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Arrival (extended trailer).

Denis Villneuve’s science fiction movie of first contact on Earth, Arrival, which is shaping up to look like the most intelligent actual SF movie for the year. Given that one of DV’s movies is the beautifully shot Sicario, that will come as little surprise.

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Forest Of Lies by Chris Speyer (book review).

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Forest Of Lies by Chris Speyer (book review).

At times of economic crisis, all publishing houses consolidate and cut costs. One area affected is the willingness to nurture and develop new talent. It is not surprising then that frustrated authors will put new technology to use to get their product into the public domain. Much of it is unoriginal and unedited but within […]

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