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The Tourist by Robert Dickinson (book review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Tourist by Robert Dickinson (book review).

With Robert Dickinson’s novel, ‘The Tourist’, you are thrown in at the deep end and have to work out what is going on from the start. There is Spens, a female prisoner in isolation whose crime you aren’t really informed of but she’s been there a long time. A few chapters in, you discover that […]

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Crossing In Time (Volume 1 of the Between Two Evils series) by DL Orton (book review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crossing In Time (Volume 1 of the Between Two Evils series) by DL Orton (book review).

‘Crossing In Time’ is book 1 of the ‘Between Two Evils’ series of books by DL Orton and there’s going to be at least four more of these. I know that as it lists the first five books at the beginning of this weighty tome, although I think only the first two have been published […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2: first trailer.

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: first trailer.

First official look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – coming to UK cinemas 28th April 2017. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, […]

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Just Over The Horizon: The Complete Short Fiction Of Greg Bear Volume 1 by Greg Bear (book review).

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Just Over The Horizon: The Complete Short Fiction Of Greg Bear Volume 1 by Greg Bear (book review).

One very big problem of defining a collection or a series of collections as the complete short fiction of a living author is that they tend to write more, rendering the project incomplete or demanding an extra volume. How soon that would come depends on how prolific the author is. Most writers don’t get every […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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The Best Of Gregory Benford edited by David. G. Hartwell (book review).

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Gregory Benford edited by David. G. Hartwell (book review).

‘The Best Of Gregory Benford’ contains thirty-eight stories by Gregory Benford which he and editor David G. Hartwell reckon to be his best. I read the whole thing but will pick out the highlights. In the interesting ‘Afterword’, Benford splits the stories into three categories but I’ll just run through them as they appeared, in […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4 #103 (mag review).

October 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 27 no. 4  #103 (mag review).

As Paulo de Costa is this issue of ‘On Spec’s interviewed author, I might as well start with him. ‘Once Dad, Always Here’ shows a future in which privacy and copyright have been abolished and the controllers can track most rebels. There are interactive graveyards where you can visit with a hologram version of the […]

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Outposts Of Beyond edited by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Outposts Of Beyond edited by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

The cover painting for this fourth anniversary issue of ‘Outposts Of Beyond’ is a ‘Dune’ sandworm and the picture is credited as ‘Shai Halud’ by Patrick Kennedy. I suppose that image isn’t copyrighted and it’s a good look for an SF magazine. The inside features stories, poems and non-fiction articles. The first story is ‘The […]

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The Man in the High Castle second season trailer.

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Man in the High Castle second season trailer.

And here’s the The Man in the High Castle second season trailer. You even get to watch Marilyn Monroe sing Happy Birthday Mr Fuhrer to a certain Adolf Hitler in this parallel reality science fiction TV show from Amazon Prime.

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Ancient Appetites (The Wildenstern Saga book 1) by Oisin McGann (book review).

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ancient Appetites (The Wildenstern Saga book 1) by Oisin McGann (book review).

‘Ancient Appetites’ is book one in ‘The Wildenstern Saga’, which currently stands at three books and one novella. They are classed as YA, so not much swearing and sex goes on within these pages, but you will encounter ‘a little bit of mild peril’ as they say at the movies. The first thing you need […]

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