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Doctor Strange will see you now (second trailer).

July 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Strange will see you now (second trailer).

The second trailer for Doctor Strange wings its way to your computer screen via the geek-fest that is Comic-con. Who knew that Benedict Cumberbatch could do an American accent?

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Star Trek Beyond (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Beyond (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Some diehard ‘Star Trek’ fans may not necessarily feel that the Justin Lin-directed third installment of this Science Fiction/space saga film franchise ‘boldly goes where no man has gone before’ creatively. Surprisingly, Lin (director of two ‘Fast & Furious’ flicks) shows some engaging and intriguing heft in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ as the adventurous exploits of the USS Enterprise crew […]

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The Man in the High Castle season 2 first trailer.

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Man in the High Castle season 2 first trailer.

Here’s the trailer for the second season of the Amazon Prime TV series The Man in the High Castle (based on the book of the same name by Philip K Dick).

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2016, Volume 130 # 725 (magazine review)

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2016, Volume 130 # 725 (magazine review)

The May/June issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one novella, five novelettes, five short stories and the usual mix of non-fiction. I’ll review them in that order. The cover image is a dramatic action shot of a near-naked warrior jumping off a ledge to attack a huge crouching humanoid, seemingly made […]

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The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J Walker (book review)

July 19, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J Walker   (book review)

  This sounds good, I thought. A post-apocalyptic tale about a man who has to run the length of Britain to find his family. The cover does not look like a Science Fiction book, though, it looks like a ‘literary’ book. More worryingly, when it arrived, it had a sticker on the front cover advertising […]

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Ghostbusters (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng

July 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghostbusters (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng

Filmmaker Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot pretty much followed the characteristic aspects of his previous films (‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Spy’) all incorporating a self-awareness of female-oriented friendship and the estrogen-driven escapades rooted in inspired goofiness. So given this familiar foundation of Feig’s big screen blueprint one would expect that his creative input into the continued ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise for the millennium […]

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Uncanny Magazine # 11 (e-magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine # 11   (e-magazine review)

‘A Hundred And Seventy Storms’ by Aliette de Bodard has The Snow Like a Dancer facing another storm. The Mindships that get the ore on this harsh planet are built to be tough but are not indestructible and over time get pretty battered. The Snow Like a Dancer is controlled by a human woman in […]

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False Hearts by Laura Lam (book review)

July 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
False Hearts by Laura Lam   (book review)

The ‘False Hearts’ of the title of Laura Lam’s book is a partial reference to the mechanical hearts that beats inside conjoined twins once they are surgically split in the near distant future. As it’s a first person or should I say first persons, as chapters switch between mid-twenties Taema and Tila Collins, a picture […]

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Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (book review).

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (book review).

‘Zeroes’ tell the story of a mismatched group of five hackers, crackers and con-artists. Rather than do hard time for their crimes, they are selected by a shadowy government scheme called Typhon. Taken by the FBI to an isolated country lodge, the five begin to work as ‘white-hat’ sort of good guys. Soon, the group […]

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Weird Space: The Baba Yaga (book 3) by Eric Brown & Una McCormack (book review).

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Weird Space: The Baba Yaga (book 3) by Eric Brown & Una McCormack (book review).

‘The Baba Yaga’ is the third book in Abaddon’s ‘Weird Space’ series of SF novels, created by Eric Brown. I reviewed the first two books, ‘Devil’s Nebula’ (2012) and ‘Satan’s Reach’ (2013), both written by Brown, and enjoyed them. This volume is co-authored by Brown and Una McCormack, a British genre writer best known for […]

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