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Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the paramount movie of Ghost In the Shell … if you like your scifi films based on the manga comic-books of Japanese genius Masamune Shirow, then this flick might just be the only game in town for 2017. Cyborg anti-terrorist police take on cyborg villains with a conspiracy twist. The official […]

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Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review).

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dogfellow’s Ghost by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘DogFellow’s Ghost’ is a standalone Science Fiction novel set on a unspecified Atlantic island sometime during the scientific revolution of the 20th century. The only inhabitants of the island are the scientist only referred to as Master and the twenty-eight creatures that he has created. The Master is a disgraced scientist who, in the past, […]

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Caine’s Mutiny (Caine Riordan book 4) by Charles E. Gannon (book review)

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caine’s Mutiny (Caine Riordan book 4) by Charles E. Gannon (book review)

‘Caine’s Mutiny’ is the fourth in a series following the adventures of Caine Riordan, former journalist, reluctant hero and now commodore of the Terran fleet as humanity seeks to define its role in the galactic milieu. It’s been a long and complicated process and, based on events in this book, it’s far from over. There […]

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Disneyland goes Star Wars crazy in 2019 (and Avatar loopy this year)!

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disneyland goes Star Wars crazy in 2019 (and Avatar loopy this year)!

Disney Chairman Bob Iger told the Nest that Pandora: The World of Avatar, an expansion for Disney’s Animal Kingdom inspired by science fiction movie Avatar, will be opening May 27th 2017. Bob also noted the new (as yet untitled) Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening in 2019. Created […]

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SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle).

And here’s SS-GB first trailer, adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history science fiction novel, and starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, SS-GB premieres on BBC One the end of this month (February 2017). Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale), SS-GB is a […]

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The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 8 edited by Allan Kaster (audio review).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 8 edited by Allan Kaster (audio review).

Confusingly, the stories on the discs of ‘The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction # 8’ aren’t in the same order as set out on the cover. First up is ‘Today I Am Paul’ by Martin L. Shoemaker. Imagine a super-android who can adjust his features, height and eye colour and become a perfect […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

In the introduction by George R.R. Martin, ‘Everybody Loves a Rogue’, he tells us how he supported the black hats in old western television series and always had a soft spot for the less than spotless character. In real life, I’ve always felt a charming crook is still a crook and when they steal your […]

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Warhammer’s wry response to anti-fur charity … ?

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warhammer’s wry response to anti-fur charity … ?

Animal charity PETA – the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – recently sent a letter to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the fantasy and scifi miniatures firm ban “fur” garments from all its plastic Warhammer characters (and presumably the old metal/lead ones, too). PETA said, “From the mighty Leman Russ and […]

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The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

I haven’t read any of Alastair Reynolds’ previous stories about interplanetary traveller Merlin, but in ‘The Iron Tactician’ we have a novella of almost 100 pages that give enough hints about his background and that of the galaxy he inhabits to make previous knowledge unnecessary. The book is intriguing enough, though, that I now want […]

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Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, dies of cancer.

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, dies of cancer.

Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, has sadly passed away of pancreatic cancer at the too young age of 71. He later went on to play a dodgy labour organiser with ambitions of power as the rather evil Tom Zarek in the Galactica re-imagining. He started off as Michael Douglas’s replacement in the cop series […]

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