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Arrival (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Arrival (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Twelve alien craft land at apparently random locations on the Earth’s surface. This creates a dangerous situation that could lead to a third world war. A linguist and a physicist are more or less drafted to head up a team trying to find why these apparently alien craft are here. Amy Adams gives a compelling […]

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Invisible Planets edited by Ken Liu (book review)

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Invisible Planets edited by Ken Liu   (book review)

Not to be confused with Hannu Rajaniemi’s recent debut collection of the same name, this ‘Invisible Planets’ is an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF in translation. Ken Liu is the editor and also the translator of all the stories, most of which have appeared in some of the top SF venues over the past few […]

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The Worst Man On Mars by Mark Roman and Corben Duke

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Worst Man On Mars by Mark Roman and Corben Duke

‘The Worst Man On Mars’ is a SF spoof which takes liberties with just about everything. It is in turn hilariously funny and just silly. It tells the tale of the British attempt to send a colony ship to the planet Mars where the colonists will take up residence in Botany Base. That’s the base […]

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Terrahawks: Volume 1 (Blu-ray TV series review).

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Terrahawks: Volume 1 (Blu-ray TV series review).

‘Terrahawks’, Gerry Anderson’s 1980s return to puppets and model-based action adventure has always been an odd fish. The story of an Earth-based defence force taking on the repeated assaults of an Mars-based foe with a selection of specialist vehicles was deliberate mash-up of ‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’. It’s the fifth or sixth […]

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The Expanse 2nd season trailer.

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Expanse 2nd season trailer.

Just finished watching The Expanse‘s first season on Netflix – here’s the trailer for the second season, already. Every bit as good as the books in my humble opinion … but I’ve been wrong before.

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Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster by Mark T. Decker (book review).

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster by Mark T. Decker (book review).

Mark T. Decker’s book, ‘Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster’ focuses primarily on the films of George Lucas, Ridley Scott and Jim Cameron citing the late Professor Herbert Marcuse as the template for how people are alienated from their industrial environment. I have to confess to never hearing of Marcuse before and in the […]

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At The Sign Of Triumph (Safehold book 9) by David Weber (book review).

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
At The Sign Of Triumph (Safehold book 9) by David Weber (book review).

David Weber’s ‘Safehold’ series is now on its ninth book with ‘At The Sign Of Triumph’ and if he’s ensnarled those of you reading them, you do have to wonder when this war between the free world and the religious countries is going to come to an end with a hardly unsurprising victory so this […]

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (first full trailer).

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (first full trailer).

Here’s the first big trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an upcoming 2017 French science fiction film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and […]

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Uncanny Magazine #13 (emag review).

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #13 (emag review).

‘Uncanny’ is a magazine of fantasy and Science Fiction that also features author interviews and non-fiction essays. Fiction first then. ‘Don’t You Worry, You Aliens’ by Paul Cornell has no aliens, no plot, no conflict and no point. It’s a description of a man in a town by himself because everyone else has left. We […]

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Doctor Strange (film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Strange (film review by Frank Ochieng)

All continues to be well in the Marvel Comics Universe as the film adaptation of another mischievous and majestic superhero from Stan Lee’s printed page empire emerges and reigns supreme on the big screen. The latest cure from the Marvel movie bag of explosive tricks is the entry of the dazzling and decorative ‘Doctor Strange’. Armed with […]

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