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The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Cosmos’ by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter is the fifth and final book of the ‘Long Earth’ cycle. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Our world is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the others. Until step day that is, almost 55 years ago, when […]

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Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant: Last Supper clip.

The May 2017 release date for the next film in the Alien franchise is getting close, so it must be time for some more detailed clips from the science fiction movie. Well, naturally. Here’s the crew of the colony ship Covenant clowning around before they open up that proverbial can of worms on a bad, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728 (magazine review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2016, Volume 131 # 728  (magazine review)

The last issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 contains four novellas, no novelettes and seven short stories, as well as the usual non-fiction articles. It also contains a handy index of everything published over the year. The magazine opens with Esther M. Friesner’s fantasy novella, ‘The Cat Bell’. This is […]

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Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch (book review)

February 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch  (book review)

‘Alien Nation’ is the fourteenth novel in the ‘Alien’ series which currently numbers 15 books. I have not read any of the previous books, so it was a good test to see if the books can be read out of sequence or do you have to read them in order. In fact, this book posed […]

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12 Monkeys Season One (DVD TV series review)

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
12 Monkeys Season One   (DVD TV series review)

I wasn’t really sure what to make of the TV series of ‘12 Monkeys’. I haven’t watched the 1995 film it was based on in some time but that also means I’m less likely to prejudge where it goes. Saying that, TV series based on films have had some success over the years, simply because […]

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Revenger by Alastair Reynolds (book review)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Revenger by Alastair Reynolds   (book review)

The majority of Science Fiction writers are usually content to populate the galaxy of their novels with standard star systems of planets orbiting a central star. Constructed worlds are rarer. Bob Shaw gave us a Dyson sphere in ‘Orbitsville’, Larry Niven took many time to visit a ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Rama’ was a […]

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The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Somehow Hollywood continues to search for different outlets in conveying young love at the box office. Sure, the goal is always the same in terms of tapping into the youth market by promoting yet another transparent teen weepie but, this time, among the planetary stars. Hey, youngsters need catering at the movie theaters as well, […]

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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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