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Firebase – in which the Vietnam War gets freaky.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Firebase – in which the Vietnam War gets freaky.

More science fictional short movie action from Neill Blomkamp’s new venture, Oats Studio, in Firebase. This is an alternative reality Vietnam War where someone – or something – called the River God is tipping the odds in the Viet Cong’s favour. Imagine those scenes from the Watchmen where Dr. Manhattan routs the communists turned on […]

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NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren will present an award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony in Finland on Friday 11th August 2017. Lindgren, a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station, has had a lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy. Most recently, he lead NASA’s 22nd Extreme Environment Mission Operation, a 10-day project […]

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How To Stop Time by Matt Haig (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
How To Stop Time by Matt Haig  (book review)

‘Who wants to live forever?’ was rather poignantly sung by Freddie Mercury and I can’t listen to it without a tear in my eye. But what if you had no choice? What if you didn’t choose a long life that verged on immortality, it chose you? Our main character, Tom Hazard is born in 16th […]

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The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman (book review)

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman  (book review)

In ‘The Summer Of Impossible Things’, Luna is struggling to understand recent events and decides a trip into her mother’s past might help. She just doesn’t think that her trip to New York in 2007 will see her slip through time into the summer of 1977, where she will if she can attempt to rewrite […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm (part 6 of 6) (film supplement review)

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm (part 6 of 6)    (film supplement review)

The sixth disk of the ‘Phantasm’ boxset is loaded with extras. It doesn’t feel so much like sacrilege watching some of this before the lights go down but I still ended up spreading it out a bit over the month to take it all in. The first is 90 minutes, ‘Phantasmagoria’, is the cast discussing […]

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Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould (book review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould  (book review)

The icy planet of Naxada is about to undergo catastrophic changes due to volcanic activity and impending meteor strikes. A team of scientists has been studying the planet in its final months but, as the project draws to a close, they discover two tribes of humanoid aliens living in the lava caves beneath the surface. […]

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Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek  (book review)

Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […]

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Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith  (book review)

‘Veteran’ tells the story of Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces. There’s a British interest here as he’s ex-SAS and the opening chapters take place in Dundee. However, the future has not been kind to Dundee or other areas of Britain. It seems there was a Final […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets … they’ll “See You In Space!”

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets …  they’ll “See You In Space!”

Here’s a feature for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie (based on the French graphic novel series of the same name). So, Luc Besson is a big comic-book fan? Well, which intelligent person isn’t, we ask. For those who have never read these books, here’s the official blurb … In the […]

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Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Transformation (book 3) by James Gunn  (book review)

‘Transformation’ is the final book in James Gunn’s trilogy and Asha and her companions are exploring the Transcendental Machine and transversing the galaxy with the little problem of threat at the back of their minds that when they finally get home, the Federation is likely to have them killed. The last spaceship who volunteered and […]

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