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Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

Fringeworks Press is usually known for its contemporary horror and steampunk works. This anthology of stories comes as a pleasant addition to their range being a genuine attempt at Science Fiction. The editor of ‘Andromeda’s Children’ is Theresa Derwin, who is perhaps best known for her crusade on women in Science Fiction as authors, characters, […]

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Uncanny Magazine Issue number 9 March/April 2016 (emag review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine Issue number 9 March/April 2016 (emag review).

The modern view of fiction is that a short story is best told from a single point of view. ‘Love Is Never Still’ by Rachel Swirsky not only has multiple viewpoints but they include a man, a statue, other inanimate objects and Greek gods. Galatea is the name a sculptor gives to the beautiful lady […]

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The Circuit: Progeny Of Vale (The Circuit book 2) by Rhett C. Bruno (book review).

March 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Circuit: Progeny Of Vale (The Circuit book 2) by Rhett C. Bruno (book review).

‘The Circuit: Progeny Of Vale’ by Rhett C. Bruno is a fantastic follow up to ‘The Circuit: Executor Rising’. The first chapter serves as a prologue, at once refreshing the reader’s memory of the events of the first book in the series and perhaps preparing new visitors for the ride ahead. My recommendation is to […]

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The Lazarus War Book 1: Artefact by Jamie Sawyer (book review).

March 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Lazarus War Book 1: Artefact by Jamie Sawyer (book review).

The one major thing that really tends to nag me about military SF is that it tends to use Jim Cameron’s ‘Aliens’ colonial marines as its template. Jamie Sawyer is no exception with his opening novel, ‘The Lazarus War Book 1: Artefact’ where certain dialogue or words suddenly appears. To compound this, he also borrows […]

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A Solar Flare For Work: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

February 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Solar Flare For Work: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Play the game, Mr….er…Jones. Lay flat on the centrifuge and let the force over-whelm you.’ Chris Lancier looked up. He was sitting cross-legged on the centrifuge as it spun at close to 10G. Reaching out, he could see into the space controller’s eyes and waved. Yuri Gorlov had been the biggest problem since he’d arrived […]

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The Fade by Chris Wooding (book review).

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Fade by Chris Wooding (book review).

‘The Fade’ is set in a moon, whose sun scorched surface is liveable to only a hardy few. The rest of civilisation has long since descended underground. Where, in a system of vast caverns beneath the surface, multiple races war amongst themselves for reasons not made clear. Of all these races, we focus on two, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016, Volume 130 # 723 (magazine review).

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016, Volume 130 # 723 (magazine review).

The first issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2016 is a relative rarity in that it contains no novella-length story. Instead, there are three novelettes, an impressive nine short stories and the usual suite of non-fiction articles. Before I start on the fiction, a quick nod to Bob Eggleton’s rather lovely […]

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The Moon Maze Game (Dream Park book 4) by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes (book review).

February 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Moon Maze Game (Dream Park book 4) by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes (book review).

‘The Moon Maze Game’ is the fourth novel in the ‘Dream Park’ series by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes. The story takes place nearly seventy years from now, 2085 to be exact. Humanity has spread throughout the solar system, a stable lunar colony is negotiating for independence, while lunar tourism is on the rise. The […]

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RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction And Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts (book review).

February 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction And Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts (book review).

According to author Michael R. Pitts, film studio RKO Radio Pictures either produced or distributed 140 films between 1929-1956 that belonged to our genre. The distribution bit is important because it also enables him to include Disney’s cartoon films for that period as well. RKO didn’t restrict themselves to distributing English films as they also […]

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Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

Some time ago I dreamt that the new issue of ‘Interzone’ featured on the cover a story about giraffes in space. When I woke up, I thought it was a good idea and jotted down some notes, but sadly haven’t written the story yet. Subsequently, I was intrigued when I saw that Lawrence M. Schoen’s […]

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