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Ghostbusters (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng

July 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghostbusters (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng

Filmmaker Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot pretty much followed the characteristic aspects of his previous films (‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Spy’) all incorporating a self-awareness of female-oriented friendship and the estrogen-driven escapades rooted in inspired goofiness. So given this familiar foundation of Feig’s big screen blueprint one would expect that his creative input into the continued ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise for the millennium […]

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Uncanny Magazine # 11 (e-magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine # 11   (e-magazine review)

‘A Hundred And Seventy Storms’ by Aliette de Bodard has The Snow Like a Dancer facing another storm. The Mindships that get the ore on this harsh planet are built to be tough but are not indestructible and over time get pretty battered. The Snow Like a Dancer is controlled by a human woman in […]

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False Hearts by Laura Lam (book review)

July 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
False Hearts by Laura Lam   (book review)

The ‘False Hearts’ of the title of Laura Lam’s book is a partial reference to the mechanical hearts that beats inside conjoined twins once they are surgically split in the near distant future. As it’s a first person or should I say first persons, as chapters switch between mid-twenties Taema and Tila Collins, a picture […]

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Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (book review).

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (book review).

‘Zeroes’ tell the story of a mismatched group of five hackers, crackers and con-artists. Rather than do hard time for their crimes, they are selected by a shadowy government scheme called Typhon. Taken by the FBI to an isolated country lodge, the five begin to work as ‘white-hat’ sort of good guys. Soon, the group […]

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Weird Space: The Baba Yaga (book 3) by Eric Brown & Una McCormack (book review).

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Weird Space: The Baba Yaga (book 3) by Eric Brown & Una McCormack (book review).

‘The Baba Yaga’ is the third book in Abaddon’s ‘Weird Space’ series of SF novels, created by Eric Brown. I reviewed the first two books, ‘Devil’s Nebula’ (2012) and ‘Satan’s Reach’ (2013), both written by Brown, and enjoyed them. This volume is co-authored by Brown and Una McCormack, a British genre writer best known for […]

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Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja (book review).

July 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja (book review).

On the front cover of this book there is a picture of a huge spaceship with a glowing nebula behind it. Overlaying the rather good artwork is a large red warning triangle with the text ‘Mechanical Failure’ superimposed over it. Underneath in a smaller font is the message ‘Please restart your warship’. This sets the […]

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Editorial – July 2016: Can Science Fiction go any further than it is today

July 3, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – July 2016:    Can Science Fiction go any further than it is today

Hello everyone Reading ‘Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne’ last month made me realise once again that it’s been a long time since the last major attempt at change or addition to Science Fiction. My observations there that the real failure of cyberpunk, itself marketed since 1984, was because William Gibson took […]

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The Nearly Invisible Man: a short story by: GF Willmetts

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Nearly Invisible Man: a short story by: GF Willmetts

I know what you’re going to say: You can see right through it. I mean, my discovery. I’ve found the means to make organic matter invisible. Look at how many times people have declared their favourite secret super-power would be to make themselves invisible for a day and find out what people thought about them. […]

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Prometheus Revisited: a second examination by: GF Willmetts.

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Prometheus Revisited: a second examination by: GF Willmetts.

Although I reviewed the original ‘Prometheus’ DVD a couple years back, it’s only more recently that I’ve been able to listen to the two audio commentaries and the extras on the blu-ray as I try to unravel some of the information from the film. The writer/co-executive producer Damon Lindelof declared in the second audio commentary […]

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Songs Of The Dying Earth edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Songs Of The Dying Earth edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

‘Songs Of The Dying Earth’ by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois is subtitled ‘Stories In Honor Of Jack Vance’ which tells all you need to know. Or does it? This book is an anthology of short stories and one novella about the Dying Earth and its inhabitants by twenty-two well-known authors who pay […]

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