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Mission Backup Earth, now with added David Prowse.

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mission Backup Earth, now with added David Prowse.

Director Alexander Pfander has just launched the new episode of his sci-fi web series, Mission Backup Earth. The series follows the struggle of humanity to colonize a habitable exo-planet . . . in the near future, a cosmic catastrophe hits the Earth without warning. Unforeseen by any scientist, the Sun transits rapidly into a red […]

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Gareth Thomas: Down and Safe: a remembrance by Sue Davis.

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gareth Thomas: Down and Safe: a remembrance by Sue Davis.

It’s very sad to hear that Gareth Thomas is no longer with us but long live Roj Blake who bestrode the TV screen in the late seventies teaching us all to be rebels. Being a teenager and Science Fiction fan in the 1970s meant there was little to cling to and some the chance to […]

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Blake’s 7 lead actor Gareth Thomas passes away.

April 14, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Blake’s 7 lead actor Gareth Thomas passes away.

Blake’s 7 lead actor Gareth Thomas passed away yesterday (13th April 2016) at the age of 71. The announcement about his death said, “It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Gareth Thomas passed away this morning, 13th April 2016, from heart failure. Our thoughts are with his wife Linda, and his […]

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Earthshatter by Albert Nothlit (book review).

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Earthshatter by Albert Nothlit (book review).

In a distant future on an earth-like planet that may or may not be the Earth, a city called Haven VII is suddenly over-run with rather large, ferocious, poisonous centipedes. They defeat the local militia and the combat robots of the local benevolent AI called Kyrios before killing every inhabitant, except for eight individuals who […]

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Arena by Holly Jennings (book review)

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Arena by Holly Jennings (book review)

It’s the year 2054 and the UFC has been replaced by the VGL (Video Game League). The hottest athletes are professional gamers and the most competitive game is RAGE – capture the flag, gladiator-style. Saturday night is game night, where teams of five fight to the death in virtual reality arenas. Kali Ling is the first […]

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Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (book review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (book review).

Over the past few years I’ve been attempting to read some of the ‘classic’ SF books, those that won multiple awards or are always included in ‘Best Of’ or ‘Must Read’ lists. Vonda N. McIntyre’s ‘Dreamsnake’ was first published in 1978 and won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards, so fits into this category nicely. […]

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Javelin Rain (A Shadow Ops Novel) by Myke Cole (book review)

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Javelin Rain (A Shadow Ops Novel) by Myke Cole (book review)

‘Javelin Rain’ is a direct sequel to ‘Gemini Cell’. You’ll definitely want to (should) read the first book to get a good handle on the back story, because author Myke Cole doesn’t waste a lot of time catching you up. He’s too busy keeping former SEAL Jim Schweitzer one step ahead of his pursuers! Schweitzer […]

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Going Freight : a short story by: GF Willmetts

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Going Freight   : a short story by: GF Willmetts

It was all a matter of balance, so the TransCom literature read. I wish I’d remembered that before I got to the teleportation station with a rush appointment to Australia. Oh, I remembered some things. If you wanted to do a teleportation exchange, then you needed to have someone at the destination with similar weight […]

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Aliens (1986) : another look by: GF Willmetts (small article).

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Aliens (1986) :  another look by: GF Willmetts (small article).

Watching ‘Aliens’ (1986) again, there are some interesting dilemmas to ponder on. Sorry if this piece is a little more scattered than I normally write but as all of us here are pretty familiar with the film, I’m jumping to the chase. The flight from Earth to LV-426 has always bothered me. Sending a message […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT (UK release of US book that we’ve reviewed)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT  (UK release of US book that we’ve reviewed)

The Ocean Of Time (Roads To Moscow: Book 2) by David Wingrove (pub: Del Rey/Ebury. 544 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-091956-18-9) check out website: www.delrey.uk released: 26 March 2016

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