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The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeshke (book review).

May 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeshke (book review).

This month I have a novelette being published in German, my second story in German and my longest translated story to date. This piqued my interest in German Science Fiction, so I took the opportunity to get hold of Wolfgang Jeschke’s award-winning 2005 novel ‘Die Cusanus Spiel’. My German isn’t good enough to read the […]

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The Communication Room by Adam Aresty (e-book review).

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Communication Room by Adam Aresty (e-book review).

‘The Communication Room’ is certainly Science Fiction but it’s also a thriller and a creepy one at that. You can tell it’s going to be an odd story as it starts with a section titled ‘About The Communication Room’. I could be lazy and just cut and paste this section into this review as it […]

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Apex Magazine #84, May 2016 (emag review).

May 12, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Apex Magazine #84, May 2016 (emag review).

It’s Apex # 84 under scrutiny in this review and there’s no better place to start than the intriguing cover art by Robert Carter. A man’s head is apparently being unwound (literally) and seems to be filled with nothing but fresh air. While the illustration does not relate to any specific story there is a […]

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Gender In Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979 by Bonnie Noonan (book review).

May 11, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Gender In Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979 by Bonnie Noonan (book review).

I reviewed Bonnie Noonan’s previous 2005 book, ‘Women Scientists In Fifties Science Fiction Films’, last year. A decade later, she writes ‘Gender In Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979’, looking at how the roles of women changed in a few sparse decades. Reading into what she says, women have tended to be token characters in many of […]

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Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

‘Ye Highlands And Ye Lowlands’ by Seanan McGuire is an honest Science Fiction story about hubris. American scientists were proud when they built a gateway to another world. They were keen to make first contact with an alien species but things went wrong when they did. In truth, this is a reasonably good idea – […]

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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Tuesday 10th May 2016).

May 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Tuesday 10th May 2016).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest . . . These Are Your Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters. The Rock Says His Jumanji Remake Will Honor Robin Williams In Earnest And Cool Way. Artist Releases 300 Printable D&D Miniature Patterns. For Free.. Teen Discovers […]

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Transgalactic by James Gunn (book review).

May 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Transgalactic by James Gunn (book review).

Unlike the first book, ‘Transdimensional’ with its multi-alien involvement where you see all the characters’ individual stories, written three years later, James Gunn’s sequel, ‘Transgalactic’, strips all of this away and focuses on just Riley and Asha. To survive being attacked by the local inhabitants, they both step through the Transcendental Machine, in reality a […]

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May Madness: A veritable flock of 99 cents/pence genre e-books, I tell you.

May 6, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
May Madness: A veritable flock of 99 cents/pence genre e-books, I tell you.

It’s May Madness time again, that season of the year when Fantasy and Science Fiction authors rush to briefly mark down their books from full price to just 99 cents or 99 pence (plus taxes where applicable) for a single weekend. And when is that weekend, you ask? Why, this weekend, of course! Happy reading and […]

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Independence Day Resurgence: meanwhile, from a parallel universe . . .

May 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Independence Day Resurgence: meanwhile, from a parallel universe . . .

Here’s a documentary from a parallel universe looking at how the world has changed since E.T. tried to invade the planet. See how far Earth has come since the War of 1996, in this special report. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defence program to protect the planet. […]

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Best Wishes: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

May 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Best Wishes: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

Farday Lumo looked up at the sky. A binary star system but the smaller star was on the far side. It would take a month for it to get around the orange giant. It wouldn’t help her situation. Crashing on this desert planet was her only option after her spaceship decided it was safer to […]

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