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Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It seems as if big screen dueling cinematic fairy tales are the trend within the last few years at the box office. Back in 2012 movie audiences were bombarded by the ‘Snow White’ avalanche when filmmaker Rupert Sanders’s ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ had the share the releasing spotlight with director Tarsem Singh’s ‘Mirror Mirror’, although Singh’s whimsical narrative had […]

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Somnus (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Somnus (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Warning: SPOILERS A commercial spaceship from the year 2252 runs into technical problems followed by the ship’s computer guidance system trying to kill the crew, an idea perhaps borrowed from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. The problems on board cause the ship to divert to the asteroid Somnus. There, they find a cult whose believers are […]

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Echoes by Laura Tisdall (book review).

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Echoes by Laura Tisdall (book review).

There are times when it is difficult to draw a line between near future SF and contemporary fiction. Technology moves on so fast that it may well overtake the events of the story and it becomes a recent past, historical novel. However, if the book is well-written, the reader will be drawn into the story […]

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Passengers: Titanic in space? (trailer).

September 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Passengers: Titanic in space? (trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the original science fiction movie Passengers (from Sony Pictures), featuring those ever reliable SFF stalwarts Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt (complete with Michael Sheen as a creepy robot bartender and Laurence Fishburne as a hoary old star-ship captain). The official blurb reads: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers […]

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Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Dead-End Drive-In’ is directed by Brian Trenchard Smith and includes a couple other things he directed in the extras. 1988-89, the world has suffered three major catastrophes and there is a food shortage. Even so, seeing two brothers, Frank ACTOR and Jimmy ‘Crabs’ Rossini (actor Ned Manning) deal for car wrecks directly after accidents and […]

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Decade 1: The Best Of Albedo One Paperback edited by John Kenny (book review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Decade 1: The Best Of Albedo One Paperback edited by John Kenny (book review).

What a mixed bag of goodies ‘Albedo One’ served up in its first decade! This little Irish magazine is rather like the Canadian ‘On Spec’ in that it doesn’t pay professional rates but still gets professional quality stories. Mind you, some of them are definitely weird. I’ll do those first and then get on to […]

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Uncanny Magazine #12 (emag review).

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #12 (emag review).

‘Uncanny Magazine’ is full of fiction, poetry, articles and interviews with a couple of featured authors. I’ll focus on fiction first. ‘My Body, Herself’ by Carmen Maria Machado is about a young lady killed when a cave collapses. She sees a replica of her body smoking cigarettes and saying ‘chase’ occasionally. It learns to say […]

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The Godless: Children: Book 1 by Ben Peek (book review).

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Godless: Children: Book 1 by Ben Peek (book review).

When someone sets the shop on fire, Ayae should have burned to death. Instead, she emerged with fiery powers, one Cursed by the gods or so some believe, others believe these powers are gifts to be treasured and used. Either way, Ayae must learn to control her new found abilities and then must choose a […]

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The Conclave Of Shadows (Missy Masters book 2) by Alyc Helms (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Conclave Of Shadows (Missy Masters book 2) by Alyc Helms (book review).

Missy Masters adopted her grandfather’s super-hero persona, Mr. Mystic, when he disappeared several years ago. Now the Argent Aces need Mr. Mystic’s help to recover an artefact from the shadow realms. The Conclave of Shadow, no longer held in check by the dragon Missy defeated, is growing bolder, creating more knights and attempting to bring […]

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The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

‘The Gradual’ often known as the Grail is the oldest part of the Catholic Mass. It is from the word ‘gradus’, the Latin for ‘a step’ So I wish I had looked that up before reading the intense novel by Christopher Priest that occasionally made my eyes bleed with the effort of concentrating. It’s true […]

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