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Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

As with many books, Steffen Hantke’s book title, ‘Monsters In The Machine’, has more meaning from its sub-title ‘Science Fiction Film And The Militarisation Of America After World War II’. In his extended introduction, Hantke points out that after WW2, the American public had lost its taste for war films and the film studios turned […]

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Rocket & Groot (first free episode of Marvel’s new online series).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rocket & Groot (first free episode of Marvel’s new online series).

Here’s Marvel’s Rocket & Groot cartoon series – the first in a 12-part new animated online series based on two of the most popular characters from Guardians of the Galaxy – but it ships with one serious flaw. You can currently only view it on Youtube if you are in the USA. Oh, Disney. Oh, Marvel. […]

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Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

March 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

The Alien Covenant movie is coming so here’s a little advert on getting your very own Walter synthetic, the next-gen version of the David A.I. from the last Alien flick, Prometheus. Hey, they all look like Michael Fassbender to me.

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Limit: Part 1 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Limit: Part 1 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

Originally published in German, ‘Limit’ is Frank Schätzing’s mammoth near-future thriller, translated into English in an equally unwieldy massive volume and then, thankfully, published by Jo Fletcher Books in a 2 volume edition. Even so, part 1 is 705 pages long which, I don’t know about you, but I find to be uncomfortably large to […]

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The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

‘When the world is running down, make the best of what’s still around’ could be the mantra for the man, in this novel, ‘The End Of The World Running Club’ by Adrian J. Walker. When several asteroids strike the Earth, it’s the end of the world as we know it and Edgar, who has a […]

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Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

In the scifi film Geostorm, attempts to create a weather control system – a conceit I think I first saw in Mega City One, if you discount Rupert the Bear – goes wrong after the satellite control system gets blasted. This one is from the Independence Day crew and it kind of shows … substitute aliens […]

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The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

You might be forgiven for thinking that David Wingrove’s 1980 book, ‘The Immortals Of Science Fiction’ was about authors than their creations. To tell the truth, I wasn’t sure what to expect neither as I was investigating the art which has the vague ‘Young Artists’ to signify who they are that airbrushed the mostly double-page […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson’s book ‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes’ is a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the SF/horror movies from the 1950s. Considering how many of them had B-level budgets, that should hardly be surprising because it was usually the effects and script that felt the most cuts. Imagine what would happen if […]

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Alien Covenant: new trailer.

March 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: new trailer.

Here’s another trailer for the next film in the Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing […]

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United Nanny States: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
United Nanny States:  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

It should be a sad house, Mary Travers thought, as she approached the isolated mansion at dusk, but there was something not right about it. Not helped by the fact that the residence was on an isolated moor. Her head was still a little hazy as to how she had arrived there. All she had […]

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