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Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

Just when I thought Tom Weaver wouldn’t have any other books to surprise me, I came across ‘Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers’ in Eurospan’s back catalogue. Looking at the twenty people interviewed, there are several who worked well into the 60s and 70s, far beyond Weaver’s usual cut-off […]

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BSFA Award winners 2017.

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
BSFA Award winners 2017.

The British Science Fiction Association has just announced the winners of the BSFA Awards for science fiction published in 2016. Best Novel: Winner: Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter (Solaris) Shortlisted works were: Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus). Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton). Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter […]

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The Chronicles Of Old Guy (Volume 1) (An Old Guy/Cybertank Adventure) by Timothy J Gawne (ebook review)

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Chronicles Of Old Guy (Volume 1) (An Old Guy/Cybertank Adventure) by Timothy J Gawne  (ebook review)

In the future there will be cybertanks with sentience patterned on the human brain and personalities, too. Our hero is an Odin-Class Ground Based Cyber Defensive Unit serial number CRL345BY44. The human used to call him Carl, based on the serial number, and he didn’t like it. His peers call him ‘Old Guy’ because he’s […]

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai  (book review)

If only you could travel in time and make everything right. OK, stop shouting, we all know this to be a bad idea. Case histories abound or they would do if I hadn’t travelled back in time and wiped them. Tom has a very clever dad, who is emotionally cold. He had a mum but […]

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Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

‘Linesman’ is the first in what is currently a three-book series by K. T. Dunstall but’ let’s get one thing clear straight away’ S. K. Dunstall is not one author but two! They are in fact the Australian sisters Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall who have teamed up to write the books. Anyway, ‘Linesman’ is a […]

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Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove (book review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Age Of Heroes by James Lovegrove  (book review)

James Lovegrove created the ‘godpunk’ sub-genre of military SF back in 2009 with ‘The Age Of Ra’. Since then the ‘Age of…’ series has grown to a total of six novels and three novellas, each focused on one particular pantheon, including the Norse, Aztec and ancient Greek gods amongst others. With ‘Age Of Heroes’, Lovegrove […]

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Earworms by Jonathan Doering (book review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Earworms by Jonathan Doering  (book review)

At 104 pages, ‘Earworms’ is a Science Fiction novella by author Jonathan Doering. As a novelette, it’s longer than a short story but shorter than a novel but still well worth the read. It’s an intriguing story set in the current time and focused (there’s a pun there) on the application of sound to affect […]

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Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972) (Blu-ray film review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972)   (Blu-ray film review)

45 years since it was originally released, Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ remains lauded as one of the greatest SF films ever made. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel of the same name, the film is a treatise on human morality, the ethics of science and the nature of love. The film still has a raw emotional power […]

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Holiday Hotspot :a story by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Holiday Hotspot  :a story by: GF Willmetts

It was hardly likely to be unexpected that when time travel became possible that tourists lined up to take part. After all, look what happened to space travel when it became a tourist attraction. It also brought in needed funds to bring investment and a generation ship off to the stars. The template existed. It […]

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Arrival (2016)

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arrival (2016)

One always has to applaud attempts to do a realistic SF, that is one set in our own reality, alien first contact film. It should also be watched by all world leaders and military types to understand the enormity of the problem of communication with an alien species when there is no cultural connection. One […]

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