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Disneyland goes Star Wars crazy in 2019 (and Avatar loopy this year)!

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disneyland goes Star Wars crazy in 2019 (and Avatar loopy this year)!

Disney Chairman Bob Iger told the Nest that Pandora: The World of Avatar, an expansion for Disney’s Animal Kingdom inspired by science fiction movie Avatar, will be opening May 27th 2017. Bob also noted the new (as yet untitled) Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening in 2019. Created […]

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SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle).

And here’s SS-GB first trailer, adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history science fiction novel, and starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, SS-GB premieres on BBC One the end of this month (February 2017). Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale), SS-GB is a […]

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The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 8 edited by Allan Kaster (audio review).

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Year’s Top Ten Tales Of Science Fiction 8 edited by Allan Kaster (audio review).

Confusingly, the stories on the discs of ‘The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction # 8’ aren’t in the same order as set out on the cover. First up is ‘Today I Am Paul’ by Martin L. Shoemaker. Imagine a super-android who can adjust his features, height and eye colour and become a perfect […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

In the introduction by George R.R. Martin, ‘Everybody Loves a Rogue’, he tells us how he supported the black hats in old western television series and always had a soft spot for the less than spotless character. In real life, I’ve always felt a charming crook is still a crook and when they steal your […]

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Warhammer’s wry response to anti-fur charity … ?

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warhammer’s wry response to anti-fur charity … ?

Animal charity PETA – the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – recently sent a letter to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the fantasy and scifi miniatures firm ban “fur” garments from all its plastic Warhammer characters (and presumably the old metal/lead ones, too). PETA said, “From the mighty Leman Russ and […]

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The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

I haven’t read any of Alastair Reynolds’ previous stories about interplanetary traveller Merlin, but in ‘The Iron Tactician’ we have a novella of almost 100 pages that give enough hints about his background and that of the galaxy he inhabits to make previous knowledge unnecessary. The book is intriguing enough, though, that I now want […]

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Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, dies of cancer.

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, dies of cancer.

Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica’s original Apollo, has sadly passed away of pancreatic cancer at the too young age of 71. He later went on to play a dodgy labour organiser with ambitions of power as the rather evil Tom Zarek in the Galactica re-imagining. He started off as Michael Douglas’s replacement in the cop series […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale TV series (new trailer).

February 3, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale TV series (new trailer).

Out April 26th 2017 via Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale TV series is based on the book of the same name by Margaret ‘I don’t really write science fiction’ Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the Republic of Gilead, a nasty future theocratic dictatorship that was formerly the USA, and is recounted by Offred – a female […]

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Timeshare: Limbo City story # 3 by GF Willmetts

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Timeshare:  Limbo City story # 3   by GF Willmetts

My…his eyes adjusted to the dark. I was only conscious when my host slept. He was a light sleeper. If I put on the light, he would wake and I would be asleep…gone again. I paused to reflect. I couldn’t do that three times in a row. We had been alerted to a con man […]

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A Matter Of Vorlons: an examination by: GF Willmetts

January 29, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
A Matter Of Vorlons:  an examination by: GF Willmetts

Who are you?   Re-watching ‘Babylon 5’ last year, I’m directed some of my attention to the Vorlons. Of all the alien species, only they are privy to the current history that will lead to the third age of mankind as supplied by Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in his guise as Valen. Unlike his successor, Captain […]

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