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2017 Atorox awards.

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 Atorox awards.

Worldcon 75 has announced the winners of the 2017 Atorox and First Fandom awards, as well as recognising three non-Japanese winners of the 2017 Seiun awards. The Atorox is the oldest science fiction and fantasy award in Finland, given to the best short story published over the previous year in Finnish or Swedish. It was […]

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2017 Hugo and Campbell award winners.

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 Hugo and Campbell award winners.

Worldcon 75 has announced their 2017 Hugo winners. The Hugo Award, first presented in 1953, celebrates the best stuff in the field of science fiction and fantasy. 3,319 voters made their selection from the final ballot, the third-highest number in the history of the award. Best Novel – The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit […]

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World Science Fiction Convention heads to Dublin for 2019.

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
World Science Fiction Convention heads to Dublin for 2019.

For the first time in history of the World Science Fiction Convention, the convention will take place in Dublin, Ireland in 2019. Dublin was confirmed as the location at Worldcon 75 currently taking place in Helsinki Finland. Dublin 2019 will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin from August 15th-19th 2019. Dublin 2019 chair James […]

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Without Warning by John Birmingham (book review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Without Warning by John Birmingham (book review).

The cover of this book has the author’s name displayed in a large font with a byline of ‘Author of After America’ before the even bigger font for the title ‘Without Warning’. I thought this was a bit odd as ‘After America’ is the sequel to ‘Without Warning’. Perhaps the sequel ‘After America’ was a […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 DVD gets a freaky disco trailer.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 DVD gets a freaky disco trailer.

Now, this is how you do a trailer for the DVD of a sci-fi movie … in this case, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. It’s some freaky disco scifi action rather than an extended bonus scene added on for most DVD sales. How sweet. How bat-shit. Genius.

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The Doomed City (SF Masterworks) by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (book review).

August 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Doomed City (SF Masterworks) by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (book review).

A large city with farms on at least one of its borders and swamps on another is just about self-sustaining itself. It appears to have existed before populated by people from various nationalities and religions and, from the looks of things, from different time periods. New people, like Selma, suddenly arrive. Elusive Mentors supervise and […]

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Time Shifters: Into The Past: (Time Shifters Book 1) by Kate Frost (ebook review).

August 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time Shifters: Into The Past: (Time Shifters Book 1) by Kate Frost (ebook review).

The heroine of ‘Time Shifters: Into The Past’ is a girl of twelve named Maisie Brown and the story is told from her point of view. When the action starts, she’s on a school visit to Warwick Castle and the class are dressed in mediaeval-style clothes for that authentic feel. Maisie’s best friend is a […]

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The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

Christopher Priest is a very stylish writer. Not only is he able to tell an enthralling story without the verbosity of some modern writers, he fills the prose with subtlety and reaches out to the intellect of the reader. ‘The Gradual’ is a very fine book. Priest first visited the Dream Archipelago in a series […]

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Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

August 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Dimensions: Science Fiction, Fantasy And Metaphysical Short Stories Anthology Series # 11 by Neil A. Hogan, Sean Mulroy and James Armer (ebook review).

‘Alien Dimensions’ is another of those small magazines from tiny publishers that provide a market for writers at the beginning of their career or for part-time writers who have a different career or for writers who just do it for fun. It’s all fiction. First up is ‘Rootless’, which combines far future space voyagers exploring […]

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Amatka by Karin Tidbet (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amatka by Karin Tidbet   (book review)

Vanga is an information assistant, sent to the colony of Amatka to do research in to hygiene products. Placed in a house with three Amatkan housemates, Vanga starts to get to know Amatka and do her research but, in doing so, Vanga realises that Amatka has secrets that will impact on her beliefs about society […]

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