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Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne (book review).

June 15, 2016 | By | 8 Replies More
Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction by Carlen Lavigne (book review).

I had slight misgivings with the preface to Carlen Lavigne’s book, ‘Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction’ when she starts describing the history of cyberpunk without mentioning Bruce Bethke’s 1983 short story but in the proper introduction, she clearly is well read on the subject and covers the history in the following chapter. She describes […]

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Stranger Things trailer (new TV series from Netflix).

June 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things trailer (new TV series from Netflix).

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. Stranger Things […]

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Independence Day Resurgence: Goldblum on Goldblum action.

June 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Independence Day Resurgence: Goldblum on Goldblum action.

In just about the oddest trailer for any science fiction movie ever (except maybe that one with Sean Connery for Zardoz), here’s some Jeff Goldblum versus Jeff Goldblum action promoting the film Independence Day Resurgence. Hey, we would have gone to see this movie anyway, even without the conspiracy theory thing. Today Earth Space Defense director David […]

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Lightless (Book One in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lightless (Book One in The Lightless Trilogy) by C.A. Higgins (book review).

The three man crewed scientific spaceship Ananke is on its way to Pluto when a two man saboteur team get on-board and virus the computer so they wouldn’t be detected, except they are. Having only one brig, one is placed there and the other, with a broken arm, in a storage room. Only problem, as […]

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The Fireman by Joe Hill (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Fireman by Joe Hill (book review).

‘The Fireman’ might ring some bells for a few of you and, if in doubt, you can see that Joe Hill has wholeheartedly dedicated this book to its predecessors Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and the 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut. There are plenty of other references to post-apocalyptic novels to savour or spit out […]

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The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

June 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

A couple of years ago I read ‘Adiamante’ by L.E. Modesitt, Jr and it was excellent. It was the first of his books I’d read and up to that point I hadn’t realised he wrote Science Fiction, having only seen his fantasy books in the past. ‘The One-Eyed Man’, subtitled ‘A Fugue, With Winds And […]

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The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray (book review)

June 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray   (book review)

Finding the time to read ‘The Lost Time Accidents’ by John Wray meant I had to wrap myself in a bubble of borrowed time and ignore everything beyond the end of my nose. Wrapping yourself in a good book has that effect. People and time mover around you, coffee goes cold and the ironing stays […]

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (audio book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (audio book review).

Ever wondered what would happen if you took all the most anti-feminist ideas men ever dreamed up and made them in to the rules of a society? Well, Louise O’Neill is here with her debut YA novel ‘Only Ever Yours’ to tell you what this could look like. She even goes as far as lowercasing […]

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An Interview With James Lovegrove by Patrick Mahon.

May 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
An Interview With James Lovegrove by Patrick Mahon.

James Lovegrove is the author of over fifty novels for adults and children. Born in 1965, in England, he became a published writer soon after graduating in English Literature from Oxford University. He spent the advance from his first novel, ‘The Hope’, on a round the world trip and later used those experiences to inform […]

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World Of Water (A Dev Harmer Adventure) by James Lovegrove (book review).

May 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
World Of Water (A Dev Harmer Adventure) by James Lovegrove (book review).

‘World Of Water’ is the second outing for James Lovegrove’s newest hero, Dev Harmer, following on from ‘World Of Fire’, which I reviewed here in October 2015. I’ve recently interviewed James about the new book and his writing more generally. The interview should go up on SFCrowsnest around the same time as this review. Dev […]

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