RSSCategory: Scifi

Seven Sisters: scifi movie trailer for Noomi Rapace’s clone flick.

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seven Sisters: scifi movie trailer for Noomi Rapace’s clone flick.

Seven Sisters is an upcoming science fiction movie where actress Noomi Rapace gets to tread the path set by TV series Orphan Black – with a dark dystopian future (is there any other kind?) where global population is tightly controlled across the world by a UN-like body, and a scientist must clone his grandchildren in secret, […]

Read More

Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review).

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review).

This time, the ‘Alien’ films get looked at in 19 chapters about their philosophy from various people. As much as I wanted to see this film covered in the ‘And Philosophy’ books, I would have thought it would have been prudent to have waited until after ‘Alien: Covenant’ had come out if for no other […]

Read More

God Plays With Dice : a short story by: GF Willmetts

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
God Plays With Dice  : a short story by: GF Willmetts

When we discovered teleportation, we thought it would change the world. It did but not quite the way we intended. It came about when we managed to extend or rather understand the management of quantum entanglement. The first time was duplicating a few molecules at a distance or rather watch it happening as they matched […]

Read More

X MARKS THE SPOT

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

For those of you who wait for the softer releases:- released: 18 May 2017 HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (pub: Corgi. 456 page small enlarged paperback. Price: £ 7.99 (UK), $16.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-0-552-16937-0) check out websites: www.transworldbooks.co.uk, www.terrypratchett.co.uk and www.stephern-baxter.com […]

Read More

Dark Run (book 1) by Mike Brooks (book review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dark Run (book 1) by Mike Brooks (book review).

‘Dark Run’ is the debut novel by Mike Brooks with a book full of dodgy space bars, roguishly heroic smuggler captains and assorted crewmembers with dubious pasts, mechanically augmented humans and seedy underground dwellings. You may be thinking that this all sounds like the ingredients for a standard and possibly clichéd rip-roaring, gritty space opera. […]

Read More

Lost Girl by Adam Nevill (book review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost Girl by Adam Nevill (book review).

Adam Nevill is a British writer of supernatural horror who has so far published eight novels and a collection of short stories. Given that most of his work falls into the horror genre, ‘Lost Girl’ (2015) is a bit of a departure as it’s a near future dystopian thriller. The story is set in the […]

Read More

The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review).

Catching up on my backlog of artbooks, I have ‘The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques’ by John Grant and Ron Tiner. Although just over 20 years since release, the information it covers is still relevant and I’m surprised hasn’t been reprinted, although considering that on the long river bookshop there is a […]

Read More

Science Fiction And Empire by Patricia Kerslake (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction And Empire by Patricia Kerslake (book review).

I have to admit to a raised eyebrow at Patricia Kerslake’s book, ‘Science Fiction And Empire’, when I saw its retail price. If you’re anything like me, even with old books, when I see extreme prices, especially for old books, I give a sigh, shrug and carry on with my life. As a reviewer – […]

Read More

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (new trailer).

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (new trailer).

Here’s another trailer for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie – bringing the trend for space opera to the big screen via a French graphic novel.

Read More

View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner (book review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner   (book review)

Anthologies of foreign Science Fiction are intrinsically interesting, I think because the writers come from a different culture than your own. Not all that different if they’re French or German but quite a bit if they were in the Eastern bloc under communism. All the stories in this book date from before 1973 when it […]

Read More

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)