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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729 (mag review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017, Volume 132 # 729  (mag review)

The first issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, for 2017 contains a wide range of stories, including a novella, four novelettes and five short stories, as well as a poem and all the usual non-fiction pieces. Instead of reviewing the stories from longest to shortest, this time I’ll cover them in the […]

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From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review)

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From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review)

‘From Ice To Ashes’ by Rhett C. Bruno is a standalone novel set in the same world as ‘Titanborn’. The books are related and reading one will enhance the experience of reading the other. In ‘Titanborn’, we learned about the history of Bruno’s Earth and the meteorite that changed everything. In ‘From Ice To Ashes’, […]

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

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (eye candy trailer).

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the upcoming scifi movie based on the French graphic novel of the same name, directed by Luc Besson of The Professional, The Fifth Element, and Lucy fame. Interestingly, I always thought of The Fifth Element as a French graphic novel in cinematic form. It was, of […]

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (brand new trailer).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
War For The Planet Of The Apes (brand new trailer).

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the rebooted scifi movie franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest […]

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12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

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12 Monkeys Season 2 (TV series review).

To continue into a second season, ’12 Monkeys’ needed to extend its problems and show more was going on than just an infection that kills the majority of human population. Eight out of twelve messengers were sent into the past to ensure the virus was made and to ensure certain paradoxes were fulfilled to prevent […]

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Cross Wars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cross Wars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I have to confess I wasn’t sure what to make of ‘Cross Wars’. The opening shows a lady going to a comicbook shop and handing over a stone and gets the second issue of a rare comic called ‘Cross’ and told to look after it. Back at home, she reads it to her son and […]

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Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

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Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

‘Slow Bullets’ is the second of Alastair Reynolds’ novellas I’ve read recently, the other being ‘The Iron Tactician’ and, like that book, the scope of the tale comes across just as vast as his much fatter novels, with a sense of history and scale that place the tale as part of something far larger. In […]

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Bokeh (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bokeh (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Bringing up memories of the more engaging ‘The Quiet Earth’ (1985), ‘Bokeh’ concerns a young (American?) couple, Jenai and Riley, vacationing in Iceland when nearly everybody in the world mysteriously disappears. The two people are the inheritors of Iceland with its beautiful natural scenery and without any Icelanders anywhere. In fact, they are without any […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1 #104 (mag review).

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 1  #104 (mag review).

‘On Spec’, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic is one of those small enterprises struggling to keep the flame of short fiction alive. It’s mostly short stories like these. ‘Skywalkers’ by Marcelle Dubé is set in a Victorian Age Montreal. where the original settlers from England bought Fey folk over with them. Now Fey are […]

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Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction On Climate Change edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

‘Welcome To The Greenhouse ‘is edited by Gordon Van Gelder, who picks the stories for ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ at the time, so I was expecting quality stuff here. In his introduction, he admits to being uncertain about climate change but certain that the possibility of it can give rise to interesting […]

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