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Doctor Who: The Shining Man by Cavan Scott (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Shining Man by Cavan Scott (book review).

Not a stranger to stranger things, Cavan Scott presents us with ‘The Shining Man’, a novel featuring the 12th Doctor and new companion, Bill. Very much part of the settling in process for the viewer/reader, this gives us a little bit more Bill. When Noah and Masie’s mum disappear in the street outside their house, […]

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The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for science fiction film The Recall, which seems to add to the hostile alien abduction sub-genre (is that a thing: on Netflix, surely?). This movie has a bunch of weekend cabin vacationing teens getting down and dirty with E.T., with only a mad ex-astronaut (Wesley Snipes) to save them. Here’s the official blurb… […]

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Defenders trailer (Marvel TV series).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Defenders trailer (Marvel TV series).

Netflix fans rejoice, the only Marvel superhero group to rival The Avengers and the X-men is now getting its TV series – and as if to prove it, here comes the first trailer of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting jiggy with Sigourney Weaver’s bad, bad villain character, in The Defenders. Here’s […]

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Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

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Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for this year’s The Dark Tower movie, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and, of course, based on the Stephen King novels of the same name. The film has Idris Elba as the gun slinger and Matthew McConaughey as the flick’s big bad. Jake Chambers (child actor Tom Taylor) is a 11-year-old kid […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

The 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for science fiction literature is with us, and the six worthy contenders are, A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton). Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). After Atlas, Emma Newman (Roc). Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz). Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing). The Underground Railroad, […]

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The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

I retain an affection for the TV series ‘The Librarians’ and, although it seems they have an infinitesimally small budget on screen, they make up for it by the interaction of the team. Short seasons of one hour episodes followed on from a series of TV movies for Sci-Fi Channel headed by Noah Wyle. The […]

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Birmingham Comics Festival 2017.

May 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Birmingham Comics Festival 2017.

Birmingham Comics Festival has announced that on Saturday 24th June, Birmingham City University will play host to the Birmingham Comic Art Show. The Birmingham Comic Art Show will feature an exhibition of original and rare comic book art; exhibitors offering publications, with rare books and original art; demonstrations & workshops; a range of panel discussions, interviews with guests […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one long novella, three novelettes and four short stories, along with a poem and the usual mix of reviews and other articles. The lead story, which takes up over one-third of the magazine’s length and is also the subject of Bryn Barnard’s fun […]

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Time Out: a short story, by at least a year either way, by: GF Willmetts.

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time Out: a short story, by at least a year either way, by: GF Willmetts.

Ever since and probably before, Man has had problems with working out the time on this little planet we call Earth. Every nation had their own attempts at it from time to time. We can’t avoid talking about time in all aspects of what we do, hence its importance in getting it right. Things came […]

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NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

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NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

Something that becomes apparent from reading this book, ‘NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017’ by Ralph Lorenz, is how far our computer technology has advanced since the spacecraft/probe was sent to Saturn. I suspect it’s going to haunt ever more space missions the further we send them. The name ‘Cassini-Hyygens’ is derived from two 17th […]

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