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War In Heaven by Gavin G. Smith (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
War In Heaven by Gavin G. Smith (book review).

‘War In Heaven’ is the sequel to ‘Veteran’ by Gavin Smith or is it Gavin G. Smith? Both books list the author as Gavin Smith on the cover and Gavin G. Smith on the title page. Anyway, our unlikely hero, Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces makes […]

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Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

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Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

Downsizing is an upcoming science fiction comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne, imagining, as a solution to over-population and its toll on the Earth’s limited resources, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall – and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realise their existing money will make […]

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

September 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

This collection of Seventh Doctor comicstrips from the pages of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ is centred around an epic Dalek story which sees the return of Davros and a cavalcade of continuity from both the TV show as well it’s expanded universe. Written at the time the show was in the midst of its hiatus, the […]

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Ash And Quill (Novels of The Great Library) by Rachel Caine (book review).

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Ash And Quill (Novels of The Great Library) by Rachel Caine (book review).

In his novel, ‘The Legion Of Time’, Jack Williamson coined the phrase ‘Jonbar Hinge’. It has since come to define a point in history where an action can give rise to two courses of history. It is the crucial event that gives the Science Fiction writer the opportunity to explore alternative histories or discuss what […]

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Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

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Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

‘Stormy Monday’ is a gangster film set in northern England, Tyneside to be precise. It’s ‘America Week’ and the local Council is sucking up to Mister Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones), a businessman who plans some new development on the harbour-side. There are hints of corruption. The celebrations take place at the Royal Station Hotel. One […]

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

September 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the British Library exhibition Harry Potter A History of Magic is to unveil rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from their collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Exploring the subjects […]

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Jerry Pournelle dies … another of the classic science fiction masters gone.

September 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jerry Pournelle dies … another of the classic science fiction masters gone.

Author Jerry Pournelle’s children have now told us that their famous father passed away yesterday, aged 84. He’d only just made his – now sadly last – appearance at DragonCon where he was in fine form as always. Jerry pioneered the military SF sub genre. Hell, he almost invented it. Several of his novels were set in […]

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Thor Ragnarok: latest trailer.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thor Ragnarok: latest trailer.

Here’s the latest trailer for the Thor: Ragnarok movie.

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Sea Of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (book review).

September 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sea Of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (book review).

After centuries of mankind’s increasing reliance on robots, they turn on their makers and wipe them out. That’s not what this book is about though. In ‘Sea Of Rust’ we find out what happens next when robotkind and the huge AIs that helped them win their freedom are left to themselves. C. Robert Cargill has […]

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