Scifi

When The Wind Blows (1986) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

When The Wind Blows (1986) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

‘When The Wind Blows’ by Raymond Briggs is the story of one simple couple who follow the government’s advice on what to do if nuclear war breaks out. Jim is retired and his wife, Hilda, is a housewife. The film starts with an exciting live-action sequence of police and military vehicles rushing about then cuts […]

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734 (magazine review).

The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734 (magazine review).

The last issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 includes one novella, five novelettes, three short stories, a poem, five articles, a competition and an index of everything published in the magazine during 2017. I’ll review them in order of length below. The longest piece in this issue is Marc Laidlaw’s […]

January 19, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the three films that followed the original ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997), although you don’t need them to follow this adventure. The directors of ‘Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars’ in the extras do explain that they wanted this film more closer to Heinlein’s original 1959 book and have the marauder power-suits do thing that […]

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alita Battle Angel (first trailer for James Cameron film).

Alita Battle Angel (first trailer for James Cameron film).

Here’s the first look at James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live action version of Alita: Battle Angel with the release of the first movie trailer. Rosa Salazar stars as Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past, found and brought back to life by cyber-doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz). Based on the manga series by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: […]

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More

TV

Star Wars Rebels (season 4 trailer): brings the Palpatine.

Star Wars Rebels (season 4 trailer): brings the Palpatine.

This new trailer for the final eps of Star Wars Rebels mid-season four brings you all the Palpatine. For those who like their Star Wars colourful and animated! 

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Actor Peter Wyngarde dies.

Actor Peter Wyngarde dies.

Peter Wyngarde first hit stardom via his role in the spy-fi TV series Department S (1969). His character Jason King often got the girl and as she is about to kiss him, he manages to avoid it, much to the annoyance of co-actor Joel Fabiani. His character was spun off into a new spy-fi series […]

January 18, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […]

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More

Science

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

Sometimes with non-fiction, I find it easier to start a book not knowing what I am going to discover or when it becomes pertinent. A lot of this is selecting by name and cover far more than content hype as, after all, this is what you might be selecting books by as well. It gives […]

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

The Art Of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch   (book review)

The Art Of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch (book review)

Christopher Finch originally wrote this book 40 years ago. The Disney Studios has done a lot since done and needed an update and so on my table is this very large updated hardback from 2011, ‘The Art Of Walt Disney’. It isn’t the kind of book you can take to bed and read because it […]

January 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson  (book review)

Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson (book review)

Sci-Fi Bridge is an author collective which brings together traditionally published and independent authors, bestsellers and emerging writers (do they hatch from an egg?), to bring the reader good Science Fiction. They have a newsletter and a website. The collection opens with a fine military space opera in David VanDyke’s ‘As the Sparks Fly Upward’. […]

January 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder (book review).

Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder (book review).

I thought when I first saw the title of Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder’s book ‘Firestarters’ that it might have something to do with arsonists. However, the other text on the cover, ‘How Innovators, Instigators And Initators Can Inspire You To Ignite Your Own Life’ tells otherwise. In my language, what they […]

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
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