Scifi

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
The Handmaid’s Tale: second season trailer.

The Handmaid’s Tale: second season trailer.

Here’s The Handmaid’s Tale second season trailer, which moves beyond the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name – something a lot of literary SF purists will dislike on ideological grounds. But hey, it could be worse. You could be slave labour in the environmentally devastated ‘colonies’ in some nut-job future theocratically ruled USA. It’ll […]

January 16, 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

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
Star Trek Discovery S1 E12 trailer (Monday 22nd 2018): all hail Emperor Georgiou!

Star Trek Discovery S1 E12 trailer (Monday 22nd 2018): all hail Emperor Georgiou!

Here’s the Star Trek Discovery season 1 episode 12 trailer in which a certain Klingon infiltrator gets a hard time in the medical bay and Emperor Georgiou strides around generally acting imperious. I have to say, the Federation universe is the world I’d like to build, but the Terran Empire is the world I’d want […]

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

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
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

Science

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
Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

With a title like ‘Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind’, author Colin Barris has a lot to live up to. His bio reveals he has degrees in geology, palaeobiology and science communication plus a PhD in palaeontology so he has the necessary grounding. Oddly, of the eight subject titles, only one appears to […]

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

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
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

Recent Articles

Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin   (book review)

Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin (book review)

Time for another ‘Wild Card’. The ‘Aces High’ of the title is a high class restaurant in Jokertown where the Aces and Nats go to eat. What this mosaic of eleven stories focuses on is a Masonic conspiracy. Fortunato gets wind of it when three of his geisha prostitutes gets murdered in 1979 and attempts […]

January 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: The Wolf Inside (Episode 11 trailer).

Star Trek Discovery: The Wolf Inside (Episode 11 trailer).

Here’s the trailer for this Monday’s upcoming episode of Star Trek Discovery … entitled The Wolf Inside. Sarek with a goatee – well, it is the mirror universe. But is he a bad, bad Vulcan? There’s only one way to find out, my little Trekonistas – tune in on Monday 15th January 2018. Now, I appreciate […]

January 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
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