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The Thing (1982) (Blu-ray film review)

November 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Thing (1982)  (Blu-ray film review)

Of the films from 1982, John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ is up there for one of the scariest films to watch on a cold winter night even if its original release was in the middle of the summer amid a lot of now other famous films that year, including ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘E.T.’. Being released amongst […]

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The Martian Wave: 2017 edited by J Alan Erwine (book review).

November 20, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Martian Wave: 2017 edited by J Alan Erwine (book review).

‘The Martian Wave’ is an annual anthology from Nomadic Delirium Press that focuses on exploration and colonisation, either in the Solar system or more far-flung planets. I found the contents page daunting until I realised that quite a few things on the list were short poems. Of poetry, I know nothing so I’ll focus on […]

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Beyond The Empire (The Indranan War book 3) by K.B Wagers (book review).

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond The Empire (The Indranan War book 3) by K.B Wagers (book review).

Being brought up to speed in little less that a paragraph in the opening chapter and just a little more on the back cover, I really wish publishers insisted more authors provide a proper series synopsis for us poor devils who read several dozen books a year. While off-planet, Empress Hail Bristol finds herself cut-off […]

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The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich (book review).

November 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich (book review).

The Irish Empire takes the place of the traditional British Empire in ‘The Time Roads’, an alternative history/steampunk tale from Beth Bernobich, set at the turn of the 20th century when European geography and politics are almost familiar yet convincingly different. The book is made up of four linked novellas, three of which have been […]

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Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review).

‘Gnomon’ opens with a death in custody. The person in question is Diana Hunter, she may or not have been a dissident and was having her mind examined. In a chair, with probes inside her brain that laid out her thoughts for the technicians to see on a screen, but they went too far, and […]

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

November 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

It’s hard to believe that the original ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ TV series is now 50 years old. If anything, I’m surprised it’s taken so long for Haynes to do the ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual’. It would hardly be remiss of me to remind people that much of the history […]

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SFerics 2017 by Rosie Oliver and Roz Clarke (ebook review).

November 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
SFerics 2017 by Rosie Oliver and Roz Clarke (ebook review).

And it came to pass that there was a Bristolcon 2015 where some were gathered in a small room to discuss the impact of future technology on society. Rosie Oliver ran a small workshop where she informed the participants of the latest trends with information gathered from an innovation conference the week before and encouraged […]

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

After 35 years, the classic Science Fiction film ‘Blade Runner’ gets a sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on a screenplay by Hampton Fancher, amongst others. The story concerns a search for the author of the false memories implanted in replicants. The film is a long 163 minutes starting at a contemplative, not to […]

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Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review).

I doubt if anyone today has read all the SF stories that are currently out there. We might have specialisation and know all of them in a particular sub-section but even that depends on the number of years to read. I know more about SF from the ‘Golden Age’ but back in the 1960s-80s, it […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 6: Human Is (TV episode review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 6: Human Is (TV episode review).

It is obvious from the start of ‘Human Is’, that Colonel Silas Herrick and Vera Herrick do not share a happy marriage. He is a cold, unfeeling and most of all untouching man who only resorts to holding his wife when he is threatening her. Still, he is a war hero, in the ongoing onslaught […]

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