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Ironclads by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review)

April 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ironclads by Adrian Tchaikovsky  (book review)

Until relatively recently, Adrian Tchaikovsky was known almost exclusively as a fantasy author, having produced the multi-volume epic fantasy series ‘Shadows Of The Apt’. More recently, though, he has successfully turned his hand to Science Fiction, winning the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2016 for his hard SF novel ‘Children Of Time’. ‘Ironclads’ is a […]

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Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller (book review)

April 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller   (book review)

Two books came to mind as I started reading Sam J. Miller’s book ‘Blackfish City’: ‘Austral’ by Paul McAuley and ‘America City’ by Chris Beckett. Of course, it turns out the book is not particularly like those novels at all, except in some superficial sharing of tropes. It’s set in a future where climate change […]

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Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review)

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review)

  There’s not many people who don’t remember ‘Lost In Space’, be it the original TV series in the 1960s or the film from 1998 or perhaps the film ‘The Robinsons: Lost In Space’ from 2004. To ensure a generation of new kids get their fill of ‘Lost In Space’. Netflix has commissioned a new […]

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Spellbound (Spellwright Trilogy book 2) by Blake Charlton (book review)

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spellbound (Spellwright Trilogy book 2) by Blake Charlton    (book review)

‘Spellbound’ is the second novel in ‘Spellwright Trilogy’. The story starts ten years after the end of the first book, ‘Spellwright’. Nicodemus has left the Heaven Tree Valley with a few kobold warriors and Magister Shannon, to wage war on the demon Typhon. Nicodemus has been trying to retrieve the Emerald of Aarahest, the jewel […]

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They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review)

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Came To A City (1944)   (Blu-ray film review)

Based off a JB Priestly play, ‘They Came To A City’, they used the same cast in the film version. Technically, this film is borderline SF in terms of eight people are taken from their reality and dropped into a cloudy or foggy open-air tower where they don’t know what is going on. With modern […]

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The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

The idea behind dating apps meshes with social media to create compatible social groupings known as Affinities in Robert Charles Wilson’s near-future novel that initially seems to be heading towards a utopian tale of co-operation and acceptance, but soon turns into a wonderfully complex tale of social revolution. Adam Fisk’s life is fairly humdrum, with […]

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Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

I think James E. Alcock’s book, ‘Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling’ will be one of the most important books you will read this year. Mostly, if not entirely, because it will make you think about how you rationalise things and are persuaded by others. The page count […]

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Alientologists by Tyler Rabinowitz (short film).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alientologists by Tyler Rabinowitz (short film).

“Alientologists” by Tyler Rabinowitz When Earth no longer exists, neighbouring aliens examine human artefacts that float around in its place—like palaeontologists learning about ancient ancestors.  This is the story of a curious alien struggling to fit in with his robotic co-workers and how his accidental discovery of a mysterious box full of noise leads his team […]

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The Equalizer 2: Dangerous Denzel is back (trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Equalizer 2: Dangerous Denzel is back (trailer).

Spy-fy doesn’t get much gritter than the supposedly dead CIA assassin with a big heart who is The Equalizer. Yes, Denzel Washington is back helping people. And killing them. And helping them in this sequel to the 2014 film The Equalizer, itself based on the classic 1980s TV series of the same name. Watch this trailer […]

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Anon (scifi movie trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Anon (scifi movie trailer).

Here is another one of those near future dark cyberpunk-y movies, this time called Anon – this film starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried as the lead characters. Like all good science fiction it is more about the present than the future, really. Here’s the official blurb: Anon is set in the future where the government […]

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