Scifi

The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

‘The Boost’, title and product of Stephen Baker’s book, is a neural link embedded in people’s skulls, allowing them to interface with a futuristic Internet and request information and share photos. Although written in 2014, not much different to what some of you have on your smartphones today. However, the upcoming latest world-wide upgrade due […]

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Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies by Dave Addey (book review).

Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies by Dave Addey (book review).

Very occasionally I can have a ‘Oh my god’ moment as if deities exist. Looking at the title, ‘Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies’, it’s pretty obvious that author Dave Addey is going to be looking at various films and be telling you about the various fonts that were used. […]

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Anime & Manga

Neon Genesis Evangelion (trailer).

Neon Genesis Evangelion (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series from Netflix, coming your way as a 26 episode job in the Spring of 2019. If you ever wanted to know where the ‘inspiration’ for the Pacific Rim films came from, look no further, citizen.

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Ultraman (trailer).

Ultraman (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Ultraman series from Netflix. This one looks like it is blending CGI and trad animation, which is a style I’m never quite comfortable with, personally. Starts April 1st 2019.

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TV

Star Trek Discovery (second season).

Star Trek Discovery (second season).

Here’s the second trailer for the season two of Star Trek Discovery, in which Young Spock goes in search of the Red Angel and some nasty visions of the end of all sentient life in the universe.

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Doctor Who New Year’s Day trailer (no actual Daleks shown).

Doctor Who New Year’s Day trailer (no actual Daleks shown).

Here’s the trailer for the New Year’s day episode of Doctor Who, with some belated Fan Service to the classic enemies faced by the Doctor’s previous incarnations before. A terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history – the Daleks. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be […]

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Culture

SFCrowsnest Needs You.

SFCrowsnest Needs You.

For SFCrowsnest, late autumn is the more intense time for recruitment. We want people all the year around but this time of the year with the darker nights, you might well be wondering what to do with spare time reading. The two could meet. We supply the books. You review them and get more books. […]

December 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Quality Grades Science Fiction : an article by GF Willmetts.

Quality Grades Science Fiction : an article by GF Willmetts.

There is often a question as to what makes Science Fiction Science Fiction. My criteria has always been a plot ending that wouldn’t work in any other genre. However, with the nature of the 17 SF sub-genres (https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/which-of-the-sf-sub-genres-is-safe-or-unsafe-and-why-an-examination-by-gf-willmetts-article/), you do have to wonder if there should be a gradient within these definitions, if only to […]

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Science

The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).

The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).

I pulled a copy of ‘The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction’ by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami a couple years back and only now fitted it into my reading schedule. Considering it’s a book about physics in Science Fiction, I had to wonder what its title has to do with our genre. […]

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).

Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).

Firstly, Paul M. Sutter’s book, ‘Your Place In The Universe’, is not a look at the house where you live or even your neighbourhood. Well, not exactly. What Sutter has done is combined science and cosmos with the history of how mankind slowly worked things out in a friendly manner that you will be surprised […]

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Books

The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).

The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).

I pulled a copy of ‘The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction’ by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami a couple years back and only now fitted it into my reading schedule. Considering it’s a book about physics in Science Fiction, I had to wonder what its title has to do with our genre. […]

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

‘The Boost’, title and product of Stephen Baker’s book, is a neural link embedded in people’s skulls, allowing them to interface with a futuristic Internet and request information and share photos. Although written in 2014, not much different to what some of you have on your smartphones today. However, the upcoming latest world-wide upgrade due […]

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Caged Queen: Iskari book 2 by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

The Caged Queen: Iskari book 2 by Kristen Ciccarelli (book review).

‘The Caged Queen’ by Kristen Ciccarelli is the sequel to ‘The Last Namsara’, while continuing on from the end of the story, follows a different protagonist. Roa married Dax to ensure that his kingdom looked after her people. For ages, Firgaard have imposed sanctions on The Scrublands, but Roa intends to use her new position […]

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA’s newly landed OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid.

NASA’s newly landed OSIRIS-REx probe discovers water on asteroid.

Recently analysed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu. During the mission’s approach phase, between mid-August and early December, the spacecraft travelled 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) on its journey from Earth to […]

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