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Scifi

Requiem, Changing Times by R.J. Parker   (book review)

Requiem, Changing Times by R.J. Parker (book review)

The Requiem has been stolen, an artefact that would allow the forces of evil, known as the Fury, to spread across everything and rule with a dark iron fist. The Fury has the scent of those who took it and they have a name…Clint Holden. O’Neil, a dwarf with a pet squirrel, and a human […]

October 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doing Time by Jodi Taylor (book review).

Doing Time by Jodi Taylor (book review).

You would think that the first three chapters from individual first person perspectives of the three key players that Jodi Taylor’s novel, ‘Doing Time’, would be doing the same throughout. It doesn’t. From therein, it becomes a third person narrative. These three chapters do suffer a bit. Mostly because they are in first person and […]

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Anime & Manga

Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

There’s a new documentary out on Netflix called Enter The Anime, which has Tania Nolan looking to explain anime’s popularity by interviewing Shinji Aramaki, Kôzô Morishita and Yoko Takahashi, the creators behind Castlevania, Aggretsuko and Kengan Ashura. It’s been rather slated by some fans complaining that all of the interviewees have worked on Netflix-licensed anime […]

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Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

If you like your anime TV in classic-big mecha style, then the appearance of Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix this Summer will undoubtedly warm the seat of your massive fighting robot. Yes, the go-live date on Netflix is now officially June 21st 2019. It might even be worth sacrificing a few sunny days outside in […]

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TV

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4 trailer: Amazon Prime).

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4 trailer: Amazon Prime).

The Man in the High Castle TV series is back on November 17th 2019 on Amazon Prime for its final and fourth season. Do we beat the parallel reality Nazis in the end? What do you think? Actually, it would be a very PK Dick ending if they end up winning in both dimensions!

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Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

Star Trek Discovery to come to Channel 4 in UK (& season 3 trailer).

While you’ll still benefit from subscribing to Netflix in the UK to watch the 3rd season of Star Trek Discovery, you’ll be able to see the first season for free on Channel 4, soon. Barry Chamberlain at CBS Studios International, said, “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for Star Trek: Discovery to the […]

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Culture

Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

The opening features of the latest edition of ‘Retro Fan’ is pure Americana as I can’t recall them ever being shown over here. The first is an interview by Dan Johnson with TV horror host Svengoolie although I think he should have been called Son Of Svengoolie as he’s the second of that name. Amusingly, […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Roman Soldier Operations Manual by Simon Forty (book review).

Roman Soldier Operations Manual by Simon Forty (book review).

When I was originally offered books from Haynes new range based on historical warriors, I did wonder if it fell in our remit. However, with so many books in our genre resetting history or even telling tales with a historic background, then they do make for useful research. Simon Forty’s book, ‘Roman Soldier Operations Manual’, […]

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Science

Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

When you decide to print your space rocket engines using 3D printers you can drop hundreds of unnecessary components and make them super-resilient compared to traditionally-built engines. Is this the way of the future? It should also be pointed out, that many of the descriptions of the USA’s so-called reported captured flying saucers match this […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Images Of The Past: A Century Of Man-Made Disasters by Nigel Blundell (book review).

Images Of The Past: A Century Of Man-Made Disasters by Nigel Blundell (book review).

I have to confess that the main interest in reading about disasters is ensuring that such things should never happen again and lessons were learnt from it. Nigel Blundell’s book, ‘Images Of The Past: A Century Of Man-Made Disasters’ covers 15 significant ones, although some chapters, deal with collective ones as that befallen the American […]

October 11, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood   (book review)

Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood (book review)

Strong emotions can leave their mark. One of the theories behind hauntings is that powerful events are recorded by the fabric of the place they happen in and are replayed when the right trigger is tripped. Other ghostly sightings are attributed to unfinished business on the part of the deceased. This might be benign or, […]

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine  (book review)

Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a book by model-maker Mat Irvine, thinking it might be showing me how to make models. It does but the ‘Model Builders’ Manual’ starts with a history of model kits, mostly in a variety of plastics, before going into various techniques. If you ever wondered why different […]

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Recent Articles

Neil Patrick Harris – aka Doogie Howser, M.D. – joins Matrix 4 (film news).

Neil Patrick Harris – aka Doogie Howser, M.D. – joins Matrix 4 (film news).

Actor Neil Patrick Harris – aka Doogie Howser, M.D. – is joining the cast of the new Matrix 4 film. Of course, he also played the SS-lite telepathic intelligence office Carl Jenkins in the Starship Troopers film. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/matrix-4-neil-patrick-harris-1203371790/ The Offworld Report – the best news Offworld SFcrowsnest

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #116 October 2019 (magazine review).

Back Issue #116 October 2019 (magazine review).

As Mike Eury explains in his editorial that the Mike Golden draw cover was drawn for him as a homage to Superman # 138 years ago and with a proper colour job used here. This ‘Back Issue’ falls in line with Halloween so the slant for horror is here this time. This begins with a […]

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