Scifi

Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

The Museum of Science Fiction is running a prop replica design competition. The competition is open to all students, designers, engineers, builders and artists. People from the United States and abroad may participate. “Props are an essential part of any production,” said Dan Curry, competition judge and a veteran of 100 feature films and television […]

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).

Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).

Lavie Tidhar creates wonderfully vivid worlds in his books. Worlds where the strange and bizarre intertwine with the mundane, where history is slightly different and where Jewish culture and language permeate the tale. In ‘Unholy Land’, the Jews have a homeland in East Africa known as Palestina and the horrors of the holocaust did not […]

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Aladdin (Disney’s live-action movie reboot: first trailer).

Aladdin (Disney’s live-action movie reboot: first trailer).

Are you ready for Aladdin, Disney’s live-action remake of the previously animated street rat Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and a certain Genie who’s the key to their future? Directed by Guy Ritchie – yeah, we know, we know – who brings, err, visceral action to the port city of Agrabah, the film stars Will Smith as […]

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alita: Battle Angel (trailer).

Alita: Battle Angel (trailer).

The live-action version of Alita: Battle Angel is heading our way thanks to movie makers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez. An unusual choice for Cameron’s attention, but it looks like an interesting blend of live action and CGI.

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TV

Narcos: Mexico (trailer).

Narcos: Mexico (trailer).

The next series of Narcos shifts the action from Colombia in the 1980s to the origins of Mexico’s drug war (the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo – played by Diego Luna – takes the helm). The excellent Michael Peña shifts from the Ant-Man movies to pick up the lead role of the […]

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.

Dracula has been commissioned from the co-creators of drama series Sherlock – Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. It will be produced by Hartswood Films for Netflix. The three episode 90 minute-long mini-series is being written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s vampire novel. Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the […]

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘First Man’ is a film that speculates on and tries to recreate the experience of being Neil Armstrong, going from his early flying days to his terrestrial flying days to his flight to the Moon where he became the first human being to step out onto our satellite. Then there is the trip home and […]

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Logo-A-Gogo by Rian Hughes (book review).

Logo-A-Gogo by Rian Hughes (book review).

I have to confess to not knowing who Rian Hughes is but looking at the people praising him prior to the introduction then I must have seen his work as indeed you have. After this book, you’re not likely to forget him. I thought more about my opening line after reading this book and figured […]

October 7, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More

Science

Fast, moves the robot legion.

Fast, moves the robot legion.

Do you remember five years ago when robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics released those videos of their creation, Atlas, dangling from a cable and falling over, tumbling on banana skins and the like? Well, do you want to know what Moore’s Law looks like when applied to five years of incremental improvements in droid tech? Here’s […]

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Laser That’s Changing The World by Todd Neff (book review).

The Laser That’s Changing The World by Todd Neff (book review).

If you think lasers are only used in burglar alarms, then Todd Neff’s book, ‘The Laser That’s Changing The World’ will put you right. As the sub-title, ‘The Amazing Stories Behind Lidar From 3D Mapping To Self-Driving Cars’, we have quickly become accustomed to having lasers as part of our everyday life. If you don’t […]

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).

Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).

Lavie Tidhar creates wonderfully vivid worlds in his books. Worlds where the strange and bizarre intertwine with the mundane, where history is slightly different and where Jewish culture and language permeate the tale. In ‘Unholy Land’, the Jews have a homeland in East Africa known as Palestina and the horrors of the holocaust did not […]

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Brightest Fell (October Daye book 13) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

The Brightest Fell (October Daye book 13) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Once a series of books has gone well past the trilogy that the author probably originally envisaged there is an issue with finding ways for the new reader to find out what is happening and what relevant aspects there are from previous novels that the reader needs to know. ‘The Brightest Fell’ is the thirteenth […]

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Illustrators #23 (magazine review).

Illustrators #23 (magazine review).

First, as announced in this edition of ‘Illustrators’, this is the last edition edited by Peter Richardson, who hands over this important task to Diego Cordoba next time around. Looking at Richardson’s comments, Cordoba has been doing a lot of this work already with his own pages so I doubt if there will be a […]

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).

High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).

High Life is a Claire Denis-created science fiction movie starring sulky-god Robert Pattinson and actress Juliette Binoche (it’s in English, despite Claire’s previous films such as the beautiful Trouble Every Day being French works). It all looks rather artistic, with the plot featuring a group of convicts tricked into believing they will win their freedom if […]

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
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