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Future Science Fiction Digest # 8   (e-mag review)

Future Science Fiction Digest # 8 (e-mag review)

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ continues its mission to bring exciting SF from other cultures to anglophone readers. Aptly, for a plague year, this issue’s theme is medical Science Fiction and it’s guest edited by RM Ambrose. It’s all fiction apart from ‘Another Reel’ by Paul Levinson, a review of Netflix production ‘Twice Upon A Time’. […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road, the making of a post-apocalyptic white line nightmare (documentary: video).

Mad Max: Fury Road, the making of a post-apocalyptic white line nightmare (documentary: video).

A video chat about the making of Mad Max: Fury Road, the 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film, where our ex-cop survivor of the end of the world gets captured by the War Boys, the army of evil ruler Immortan Joe, and driven to Joe’s Citadel for some nasty treatment.

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Anime & Manga

Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

Hayao Miyazaki and his works will be the Academy Museum’s inaugural temporary exhibition, marking the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the work of its namesake: the anime artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Curated by the museum in collaboration with Japan’s Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki co-founded in 1985, Hayao Miyazaki features more than 300 […]

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Alice in Borderland (Netflix anime) (news).

Alice in Borderland (Netflix anime) (news).

Netflix has hired 14 actors for its 8-episode Japanese anime series Alice in Borderland, directed by Shinsuke Sato and starring Kento Yamazaki (Kingdom, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K) as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya (Library Wars: BOOK OF MEMORIES, Mare) as Yuzuha Usagi. Alice in Borderland was a Japanese suspense shōnen manga series written […]

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TV

She-Hulk cast: Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany enters MCU (news).

She-Hulk cast: Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany enters MCU (news).

Tatiana Maslany, the actress who demonstrated her acting chops by playing multiple characters as clones of the same woman in the science fiction drama series Orphan Black, will now be able to bring her considerable talents to bear on the Marvel cinematic universe – a.k.a. the MCU – being cast in the upcoming role of […]

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Mandalorian season 2: first trailer (video).

The Mandalorian season 2: first trailer (video).

Here’s the just dropped trailer for the second season of live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, where our always-Dredd-helmeted-hero has to take Baby Yoda – aka The Child – across the galaxy on a quest to find some pesky friendly Jedi to look after the little green Force-user. 

September 15, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – Sept 2020: A geek is for life not a passing trend.

Editorial – Sept 2020: A geek is for life not a passing trend.

Hello everyone Looking up the definitions of geek and nerd and the cross-connections between the two, if they aren’t related then they are at least closely connected. A geek is considered to be unfashionable expert or enthusiast. A nerd is considered to be socially awkward with an obsessive hobby. Can’t see much difference between the […]

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Aliens In Isolation: an article by: GF Willmetts (article).

Aliens In Isolation: an article by: GF Willmetts (article).

Ever since the finale of the 1953 film version of HG Wells’ ‘War Of The Worlds’, aliens on Earth could fall foul to the simplest Earth infections. Saying that, no author as far as I can recall has gone that way again lest they draw comparison to Wells’ Martians, even as we know there is […]

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Science

Is there life on Venus? (science video)

Is there life on Venus? (science video)

Researchers from Cardiff University and MIT just published a paper in Nature in which they claim to have found phosphine, a possible biosignature, in the clouds of Venus’ atmosphere. David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, and Nathalie Cabrol of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, chat about the exciting new possibility of life on Venus.

September 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
No signs of alien technology in 10 million scanned star systems (science news).

No signs of alien technology in 10 million scanned star systems (science news).

Astronomers have just used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope to explore hundreds of times more broadly than any previous search for extraterrestrial life. The study, published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, observed the sky around the Vela constellation. But in this part of the Universe at least, it appears other civilisations […]

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Books

Ink & Sigil: From The World Of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne  (book review)

Ink & Sigil: From The World Of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (book review)

Aloysius MacBharrais is not leading a quiet life, despite his age. Blessed with mystical knowledge by the goddess Brigid herself, Al can create spells with his inks and sigils to protect modern day Scotland against any deities or any of their minions that disrespect the borders between worlds. A job made all the more difficult […]

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Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (book review).

I try not to look at online discussions around the books I’m reviewing because I want to give my opinion unbiased by any politics or critical consensus. That said, even the most cursory search for ‘Seven Devils’ shows that it’s difficult for some people to separate the book’s premise from its content, so I’m going […]

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Robert Silverberg: science fiction author interview (article).

Robert Silverberg: science fiction author interview (article).

Scifi master, the author Robert Silverberg, sits down with Rob Latham to speak about his long and illustrious career working in the word mines of the science fiction genre, where he produced such tomes as Lord Valentine’s Castle, the first of the Majipoor series. Read the full interview over at https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/man-in-the-maze-a-conversation-with-robert-silverberg/?SFcrowsnest – The Offworld Report […]

September 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Terry Goodkind dies aged 72 (news).

Fantasy author Terry Goodkind dies aged 72 (news).

The publisher of fantasy author Terry Goodkind, Tor Books, has just confirmed the rumor we heard earlier today that Terry has passed away. Tor first got official confirmation from Terry’s agent that the creator of such brilliant fantasy books as the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth has died aged 72. The Sword of […]

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