Scifi

On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is another small-size magazine enthusiastically dedicated to speculative stories and is available both in hard copy and e-bookishly. In this issue, the fiction opens with ‘A Lab Of One’s Own’ by Alec Austin and Marissa Lingen which concerns a wealthy young lady named Violetta who dabbles in alchemy. She goes to Wien to […]

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The Manual: written and directed by Wil Magness (short film review).

The Manual: written and directed by Wil Magness (short film review).

The Manual is a half hour long film by Wil Magness, currently on the festival circuit, set in the distant future. James (actor J.J. Johnson) is the last man on Earth. After his parents die, he is raised and protected by an android called the Machine (actress Lauren Emery). The android has a calm feminine […]

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Anime & Manga

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Classic anime TV series Voltron Legendary Defender will release its Season 5 on Netflix this 2nd March 2018.

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Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the three films that followed the original ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997), although you don’t need them to follow this adventure. The directors of ‘Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars’ in the extras do explain that they wanted this film more closer to Heinlein’s original 1959 book and have the marauder power-suits do thing that […]

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TV

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Classic anime TV series Voltron Legendary Defender will release its Season 5 on Netflix this 2nd March 2018.

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American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy bagged by Netflix.

American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy bagged by Netflix.

Director Ryan Murphy has entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively at Netflix, starting July 1st 2018. Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, told SFcrowsnest, “Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres and changed the course of television history. His unfaltering dedication to excellence and […]

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Culture

Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

Here’s the first trailer for another new series from Netflix, this one – Everything Sucks! – following the rites of passage of some AV Club geeks as they navigate retro 1990s High School in the USA. So, basically Stranger Things sans the dimensional Cthulhu-lite monsters, then? Looks good, though. We’ll fire up the 16k modem […]

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More

Science

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

In many ways, looking back, the NASA Skylab was a makeshift idea on a budget. Take a section of the Apollo rocket and turn it into an orbiting workshop. Originally, this was to be a spent rocket in orbit and hence the term, ‘wet’ workshop. This was then changed to launching an unused section and […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo (book review).

What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo (book review).

‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should De The Opposite’ by David DiSalvo has been reviewed before back in 2011 but it has now been updated and revised for 2018. As DiSalvo points out, a lot of research in brain cognitiveness has been carried out in the past 7 years, showing this kind […]

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

In many ways, looking back, the NASA Skylab was a makeshift idea on a budget. Take a section of the Apollo rocket and turn it into an orbiting workshop. Originally, this was to be a spent rocket in orbit and hence the term, ‘wet’ workshop. This was then changed to launching an unused section and […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad edited by George RR Martin (book review).

After the events of the third ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Jokers Wild’, a delegation of Aces and Jokers, led by Senator Gregg Hartmann and Dr. Tachyon are on a United Nations goodwill tour of the world in the fourth book, ‘Aces Abroad’. An undercurrent of this is to purposely quieten New York for a few months […]

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Recent Articles

Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review)

Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review)

While wandering around my local town centre in December looking for Christmas presents, I happened to find a comicshop. As a treat for myself I bought a paperback edition of the graphic novel ‘Daredevil: Father’ for £14.99. It has been almost four years since I last reviewed a graphic novel and I could kick myself […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Black Screen In The Windows 10 World – Second Time Around

Black Screen In The Windows 10 World – Second Time Around

  For those of you who remember my piece about the black screen after the last major W10 update (it warns you what it is going to do so you can choose when to update), what I described then didn’t work this time. After signing in, you get a black screen and only a Personal […]

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