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Scifi

Terminator: Dark Fate (movie trailer).

Terminator: Dark Fate (movie trailer).

Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their original roles in the new science fiction film Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Terminator Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, […]

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

When I read the cover blurb for Chis Beckett’s new novel ‘Beneath The World, A Sea’, it seemed vaguely familiar. A British policeman is sent to investigate the killings of the indigenous species of the Submundo Delta, the Muendes, whom the local human populace do not consider to be sentient. The Muendes mess with their […]

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Anime & Manga

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 […]

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Manga is Magnificent and Meaningful at the British Museum (event news).

Manga is Magnificent and Meaningful at the British Museum (event news).

Visually immersive, in manga, the images rule supreme. The Japanese characters for manga actually translate as ‘pictures run riot’ or ‘pictures unbounded’. But how do you read it? And when did it emerge? You can find out at the British Museum‘s new upcoming manga exhibition – titled, rather appropriately, Manga – due to headline in […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

TV

Star Trek Picard: best wine commercial ever (trailer).

Star Trek Picard: best wine commercial ever (trailer).

Here’s the best French wine commercial ever (at least it is for science fiction fans), in the form of the first trailer for the new Star Trek Picard TV series.

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Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy (DVD TV series review).

Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy (DVD TV series review).

The TARDIS detects and is drawn into a time corridor/vortex/whatever. The Doctor (actor Colin Baker) detects its destination on Earth and with a bit of effort travels up it to where it came from, the planet Karfel. He explains to Peri (actress Nicola Bryant) that he had been here in an earlier regeneration, later revealed […]

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

Now here’s a book that should be on every writer’s shelves although I doubt if it would stay there for long because it’s a research medium for survival so practically everyone needs it for those hazardous situations. Writers Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht have talked to 68 consultants and several sources for expert opinions for […]

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
No More Idling In The Reading Lane – reviewers needed.

No More Idling In The Reading Lane – reviewers needed.

I bet right now you’re idling in the sun, maybe twiddling all three of your thumbs, taking a rest from blasting some unfortunate alien or avatar and looking for something to engage your brain in and realising you haven’t got a book to read. That being the case, then I might be able to help. […]

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Bladerunner’s flying cars gets one step closer with Lilium’s maiden flight for air taxi.

Bladerunner’s flying cars gets one step closer with Lilium’s maiden flight for air taxi.

Lilium, a Munich-based startup developing an on-demand air taxi vehicle, has now revealed its new five-seater prototype. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by 36 all-electric jet engines that allow it […]

May 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

NASA is, they say, going back to the Moon by 2024. In this short video, William Shatner explains the hows and whys of our return to that funny little chunk of rock in the sky. 

May 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (book review).

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (book review).

Co-produced by the Sherlock Holmes Museum, this eye-catching hardback, ‘The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, asserts it has every Holmes story written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Let us consider its merits. The volume is substantial and runs to over a thousand pages. The edges of the pages are tinged scarlet and the binding […]

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Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

When I read the cover blurb for Chis Beckett’s new novel ‘Beneath The World, A Sea’, it seemed vaguely familiar. A British policeman is sent to investigate the killings of the indigenous species of the Submundo Delta, the Muendes, whom the local human populace do not consider to be sentient. The Muendes mess with their […]

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

Back Issue #113 July 2019 (magazine review).

You know how it is. A new issue of ‘Back Issue’ arrives, ahead of # 112 which arrived a couple days later, and instead of just reading the opening article, I ended up reading 20 pages in my first sitting. As the cover shows, this issue covers the 1989 ‘Batman’ film and it’s hard to […]

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

WHAT:           Escape Velocity 2019  WHEN:                Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 through 26  WHERE:              Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD DESCRIPTION:   The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote informal STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. […]

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