Scifi

Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories Of Judith Merril (book review).

Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories Of Judith Merril (book review).

Purely by accident hunting for Merril books, I came across ‘Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories of Judith Merril’ and only when I started reading, as per usual, checked if its publishers were still going. The collection has been out since 2005 and according to the NESFA website is still on their […]

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Episode 3 Robots Exit Strategies. Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 (full episode from Netflix movie).

Episode 3 Robots Exit Strategies. Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 (full episode from Netflix movie).

Here’s the first sequel episode to come out of the Netflix animated scifi anthology movie, Love, Death + Robots… and we bring you that complete episode. The comedic duo of droids that serve as the show’s namesake make their triumphant comeback to go on a whirlwind tour to learn about post-apocalyptic human survival tactics before […]

May 19, 2022 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Kami are the spirits of Japanese folklore and an inukami, in particular, a dog-spirit that features in this manga series is called Yoko, a supposedly untrainable and rebellious spirit, despite her essentially benevolent nature. Keita Kawahira is a young man from a family of spirit trainers but, in time-honoured manga tradition, he’s really an idler, […]

May 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Mechas: is size important? (video)

Mechas: is size important? (video)

The word “mecha” refers to both scientific concepts and science-fiction genres that revolve around human-controlled gigantic robots or machines (called mechs or mecha, in anime). These devices come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, but their humanoid or biomorphic look and size—larger than a human—set them apart from vehicles. Here’s an in-depth video […]

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TV

The Wheel of Time TV show from Amazon: the main thing that killed it (article: video).

The Wheel of Time TV show from Amazon: the main thing that killed it (article: video).

MCT describes the one most important adaptational shift that damaged The Wheel of Time TV programme, proving to be an intractable problem from start to finish.

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The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer (video).

The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer (video).

The third season of the superhero television series The Umbrella Academy will make its debut on Netflix on June 22nd, 2022.

May 19, 2022 | By | Reply More

Culture

Retro Fan #20 May 2022 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #20 May 2022 (magazine review).

As usual ‘Retro Fan’ ensures interest by having a mixture of material for nostalgia with obvious emphasis of the American kind. For starters, new to the magazine writer Mark Voger has a look at the Three Stooges. I only ever saw one of their shorts at a Saturday morning cinema back in the late 1960s […]

May 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
George Pérez (1954-2022): a remembrance.

George Pérez (1954-2022): a remembrance.

I met George Pérez and his wife back in 1978 at UK’s Comicon and his first visit over here. Back in the day, we were still getting used to the idea of American comicbook creators coming over here. As such, we were talking about how much he should charge for illustrations as neither of us […]

May 8, 2022 | By | Reply More

Science

The Avi Loeb interview on surviving a Black Hole (science video).

The Avi Loeb interview on surviving a Black Hole (science video).

Avi Loeb responds to the Event Horizon Telescope team’s first photograph of the Milky Way’s core, Sagittarius A star. He also examines if you can survive a black hole and why time dilation makes visiting a singularity worthwhile. The first interstellar meteor, cneos 2014-01-08, was discovered by Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj using confidential government […]

May 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Multiverses: Brian Cox and Neil deGrasse Tyson debate (science video).

Multiverses: Brian Cox and Neil deGrasse Tyson debate (science video).

What are the basic characteristics of the universe? With particle scientist Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedy co-host Chuck Nice, we delve into multiverses, inflation theory, wormholes, and quantum entanglement in this podcast.

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Books

Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories Of Judith Merril (book review).

Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories Of Judith Merril (book review).

Purely by accident hunting for Merril books, I came across ‘Homecalling And Other Stories: The Complete Solo Short Stories of Judith Merril’ and only when I started reading, as per usual, checked if its publishers were still going. The collection has been out since 2005 and according to the NESFA website is still on their […]

May 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Savage Art Of Bob Larkin: Volume 1 (art-book review).

The Savage Art Of Bob Larkin: Volume 1 (art-book review).

A lot of S.Q. Productions catalogue is what is generally considered ‘good girl’ art softcovers. A few aren’t and this includes ‘The Savage Art Of Bob Larkin Volume 1’, released in 2009 and, from what I see, there wasn’t a volume 2. Saying that, much of his paintings is in this book, with an introduction […]

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Recent Articles

Doctor Who: London, 1965 by Paul Magrs (CD review).

Doctor Who: London, 1965 by Paul Magrs (CD review).

We’ve often wondered what happened to Barbara and Ian when they managed to get back home. They’d had amazing adventures and been subjected to violence and harm on numerous occasions but even the delights of the Swinging Sixties couldn’t possibly compete with the adventures. They return nearly two years after they’ve departed with somewhat of […]

May 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Time Wake & Other Stories (CD review).

Doctor Who: Time Wake & Other Stories (CD review).

This audio collectively called ‘Time Wake & Other Stories’ has taken tales from the various BBC ‘Doctor Who Annuals’ and voiced them with different actors. It’s an interesting idea and you get a real sense of the style of the stories from the different time periods. They go from the First to the Sixth Doctor. […]

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