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Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson   (book review)

Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson (book review)

‘Saving For A Sunny Day’ is a single author short story collection and the author is Ian Watson. There’s a long introduction by Adam Roberts telling us what a brilliant writer Mr. Watson is. Oddly, it put me off him. On the other hand, when I read the first couple of stories, I quickly realised […]

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deadpool 2 (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Deadpool 2 (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Deadpool rules! Okay, admittedly this is an unconventional way to segue into a film review without sounding like a giddy fanboy. Nevertheless, the costumed glib-sounding gladiator is back on the scene in ‘Deadpool 2’ up to his usual trivial tricks in the Marvel Universe. After making a sensational splash as the wise-cracking warrior with the […]

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

There are two or three annual films showing generally in art house theatres. They are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films or short films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is similar but different. It is just a good […]

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Neon Genesis Evangelion (trailer).

Neon Genesis Evangelion (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series from Netflix, coming your way as a 26 episode job in the Spring of 2019. If you ever wanted to know where the ‘inspiration’ for the Pacific Rim films came from, look no further, citizen.

November 27, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

The Punisher (first season 2 trailer).

The Punisher (first season 2 trailer).

Here’s the season 2 trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher due to hit Netflix January 18th 2019 … one of the few Marvel series to survive the recent cull (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist etc) where Netflix strangled their own children just so Marvel/Disney/Star Wars can’t bolster its own coming streaming super-giant with these early streaming […]

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Weird City (scifi TV series trailer).

Weird City (scifi TV series trailer).

YouTube Premium needs content that will make you pay with dosh, so what could be better than copying – I mean a ‘homage’ – to the UK’s scifi Black Mirror TV series, with their own satirical science fiction anthology exploring the messed up near future, called Weird City. This one has some interesting names taking […]

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

Hello everyone. As you’re reading this editorial, then you know something about technology. Perhaps not an integral as, say, a programmer and hopefully not a hacker, but you do know a few things to make it work and not scare you. On occasions, you might not even need technical help but can sort out problems […]

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gremlins – The Gizmo Way: a subjective report by: GF Willmetts.

Gremlins – The Gizmo Way: a subjective report by: GF Willmetts.

There is an odd species loose on the planet Earth. Nominally, it appears, as far as we know, to be one of a kind, although propagates when you add water. There are three rules associated with the Mogwai and its variants often called gremlins, no doubt discovered by accident with its discovery although no one […]

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Jeff Hecht’s book, ‘Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon’ should draw your immediate attention. After all, such weaponry is the fodder of Science Fiction or so you would think. However, military interest in such a weapon came about with the development of electricity and throwing it without a wire […]

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

I’m on the same page or rather book as botanist and teacher author Stanley A. Rice with his book ‘Scientifically Thinking’ because I have a scientific background. You might have noticed that over the years. It’s also rather useful as a Science Fiction writer because even when I play with scientific rules, I still apply […]

December 20, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

Immortal Nights: Unchained :An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands   (book review)

Immortal Nights: Unchained :An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review)

With the plethora of dark fantasy novels that have vampires in the mix, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be original. This is why some authors, such as Seanan McGuire and Keri Arthur, have shied away from making the vampire the focus of the novel, preferring to concentrate on exploring the habits of other supernaturals. […]

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson   (book review)

Saving For A Sunny Day by Ian Watson (book review)

‘Saving For A Sunny Day’ is a single author short story collection and the author is Ian Watson. There’s a long introduction by Adam Roberts telling us what a brilliant writer Mr. Watson is. Oddly, it put me off him. On the other hand, when I read the first couple of stories, I quickly realised […]

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Michael Bay finally did right by the ‘Transformers’ movie series regarding his monotonous, massive mechanical misfits. Instead of helming another insipid instalment after directing the previous six clash-and-clang clunkers he had sense enough to step behind the scenes with a producing credit. This time around Travis Knight (Kubo And The Two Strings’) calls the […]

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis (book review).

A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis (book review).

Bibliographical stuff first: this is a hugely expanded edition of Willis’s ‘Miracle And Other Christmas Stories’ from Bantam, 1999. Added is her story ‘All About Emily’, previously published only as a slim hardcover by Subterranean Press and several of her stories that have appeared in December issues of ‘Asimov’s Magazine’ since 1999. So this is […]

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
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