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Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

As I recently bought a pile of books about Science Fiction from earlier decades, the original reason was to remind you people out there about SF’s history and, for those who missed it, a chance to fill in background and look at earlier material and not just rely on today’s interpretation. However, after Sam Lundwall’s […]

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Light Years (book 1) by Kass Morgan (book review).

Light Years (book 1) by Kass Morgan (book review).

‘Light Years’ by Kass Morgan is the first book in the ‘Light Years’ series. If you recognise Morgan, she also wrote ‘The 100’ series. This book revolves around the lives of four cadets just entering the Quartra Fleet Academy, a typically snobby school where youngsters learn the skills needed to decimate their enemies, the Spectres. […]

April 15, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Eden (Netflix anime: 2nd trailer).

Eden (Netflix anime: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for Eden, an original Netflix anime TV series set in the far future, where a city known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters are long overthrown. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught […]

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Gundam Factory Tokyo – a full tour (video).

Gundam Factory Tokyo – a full tour (video).

Paolo is on hand to bring us a 10-minute-long video tour of Gundam Factory Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo in Japan. The Gundam Factory Yokohama sits on the water at Yokohama’s Yamashita Pier. For the Gundam 40th Anniversary, they created this facility with an 18 meter 1-to-1 life-size mobile Gundam, the RX-78F00. The biggest Gundam […]

March 11, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

Shadow and Bone – a new fantasy/steampunk TV series – is coming on April 23rd 2021 to Netflix, and this little mini-documentary explores how they went about constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for the streaming service.

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The Nevers: HBO steampunk TV series (think: Victorian X-Men) (trailer and episode 1 review).

The Nevers: HBO steampunk TV series (think: Victorian X-Men) (trailer and episode 1 review).

Here’s the latest trailer for HBO’s new TV series, The Nevers, which can best be described as a Victorian X-Men – or Wildcards, if you’re a George RR Martin fan. And if you want to know how that first episode of The Nevers went, then here’s Chris with his review of the premiere ep.

April 12, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Bring out the big canon! An exploration of canon in scifi and fantasy genre TV and films (video).

Bring out the big canon! An exploration of canon in scifi and fantasy genre TV and films (video).

The Critical Drinker beams down to lay aside his brew and instead muse that while inhabiting a genre media landscape of continual reboots, remakes and reimaginings, it is becoming increasingly hard to tell what’s official canon and what isn’t. But why does that matter, and who the heck cares about canon, anyway?

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Annotated Supernatural Horror In Literature written by HP Lovecraft and edited by ST Joshi  (book review)

The Annotated Supernatural Horror In Literature written by HP Lovecraft and edited by ST Joshi (book review)

In 1927, an essay was published in ‘The Recluse’ magazine in which its author, HP Lovecraft, described the development of what we broadly call horror fiction. Over the years, the essay has been accepted as one of the best reviews of the subject, partly because of its terrific breadth, but also because of the insightful […]

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

Elon Musk’s SpaceX selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon (space news).

Elon Musk’s SpaceX selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon (space news).

Elon Musk will be sending his next few motors into space in celebration, as his rocket company SpaceX has just been selected by NASA to land next human mission on the Moon, in a contract worth nearly 3 billion dollars. NASA is flying astronauts to the Moon as part of its Artemis program, and SpaceX […]

April 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s your Purpose in a Post-Scarcity society? (science video)

What’s your Purpose in a Post-Scarcity society? (science video)

When humanity has a society in the future where robots and AI tend to our every material need and want, what the heck are we going to do with our lives, and where will we find a sense of meaning? Isaac Arthur asks the big questions in this 30-minute-long video.

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

As I recently bought a pile of books about Science Fiction from earlier decades, the original reason was to remind you people out there about SF’s history and, for those who missed it, a chance to fill in background and look at earlier material and not just rely on today’s interpretation. However, after Sam Lundwall’s […]

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle book 1) by Jay Kristoff (book review).

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle book 1) by Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Nevernight’ is book one in ‘The Nevernight Chronicles’ by Jay Kristoff. This novel follows Mia Corvere going from a 10 year-old living a life of luxury to seeing her father hung, her mother ripped from her along with her baby brother and put into a terrifying oubliette. Mia then has to fight for her life […]

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Search for Planet Nine gets interesting (science video).

The Search for Planet Nine gets interesting (science video).

Here’s a 30-minute-long video exploration into a new research paper by Dr. Konstanin Batygin and Mike Brown that investigates the Injection of Inner Oort Cloud Objects Into the Distant Kuiper Belt by Planet Nine… Planet Nine being a proposed and as yet undiscovered planet that could be hiding in our outer solar system.

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nimitz Encounters witness interviewed: Karson Kammerzell (weird news: video)

Nimitz Encounters witness interviewed: Karson Kammerzell (weird news: video)

Karson Kammerzell served on board a carrier when the strange tic-tac UFOs buzzed their war group – and he tells what he saw in this hour-long video interview, including the unknown tracks, emails, re-written logbook, and the pilot’s statements regarding his shipmates.

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