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Scifi

Alien short movie: Ore.

Alien short movie: Ore.

To celebrate Alien’s pending 40th anniversary, here’s another of 20th Century Fox’s new Alien-universe short flicks. Here’s the official synopsis for this next short entitled, Ore : As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of […]

April 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
British Science Fiction Association Awards 2019: winners just in.

British Science Fiction Association Awards 2019: winners just in.

The British Science Fiction Association has just slipped us word of the winners of their BSFA Awards for works published in 2018. Best Novel: Gareth L Powell with Embers of War (Titan Books). Best Shorter Fiction: Ian McDonald with Time Was (Tor.com). Best Non-Fiction: Aliette de Bodard with On motherhood and erasure: people-shaped holes, hollow […]

April 20, 2019 | By | Reply More

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

The 100: 6th Season (trailer).

The 100: 6th Season (trailer).

The 100: 6th Season (trailer). In which all the beautiful Californian space humans who survived World War Three (and four) on Earth, truly messing up the planet, now end up on a pristine new colony world to screw up (and have carnal relations with each other, let’s not forget that).

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (DVD review).

Doctor Who: Resurrection Of The Daleks by Eric Saward (DVD review).

Let’s cut to the chase, as the title above should remind you what’s in this ‘Doctor Who’ story. The TARDIS encounters some interference in the time corridor and end up travelling parallel to it to 1986 Earth and London’s warehouse district. There, the Doctor (actor Peter Davison), Tegan (actress Janet Fielding) and Turlough (actor Mark […]

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

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
How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

I did think before opening the covers of this book, ‘How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life’ edited by William Campbell, that it was more do with doing things for yourself. It is, to some extent, but more to do with life in the early 20th century and an American magazine […]

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

Pssstt, want to see some creepy headless robot dogs drag a truck along? Yeah, sure you do, pervert. Well, here’s your chance, because Boston Dynamics is doing some scary adverts to promote the fact they’re about to start selling these bad robot boys.

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

As author Simon Forty explains in the introduction, picking out just 100 choices for his book, ‘100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860’, meant being selective. Even so, this is the era of early steel production so it would hardly be surprising that several of the choices were in its manufacture. This […]

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (book review).

The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman by Signe Bergstrom (book review).

Looking at the title, ‘The Wisdom Of Wonder Woman’, Signe Bergstrom has brought together dialogue from across the history of the most famous Amazon in comicbooks, touching on the TV series and recent film. Each alternative page has a piece of art from the comicbooks and you can play a game of spotting who drew […]

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tales From The Graveyard: A North Bristol Writers Anthology by Peter Sutton and Eric Nash (book review).

Tales From The Graveyard: A North Bristol Writers Anthology by Peter Sutton and Eric Nash (book review).

Lurking in the media shadows behind the bright lights of Hollywood and the bestsellers vying for your attention are little books put out by small presses and local authors. Their zero marketing budget means they often go undeservedly unnoticed. One such tome is ‘Tales From The Graveyard’, an anthology of spooky stories from some writers […]

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker (book review).

Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker (book review).

Inside the cover of ‘Scratchman’, it adds James Goss as the co-author of this book years in the making. As my additional press release material tells me, the idea was originally a hot project in the years Tom Baker was playing the Doctor and it has finally come to fruition in the year of his […]

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Boys (Prime’s new evil superhero TV series).

The Boys (Prime’s new evil superhero TV series).

The Boys is a new Amazon Prime-made superhero TV series produced by Seth Rogen based on the comic-books by Garth Ennis, due to arrive July 26th 2019. It’s set in a world where superheroes verge on dirty super-villains and treat normal humans as accidental collateral at best, and sheep to eat at worse. A vigilante […]

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