Scifi

3 Of A Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith (ebook review).

3 Of A Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith (ebook review).

This little book contains three stories by Daniel C. Smith, all of which were first published in ‘The Fifth Di…’. Nomadic Delirium Press has an enlightened policy of putting out these one author collections so that readers who like the writer can garner a bunch of his stuff cheap. I like Daniel C. Smith. As […]

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
After Atlas (Planetfall book 2) by Emma Newman (book review).

After Atlas (Planetfall book 2) by Emma Newman (book review).

‘Planetfall’ was a fabulously engaging novel of deep characterisation and otherworldy intrigue that left me highly impressed. ‘After Atlas’ and ‘Before Mars’ are both dubbed as ‘Planetfall’ novels, as they are set in the same universe, but the stories are seemingly unconnected other than a shared background and references to the departure of Atlas, the […]

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

You have to love SoftBank’s Asratec robotics arm, along with Japan’s Brave Robotics Company, they’ve teamed up with amusement park tech specialist J-deite Ride to develop a prototype of something I’d pay a Dollar to ride – a real Transformers-style robot you can actually sit inside and have some fun with. J-deite RIDE is a new 4-meter tall robot […]

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Attack On Titan – Season 2 (2018) (Blu-ray anime series review).

Attack On Titan – Season 2 (2018) (Blu-ray anime series review).

‘Attack On Titan’ is the anime based series on the phenomenally successful debut manga by artist Hajime Isayama, has now had its second season arrive on Blu-ray. While season one was a sprawling twenty-six episodes, the second season gives the series a little more focus with only eleven episodes. For the uninitiated, ‘Attack On Titan’ […]

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

Luke Cage series two trailer (pick a side).

Luke Cage series two trailer (pick a side).

Crime Lord – well, Lady – Mariah Dillard is at war with Voodoo Sorcerer Mafia Don ‘Bushmaster’ and poor old Luke Cage is caught in the middle as Harlem goes to hell in a hand-bucket. Yes, the new series (second) of Netflix’s crime fighting legend Luke Cage is coming our way on 22nd June 2018.

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Away (to Mars with new Netflix series).

Away (to Mars with new Netflix series).

Netflix has a new ten episode science fiction TV series on the way, called Away. It’s being made by Universal Television. No news of a release date, yet. Here’s its blurb… Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, Away is an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s […]

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – June 2018: Make a wish.

Editorial – June 2018: Make a wish.

Hello everyone I don’t usually use my own material for the basis of an editorial but some of the dilemmas from my latest story, ‘The Aladdin Box’, did make me think it would be worth considering here. What if you came across Aladdin’s lamp and you had two wishes, you’ll have to read to see […]

June 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

May 24, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More

Science

Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Ah! A writer after my own heart. Cancer immunologist/writer Mark C. Glassy uses his book, ‘Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema’, to explore how real science was used in SF films can date when they were made and the accuracy to their display. These articles first appeared in the American […]

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dust Demons of Mars!

Dust Demons of Mars!

Dust Demons of Mars might sound like a nifty SF TV series episode from something like Doctor Who, but in actuality, it’s a real massive Martian dust-based super-storm currently affecting operations of NASA’s Opportunity Rover. Scientists from NASA are hoping they can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event – with particular emphasis […]

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

SF author Harry Turtledove signs up with John Jarrold Literary Agency (news).

SF author Harry Turtledove signs up with John Jarrold Literary Agency (news).

SF and Fantasy novelist Harry Turtledove has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency for UK and Commonwealth rights. Publisher’s Weekly dubbed Turtledove “The Master of Alternate History”. Within that genre, he is known for creating a variety of alternative history novel counterfactuals, such as survival of the Byzantine Empire or an alien invasion in the […]

June 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
3 Of A Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith (ebook review).

3 Of A Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith (ebook review).

This little book contains three stories by Daniel C. Smith, all of which were first published in ‘The Fifth Di…’. Nomadic Delirium Press has an enlightened policy of putting out these one author collections so that readers who like the writer can garner a bunch of his stuff cheap. I like Daniel C. Smith. As […]

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

Back Issue #45 December 2010 (magazine review).

The Neal Adams cover alone for Back Issue # 45 should be its own selling point. In his editorial, Mike Eury points out that the picture was originally intended for the Warner Bros retail shops before the company dropped them. As the title says, what we have in this edition is the various odd couples […]

June 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stan Lee and Mark Hamill: interviewed together (video interview).

Stan Lee and Mark Hamill: interviewed together (video interview).

Stan Lee and Mark Hamill interviewed discussing their work on Season 5 of Marvel’s cartoon Avengers series, as well as cameos, villains, and Mark Hamill role as Arnim Zola as well as Stan Lee’s upcoming cameo in Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, coming Autumn 2018 on the Disney XD channel.

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
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