Scifi

The Domestics (post-apocalyptic movie trailer).

The Domestics (post-apocalyptic movie trailer).

Here’s a trailer for Kate Bosworth and Tyler Hoechlin’s new film, in which they star in post-apocalyptic science fiction movie The Domestics, in cinemas 29th June 2018. Looks a bit like a sub-Mad Max affair set in a collapsed post-apocalyptic USA, where a married couple have to survive a 250 mile journey trying to reach […]

June 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bad Peter (DUST Original SF short film).

Bad Peter (DUST Original SF short film).

Don’t watch if you’re pregnant with a nervous disposition. Today DUST released its first exclusive sci-fi original short “Bad Peter” from director Zach Strauss. This short starring Frankie Shaw (SMILF) follows an expecting mother forced into a humiliating birthing regiment by her personal automated assistant who thinks it knows what’s best for her and her […]

June 21, 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

The Raven (Philip J. Riley’s Nightmare Series book 3) by Eunice Sudak (book review)

The Raven (Philip J. Riley’s Nightmare Series book 3) by Eunice Sudak (book review)

I chose ‘The Raven’ from BearManor Media’s ‘Philip J. Riley’s Nightmare Series’ books mainly because I was familiar with this 1963 film. Just in case you don’t know, its three stars were Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff with Hazel Court, Olive Sturges and Jack Nicholson in supporting roles. It was one of the […]

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (book review).

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (book review).

Rin lives in a backwater town with adoptive parents who use her as free labour. She knows that the only way to get out of there and make a life of her choosing is to get accepted to the most prestigious military academy in the country, Sinegard. Yet how can she, a poorly educated commoner, […]

June 21, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Queen Of Shadows (Throne Of Glass book 4) by Sarah J Maas (book review).

Queen Of Shadows (Throne Of Glass book 4) by Sarah J Maas (book review).

‘Queen Of Shadows’ is book four in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series by Sarah J Maas, I believe this will eventually be a seven book series with other added novellas. This is her series about Celaena Sardothien. In this book, Celaena Sardothien has returned to Rifthold but, this time as her own person, no longer […]

June 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Obsidio – The Illuminae Files part 3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

Obsidio – The Illuminae Files part 3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Obsidio’ is the third and final book in ‘The Illuminae Files’. Please don’t read this review unless you’ve read Illuminae’ and ‘Gemina’, or there may be spoilers and most of it probably won’t make much sense to you neither. This time, along with some of the people from books one and two, we are following […]

June 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
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