Scifi

Last Light: post-apocalyptic near future TV series (trailer).

Last Light: post-apocalyptic near future TV series (trailer).

Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt, and Alyth Ross all star in the new post-apocalyptic near future TV series, Last Light, based on the book of the same name by Alex Scarrow. Andy Yeats, a petrochemist, is well aware of the world’s reliance on oil. If the world’s oil supply were to suddenly dry up, it would […]

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2021 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

Best Of British Science Fiction 2021 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

Here are twenty-three stories that appeared in various publications last year, collected for your delectation and delight because they represent ‘The Best Of British Science Fiction 2021’. The writers are ‘British or British-based’ but the work may have been published in foreign magazines and anthologies, usually American. Here are some stories I liked. ‘Distribution’ by […]

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Anime & Manga

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home, Studio Colorido’s third feature-length animation film is coming to Netfllix. Sixth-graders Childhood pals Kosuke and Natsume grew up in the same apartment block. During their summer vacation, they get caught up in a bizarre occurrence while playing in the apartment building that is about to be destroyed. All they can see is a […]

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Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Kami are the spirits of Japanese folklore and an inukami, in particular, a dog-spirit that features in this manga series is called Yoko, a supposedly untrainable and rebellious spirit, despite her essentially benevolent nature. Keita Kawahira is a young man from a family of spirit trainers but, in time-honoured manga tradition, he’s really an idler, […]

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TV

Wednesday Addams (trailer for this comedy horror TV series: Netflix).

Wednesday Addams (trailer for this comedy horror TV series: Netflix).

Wednesday Addams, the forthcoming Tim Burton–created Netflix series, stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and a cast including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, among others. It is a supernaturally-tinged horror-comedy mystery film about Wednesday’s time as a student at Nevermore Academy. Think Hogworts for the extra-kooky.

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Last Light: post-apocalyptic near future TV series (trailer).

Last Light: post-apocalyptic near future TV series (trailer).

Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt, and Alyth Ross all star in the new post-apocalyptic near future TV series, Last Light, based on the book of the same name by Alex Scarrow. Andy Yeats, a petrochemist, is well aware of the world’s reliance on oil. If the world’s oil supply were to suddenly dry up, it would […]

August 17, 2022 | By | Reply More

Culture

Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds by Margaret Kerrison (book review).

Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds by Margaret Kerrison (book review).

With a title like ‘Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds’, you have to think this is one of publisher Michael Wiese Productions’ books that is targeted at our genre. Author Margaret Kerrison has written for Walt Disney’s Imagineering projects and casually drops in the names of the ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel projects that […]

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Editorial – August 2022: Science is constant. Science Fiction isn’t constant.

Editorial – August 2022: Science is constant. Science Fiction isn’t constant.

Science is constant. Science Fiction isn’t constant. Hello everyone, There is always a debate as to which came first: the bird or the egg, forgetting the third answer: the reptile who laid it. After all, some animal had to lay the eggs first. Lesson learnt is not to accept that everything has only two choices, […]

July 31, 2022 | By | Reply More

Science

Most idiotic alien invasions (science video).

Most idiotic alien invasions (science video).

Though an alien invasion of Earth is a terrible possibility, such invasions are seldom justified in science fiction, says Isaac Arthur. In this science video, he’ll go through some of the worst reasons aliens have ever invaded human civilization in fiction, as well as some situations that may really happen.

August 15, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Fermi Paradox explained: timebombs in technology? (science video)

The Fermi Paradox explained: timebombs in technology? (science video)

Isaac Arthur often wonders where all the extraterrestrial life is in the galaxy, but might it be that the technology required for space travel and star travel always bring about disaster? 

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Books

Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds by Margaret Kerrison (book review).

Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds by Margaret Kerrison (book review).

With a title like ‘Immersive Story Telling For Real And Imagined Worlds’, you have to think this is one of publisher Michael Wiese Productions’ books that is targeted at our genre. Author Margaret Kerrison has written for Walt Disney’s Imagineering projects and casually drops in the names of the ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel projects that […]

August 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
Best Of British Science Fiction 2021 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

Best Of British Science Fiction 2021 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

Here are twenty-three stories that appeared in various publications last year, collected for your delectation and delight because they represent ‘The Best Of British Science Fiction 2021’. The writers are ‘British or British-based’ but the work may have been published in foreign magazines and anthologies, usually American. Here are some stories I liked. ‘Distribution’ by […]

August 16, 2022 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The final farewell to Akihabara’s tiniest shop in Tokyo (J-life video).

The final farewell to Akihabara’s tiniest shop in Tokyo (J-life video).

Self-employed Koichi San has been selling little electrical items to thousands of Akihabara clients from the same modest place for 43 years. He has a place in the history of Tokyo. He has a place in Japanese history. And now… the end is here; like much of Japan, he’s finally hit retirement age and is […]

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RoboCop: RoboWhat? A scifi movie retrospective.

RoboCop: RoboWhat? A scifi movie retrospective.

Was RoboCop a scifi movie, or a crime movie, or a telling piss-take of modern society? Hey, why choose? Let’s look back at this seminal flick in a scifi movie retrospective. The 1987 American science fiction action movie RoboCop, which was helmed by Paul Verhoeven, takes place in a violent Detroit. The main character of […]

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