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Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (book review).

Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (book review).

The second volume of Ian McDonald’s ‘Luna’ trilogy follows on directly from the events of ‘New Moon’, chronicling the fallout from the tumultuous events of its conclusion and following the various family members from the Moon’s five major families. It seems to be a more thoughtful and considered book, less hectic than the first volume […]

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review).

The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review).

Considering I reviewed ‘The Andromeda Strain’ film a couple months ago, I’ll assume you’ve watched it or acquired and read Michael Crichton’s book or both since then. ‘The Andromeda Evolution’ takes place 50 years later and the two alien variants, for want of a better name, AS-1 and the non-fatal AS-2 are still monitored for […]

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Anime & Manga

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Netflix anime: trailer).

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Netflix anime: trailer).

Anime The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened is arriving December 30th 2019 on Netflix. Kusuo Saiki is a high school student who was born with psychic abilities, including telepathy, psychokinesis, teleportation, and other talents. Despite having all these powers, Saiki faces all kinds of hardships and tries to avoid attention as much as possible. […]

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Levius (Netflix anime: trailer).

Levius (Netflix anime: trailer).

Levius is a new Netflix anime streaming on November 28th 2019 (based on the manga comic-book of the same name). With the casualties of war still haunting him, young Levius uses his prosthetic arm to take his fight into the brutal world of Mecha Boxing. 

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More

TV

The Mandalorian (special look for SFcrowsnest: Star Wars trailer).

The Mandalorian (special look for SFcrowsnest: Star Wars trailer).

The first live-action Star Wars TV series is due to start today in the USA, The Mandalorian – to celebrate, here’s a special look at the series. Very Spaghetti Western. Our prediction? Given there is no way to see this outside of the USA – the UK included in this shocking lack of Mandy-action – […]

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series drawing close (TV news).

Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series drawing close (TV news).

Ewan McGregor is coming back to the Star Wars universe as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi for the Disney streaming service Obi-Wan TV series. https://discussingfilm.net/2019/11/07/hossein-amini-talks-the-success-of-the-alienist-approaching-the-screenplay-for-drive-his-upcoming-disney-obi-wan-series-exclusive-intervi/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest.

November 11, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Editorial – November 2019: Little deluded universes everywhere.

Editorial – November 2019: Little deluded universes everywhere.

Hello everyone In past editorials I’ve discussed the concept of we all live in mini-universes where we meet each other and share information and concepts and shape our perceptions. The reality we have around us is built on that. In this mix we have genius thoughts where, despite opposition, convince others that they are finally […]

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

Until this book, ‘Journey Through Utopia, I had never heard of Marie Louise Berneri (1919-1949). She died at 30 from a blood infection after giving birth to a still-born child. She was also an anarchist activist and reporter, although back in early part of the 20th century it wasn’t seen quite as oddly as we […]

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Science

Stingray-inspired space probe will explore Venus (science news).

Stingray-inspired space probe will explore Venus (science news).

Venus may be Earth’s neighbour, but scientists’ understanding of the planet is relatively limited, especially on the planet’s so-called “dark side.” That knowledge gap will eventually be filled, because University at Buffalo researchers are designing a Stingray-inspired space probe for NASA that might explore the planet like no previous probe. That’s Stingray as in ‘fish’, […]

November 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Computers new leap towards artificial intelligence (science news).

Computers new leap towards artificial intelligence (science news).

Neural networks that borrow strategies from biology are making profound leaps in their abilities. Is ignoring a goal the best way to make truly intelligent machines? A new paper proposes to find out by training neural networks to look ahead of their next move, allowing them to build strategies from a previous move. The idea […]

November 10, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (book review).

Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (book review).

The second volume of Ian McDonald’s ‘Luna’ trilogy follows on directly from the events of ‘New Moon’, chronicling the fallout from the tumultuous events of its conclusion and following the various family members from the Moon’s five major families. It seems to be a more thoughtful and considered book, less hectic than the first volume […]

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review).

The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson (book review).

Considering I reviewed ‘The Andromeda Strain’ film a couple months ago, I’ll assume you’ve watched it or acquired and read Michael Crichton’s book or both since then. ‘The Andromeda Evolution’ takes place 50 years later and the two alien variants, for want of a better name, AS-1 and the non-fatal AS-2 are still monitored for […]

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

BBC Books to launch The World Cup of Terrance Dicks social media tournament on Monday 18 November 2019

BBC Books to launch The World Cup of Terrance Dicks social media tournament on Monday 18 November 2019

BBC Books to launch The World Cup of Terrance Dicks social media tournament on Monday 18 November 2019 BBC Books is to publish a hardback collection of Target novelisations by the late Terrance Dicks next year – and they want Doctor Who fans to help with the selection BBC Books is excited to announce plans […]

November 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Korero Press – we’re reviewed some of their books now get the discount until end of the month.

Korero Press – we’re reviewed some of their books now get the discount until end of the month.

Can’t believe it’s that time of year already. To celebrate, we’re giving all our customers 15% OFF EVERYTHING until midnight on Saturday, 30th November. Crazy!  Even though our books aren’t seasonal they make great gifts, even to yourself. Get down and dirty with Mondo Erotica, or just plain naughty with City of Pleasure: Paris Between […]

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