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Scifi

Westworld (3rd season: Comic-Con trailer).

Westworld (3rd season: Comic-Con trailer).

The 3rd season of HBO’s excellent Westworld science fiction TV series brings us a little look at the modern – well, 22nd Century – future, as well as their robot-filled Word War Two World. Heck, even in the future there are people who want to cos-play Nazis! It also looks like a wider robot revolt […]

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer (TV series trailer).

Snowpiercer (TV series trailer).

Here’s the first TV series trailer for Snowpiercer, based on the very odd film of the same name (itself based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige). It struck us at the time as rather peak post-apocalypse genre – but now they are going to milk this bunny for an entire season or two […]

July 21, 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

Westworld (3rd season: Comic-Con trailer).

Westworld (3rd season: Comic-Con trailer).

The 3rd season of HBO’s excellent Westworld science fiction TV series brings us a little look at the modern – well, 22nd Century – future, as well as their robot-filled Word War Two World. Heck, even in the future there are people who want to cos-play Nazis! It also looks like a wider robot revolt […]

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer (TV series trailer).

Snowpiercer (TV series trailer).

Here’s the first TV series trailer for Snowpiercer, based on the very odd film of the same name (itself based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige). It struck us at the time as rather peak post-apocalypse genre – but now they are going to milk this bunny for an entire season or two […]

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (movie trailer).

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (movie trailer).

Here, the Jay and Silent Bob film sequel takes the piss out of itself, in the cleverly named Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – possibly to preempt everyone else from doing so. Nicely, played, gentlemen, nicely played. When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless […]

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins Of What Divides Us by Avi Tuschman (book review).

Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins Of What Divides Us by Avi Tuschman (book review).

OK, I am not very prone at all to reading political books. What Avi Tuschman has done with this book, ‘Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins Of What Divides Us’, is look at whether out choices are innate than by free choice rather than which way your political beliefs you support. More so as fraternal […]

July 16, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

Here’s a good reason to be living in the UK, the – about time – new imagery depicting computer genius Alan Turing and his work which will be used for the reverse of the upcoming £50 note. The new polymer £50 note is expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021. Alan Turing provided […]

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

Here’s a beautiful animated video timeline of our discovery of exo-planets between 1991 (count: zero) and today in 2019 (count: +4000 and rising). So many worlds. I wonder if we will survive as a species to visit a few of them? Wouldn’t that be marvellous.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

A Bite To Remember (Argeneau Family book 5) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

A Bite To Remember (Argeneau Family book 5) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

The ‘Argeneau Family’ series of books is like a relay race. The baton of focal character is passed on between the end of one novel and the start of the next. ‘A Bite To Remember’ is the fifth in the series involving the Argeneau family. What makes members different is that they are vampires in […]

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (book review).

Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (book review).

‘Vita Nostra’ has been translated from Marina and Sergey Dyachenko’s original Russian by talented translator Julia Meytov Hersey. How anyone goes about translating something so alien is beyond me, but what has emerged in English is a compelling yet often confusing tale of one girl’s education in the surreal, mystical and metaphysical arts. Sasha Samokhina […]

July 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

One Page Stories Or Flash Fiction Submissions  : instructions by GF Willmetts

One Page Stories Or Flash Fiction Submissions : instructions by GF Willmetts

This is an experiment on the website for all of you writers and neo-writers out there. One of the criticisms that I raise when working my way through our slush pile is that writers need to learn how to tell a story with a limited word count, like short stories, to make everything count and […]

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (HBO TV series: 2nd trailer).

Watchmen (HBO TV series: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for the HBO Watchmen TV series based on the universe from the Dave Gibbons/Alan Moore graphic novel. Oddly, Alan Moore’s name doesn’t feature at all in the HBO/DC blurb … I wonder if he’s demanded they don’t use it, because he’s notoriously ‘specific’ about the liberties taken with his creations by […]

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
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