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Scifi

Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

An Australian production, ‘Occupation’ is an SF film of the survivors of an alien invasion of Earth. The humans lost by the way. The first quarter of an hour shows a slice of Australian life and the potential survivors and then it starts. Alien air-based and landed-military force, taking everything in its path. We follow […]

January 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Divided States Of America Bundle # 2 edited by J. Alan Erwine (ebook review).

The Divided States Of America Bundle # 2 edited by J. Alan Erwine (ebook review).

‘The Divided States Of America’ is a shared world concept originated by J. Alan Erwine, editor of Nomadic Delirium Press. It’s based on a future where the United States have split up into several different powers of varying political dispositions. Writers are invited to contribute stories set against this background. The stories are available individually […]

January 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (trailer: live action Pokemon film).

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (trailer: live action Pokemon film).

Here’s the trailer for the live action Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of SFX’d Detective Pikachu (I can’t believe I’m writing this). In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman (actor Justice Smith) is a failed Pokémon Trainer and the son of detective Harry Goodman. When Tim’s pops disappears in […]

January 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

There are two or three annual films showing generally in art house theatres. They are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films or short films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is similar but different. It is just a good […]

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

American Gods (season 2 trailer).

American Gods (season 2 trailer).

Here’s the season 2 trailer for American Gods – hey, Jeff needs you to subscribe to Amazon Prime, right? Coming March 10th 2019.

January 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nightflyers (new trailer: Netflix scifi from George RR Martin).

Nightflyers (new trailer: Netflix scifi from George RR Martin).

The scifi-horror novella by George RR Martin, Nightflyers, comes to Netflix on February 1st 2019 as a TV series. I think this was the production originally produced by SYfy Channel which they aired 6 weeks ago. The official blurb reads: “In 2093, a team of scientists embarks on a journey into space aboard an advanced […]

January 17, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of Retro Fan # 3, the opening interview is with Richard Lester and even he’d lost count with how many decades since he directed ‘Superman’ movie. There’s also a few reveals that you might not have heard of before, including musical chairs with composers. I can’t recall ‘Kool-Aid’ […]

January 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

Hello everyone. As you’re reading this editorial, then you know something about technology. Perhaps not an integral as, say, a programmer and hopefully not a hacker, but you do know a few things to make it work and not scare you. On occasions, you might not even need technical help but can sort out problems […]

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon by Jeff Hecht (book review).

Jeff Hecht’s book, ‘Lasers, Death Rays And The Long, Strange Quest For The Ultimate Weapon’ should draw your immediate attention. After all, such weaponry is the fodder of Science Fiction or so you would think. However, military interest in such a weapon came about with the development of electricity and throwing it without a wire […]

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

Scientifically Thinking by Stanley A. Rice (book review).

I’m on the same page or rather book as botanist and teacher author Stanley A. Rice with his book ‘Scientifically Thinking’ because I have a scientific background. You might have noticed that over the years. It’s also rather useful as a Science Fiction writer because even when I play with scientific rules, I still apply […]

December 20, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

Crimewave Eleven: Ghosts (Crimewave Short Story Collections)    (ebook review)

Crimewave Eleven: Ghosts (Crimewave Short Story Collections) (ebook review)

Crimewave Eleven: Ghosts features fourteen stories from an assorted bunch of talented authors culled from the magazine ‘Crimewave’, which is put out by the same publisher that does the Science Fiction and fantasy magazine ‘Interzone’. That should tell you what sort of mood to expect. I picked out a few interesting pieces. ‘Plainview Part One: […]

January 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Paper And Fire (The Great Library book 2) by Rachel Caine  (book review)

Paper And Fire (The Great Library book 2) by Rachel Caine (book review)

When a group of young people leave home for the first time to further their education, it can be likened to the situation of students heading off to university. All are reliant on their own resources, all experiences, new situations and all need to find how they fit into the new world. In the first […]

January 23, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

SHAZAM! (new trailer for the movie).

SHAZAM! (new trailer for the movie).

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming DC SHAZAM! movie, arriving in cinemas April 5th 2019.

January 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tolkien (is talking).

Tolkien (is talking).

Fox Searchlight is releasing a new movie, entitled Tolkien, to be released in cinemas in the UK on 3rd May 2019. Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War […]

January 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
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