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Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Bards And Sages Quarterly’ is a small press speculative fiction magazine that publishes stories up to 5000 words in a variety of genres and styles and pays a fistful of dollars to writers. Only a small fistful but it’s all welcome and no one does short stories for the money. These are some works that […]

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Hashtag (scifi short movie).

Hashtag (scifi short movie).

This short fifteen-minute-long science fiction film Hashtag from Ben Alpi & Jyotika Virmani features a looming future where social media celebrities dominate our culture, and “X” (aka Gigi Edgley) is the world’s supreme online icon — but how far must she go to hold on to her popularity? Well, quite far, as it turns out! […]

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Anime & Manga

Japan Sinks (Netflix anime SF disaster movie: trailer).

Japan Sinks (Netflix anime SF disaster movie: trailer).

In SF disaster anime movie Japan Sinks, an ordinary family is put to the test as a series of massive earthquakes throw Japan into total mayhem, until Japan, well, sinks. From director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby), this is the anime adaptation of the science fiction novel of the same name by Sakyo Komatsu. Streaming July […]

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Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (TV anime review).

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (TV anime review).

Our US chap, Chris Stuckmann, puts on the popcorn to review anime TV series, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, and its first season on Netflix. It hit Netflix on April 23rd 2020 in Japanese, with the English dub arriving May 3rd 2020. Here’s the official blurb: In the year 2045, after an economic disaster known […]

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TV

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified by Troy Benjamin (book review).

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified by Troy Benjamin (book review).

A key problem is Marvel doesn’t issue review books, no doubt seeing themselves so big that they’re fanbase will get wind of anything they put in print. No doubt this applies to the comicbooks although I’m less sure about their TV books and only discovered the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Seasons’ books accidentally last year. ‘SHIELD’ […]

May 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Agents of SHIELD: Seasons 1 to 6 recap (video).

Agents of SHIELD: Seasons 1 to 6 recap (video).

In this 30-minute-long video piece, we get in before Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD final 7th season arrives on May 27th 2020. Get caught up with the full six series recap, right here.

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Culture

Editorial – June 2020: Medical heroes.

Editorial – June 2020: Medical heroes.

Hello everyone It is a notable fact that in fiction, the hero tends to be of reasonable health. All right, in Science Fiction, we have cyborgs who have been rebuilt to be better than they were before but essentially the same thing applies. An unwell hero is hardly likely to be appealing and the illness […]

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Alyson Tabbitha’s cosplay tips: Arwen in Lord Of The Rings (video tutorial).

Alyson Tabbitha’s cosplay tips: Arwen in Lord Of The Rings (video tutorial).

Our ace cosplayer Alyson Tabbitha sits down in front of the magic mirror to bring you her take on Arwen from the Lord Of The Rings‘ films, in this twenty-minute-long DIY video for LoTR cosplay make-up, hair, and costuming.

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Science

SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday 30th May 2020 on the […]

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Mars Colony: a million settlers by 2060 (documentary: video).

Mars Colony: a million settlers by 2060 (documentary: video).

Here’s a 30-minute-long documentary on the planning for the first Mars Colony Documentary, which, if Elon Musk has his way, might see a million residents living on the Red planet by 2060.

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Books

The Complete Johnny Future by Alf Wallace and Luis Bermejo (graphic novel review).

The Complete Johnny Future by Alf Wallace and Luis Bermejo (graphic novel review).

From the runs of various British comics prior to ‘2000AD’, there are several long running stories I would love to see reprinted in volumes: ‘Agent 21’ from ‘TV21’, the ‘Countdown’ strip from the same named ‘Countdown/TV Action’ comic, some of the nearly forgotten SF stories from ‘Lion’ and ‘Smash’ comics. Hell, I’d love to see […]

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Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore attacked and burnt to ground in riots (news).

Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore attacked and burnt to ground in riots (news).

Sad news, Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore, the oldest independent science fiction bookstore in America, has been attacked and burnt to the ground in the ongoing US riots which errupted following the murder of George Floyd by police. Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore opened for business on March 2nd 1974 in Minnesota. Its companion shop, […]

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Recent Articles

The Brigadoon Effect: A Day In The Night: a story by: GF Willmetts.

The Brigadoon Effect: A Day In The Night: a story by: GF Willmetts.

The alarm work me early. Set to wake up before all the others on this level. I liked some calmness before everyone else woke, continuing their lives from yesterday. Not really knowing how long they’d all been asleep. We called it the Brigadoon Effect. With so many personalities in the mainframe, we realised it wasn’t […]

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Star Trek: the evolution of the series’ music (audio).

Star Trek: the evolution of the series’ music (audio).

Here’s a nice video in the form of a Star Trek medley, with all the Star Trek TV Series music themes played in violin-form, in chronological order: Here’s the running order … – 0:00 Star Trek: The Original Series – 0:37 Star Trek: The Next Generation – 1:23 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – 2:02 […]

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