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Scifi

Dublin 2019 WorldCon: one month to go, & packed schedule is announced.

Dublin 2019 WorldCon: one month to go, & packed schedule is announced.

Dublin 2019, the Irish Worldcon, will have 700 programme events over five days from 15th to 19th August 2019. More than 60 authors will give readings, including Elizabeth Bear, Marie Brennan, Pat Cadigan, Zen Cho, Aliette de Bodard, Guest of Honour Diane Duane, Joe Haldeman, Roz Kaveney, Mary Robinette Kowal, Peadar Ó Guilín, Mary Anne […]

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Another Life (Netflix scifi series original: hitting end of July).

Another Life (Netflix scifi series original: hitting end of July).

Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s new original science fiction series from Aaron Martin and Noreen Halpern, Another Life, which stars actress Katee Sackhoff as the central character. From the trailer, it looks like one of the Alien movies sprinkled with a little added Interstellar and Arrival, aimed at fans missing Katee from her Battlestar days […]

July 14, 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

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (fantasy series trailer).

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (fantasy series trailer).

Netflix knows what you like, and they need more of it replace all the content being sucked back into their upcoming rival streaming service (a la Friends, anything from Disney/HBO/Marvel/Warner etc). Would a sequel to The Dark Crystal film (1982) be of interest? Sure it would. Here’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, hitting Netflix […]

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things (season 3 trailer).

Stranger Things (season 3 trailer).

The 3rd season of Stranger Things will be hitting Netflix on 4th July 2019, and here’s some Mindflayer-centric action to celebrate our immanent 1980s flashbacks.

June 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

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
Editorial – July 2019  :   All hail the geek outsider.

Editorial – July 2019 : All hail the geek outsider.

Hello everyone Having reviewed ‘The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family by Robert Schroëder’ this month, I was amazed how many were still active and how the press hasn’t raised much issue about them in a few years. Of course, there is still the distinction as to what makes a ‘cult’. […]

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps will be a Special Guest at Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon – discussing the challenges of space exploration in lectures and panels. Dr Epps will appear on panels on space commercialisation, the Apollo moon shot programme, and NASA’s Artemis programme to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. She will also […]

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

Seeing the title of this book, ‘Science The Sh*t Out Of Life’ by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi, I did ask the publicist the obvious question as to how would you ask for a copy in a bookshop? The ‘Sh*t’ rhymes with ‘hush’ I was told. Good luck with that. I also suggested a […]

July 11, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

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
The Jewel And Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series book 1) by Fran Wilde (book review).

The Jewel And Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series book 1) by Fran Wilde (book review).

Lin is a Jewel, a member of the valley’s royal family and Sima is her lapidary, a servant sworn to protect her and work with the magical gems that protect the valley. But when the king’s lapidary betrays the court, killing everyone but Sima and Lin, the valley is exposed. Many of the gems that […]

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Alter Ego # 159 July 2019  (magazine review)

Alter Ego # 159 July 2019 (magazine review)

After four issues where Michal T. Gilbert aka Mr. Monster has been giving us the correspondence of comicbook artist/writer Pete Morisi (aka PAM) that he had with the now late Glen D. Johnson, we get a mass of it this time. As Johnson never kept copies of what his own letters were, we only see […]

July 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steve Gerber Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

Steve Gerber Conversations edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (book review).

Even if you don’t know comicbook history, you might still have heard of comicbook writer Steve Gerber (1947-2008). Reading the 28 page biography at the start of this book will fill you in if you don’t or missed out details. He was one of the first modern comicbook scriptwriters who chose to address issues and […]

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
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