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On Arcturus VI by Eric Brown  (book review)

On Arcturus VI by Eric Brown (book review)

The last few novellas with Eric Brown’s name on the cover that I’ve reviewed here were the four outings of the ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’, co-written with Keith Brooke and published by PS Publishing. ‘On Arcturus VII’ is by Brown alone and is published by Ian Whates’ NewCon Press as the sixth book in their NP Novellas […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop is a new live-action scifi anime adapation from Netflix – concerning three futuristic bounty hunters, known as “cowboys,” who are attempting to escape their odd pasts. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a disfunctional team eager to hunt down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals – […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the superhero cartoon series, Super Crooks, produced in anime style and written – rather unusually – for Netflix by Mark Millar. A down on his luck criminal called Johnny Bolt must hire a crew for one last heist. Think of this as a super-powered heist story with eight super-villains and […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop is a new live-action scifi anime adapation from Netflix – concerning three futuristic bounty hunters, known as “cowboys,” who are attempting to escape their odd pasts. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a disfunctional team eager to hunt down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals – […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

The Sandman (new Netflix horror TV series).

The Sandman (new Netflix horror TV series).

Netflix seems to be flooding the market at the moment with new content. In that spirit, quite literally, here is their take on Neil Gaiman’s DC comic book series, The Sandman. Mortal men have called and captured the Lord of Dreams. This everlasting king of Dreams will discover that his problems have just just begun […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things season 4 (Netflix fantasy/horror TV series: trailer).

Stranger Things season 4 (Netflix fantasy/horror TV series: trailer).

Stranger Things is heading back for Netflix again, a little fourth season goodness bringing all the retro horror feels. In this trailer, we start off in the 1950s and some picket fence hope, and then roll forward to, what, I guess the 1980s? And our young intrepid Dungeons & Dragons players are questing a little too […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

With a title like ‘Policing The Monstrous’, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘Essays On The Supernatural Crime Procedural’. How do the police and other agencies handle crimes with a supernatural element? That already lays some ground rules for selection and the eleven writers here have chosen across the board, although not everyone. I mean, you […]

September 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wonder Women And Bad Girls by Valerie Estelle Frankel (book review).

Wonder Women And Bad Girls by Valerie Estelle Frankel (book review).

In many respects, Valerie Estelle Frankel’s book title, ‘Wonder Women And Bad Girls’ is a bit of a misnomer. However, pay close attention to the spelling. It’s ‘Wonder Women’ not ‘Wonder Woman’ as she’s only one of the 46 super-heroines and super-villainesses covered in this book’s essays, although more pop up in there so don’t […]

September 24, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

The Fermi Paradox: are those pesky aliens hiding? (science video)

The Fermi Paradox: are those pesky aliens hiding? (science video)

Alien civilisations seem to be absent from the Universe, but might they simply be hiding, and if so, how would they do so? Isaac Arthur investigates this throny issues in a new forty-minute-long documentary. 

September 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Impulse drive from Star Trek being built for real (science news).

Impulse drive from Star Trek being built for real (science news).

Although space may be the last frontier, humans can only travel so far on rocket fuel. Luckily for us, a pair of scientists are now working on a technology that might one day make Star Trek‘s “impulse engine” a reality. Those poor engines cannae take any more, captain.

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

On Arcturus VI by Eric Brown  (book review)

On Arcturus VI by Eric Brown (book review)

The last few novellas with Eric Brown’s name on the cover that I’ve reviewed here were the four outings of the ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’, co-written with Keith Brooke and published by PS Publishing. ‘On Arcturus VII’ is by Brown alone and is published by Ian Whates’ NewCon Press as the sixth book in their NP Novellas […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

With a title like ‘Policing The Monstrous’, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘Essays On The Supernatural Crime Procedural’. How do the police and other agencies handle crimes with a supernatural element? That already lays some ground rules for selection and the eleven writers here have chosen across the board, although not everyone. I mean, you […]

September 25, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Inside Job (new Netflix animated science fiction TV series: first trailer).

Inside Job (new Netflix animated science fiction TV series: first trailer).

Here is a new comedy cartoon series from Netflix, called Inside Job. It can best be described as Men in Black, but rather than wrangling aliens specifically, the secret agents in question are wrangling all the world’s conspiracy theories – everything from the moth man through to the Loch Ness monster and Area 51. Start […]

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Witcher (fantasy TV series: 2nd season trailer).

The Witcher (fantasy TV series: 2nd season trailer).

Henry Cavill is back as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in the second season of the popular Netflix fantasy TV series, The Witcher. Stars streaming on December 17th, 2021 on Netflix.

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
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