Scifi

See: Apple TV 3rd season scifi series (trailer).

See: Apple TV 3rd season scifi series (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 3rd season of Apple’s See, where sight is slowly returning to the kids in a dark plague-inflicted future where most people have been born blind for centuries.

June 29, 2022 | By | Reply More
Xenozoic by Mark Schultz (graphic novel review).

Xenozoic by Mark Schultz (graphic novel review).

I saw some of Mark Schultz’s work in an interview with him in one of TwoMorrows magazines, noting to pull one of his graphic novels and grabbed a copy of ‘Xenozoic’ from the long river website. It is also a second edition and no sign of volume 2. ‘Xenozoic’ is set in a future post-global […]

June 29, 2022 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home (anime: Netflix trailer).

Drifting Home, Studio Colorido’s third feature-length animation film is coming to Netfllix. Sixth-graders Childhood pals Kosuke and Natsume grew up in the same apartment block. During their summer vacation, they get caught up in a bizarre occurrence while playing in the apartment building that is about to be destroyed. All they can see is a […]

June 3, 2022 | By | Reply More
Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Inukami! Omnibus Collection 1 by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa (graphic novel review).

Kami are the spirits of Japanese folklore and an inukami, in particular, a dog-spirit that features in this manga series is called Yoko, a supposedly untrainable and rebellious spirit, despite her essentially benevolent nature. Keita Kawahira is a young man from a family of spirit trainers but, in time-honoured manga tradition, he’s really an idler, […]

May 11, 2022 | By | Reply More

TV

See: Apple TV 3rd season scifi series (trailer).

See: Apple TV 3rd season scifi series (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 3rd season of Apple’s See, where sight is slowly returning to the kids in a dark plague-inflicted future where most people have been born blind for centuries.

June 29, 2022 | By | Reply More
Nathan Fillion interview: Firefly reboot (video).

Nathan Fillion interview: Firefly reboot (video).

We talk about what comes next and what the escape strategy is after Nathan Fillion’s tenure in Hollywood is through as he considers his success on several TV shows as well as his cult following in Firefly and Serenity. We also discuss his experience swimming with sharks, the way that struggle brings out one’s real […]

June 21, 2022 | By | Reply More

Culture

Science Fiction Gold: Film Classics Of The 1950s by Dennis Saleh (book review).

Science Fiction Gold: Film Classics Of The 1950s by Dennis Saleh (book review).

Looking at Dennis Saleh’s other books, record album covers and poetry, ‘Science Fiction Gold: Film Classics Of The 1950s’ certainly comes out of the left field. As he was also publisher of Comma Books, he could cover what he wanted. I can’t recall what made me buy it recently but I’m nothing but up-to-date and […]

May 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #20 May 2022 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #20 May 2022 (magazine review).

As usual ‘Retro Fan’ ensures interest by having a mixture of material for nostalgia with obvious emphasis of the American kind. For starters, new to the magazine writer Mark Voger has a look at the Three Stooges. I only ever saw one of their shorts at a Saturday morning cinema back in the late 1960s […]

May 13, 2022 | By | Reply More

Science

A design for a luxurious flying liner powered by nuclear fusion (science video).

A design for a luxurious flying liner powered by nuclear fusion (science video).

Based on an original design by artist Tony Holstrem, engineer Hashem Al-Ghaili has produced an animation for Sky Cruise, a futuristic flying liner powered by nuclear fusion. The 5,000-person capacity craft can run suspended in the air for years without landing. In addition, this helicarrier of hotels offers a retail centre and a terrace with […]

June 29, 2022 | By | Reply More
Making the galaxy human one planet at a time, really slowly (science video).

Making the galaxy human one planet at a time, really slowly (science video).

Although science fiction has shown humans travelling across space at speeds hundreds of times faster than the speed of light, what if the fastest spacecraft we are ever able to build don’t even come close to reaching a tenth of the speed of light? Is it possible for us to still colonise the galaxy, and […]

June 24, 2022 | By | Reply More

Books

The Queen’s Assassin by James Barclay (book review).

The Queen’s Assassin by James Barclay (book review).

It’s amazing to think that James Barclay’s first fantasy novel, the highly acclaimed ‘Dawnthief’ was published in the last century, in 1999 to be exact. His 14th and latest book, ‘The Queen’s Assassin’, follows a mere 23 years later, although there has been a bit of a gap since his previous outing, ‘Heart Of Granite’, […]

June 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Aspects by John M. Ford (book review).

Aspects by John M. Ford (book review).

While most people look forward to retirement, a pension and the hope that they will be able to do what they want without an employer always demanding more, a few don’t even consider the prospect of retirement. It is not surprising then that there are those who leave behind unfinished work when they die. Most […]

June 20, 2022 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Comic Book Creator #28 Spring 2022 (magazine review).

Comic Book Creator #28 Spring 2022 (magazine review).

The opening is the first part of an interview with Mike Gold. Before becoming DC Comics publicist and later co-founder of First Comics, he reveals his background as a political journalist during the 1960s and there’s a big reveal on American history that makes for insightful reading. When you consider so many in the American […]

June 29, 2022 | By | Reply More
Barry Windsor-Smith: a comic-book artist retrospective (video).

Barry Windsor-Smith: a comic-book artist retrospective (video).

In addition to his work on Conan the Barbarian for Marvel Comics from 1970 to 1973, British comic book painter Barry Windsor-Smith is most known for his work on the character Wolverine, notably the 1991 “Weapon X” story arc. Following his departure from Marvel, Windsor-Smith was appointed creative director and principal artist at Valiant Comics, […]

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