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Scifi

Daybreak (Netflix TV series: trailer).

Daybreak (Netflix TV series: trailer).

Daybreak is a new Netflix SF series following the story of various high school students in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Think Mad Max combined with Beverly Hills 90210. The world is over. So grab your swords and flamethrowers and let’s get this show on the road. Come on, you say apocalypse like it’s a bad thing? […]

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
In the Shadow of the Moon (Netflix time travel movie: trailer).

In the Shadow of the Moon (Netflix time travel movie: trailer).

In the Shadow of the Moon, it’s 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (played by Boyd Holbrook) wants to become a detective, and begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Lock’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his […]

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

Enter The Anime (Netflix anime documentary: tight or tripe?)

There’s a new documentary out on Netflix called Enter The Anime, which has Tania Nolan looking to explain anime’s popularity by interviewing Shinji Aramaki, Kôzô Morishita and Yoko Takahashi, the creators behind Castlevania, Aggretsuko and Kengan Ashura. It’s been rather slated by some fans complaining that all of the interviewees have worked on Netflix-licensed anime […]

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
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

TV

Daybreak (Netflix TV series: trailer).

Daybreak (Netflix TV series: trailer).

Daybreak is a new Netflix SF series following the story of various high school students in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Think Mad Max combined with Beverly Hills 90210. The world is over. So grab your swords and flamethrowers and let’s get this show on the road. Come on, you say apocalypse like it’s a bad thing? […]

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Raising Dion (Netflix superhero conspiracy series: trailer).

Raising Dion (Netflix superhero conspiracy series: trailer).

Raising Dion is a new Netflix science fiction TV series, based on Dennis Liu’s graphic novel of the same name, due to hit the streams on October 4th 2019. The somewhat disjointed official blurb reads, A young boy struggling to control his newfound super-powers. A single mom fighting the odds to keep her son safe. […]

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan (book review).

A long while back I did query the Book Palace about seeing some of the other books they published and they included two others with this month’s issue of ‘Illustrators’. The first, ‘Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Larrigan’ is a western series illustrated by Spanish artist Arturo Del Castillo (1925-1992). Here we have all four […]

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

Inferno Revealed: From Dante To Dan Brown by Deborah Parker and Mark Parker (book review).

Bridging the gap between literary criticism aimed at scholars and the readers of mass market fiction of the sort Dan Brown produces isn’t easy. Virtually nothing about Danté’s ‘Inferno’ is accessible by modern standards, not least of all because very few people read epic poetry of any sort, much less those written in medieval Italian. […]

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Terraforming Mars (video doc).

Terraforming Mars (video doc).

We already have the technology to bring humans safely to Mars and set up small settlements – or at least could do within a generation. But those settlements will need to be cocooned – shielded against the deadly cold, intense radiation, and the fatal lack of atmospheric pressure. Surely if we want to thrive on […]

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carbon nano-tubes: super-charging solar panels near you, soon (science news).

Carbon nano-tubes: super-charging solar panels near you, soon (science news).

One of the greatest challenges facing solar technology is wasted heat, but carbon nanotubes might be the high efficiency boost that solar cells need to succeed. This video examines the future of the tech in energy science.

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan  (book review)

The Land Of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan (book review)

‘The Land Of Somewhere Safe’ is also known as the Land of Nod. It’s where Keen and Able went, for Keen didn’t really kill Able as the groanhuffs have it in their book. No. ‘Keen rewrote Able out of reality, into this hideyhole playground. And went in after him, to the land where every scruff […]

September 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book review).

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book review).

Some books remind us how small we are or how transient life is and as a result make you want to find someone important to you and give them a hug. ‘Wanderers’ by Chuck Wendig also does this but you’ll make damn sure you wash your hands straight afterwards. Jumping between a large cast of […]

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan  (graphic novel review)

Fleetway Picture Library Classics Presents Jet-Ace Logan (graphic novel review)

I have to confess that I haven’t heard of ‘Jet-Ace Logan’ but am aware of one of its artists Ron Turner who drew the final two stories in this volume. The first two are drawn by German artist Kurt Caesar. Only the third story has a writer acknowledgement for David Motton. If you thought someone […]

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

Here’s a rather less than scintillating science news story which sounds like the prologue to that bit in World War Z where Brad Pitt gets landed in Russia with a special forces team to search a half-destroyed lab building for the cure to the zombie outbreak. You want zombies? Because this is how get zombies! […]

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
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