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Iterations: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Four by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke  (book review)

Iterations: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Four by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review)

‘Iterations’ is the fourth and final novella in Eric Brown and Keith Brooke’s ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’ of interstellar adventures. I reviewed the first three volumes here in February and August of last year and May of this year. Having enjoyed the previous stories hugely, I was keen to find out how the authors brought the series […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Curve Of The Earth by Simon Morden  (book review)

The Curve Of The Earth by Simon Morden (book review)

‘The Curve Of The Earth’ by Simon Morden is the fourth Metrozone novel featuring Doctor Samuel Petrovitch, a genius with plenty of Russian swearwords in post-apocalyptic London. By the start of this novel, Samuel Petrovitch has acquired various cybernetic replacements and a built-in AI, Michael, also known as the ‘New Machine Jihad’. He is part […]

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Anime & Manga

Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

‘Afro Samurai: Volume 1’ is the basis for the hit anime Spike TV series ‘Afro Samurai’ which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. The story was originally serialised in the avant-garde manga magazine ‘Nou Nou Hau’ and later issued in this pretty pocketbook version. It’s set in […]

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

If you like cos-play and you like anime, then over in Japan they have a massive con that blends the two in a supernova of superbness – Super Robo Cos Expo 2020. Watch their video and pray for air-travel back to Tokyo to be reinstated!

November 13, 2020 | By | Reply More

TV

Star Trek Discovery: 3rd season, episode 7: Unification III (review).

Star Trek Discovery: 3rd season, episode 7: Unification III (review).

Here’s a review of Star Trek Discovery‘s 3rd season, episode 7: Unification III. This is the one with the far-future Vulcans, who look like they have fully merged with the Romulans, now.

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lexx: the most bonkers science fiction TV show… live, ever? (video).

Lexx: the most bonkers science fiction TV show… live, ever? (video).

In this science fiction television retrospective, the ever-reliable Rowan J Coleman asks that most necessary of questions, was Lexx the most bonkers, insane, weird, and just flat out bizarre sci-fi TV extravaganza of all time. Possibly, including the far reaches of the future, as well. It has to be said that if you ever watched […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Of Deadpool 3 and WW84 (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Of Deadpool 3 and WW84 (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Let’s load up on that weekly dose of snark as Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin return once more for their weekly geeking good roundup of all that is nutritious in the SFF world. There’s so much to chat about – Wonder Woman 84 and the third Deadpool flick – they had to make this bad […]

November 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #11 November 2020 (magazine review).

Retro Fan #11 November 2020 (magazine review).

With the latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’, we are back into the realms of the original ‘Dark Shadows’ with an interview with actor David Selby. I remember his interviews a long while back in ‘Fangoria’, and his friendly nature is the same here as well, giving insights into the part and how fans stood outside […]

November 6, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Dark side of the Moon: surveillance scope (science documentary).

Dark side of the Moon: surveillance scope (science documentary).

John Michael Godier speaks with Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay about his cunning plans for putting a radio telescope inside a crater on the dark side of the moon, in this twenty-minute-long video. An ultra-long-wavelength radio telescope on the far-side of the Moon has tremendous advantages compared to Earth-based and Earth-orbiting telescopes. A Lunar Crater telescope can observe […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space colonist – any kind of life you’d want to live? (science documentary).

Space colonist – any kind of life you’d want to live? (science documentary).

In this 30-minute-long science video, Isaac Arthur asks the question, being a space colonist – would it be any kind of life you’d want to live? Life as a settler has never been easy, even on Earth. Find yourself stuck forever in an underground warren on the Moon, Mars, or Titan, and you might just […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

Iterations: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Four by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke  (book review)

Iterations: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Four by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review)

‘Iterations’ is the fourth and final novella in Eric Brown and Keith Brooke’s ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’ of interstellar adventures. I reviewed the first three volumes here in February and August of last year and May of this year. Having enjoyed the previous stories hugely, I was keen to find out how the authors brought the series […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Curve Of The Earth by Simon Morden  (book review)

The Curve Of The Earth by Simon Morden (book review)

‘The Curve Of The Earth’ by Simon Morden is the fourth Metrozone novel featuring Doctor Samuel Petrovitch, a genius with plenty of Russian swearwords in post-apocalyptic London. By the start of this novel, Samuel Petrovitch has acquired various cybernetic replacements and a built-in AI, Michael, also known as the ‘New Machine Jihad’. He is part […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Deep Dive (short science fiction movie in full: video).

Deep Dive (short science fiction movie in full: video).

Here’s a short science fiction movie called Deep Dive, by Mohammad Solei, where in the near future, everyone sees the city through their own set of augmented reality contact lenses. Here, a young Persian refugee arrives at the border of Los Angeles and is given a mandatory set of government-issued immigrant transition AR lenses. Shut […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Randolph The Reindeer by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and David Alvarez (e-comic review).

Randolph The Reindeer by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and David Alvarez (e-comic review).

Over 54 pages which alternate between big, bold text and cartoony art, ‘Randolph The Reindeer’ tells a story of learning to listen to others. Randolph takes part in the Reindeer Games but messes up by being arrogant and going too quickly, then takes someone on a sleigh ride and goes too fast there as well. […]

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
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