Scifi

Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley    (book review)

Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley (book review)

When the alien Jackaroo come to Earth, they claim to be concerned only with the welfare of mankind. They provide access to fifteen extra-solar planets for mankind to colonise and from these worlds come a steady stream of alien artefacts from the lost Elder Cultures, artefacts that are little understood but that affect people in […]

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Hexagonal Phase: signs up Professor Stephen Hawking.

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Hexagonal Phase: signs up Professor Stephen Hawking.

Physicist Stephen Hawking is joining the cast of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. The scifi comedy is returning to Radio 4, starting 8th March 2018 at 6.30pm, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Douglas Adams’s radio series. In episode one, Professor Hawking will play The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy Mk.II, a hugely […]

February 18, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Classic anime TV series Voltron Legendary Defender will release its Season 5 on Netflix this 2nd March 2018.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the three films that followed the original ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997), although you don’t need them to follow this adventure. The directors of ‘Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars’ in the extras do explain that they wanted this film more closer to Heinlein’s original 1959 book and have the marauder power-suits do thing that […]

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

Doctor Who: Earth Story boxset   (DVD TV story review)

Doctor Who: Earth Story boxset (DVD TV story review)

What a weird situation placing two divergent ‘Doctor Who’ different regeneration stories in one volume with the expectation that the stories aren’t likely to appeal enough to sell alone. Doctor Who: The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton (region 2 DVD: pub: BBC, 2011. 1 DVD 100 minutes 4 * 25 minute episodes with extras. ASIN: BBCDVD3380A) […]

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Voltron Legendary Defender makes season five on Netflix.

Classic anime TV series Voltron Legendary Defender will release its Season 5 on Netflix this 2nd March 2018.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

Here’s the first trailer for another new series from Netflix, this one – Everything Sucks! – following the rites of passage of some AV Club geeks as they navigate retro 1990s High School in the USA. So, basically Stranger Things sans the dimensional Cthulhu-lite monsters, then? Looks good, though. We’ll fire up the 16k modem […]

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More

Science

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

In many ways, looking back, the NASA Skylab was a makeshift idea on a budget. Take a section of the Apollo rocket and turn it into an orbiting workshop. Originally, this was to be a spent rocket in orbit and hence the term, ‘wet’ workshop. This was then changed to launching an unused section and […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo (book review).

What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo (book review).

‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should De The Opposite’ by David DiSalvo has been reviewed before back in 2011 but it has now been updated and revised for 2018. As DiSalvo points out, a lot of research in brain cognitiveness has been carried out in the past 7 years, showing this kind […]

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley    (book review)

Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley (book review)

When the alien Jackaroo come to Earth, they claim to be concerned only with the welfare of mankind. They provide access to fifteen extra-solar planets for mankind to colonise and from these worlds come a steady stream of alien artefacts from the lost Elder Cultures, artefacts that are little understood but that affect people in […]

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

In many ways, looking back, the NASA Skylab was a makeshift idea on a budget. Take a section of the Apollo rocket and turn it into an orbiting workshop. Originally, this was to be a spent rocket in orbit and hence the term, ‘wet’ workshop. This was then changed to launching an unused section and […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review).

Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review).

While wandering around my local town centre in December looking for Christmas presents, I happened to find a comicshop. As a treat for myself I bought a paperback edition of the graphic novel ‘Daredevil: Father’ for £14.99. It has been almost four years since I last reviewed a graphic novel and I could kick myself […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is another small-size magazine enthusiastically dedicated to speculative stories and is available both in hard copy and e-bookishly. In this issue, the fiction opens with ‘A Lab Of One’s Own’ by Alec Austin and Marissa Lingen which concerns a wealthy young lady named Violetta who dabbles in alchemy. She goes to Wien to […]

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