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Author Archive: ColonelFrog

Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has appeared in Crowsnest Towers like a dark brooding alien monolith. Here’s the final novels in the running … Semiosis  – Sue Burke (HarperVoyager). Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). Frankenstein in Baghdad  -  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld). The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag […]

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Spider-Man Far From Home (new post-Avengers trailer with spoilers for same).

May 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man Far From Home (new post-Avengers trailer with spoilers for same).

There’s a new Spider-Man Far From Home trailer which is making merry with the post-Avengers spoilers (so don’t watch this unless you’ve already caught up with Endgame). Peter Parker joins his friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the high school on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a […]

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Rim Of The World (Netflix alien invasion movie: trailer).

May 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rim Of The World (Netflix alien invasion movie: trailer).

In Rim Of The World, a YA-ish scifi movie (think ET meets Independence Day), four young students spending their vacation in a US Summer Camp (as they tend to) need to form a gang and learn to survive in order to save the Earth and the USA during an alien invasion. Hitting your streams on […]

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Apophis, the Earth-killer asteroid gets people scared.

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Apophis, the Earth-killer asteroid gets people scared.

On April 13th 2029, a scratch of light will streak across the sky getting brighter and faster. At one point it will travel more than the width of the full Moon within a minute and it will get as bright as the stars in the Little Dipper. But it won’t be a satellite or an […]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (TV trailer: season 6).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (TV trailer: season 6).

Scattered across the universe, our team of heroic SHIELD agents struggle to find a new path in the aftermath of losing Agent Coulson. You can watch the Season 6 premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Friday May 10th 2019 on ABC in the USA, quickly followed by many an illegal streaming service thereafter, we […]

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Rivers of London, heading for the TV screen?

May 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Rivers of London, heading for the TV screen?

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg’s UK-based production company, Stolen Picture, has now optioned the rights to Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy-horror novel series Rivers of London. Ben is currently working on the adaption of the first novel, also named Rivers of London. Ben plans to serve as an Executive Producer on the series alongside Nick Frost, Simon […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3 trailer).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3 trailer).

The Handmaid’s Tale is back on our TV series in the USA June 5th 2019 on Hulu. I’m sure we’ll get it in the UK, too, soon. Adapted from the SF book by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale continues the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, the totalitarian society in what was formerly […]

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2019) (movie trailer).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sonic The Hedgehog (2019) (movie trailer).

Is it now time for a movie based on Sonic The Hedgehog? It seems so. This film hitting November 2019 is a live-action adventure comedy based on the Sega game. The film follows the misadventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom […]

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Lucifer (4th season trailer): there’ll be the Devil to pay.

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lucifer (4th season trailer): there’ll be the Devil to pay.

The crime-solving Lucifer is back on Netflix for a 4th season of this TV series, perhaps the more original cop buddy-movie pairing since Turner and Hooch, or maybe Life on Mars. It looks like Eve (an in … Adam &) is now back in the mortal realm to make the crime-solving duo a threesome, in […]

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Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, was the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such […]

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