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Storm Constantine, fantasy author, passes away aged 64 (news).

January 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Storm Constantine, fantasy author, passes away aged 64 (news).

Sad news just in, fantasy author Storm Constantine – best known for her Wraeththu series – has passed away aged 64. Her family posted this today on her Facebook account: It is with great sorrow that we bring the sad news of the death of our dear friend and founder, the writer and publisher, Storm […]

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Here Comes Frieda (short science fiction film: in full – video).

January 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Here Comes Frieda (short science fiction film: in full – video).

Here Comes Frieda is a short science fiction movie by Robin Takao D’Oench. It’s 2040, and super-storms of lethal proportion are commonplace. Citizens play a lottery where the winners get free passage to an orbital habitat named Upper Paradise. Against astronomical odds, Lilly Lamont, a young blind woman finds herself the winner. As she prepares […]

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Dune: The Duke Of Caladan (The Caladan Trilogy book 1) by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dune: The Duke Of Caladan (The Caladan Trilogy book 1) by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

To paraphrase Liet-Kynes, ‘Against all better judgement, I liked book.’ Put another way, there’s a fair deal of antipathy directed at Messrs Herbert and Anderson for the way they’ve plundered Herbert Sr’s universe for the material needed to pump out, on a literally industrial scale, one pot-boiler scifi novel after another. Where the original ‘Dune’ […]

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Vanguard (The Genesis Fleet book 1) by Jack Campbell (book review).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vanguard (The Genesis Fleet book 1) by Jack Campbell (book review).

In the early days of Science Fiction, the ‘Pulp’ era, the main concern was action and adventure. There was a conceit that eventually ways would be found for ships to travel faster than light and the communications would be similarly instantaneous. No thought was given to what conditions would be like on board ship and […]

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Cyro-sleep and society (science video).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cyro-sleep and society (science video).

Isaac Arthur is back with a look at the thorny topic of suspended animation, aka cryo-sleep, and brings us a 30-minute-long Isaac Arthur look at how cryonic freezing offers a pathway to reap future medical technologies today, by preserving someone for future restoration. But, just what would the impact of this technology be on civilisation?

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Archive – a scifi film review by Mark Kermode (video).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Archive – a scifi film review by Mark Kermode (video).

In science fiction movie Archive, it’s 2038, and an expert in artificial intelligence secretly attempts to reunite with his sadly deceased wife through a new engineering prototype. 

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For All Mankind: scifi TV series, second season (trailer).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
For All Mankind: scifi TV series, second season (trailer).

In the second season of the TV series For All Mankind, the parallel reality take on a world where the USSR got to the Moon first, continues, sparking a long-running space race in the solar system. We reach 1983, and President Reagan is close to sparking a third world war in space when the commies load […]

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The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell (book review).

January 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell (book review).

‘The Stranger Times’ is the title of this humorous fantasy novel by C.K. McDonnell and also the name of a fictional newspaper in Manchester that features stories of the paranormal, often sent in by readers. Examples of these are scattered through the book and include: ‘Dawkins Is God’, ‘Ghost Of Bowie Keen To Record New […]

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Alan Dean Foster: science fiction author interview (video).

January 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alan Dean Foster: science fiction author interview (video).

Alan Dean Foster, the science fiction author behind many media tie-in novels as well as the fab Humanx Commonwealth Universe books, is interviewed about getting screwed for royalties by Disney after they purchased the Star Wars franchise, his thoughts on the relationship arc between Rey and Finn, and which Star Wars films he liked and […]

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Avi Loeb, Harvard Professor of Astrophysics, on why the Oumuamua visitor was an alien light-sail craft (video).

January 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Avi Loeb, Harvard Professor of Astrophysics, on why the Oumuamua visitor was an alien light-sail craft (video).

Avi Loeb, Harvard Professor of Astrophysics, on why the Oumuamua visitor was more likely than not to have been a light-sail powered piece of alien tech – either a probe, or just a relay in a comms network – as well as why humanity and Earth really aren’t special; why our Sun is a relative […]

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