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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

July 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (published by Orbit) is the 33rd winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK prize for science fiction literature. Thompson – a psychiatrist by trade – was born in London to Yoruba parents and he grew up in Nigeria. Rosewater explores life in Nigeria after a successful alien invasion’s changed […]

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Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins Of What Divides Us by Avi Tuschman (book review).

July 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins Of What Divides Us by Avi Tuschman (book review).

OK, I am not very prone at all to reading political books. What Avi Tuschman has done with this book, ‘Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins Of What Divides Us’, is look at whether out choices are innate than by free choice rather than which way your political beliefs you support. More so as fraternal […]

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Paradise Hills (fantasy film: trailer).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Paradise Hills (fantasy film: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for Paradise Hills, an urban fantasy film via the Sundance Film Festival, directed by Alice Waddington with actors Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich, and Jeremy Irvine starring in the flick. Hitting the cinema on November 1st 2019 from Samuel Goldwyn Films. 

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The King’s Man (spy-fy trailer).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King’s Man (spy-fy trailer).

A Kingsman movie prequel (the two movies based on the Kingsman comic-book created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar) produced by Matthew Vaughn which looks at the start of the spy organisation at the turn of the 20th century. Edwardianpunk, anyone? The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Aaron […]

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NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps will be a Special Guest at Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon – discussing the challenges of space exploration in lectures and panels. Dr Epps will appear on panels on space commercialisation, the Apollo moon shot programme, and NASA’s Artemis programme to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. She will also […]

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Dublin 2019 WorldCon: one month to go, & packed schedule is announced.

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dublin 2019 WorldCon: one month to go, & packed schedule is announced.

Dublin 2019, the Irish Worldcon, will have 700 programme events over five days from 15th to 19th August 2019. More than 60 authors will give readings, including Elizabeth Bear, Marie Brennan, Pat Cadigan, Zen Cho, Aliette de Bodard, Guest of Honour Diane Duane, Joe Haldeman, Roz Kaveney, Mary Robinette Kowal, Peadar Ó Guilín, Mary Anne […]

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The Jewel And Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series book 1) by Fran Wilde (book review).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Jewel And Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series book 1) by Fran Wilde (book review).

Lin is a Jewel, a member of the valley’s royal family and Sima is her lapidary, a servant sworn to protect her and work with the magical gems that protect the valley. But when the king’s lapidary betrays the court, killing everyone but Sima and Lin, the valley is exposed. Many of the gems that […]

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The storming of Area 51 – mass casualties on the way?

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The storming of Area 51 – mass casualties on the way?

Is Area 51 about to be stormed by hordes of curious alien hunters seeking crashed UFOs and dead aliens? And if this happens, what’s the likely body-count? Well, the piss-taking Facebook event called ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ over at https://www.facebook.com/events/area-51/storm-area-51-they-cant-stop-all-of-us/448435052621047/ is asking US citizens to mob up at the US […]

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The Great Hack (Netflix documentary).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Great Hack (Netflix documentary).

The Great Hack is an interesting new Sundance Award-winning documentary about the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal which will be hitting Netflix on July 24th 2019. Here’s the film’s blurb: They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on […]

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The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (fantasy series trailer).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (fantasy series trailer).

Netflix knows what you like, and they need more of it replace all the content being sucked back into their upcoming rival streaming service (a la Friends, anything from Disney/HBO/Marvel/Warner etc). Would a sequel to The Dark Crystal film (1982) be of interest? Sure it would. Here’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, hitting Netflix […]

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