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Sci-Fi Art Now by John Freeman (book review).

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi Art Now by John Freeman (book review).

Finding some time to fit in books from what I bought over a couple years ago, I started with this one, ‘Sci-Fi Art Now’ by John Freeman. ‘By Now’ is actually 9 years ago but that has no bearing as art is good whatever the age. Once past the introductions by Chris Foss and John […]

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The 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien is upon us.

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The 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien is upon us.

Alien will screen at cinemas across the UK and international territories from 1st March 2019 in a new 4K restoration of the original theatrical cut, to mark its 40th anniversary. The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery. […]

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The icy cold waters of Mars.

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The icy cold waters of Mars.

The Mars Express orbiter has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life. Mars appears to be an arid world, but its surface shows compelling signs that large amounts of water once existed […]

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Training an animated dragon after two successful previous films while appeasing the appreciative audience is the easy part. However, reaching the trilogy status while maintaining the whimsical allure of those same predecessor films is another entire story. Hence, writer-director Dean DeBlois does somewhat accomplish this feat for some more warm-hearted breeziness in the third instalment […]

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Tangent Room (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

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Tangent Room (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Four strangers in arcane branches of science find themselves imprisoned in a locked room and working on a problem that has strange metaphysical implications and whose solution might have serious and far-reaching implications and I mean ‘really far-reaching’. Directed by: Bjorn Engstrom and written by: Bjorn Engstrom. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4) or 6/10. I […]

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The Archived (The Archived book 1) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

March 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Archived (The Archived book 1) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

‘The Archived’ is book one in the ‘The Archived Series’ by Victoria Schwab, who also writes as V.E. Schwab when writing her adult novels. The Archive is a place that all souls go to after death to be stored as Histories. Mackenzie Bishop is a young girl who makes sure that they stay there and […]

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Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned fighter drone, the Boeing Loyal Wingman, a near fighter-jet sized AI weapon which will operate in a four-squadron drone cloud around each human pilot-manned fighter craft … what they call “smart teaming with existing military aircraft.” The Loyal Wingman measures 38 feet long and can fly 2,000 nautical miles […]

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Dislocations (The Kon-Tiki Quartet #1) by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dislocations (The Kon-Tiki Quartet #1) by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

Eric Brown has a history of writing tetralogies of linked Science Fiction novellas for PS Publishing with recent examples including the ‘Starship Seasons’ quartet (2007-2012) and the ‘Telemass Quartet’ (2014-2017). ‘Dislocations’ is the first volume in another such series, he Kon-Tiki Quartet’, first published in April 2018. This time, though, Brown has written it in […]

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The Changeover [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Changeover [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

The Young Adult (YA) film genre has had its ups and downs throughout the years in all kinds of categories that range from robust youthful romance to high-minded SF themes. More often than not the YA film phenomenon strains to pander to its targeted demographics. Some are effortless in creating such a massive draw, witness […]

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Broken Stars edited and translated by Ken Liu (book review).

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Broken Stars edited and translated by Ken Liu (book review).

Like much of the Science Fiction community, I’ve become very excited about Chinese Science Fiction of late. I read Ken Liu’s first collection of translated works, ‘Invisible Planets’, and the four Liu Cixin novels that have been translated so far, as well as meeting Liu Cixin for an interview. This new collection ‘Broken Stars’, which […]

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