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A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

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A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 2’ is one of those ‘taster’ anthologies that feature stories from on-going series. The publisher’s cunning plan is to get you hooked on a set of characters and a fantasy setting so you buy all the books. If the tasters are good enough, it works. So do these four tales cut the […]

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Phoenix Falling (A Wildlands Novel) by Laura Bickle (book review).

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Phoenix Falling (A Wildlands Novel) by Laura Bickle (book review).

So many novels incorporating supernatural elements tend to tread the same path by having their mythical creatures following in the footsteps of humans and migrating to cities. It is refreshing then to find the action almost entirely encompassing the wilds of America, in this case Yellowstone National Park. The focus for this set of novels, […]

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The Dead Don’t Die (horror film trailer).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Dead Don’t Die (horror film trailer).

Another trailer for this zombie comedy movie, The Dead Don’t Die, featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. This one hits the cinema on June 14th 2019, so […]

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I Am Mother (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

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I Am Mother (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

Here’s an original science fiction movie, I Am Mother, landing with Netflix on June 7th 2019. It features a young girl (played by Clara Rugaard), who is the first vat-grown human to be raised in a post-extinction disaster shelter by a droid called Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne). But the robot mother and human child’s […]

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Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

May 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

Frank Hinks is a barrister and a dad and it is this latter activity that led him to start writing children’s books during the early 1990s. The ‘Ramion’ stories were born out of the stories he told his young sons and his three boys feature in both these volumes as the primary protagonists. Ramion itself […]

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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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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

Author Rod Pyle explains in his introduction to his latest book, ‘Heroes Of The Space Age’, that the real problem was who to leave out and that whoever he chose would disappoint others. So one of the criterias he applies is having some diversity so they would necessarily have similar backgrounds. As such, you have […]

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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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El Chicano (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

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El Chicano (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

The super-hero film craze has proven to be popcorn-pleasing box office gold over the last several years or so within Hollywood circles. Plus, street cred dramas basking in drugs and gangs tend to capitalise on the gritty, realistic aspects of confrontational entertainment. Additionally, what are the chances that supplying your super-hero spectacle with macabre edginess […]

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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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