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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

See is one of the first big TV series to be coming out from Apple TV, and of course, it’s science fiction. This is high concept stuff, set in a dystopian post-collapse future. Humanity has lost its sense of sight and the USA could best be described as a bunch of natives living American Indian-style, […]

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Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

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Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

Those of you with really good memories and a mature set of DNA might well recall the Major Matt Mason action figure from the 1960s by Mattel … kind of Action Man in space. Well, actor Tom Hanks obviously remembers, because he’s teaming up with Akiva Goldsman for a live-action scifi movie based on his […]

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Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

Biohackers are creating a free knockoff of a million-dollar gene therapy – should we cringe or applaud the Robin Hoods of medicine? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614245/biohackers-are-pirating-a-cheap-version-of-a-million-dollar-gene-therapy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

Robots that cannot be broken? Skynet will be so pleased about this actual piece of science news! The European Commission is funding a project called SHERO (Self HEaling soft RObotics) to get ahead in the robotics revolution. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/soft-selfhealing-materials-for-robots-that-cannot-be-destroyed The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

Murder-bots – coming soon to a war zone near you. Welcome to a dark new age of autonomous machine warfare! https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/killer-robots-and-new-era-machine-driven-warfare/597130/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

Pierce Brosnan reckons playing James Bond might have been his biggest achievement, but that it’s now time for a woman to pick up the Bond role. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pierce-brosnan-endorses-female-bond-get-way-guys-1237752 The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Earth’s 10 billion atomic bomb-blast: when an asteroid killed our planet (science news).

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Earth’s 10 billion atomic bomb-blast: when an asteroid killed our planet (science news).

when the asteroid that called time on the dinosaurs smashed into the Earth, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted so much sulphur into the atmosphere that it blocked the sun, which caused the global cooling that ultimately doomed the dinosaurs. That’s the scenario scientists have hypothesised. Now, a new study led by The […]

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

In 1980, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, wrote and posted a letter out to his Star Trek Fans mailing list. In this missive, Roddenberry invited Star Trek viewers to help in the mission to explore the galaxy. To celebrate this event, Star Trek Voyager‘s holographic doctor, aka actor Robert Picardo, who serves on […]

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Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

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Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

‘Parallel Worlds’ is a new, free webzine launched this month. The headline article is an interview with Isaac Childres, creator of ‘Gloomhaven’ and most of the pages are devoted to Games and Gaming, a subject I know absolutely nothing about. However, it contains other stuff, too, concerning which I am quite prepared to bore you […]

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