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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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Jumanji: The Next Level (trailer).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jumanji: The Next Level (trailer).

Xmas 2019 will see Jumanji: The Next Level arrive in the cinemas for December 13th 2019. The 4th film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and Alex Wolff, redoing their roles from the previous flick, alongside newcomers Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito. The […]

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Mulan (live action reboot of Disney fantasy animation).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mulan (live action reboot of Disney fantasy animation).

There doesn’t seem to be a Disney cartoon film that the Mouse can’t reboot as a live action flick – and in that spirit, here’s the first trailer for their oriental-focused fantasy film, Mulan. Is it just me, but do the elements from the original film now seem much more in tune with the times, […]

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Another Life (Netflix scifi series original: hitting end of July).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Another Life (Netflix scifi series original: hitting end of July).

Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s new original science fiction series from Aaron Martin and Noreen Halpern, Another Life, which stars actress Katee Sackhoff as the central character. From the trailer, it looks like one of the Alien movies sprinkled with a little added Interstellar and Arrival, aimed at fans missing Katee from her Battlestar days […]

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Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

July 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

Seeing the title of this book, ‘Science The Sh*t Out Of Life’ by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi, I did ask the publicist the obvious question as to how would you ask for a copy in a bookshop? The ‘Sh*t’ rhymes with ‘hush’ I was told. Good luck with that. I also suggested a […]

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