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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

March 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

It’s hard to believe that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ has been in existence for over seven decades and yet the September/October 2019 issue marked the 70th anniversary of its first publication. To celebrate this impressive achievement, editor Charlie Finlay filled the magazine with some seriously heavyweight content, including Michael Moorcock’s debut piece […]

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War Of The Maps by Paul McAuley (book review).

March 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
War Of The Maps by Paul McAuley (book review).

There’s a real sense of wonder right from the beginning of Paul McAuley’s new novel ‘War Of The Maps’. Set in the far, far future among an ancient, worn-out civilisation on an artificially created world, it seemed first of all medieval, then maybe Wild West or possibly a little bit steampunk. There’s a hint of […]

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What can A.I. teach us about humanity? (documentary: video).

March 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
What can A.I. teach us about humanity? (documentary: video).

With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. In 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people […]

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Westworld last trailer: season three.

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Westworld last trailer: season three.

Here’s the last trailer for the 3rd season of HBO science fiction TV series Westworld. Enjoy.

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Thyme Lords vs nasty viruses: the soap box (science video).

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Thyme Lords vs nasty viruses: the soap box (science video).

The ultimate Thyme Lord, Alton Brown, wants to tell us why soap is far superior for the task of bashing viruses as opposed to all those feeble hand sanitisers.

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Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (book review).

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (book review).

“Are you a coward or are you a librarian?” This might be the best tagline I’ve ever seen for a book and it made me immediately excited to pick up Sarah Gailey’s ‘Upright Women Wanted’. In a dystopian future where communities are small and far apart, the Librarians travel from place to place delivering approved […]

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Equations Of Life (Metrozone Sequence Trilogy book 1) by Simon Morden (book review).

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Equations Of Life (Metrozone Sequence Trilogy book 1) by Simon Morden (book review).

‘Equations Of Life’ by Simon Morden is the first novel in the ‘Metrozone Sequence Trilogy’. Samuil Petrovitch is a Russian living in a container in a domik at South Clapham. It is where poor people live and he, as a university physics researcher and computer programmer, does not earn that much money. The domiks, heaped […]

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My Spy (spy-fi movie review by Mark Kermode).

March 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
My Spy (spy-fi movie review by Mark Kermode).

King of Mucho Movies, our Mark Kermode, plops his bum down on the cinema seat to watch the comedy spy-fy movie My Spy, in which a CIA agent is sent undercover to check out an average suburban family, but then finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9 year-old girl who blackmails him into […]

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The Hunt (dark scifi movie: reviewed by Mark Kermode).

March 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Hunt (dark scifi movie: reviewed by Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, sits down to bring you his take on the dark near-future science fiction thriller, The Hunt. This film was judged so spicy, it was actually banned for a while by the global elite – a little too close to what might have happened on the Jeffrey Epstein private […]

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Slaine: The Book Of Scars by Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Mick McMahan and Clint Langley (graphic novel review).

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Slaine: The Book Of Scars by Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Mick McMahan and Clint Langley (graphic novel review).

For UK fans of a certain, um, ‘vintage’, ‘Slaine’, alongside ‘Judge Dredd’, ‘Rogue Trooper’ and the ‘ABC Warriors’ is one of the classic ‘2000AD’ characters. Bringing axes, monsters and muscles to the comic’s usual SF/post-apocalyptic stories, ‘Slaine’ also referenced Celtic legends, giving a mythological feel to all the bloodshed. Even for the eternally teen-age ‘2000AD’, […]

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