fbpx

RSSCategory: GENRE

Elysium – new mega-trailer shows the brilliance.

June 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Elysium – new mega-trailer shows the brilliance.

Jodie Foster and Matt Damon rarely star in complete turkeys, which is good, because Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame has been given some serious Hollywood money to show what he can do with Elysium. Can it be? An original science fiction film that ISN’T based on a comic-book or an old movie/TV series given […]

Read More

Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate Book The Third) by Gail Carriger (book review).

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate Book The Third) by Gail Carriger	 (book review).

‘Blameless’ is book three in ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ preceded by ‘Soulless’ and ‘Changeless’ and followed on by ‘Heartless’ and ‘Timeless’. As this is book three of a series, I would advise that the previous books are read before this one as this do follow quite closely on from one another. I would also like to […]

Read More

Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (book review).

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (book review).

Imagine this. You’re a woman killed in an accident and because you’re all natural and pretty, you’re kept on ice…literally…under an insurance condition. Many years later, you are awoken for a few minutes as an opportunity for some rich person to come along, to see if there’s a mutual attraction. If there is, then they’ll […]

Read More

MOLD! (2012) (dvd review).

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
MOLD! (2012) (dvd review).

From the USA, released by the MVD Group which specialises to some extent in unusual, to put it mildly, DVDs of movies which don’t come on general release in the cinema, we’ve got an offering called ‘MOLD!’ which is a low-budget affair with a shock horror theme. Directed by Neil Meschino, it is 90 minutes […]

Read More

The Faded Sun Trilogy by C.J. Cherryh (book review)

June 12, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Faded Sun Trilogy by C.J. Cherryh (book review)

Every now and then I take a break from the new releases stacked atop my desk to treat myself to a classic. This time I chose ‘Kesrith’, which begins ‘The Faded Sun Trilogy’ by C.J. Cherryh. I meant to read just one volume, then set the trilogy aside and get on with reading those new […]

Read More

Snowpiercer… ice cold in second class.

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer… ice cold in second class.

A rather odd-looking science fiction film, Snowpiercer, with some well known faces such as John Hurt, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer, by Bong Joon-ho of Old Boy fame. For this one, imagine Orwell’s 1984 set on a train circling the world holding the last remnants of humanity long into an ice […]

Read More

Black Hole bonanza in Galaxy next door.

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Black Hole bonanza in Galaxy next door.

Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. Using more than 150 Chandra observations, spread over 13 years, researchers identified 26 black hole candidates, the largest number to date, in a galaxy outside our […]

Read More

300 Rise of an Empire… first poster.

June 12, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
300 Rise of an Empire… first poster.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, this new chapter of the saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading […]

Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug… first trailer.

June 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug… first trailer.

There’s a new trailer out for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – with some serious elven action and a few old friends met along the way. Didn’t recall them in the book, but hey-ho.

Read More

Iain Banks passes away just 2 months after announcing he has cancer.

June 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iain Banks passes away just 2 months after announcing he has cancer.

The great science fiction author Iain Banks has passed away, we are informed by his family, just two months after his diagnosis of terminal cancer. Iain’s publisher Little Brown noted, “Iain Banks’ ability to combine the most fertile of imaginations with his own highly distinctive brand of gothic humour made him unique.” His friend SF […]

Read More

SFcrowsnest