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Terminator Dark Fate (scifi movie: feature trailer via ComicCon).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terminator Dark Fate (scifi movie: feature trailer via ComicCon).

Ah, ComicCon – time to dine on a thousand new film trailers all vying for publicity. Well, here’s the ComicCon feature trailer for Terminator Dark Fate, in which three decades after the Terminator 2 Judgement Day‘s events, a new liquid metal Terminator model (played by Gabriel Luna) is dispatched by Skynet to terminate Dani Ramos […]

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Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Top Gun Maverick – set in the current day with Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell – aka Tom Cruise – as the new flight instructor at Top Gun, where he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who wants to become an aviator like his dad was. Coming June 26th 2020 from Paramount Pictures.

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Ad Astra (SF movie trailer #2).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ad Astra (SF movie trailer #2).

In this Brad Pitt science fiction flick, Ad Astra, a U.S. astronaut has to visit the solar system’s outer edges to locate his MIA space-farer dad while working to unravel a strange alien mystery which might just threaten the survival of the Solar System. While doing so, he stumbles across a conspiracy which could change […]

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This Is How You Lose The Time War by Max Gladstone & Amal El Mohtar (book review).

July 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
This Is How You Lose The Time War by Max Gladstone & Amal El Mohtar (book review).

Now here’s an odd book. It’s small and the text is double-lined, usually a sign that it is a Young Adult book. Except it isn’t. ‘This Is How You Lose The Time War’ by the dual authors Max Gladstone & Amal El Mohtar is for readers who like flowery descriptive prose than adventure text. There […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

July 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (published by Orbit) is the 33rd winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK prize for science fiction literature. Thompson – a psychiatrist by trade – was born in London to Yoruba parents and he grew up in Nigeria. Rosewater explores life in Nigeria after a successful alien invasion’s changed […]

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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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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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All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (book review).

July 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (book review).

‘Groundhog Day with aliens,’ is how one might describe the Tom Cruise film ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel translated by Alexander O. Smith as ‘All You Need IS Kill’, it was an intelligent and entertaining slice of military SF. As you might expect, the film didn’t follow the book exactly, but it […]

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Across The Void by S.K. Vaughn (book review).

July 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Across The Void by S.K. Vaughn (book review).

S.K. Vaughn’s new novel, ‘Across The Void’ relies on a common theme of an isolated astronaut trying to survive. Commander Mayam ‘May’ Knox is brought out of hibernation in a disorientated fashion and finds herself alone on the damaged spaceship, Hawking II, during its Europa mission. Her only companion is the ship’s AI, which she […]

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Salvation Day by Kali Wallace (book review).

July 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Salvation Day by Kali Wallace (book review).

‘Salvation Day’ is an SF adventure/horror story set hundreds of years in the future. The complex background is revealed in skilful exposition in the first two chapters, even as the story gets started, no mean feat. In truth, the early part is borderline info dump but get past that, it’s not long and you are […]

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