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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

Of course, I’ve heard of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’, but this has been the first opportunity I’ve had to watch it. More so, as I can’t recall it being on TV before. A bit of a delay in getting a blu-ray player that can go multi-region (as easy as 1, 2 3 with LG) and finally being able […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

The editorial team at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ are rather good at commissioning interesting cover art. With the July/August 2019 issue, they’ve outdone themselves, at least for a pulp SF fan like me. The picture, ‘Robots Invade!’ was produced on spec by Mondolithic Studios, rather than to illustrate a story already accepted […]

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Isaac Asimov: a life in science fiction (documentary: video).

February 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Isaac Asimov: a life in science fiction (documentary: video).

Here’s an interesting 25 minute-long video documenting the life and times and works of one of the greatest names in science fiction … the writer that is Isaac Asimov! Do you like how I avoided doing the cheesy intro about how this would be a Foundation into the works of the writer? This is by […]

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Salvation Lost (The Salvation Sequence book 2) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

February 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Salvation Lost (The Salvation Sequence book 2) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation Lost’ by Peter F Hamilton is the second novel in the Salvation Sequence trilogy. This in line with so many of Peter Hamilton’s novels is a space opera on a grand scale across both space and time. Time-wise it comprises two threads, the Earth-centric one is set from 25thJune to 4thJuly 2204 and the […]

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Westworld: season 3 trailer (scifi TV series).

February 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Westworld: season 3 trailer (scifi TV series).

Here’s the 3rd season of the Westworld science fiction TV series, in which the robots stray outside the worlds of fake play, and into the grim real future. Anybody fancy a mass robot uprising? 

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Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling (book review).

February 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling (book review).

Translated from the German by Jamie Lee Searle, ‘Qualityland’ is Marc-Uwe Kling’s satirical novel of a future where everything is controlled by algorithms. Set in a European country now known as Qualityland, it’s like living inside Google: adverts, deliveries, partners, jobs and every other aspect of each person’s life is assessed, rated, personalised and provided […]

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Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

The film-reviewing legend that is Mark Kermode sits down to watch the game-into-movie flick, Sonic the Hedgehog. In this beautiful piece of modern celluloid art, Sonic, an alien hedgehog from the planet Mobius who can move at incredible speeds, comes to Earth, pursued by the villainous Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Ah, art! 

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Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the trailer for the fourth series of scifi TV thang Stranger Things, in which it seems, as rumoured, that Hopper is indeed alive and a prisoner of the USSR, after saving Earth from beings from another dimension – and not a very nice one.

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Altered Carbon (second season trailer: Netflix scifi TV series).

February 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon (second season trailer: Netflix scifi TV series).

Here’s the second big trailer for the new second season of the Netflix scifi Altered Carbon (based on the great noir-ish SF novels by Richard K Morgan). Kovacs has been uploaded – or re-sleeved – into the body of a genetically enhanced combat clone that looks a lot like actor Anthony Mackie (aka The Falcon […]

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The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy book 1) by John Birmingham (book review).

February 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy book 1) by John Birmingham (book review).

When I decided to jot down my initial impressions of John Birmingham’s ‘The Cruel Stars’, I was surprised to find myself half-way through the 480 page book already. This was not because I had been reading particularly fast but because I didn’t feel like much had yet happened. This is one of the features of […]

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