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Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition by J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth (graphic novel review)

August 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition by J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth  (graphic novel review)

I remember reading some of J.M. DeMatthis and Jon J. Muth’s ‘Moonshadow’ back in the late 1980s, more really for the unique latter’s watercolours than the story itself. Reading it today, I’m not sure if I’ve changed my mind. In the introduction, DeMatthis pointed out he wanted to do something away from super-heroes and his […]

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An American Pickle: film review and Seth Rogen interview.

August 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
An American Pickle: film review and Seth Rogen interview.

Ben Bailey Smith talks to Seth Rogen about his new gentle comedy time travelling film, An American Pickle, and Anna Bogutskaya sits down to review the film. In 1920, an immigrant worker in a pickle factory falls into a vat of brine and wakes up 100 years later in modern Brooklyn. 

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Raised by Wolves (new Ridley Scott HBO science fiction TV series: trailer).

August 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Raised by Wolves (new Ridley Scott HBO science fiction TV series: trailer).

Raised by Wolves is another new science fiction TV series created from Ridley Scott first streaming on HBO Max on September 3rd 2020. This one is set after a war has ruined Earth, and a bunch of frozen embryos are sent on a slow-ship ark to a marginally habitable colony world to ensure humanity continues. […]

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The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Set 3 Book 2 by Eric Brown (book review)

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Set 3 Book 2 by Eric Brown  (book review)

At the opening of ‘The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,’ it’s 1907 and Doctor Watson is having breakfast with his old friend Sherlock. Ten years earlier, the Martians returned to Earth, vaccinated against those microbes which had killed them the first time. But they were nice! It turned out that the first invasion was […]

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Denis Villeneuve (Dune interview: video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Denis Villeneuve (Dune interview: video).

Tanya Lapointe sits down to chat with Denis Villeneuve about his work on the fabulous upcoming DUNE movie and his filmmaking process. In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the […]

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Logan’s Run: scifi classic movie retrospective (video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Logan’s Run: scifi classic movie retrospective (video).

Here’s the classic movie retrospective on Logan’s Run was the 1976 MGM science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson, starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov. Based on the 1967 novel Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, it explores a future society where the population and the consumption […]

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Two (scifi short movie).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Two (scifi short movie).

Here’s the short science fiction movie, Two, by Emre Okten, where a couple of chums on an unmanned research ship discover the value of their friendship as their decades-long mission towards the sun comes to an end. This film was the winner of the Bronze Medal in Animation at the 46th Student Academy Awards.

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

August 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

Every so often, the people at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ choose a piece of cover art that is so dramatic, it forces you to open the magazine to find out what all the fuss is about. That’s certainly the case with the March/April 2020 issue, which features on the front a stunning […]

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Iain M. Banks: getting some Culture (audio interview).

August 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Iain M. Banks: getting some Culture (audio interview).

Fan David Barr Kirtley sits down with Simone Caroti – author of The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks: A Critical Introduction – to chat about British science fiction author Iain M. Banks and his seminal Culture novels. In the series, the Culture is composed primarily of sentient beings of the pan-human variety, artificially intelligent […]

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Arkady Martine’s “A Memory Called Empire” wins Hugo award (news).

August 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Arkady Martine’s “A Memory Called Empire” wins Hugo award (news).

Arkady Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, has won the Hugo Award for the Best Novel. The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony as part of CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). This year’s bases were designed by New Zealand artist John Flower and feature a paua shell koru swirl and […]

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