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Burning Brightly: 50 Years Of Novacon edited by Ian Whates (book review)

November 30, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
Burning Brightly: 50 Years Of Novacon edited by Ian Whates  (book review)

From 1979 onwards, every Novacon SF Convention featured a free special with a short story donated by that year’s guest of honour. This anthology features a selection from those specials. Stephen Baxter’s ‘Chiron’ is set in his ‘Xeelee Sequence’ universe but stands alone just fine. Anna Gage is a top pilot who was lucky enough […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2021, Volume 141 # 758 (magazine review)

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2021, Volume 141 # 758  (magazine review)

One of the things that MF&SF does well is inclusivity. The authors represented in this volume originate from all across the globe. Amongst the places are Australia, Iceland, Russia and Greece. A number of stories are the authors’ first appearances in this magazine although they may have been published elsewhere. At the same time, there […]

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The Silent Sea (Netflix scifi film: trailer).

November 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Silent Sea (Netflix scifi film: trailer).

Here’s a trailer for a new science fiction film, The Silent Sea, coming to Netflix, this time, a South Korean language movie. A crew of space professionals embarks on an apparently normal journey to the moon with Earth in ruins, 24 hours on the clock, and the odds stacked against them. However, as circumstances rapidly […]

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Once Upon A Man : a short story by: GF Willmetts

November 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Once Upon A Man   :  a short story by: GF Willmetts

What do you do if you’re the last of your species? Do you try to live as long as you can or bid the world adieu and get it over with as quickly as possible? Thanks for having me but time to go. No lingering. There were just the two of us. Not the same […]

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The Matrix 4: Resurrections (scifi movie trailer).

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Matrix 4: Resurrections (scifi movie trailer).

The Matrix 4: Resurrections is coming our way, rebooting like an old computer that just happens to hold the Metaverse on its SSD. Here’s another new trailer, which includes a few international trailers as an added bonus. Looking forward to seeing this one.

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Silent Night: dark scifi film, Keira Knightley interview (video).

November 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Silent Night: dark scifi film, Keira Knightley interview (video).

Keira Knightley talks about working on one of the darkest, strangest screenplays she’s ever read… Silent Night. 

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Most awesome science fiction films from the 1980s, dude (audio).

November 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Most awesome science fiction films from the 1980s, dude (audio).

In this nifty little audio chat, David Barr Kirtley is joined by Andrea Kail, Matthew Kressel, and Tom Gerencer to discuss the films Weird Science, Innerspace, Escape from New York, Night of the Comet, and Howard the Duck. One of these things is not the same as the other. But which one? (cough: has… feathers) […]

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The History Of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure by Xavier Dollo and Djibril Morissette-Phan (graphic novel review).

November 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
The History Of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure by Xavier Dollo and Djibril Morissette-Phan (graphic novel review).

I have to confess that when I was offered this book, ‘The History Of Science Fiction’, I was paying more attention to the title than its sub-title, ‘A Graphic Novel Adventure’. Getting it, it was more like in for a penny, in for a pound and I am supposed to know something about the history […]

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Mother/Android (scifi film: trailer).

November 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mother/Android (scifi film: trailer).

Mattson Tomlin wrote and directed the Terminator-like science fiction thriller Mother/Android. Chloe Grace Moretz, Algee Smith, and Ral Castillo all feature in the SF film. Mother/Android is a film set in a near future that follows Georgia (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her hubbie Sam (Algee Smith) on a perilous voyage of escape as the USA […]

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We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Clarence Brown (book review).

November 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Clarence Brown (book review).

Reading about ‘We’, it was originally released in 1921 by Russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937) and centred on a dystopia and got promptly banned for 60 years. It was also translated into English by Clarence Brown in 1993 and is considered influential on George Orwell’s ‘1984’, although no one says how he got a copy, […]

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