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Love, Death + Robots, Volume Two (Netflix animated science fiction anthology II: trailer).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Love, Death + Robots, Volume Two (Netflix animated science fiction anthology II: trailer).

Here’s the second outing of the rather good Netflix animated science fiction anthology, Love, Death + Robots, entitled – not very imaginatively – Volume Two. It will be streaming May 14th 2021 on Netflix. Apparently, we can expect naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild, from such animators and talents as Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer […]

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Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

As I recently bought a pile of books about Science Fiction from earlier decades, the original reason was to remind you people out there about SF’s history and, for those who missed it, a chance to fill in background and look at earlier material and not just rely on today’s interpretation. However, after Sam Lundwall’s […]

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Light Years (book 1) by Kass Morgan (book review).

April 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Light Years (book 1) by Kass Morgan (book review).

‘Light Years’ by Kass Morgan is the first book in the ‘Light Years’ series. If you recognise Morgan, she also wrote ‘The 100’ series. This book revolves around the lives of four cadets just entering the Quartra Fleet Academy, a typically snobby school where youngsters learn the skills needed to decimate their enemies, the Spectres. […]

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This Virtual Night (The Outworlds Book 2) by C.S. Friedman (book review).

April 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
This Virtual Night (The Outworlds Book 2) by C.S. Friedman (book review).

In ‘This Virtual Night’ by C.S. Friedman, an investigation into an explosion on Harmony Space Station reveals the two culprits were playing ‘Dragonslayer’, a virtual game that manipulated their perceptions and tricked them into the attack. The designer of the game, Micah Bello, suddenly finds himself a scapegoat to corporate accountability, despite the fact he […]

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Assimilate: horror-scifi movie (Mark Kermode review).

April 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Assimilate: horror-scifi movie (Mark Kermode review).

Mark Kermode reviews the horror-science fiction film Assimilate, directed by John Murlowski and starring Joel Courtney, Andi Matichak, and Calum Worthy. Three chums discover that their town is being overtaken by alien creatures who can become perfect copies of their victims. It’s been done before with the various flavours of Bodysnatchers, so is this any […]

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Unity by Elly Bangs (book review).

April 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Unity by Elly Bangs (book review).

Unity is a bold and impressive debut novel from author Elly Bangs. The premise and the plot are made out of big ideas spread over a landscape scarred with the detritus of innumerable lifetimes. War is coming to Bloom City, an underwater ‘aquapolis,’ and three people are looking to get out before it happens. Danae […]

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Ghost Spin (Spin Trilogy book 3) by Chris Moriarty (book review).

April 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ghost Spin (Spin Trilogy book 3) by Chris Moriarty (book review).

‘Ghost Spin’ by Chris Moriarty, the third novel in the Spin trilogy, is a blend of cyber-noir, space opera and techno-thriller. Cohen is a 400 year-old emergent AI and the oldest. The scientists had at first tried to replicate him, but each attempt committed AI-suicide. He is therefore unique. Others emerged, but none with the […]

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Science Fiction: An Illustrated History by Sam J. Lundwall (book review).

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Science Fiction: An Illustrated History by Sam J. Lundwall (book review).

I mentioned last month I pulled ‘Science Fiction: An Illustrated History’ by Sam J. Lundwall so about time I gave it a read. Of course, the history of SF would only be up to 1977 but it’ll give a sharper snapshot leading up to that time. It’s hardly surprising that Lundwall is going to remind […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 edited by Mercedes Lackey (book review).

April 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 edited by Mercedes Lackey (book review).

I’m currently catching up on some books that have been on my ‘To Be Read’ pile for far too long. Top of that pile was the ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2016’. This is the seventeenth anthology of Nebula Awards nominees and winners, containing stories originally published in 2014, with the awards being given out at a […]

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British Science Fiction Association Awards 2021 (video).

April 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
British Science Fiction Association Awards 2021 (video).

Here’s the video for the 2021 announcement and presentation of the British Science Fiction Association Awards for works from 2020. Here’s the short-list for best novel … Tiffani Angus, Threading the Labyrinth, Unsung Stories. Susanna Clarke, Piranesi, Bloomsbury. M. John Harrison, The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, Gollancz. N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became, […]

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