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Keep Watching The Skies! American Science Fiction Movies Of The Fifties: The 21st Century Edition: 2 Volume set by Bill Warren (book review).

April 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Keep Watching The Skies! American Science Fiction Movies Of The Fifties: The 21st Century Edition: 2 Volume set by Bill Warren (book review).

I think everyone has heard of Bill Warren’s opus ‘Keep Watching The Skies! American Science Fiction Movies Of The Fifties’ over the years. This version, split into two volumes, should make it easier to read than the hardback at 1004 pages. Bear in mind these books are large and double column, then text-wise, you should […]

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United States Space Force action figures on the way (news).

April 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
United States Space Force action figures on the way (news).

Luckily for the world, the United States Space Force action figures are now on the way, thanks to the project over at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amazotoys/united-states-space-force-action-figures meeting – nay, busting – it’s fundraising target with rocket-boosters on (quite literally). The only question remaining is which side will you be on Space Force Blue, Space Force Red, or those […]

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Stories of Hope and Wonder: charity science fiction anthology riding high (news).

April 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stories of Hope and Wonder: charity science fiction anthology riding high (news).

Science fiction author Philip Palmer (of Debatable Space fame, among other excellent works) drops the Nest a line* to let us know about the Hope and Wonder charity science fiction anthology currently riding high in the Amazon charts. Philip says, “I’m proud to be part of a short story anthology called Stories of Hope and […]

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Astronaut (scifi film interview: Richard Dreyfuss sits down with Mark Kermode).

April 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Astronaut (scifi film interview: Richard Dreyfuss sits down with Mark Kermode).

In the SF film, Astronaut, a sad old widower played by actor Richard Dreyfuss must fight his family, poor health and running out of runway (well, time) to try to win a competition for a golden ticket to space. Richard sits down with our man-of-many-movies, Mark Kermode, to discuss the sentimental film.

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Jason Momoa on playing Duncan Idaho in Dune (actor interview).

April 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jason Momoa on playing Duncan Idaho in Dune (actor interview).

Actor Jason Momoa interviewed about his role in the upcoming Dune movie, and why Han Salo was his touchstone for the part of house duellist and all-round bad-blade, Duncan Idaho.

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World Engines Destroyer by Stephen Baxter (book review).

April 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
World Engines Destroyer by Stephen Baxter (book review).

While editing this review, I realised that a lot of it sounds quite negative, so to put things in context I enjoyed ‘World Engines Destroyer’ and am absolutely looking forward to the sequel. With that out of the way, let’s try to summarise this book which is tricky because right to the end I never […]

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Stress And Choice: take your pick … an article by, GF Willmetts.

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stress And Choice: take your pick … an article by, GF Willmetts.

I’ve never wanted to use the paid digital channels or even the likes of Netflix. If anything, when there’s too much choice, then you’re never going to pick anything. You might surf and try something but unless it really sticks or you have a dud episodes, you might just move on or, just as likely, […]

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Paleonaut (short scifi film).

April 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Paleonaut (short scifi film).

Another short 15-minute-long film from the Dust crew, this time from the imagination of Eric McEver. Titled Paleonaut, a scientist studying the first human time traveller falls in love with her subject. But if her research succeeds they will become separated by eons of history. She must find a way to connect with him across […]

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Finalists in for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar and Astounding Awards (news).

April 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Finalists in for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar and Astounding Awards (news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced its finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar and Astounding Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards. “Congratulations to all those announced today. Being a finalist for a Hugo Award signifies the high esteem in which the fan community holds your work. Getting to this stage […]

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The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (book review).

April 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (book review).

There are three types of ‘human’: Solitaires, Traders, and Sylvestri. The same but different. Sylvestri are not quite elves. They have a connection to the natural world, the patience of the old forest and disdain for other humans. Traders, well, trade and not just money, though they do do that and extremely well. Traders can […]

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