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Future Cop: The Complete Series (1976-77) (TV series review).

July 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Future Cop: The Complete Series (1976-77) (TV series review).

With an introduction for the 72 minute pilot episode that says the police need a better way of policing, you can’t help but feel like saying ‘Robocop’, except this happened a lot earlier in 1976 and this robot cop, John Haven (actor Michael Shannon), was made to look like a human. A functioning bio-synthetic android […]

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Zodiac (The Eco-Thriller) by Neal Stephenson (book review).

July 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Zodiac (The Eco-Thriller) by Neal Stephenson (book review).

Written in 1988 before the publication of his other various well-known, award-winning and huge novels, ‘Zodiac’ is Neal Stephenson’s fast-paced and irreverent eco-thriller that mixes organic chemistry with environmental campaigning and zany humour to produce an indefinable cocktail of a novel. The version of the book I received an ARC of Subterranean Press’s 2010 hardcover […]

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The Old Guard (Netflix film: review)

July 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Old Guard (Netflix film: review)

Robbie Collin reviews Highlander-like fantasy/sci-fi movie The Old Guard (based on the comic-book of the same name). A team of immortal fighters must recruit a new member for their team of human-civilization protecting warriors, just as they become hunted for their power by an evil corporation that wants to discover the secret of their DNA and long […]

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The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Plasm by William Meikle (ebook review).

‘The Plasm’ is a novella in the SF/horror genre, a fine old tradition. Here’s what happens. Steve and Sam, a lady, are a salvage team working the Solar System. Sam is bold and daring while Steve is more cautious, wary of danger. When they come across the wreck of the Vordlak, Sam is overcome with […]

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The slow-motion, painful demise of the SYFY Channel? (video)

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The slow-motion, painful demise of the SYFY Channel? (video)

Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi; stylised as SYFY) is the American pay television channel owned by the NBCUniversal Television, a subsidiary of Comcast. The channel features science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, paranormal, drama, and reality programming. Well, the Syfy Channel has had a LOT of highs and lows since its launch in 1992. […]

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Singularity Vol.1 (short scifi film).

July 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Singularity Vol.1 (short scifi film).

In the short science fiction film Singularity Vol.1 (by the ever-reliable Asa Derks), a woman becomes aware of the emerging AI consciousness that has awoken around the globe after Alexa dismisses her Bruno Mars song request. Will she welcome our robot overlords? More importantly, can she convince them that her taste in music isn’t terrible?

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Away (new Netflix scifi TV series with Hiliary Swank: trailer).

July 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Away (new Netflix scifi TV series with Hiliary Swank: trailer).

Away is a new 10-episode Netflix scifi TV series with Hiliary Swank, created by Andrew Hinderaker. A manned starship is sent to Mars with a crew of astronauts assembled from around the globe – the United States, Russia, China, India, and Great Britain. If all goes well, they will be away from the place they […]

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Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses (SF anthology review).

July 6, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses (SF anthology review).

‘Gotta Wear Eclipse Sunglasses’ is an anthology of optimistic Science Fiction and fantasy from Third Flatiron Publishing and edited by Juliana Rew. It’s available from Smashwords as an eBook on a very enlightened pay-what-you-want basis or from Barnes and Noble as a pay $4.95 Nook Book or from Amazon as a paperback. Check the website […]

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Resurgence by C.J. Cherryh (book review).

July 4, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Resurgence by C.J. Cherryh (book review).

In days gone by, when reading matter was all print, either in the form of books or magazines, publishing houses had more staff. Editors had the space to give their authors guidance in order to produce the best work possible for the benefit of all: reader, writer and publisher. As in so many walks of […]

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Fantasy and scifi aircraft size and scale comparison (video).

July 4, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Fantasy and scifi aircraft size and scale comparison (video).

Here’s a cute video featuring flying vehicles from SF/fantasy movies, games, and TV series – including air vehicles, creatures, floating cities, and other types of in-atmosphere flying objects (e.g. not space-related).

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