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The Man In The High Castle (season 3 trailer).

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Man In The High Castle (season 3 trailer).

Season three of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle TV series on Prime finds Juliana Crain (actor Alexa Davalos) grappling with her destiny after seeking safety in the Neutral Zone. Realizing that their fates are intertwined, she works with Trade Minister Tagomi (actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) to interpret the mystery of the last remaining films. Meanwhile, […]

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One Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

August 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
One Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

I guess comparisons with Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’ are inevitable for S.J. Morden’s near-future Mars thriller, ‘One Way’. I can’t really make those comparisons directly though as I’ve only seen the film and not read the book of ‘The Martian’. Mars has almost its own personality: ancient, dusty, red and forbidding. It has featured in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2018, Volume 134 #737 (magazine review).

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2018, Volume 134 #737 (magazine review).

I’m a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’, so this time I’ll focus in on my highlights from the May/June issue, rather than covering everything as I usually do. For the sake of completeness, though, this issue included five novelettes, six short stories and eight articles. Before I […]

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2018 Hugo Winners arrive via WorldCon 76.

August 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
2018 Hugo Winners arrive via WorldCon 76.

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards have beamed in via the 76th World Science Fiction Convention. Only 2,828 votes were cast this year. Best Novel The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit). Best Novelette The Secret Life of Bots, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September 2017). Best Novella All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com […]

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Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

August 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Another of renowned Chinese author Cixin Liu’s novels has been translated for our enjoyment by Joel Martinsen in the form of ‘Ball Lightning’, a hard-SF, physics-based tale of obsession, complicated mathematics and the force of nature. As soon as I started reading, I recalled the curiously formal tone of Cixin Liu’s work, which initially may […]

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The Psychology Of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (book review).

August 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Psychology Of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (book review).

Imagine being part of a team that fulfilled its greatest imaginings. It’s a tight-knit group of female scientists who have applied their knowledge to making time travel possible. Imagine the trauma of being excluded through no fault of your own and being forgotten by your team who you thought were friends. Barbara, one of the […]

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The Point by John Dixon (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Point by John Dixon (book review).

Set in the near future, John Dixon’s novel, ‘The Point’, is about Scarlett Winter. She’s born into a military family but with no desire to follow in her retired father or brother Dan’s bootsteps as she’s very much the rebel. She doesn’t even attend her parents secret graduation party for her, already planning to backpack […]

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Cinderbrella Or What If The Shoe Didn’t Fit : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

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Cinderbrella Or What If The Shoe Didn’t Fit :  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

There were some times that Polly Kettle was glad that she left her team behind when she did a reconnaissance. More so in the steampunk reality Max had placed them in. Still a message was a message. A personal invitation card to a gala ball for her upper class alias, a royal ball at that […]

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Kronos (1957) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kronos (1957) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: With a film like ‘Kronos’ the viewer should not be looking at how convincing the special effects are but how clever and efficient they are as they come close to working. From a distance, ‘Kronos’ looks like a fairly spectacular Earth invasion film. Seen individually each visual effect seems to give up its secrets […]

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Curvature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Curvature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: A woman wakes up in bed and realises that a recent chunk of her life, the time since she went to bed, is now missing. Then she discovers through the magic of time travel that she had killed someone and really that is not like her. Since then, she has been trying to send […]

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