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Winds Of Marque: Blackwood & Virtue by Bennett Coles

April 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Winds Of Marque: Blackwood & Virtue by Bennett Coles

A team within the space equivalent of the navy are sent on an undercover mission, disguised as merchants, to stop pirates. If they succeed, they will receive riches and, if they fail, the rest of the navy will hunt them down. Liam Blackwood is an executive officer in the navy. Having just come back from […]

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Gene Wolfe, one of science fiction’s greatest writers, passes away.

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gene Wolfe, one of science fiction’s greatest writers, passes away.

Sad news in today. One of the greats passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 87 – award-winning SFF author Gene Wolfe, who produced The Book of the New Sun – a tetralogy exploring the adventures of Severian, a disgraced and exiled torturer forced to wander a strange far-future Earth (Urth) in an […]

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A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan series book 1) by Arkady Martine.

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan series book 1) by Arkady Martine.

‘A Memory Called Empire’ is book one in the Teixcalaan series by Arkady Martine. Having said that, I felt that it could be read as a standalone. It is also Martine’s debut novel, something I found hard to believe as I was reading it as it was so well-written and accomplished. In ‘A Memory Called […]

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Night Shift (Alien universe: new short film).

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Night Shift (Alien universe: new short film).

As part of the Alien film’s 40th anniversary celebrations, 20th Century Fox has commissioned another short movie in the Alien universe, this one made by Aidan Brezonick, and called Night Shift. When a missing commercial spacer is discovered hungover and disoriented, his rescuers suggests a nightcap as a remedy. But that’s a mistake because there’s […]

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Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

April 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

Okay, folks…here is a riddle that is in need of solving: what is painfully bloated, bombastic, loud, obnoxious and truly unnecessary in its return to the centre stage of hedonistic attention? No, it is not your insufferable drunk Uncle Chester at the annual family reunion picnic. However, if you had correctly guessed director Neil Marshall’s […]

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The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

April 13, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

American baby-boomers, most of them anyway, will recall the Golden Age of television that served as escapist entertainment during the turbulent times of the 1960s. As the real-life turmoil saturated the nation with race riots, assassinations, the Vietnam War, political chaos and college demonstrations, the small boob tube strived to take us into another direction […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018, Volume 135 #739 (magazine review).

April 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2018, Volume 135 #739 (magazine review).

I’ve been reading my copies of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ out of order recently, so this review of the September/October 2018 issue comes out some weeks behind my review of the November/December one. Normal service will be resumed shortly, I promise. There are 3 novelettes, 8 short stories, a poem and 6 […]

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High Life (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

April 9, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
High Life (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

Science Fiction space-related spectacles are wondrous by nature given the broad, compelling scope of its imaginative sense of optical illusion and technical wonderment. Aesthetically, a vibrant SF production can literally wipe away any other shortcomings that could potentially hamper the opulent visual experience. However, the most challenging SF space vehicles can incorporate the realm of […]

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From Divergent Suns (book 3) by Sam Peters (book review)

April 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
From Divergent Suns (book 3) by Sam Peters  (book review)

After the tumultuous events of ‘From Darkest Skies’ and ‘From Distant Stars’, Agent Keon Rause of the Magenta police force is back in full swing, investigating a mysterious high-profile suicide. Working through the aftermath of discovering that his long-dead wife Alysha is actually alive, Agent Rause is attempting to get to the bottom of the […]

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The 100 (6th season trailer).

April 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
The 100 (6th season trailer).

The 6th season of post-apocalypse TV series The 100 rolls around and the survivors from the totally %^^*ed and nuked-up Earth have arrived at a new colony world to try their luck on. The existing Terran colonists’ descendants don’t look very happy to now be sharing their world with a bunch of Californian Teen Mad […]

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