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Philip Seymour Hoffman, aka Plutarch Heavensbee, found dead at age 46.

February 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Philip Seymour Hoffman, aka Plutarch Heavensbee, found dead at age 46.

The American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his home in New York. The Wall Street Journal says that a law enforcement source informed the newspaper that the actor was discovered expired in his bathroom with a needle in his arm, which would suggest that drugs might be the cause for his […]

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Which Of The SF Sub-Genres Is Safe Or Unsafe And Why? An examination by: GF Willmetts (article).

February 1, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Which Of The SF Sub-Genres Is Safe Or Unsafe And Why? An examination by: GF Willmetts (article).

After last month’s editorial, I thought it would make sense to have a look at the baker’s dozen of Science Fiction sub-genres and which I classify as safe or need expanding. After a few recounts and additions, it became more than thirteen than Wikipedia thinks is out there. The one thing all these seventeen sub-genres […]

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Dark The Lens And Alien Eyed: a story by: GF Willmetts.

February 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dark The Lens And Alien Eyed: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘I didn’t bring it in. It just walked in while we were on the ground. If anything, it’s your fault that we landed in the first place. You’re a lousy pilot.’ Landor dismissed that accusation and looked down at the semi-conscious biped on the floor. It had been rendered senseless when it had stepped on […]

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Freefall by Mercurio D Rivera (book review).

February 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Freefall by Mercurio D Rivera (book review).

I have read and enjoyed several of Mercurio D Rivera’s ‘Wergen’ stories in ‘Interzone’ over the past few years, so I was very pleased to receive a review copy of his new novella ‘Freefall’, set in the Wergen universe. The humanoid Wergen are an advanced race who become enthralled with humans, devoting their lives to […]

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What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton (book review).

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton (book review).

Author Jo Walton is a bit of a reading nut, he says putting it in the politest way as she can read up to six books a day at times. She likes re-reading books on a continual basis. Alas, if there was that amount of time for reviewers here but we’re always seeking new books […]

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The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra R. Clarke (book review),

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra R. Clarke (book review),

Quite simply, ‘The Mad Scientist’s Daughter’ by Cassandra R. Clarke is a love story. There is a hitch, however. There is a boy and a girl, but one of them is an android. For Caterina Novak, this isn’t an issue until it is. In this vaguely dystopian future, artificial intelligences are blamed from everything to […]

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Love In The Time Of The Fridges by Tim Scott (book review).

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Love In The Time Of The Fridges by Tim Scott (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘New Seattle Health and Safety. Do not die for no reason. This is the motto of a city so obsessed with the danger of sharp corners that it has almost forgotten how to live. But Huckleberry Lindbergh is about to find his trip to the city most decidedly unsafe. For a […]

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The Rover (is a dirty dog)… Guy Pearce does a new scifi movie.

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Rover (is a dirty dog)… Guy Pearce does a new scifi movie.

The Rover is an upcoming SF movie written and directed by David Michôd and is based on a story by David Michôd and Joel Edgerton. The film stars Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Nash Edgerton, David Field and Jamie Fallon. In a dangerous near future in the Australian […]

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The Flight Of The Silvers by Daniel Price (book review).

January 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Flight Of The Silvers by Daniel Price (book review).

Six ordinary people survive the end of the world. They are visited by three ethereal beings and given a silver bracelet. Moments before the sky collapses on them, they are surrounded by protective bubbles and have to watch everything and everyone they care about disappear. When the dust settles, they find themselves on an alternate […]

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The Seven Beauties Of Science Fiction by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. (book review).

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Seven Beauties Of Science Fiction by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. (book review).

I think the title ‘The Seven Beauties Of Science Fiction’ is something of a misnomer. Author Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. uses the ‘Beauty’ label as a descriptive for various aspects of Science Fiction, not as a selection choice for pretty characters or actors who’ve been significant in SF. As such, he introduces you to a variety […]

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