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The Host… Invasion of the Twilight Body Snatchers.

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Host… Invasion of the Twilight Body Snatchers.

Another of the Stephenie Meyer novels gets the movie treatment, this time the love that dare not share its name is some human-on-pod action in this sub-Bodysnatchers plot. Forget moody vampires, moody humans possessed by glowing alien caterpillar parasites are where the kissy-kissy tension is this year! Yes, here’s the new trailer for The Host.

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Oblivion… and back again.

February 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oblivion… and back again.

Video: Oblivion – exclusive trailer The original Tom Cruise science fiction flick, Oblivion, has a new trailer out which reveals a few more plot details, such as the fact that the Wall-E-like humans on duty come to Earth with their memory wiped. Hmmm. Now, that would make me suspicious if it was me! Maybe Tom’s […]

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The Chronicles Of Riddick Dead Man Stalking… stick-in-the-mud.

February 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Chronicles Of Riddick Dead Man Stalking… stick-in-the-mud.

Some time this year we can expect to see The Chronicles Of Riddick Dead Man Stalking movie in the cinemas. Our man Vin Diesel is teasing our interest in said movie by releasing a picture of him in the film, stuck in the mud, so to speak. Come on Vin, give us some more Katee […]

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This Is Not An Epilogue by Donovan Sotam (story).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
This Is Not An Epilogue by Donovan Sotam (story).

Schrödinger was welcoming Oppenheimer. He had invited several colleagues of his, some close friends, others just acquaintances, to his home. ‘Hello Robert, come in.’ ‘Hi, Schrödinger. So, what’s all the fuss about?’ ‘I think I’ve made a huge breakthrough.’ ‘Hope it’s legal, this time.’ They both laughed loudly. ‘I missed your humour, Robert. Do come […]

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My Favourite Character: Arnold Rimmer by Aidan Fortune (article).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
My Favourite Character: Arnold Rimmer by Aidan Fortune (article).

Second Class Technician Arnold Judas Rimmer may seem like an unusual choice as a favourite character but there is logic in my madness. Having grown up watching ‘Red Dwarf’ on BBC and reading all of the related novels probably before I was old enough to do so, to me Rimmer was the first ‘real’ character […]

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Mad Professor: The Uncollected Short Stories Of Rudy Rucker by Rudy Rucker (book review)

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mad Professor: The Uncollected Short Stories Of Rudy Rucker by Rudy Rucker		(book review)

‘The Mad Professor’ is a collection of 13 of Rudy Rucker’s short stories. Rucker himself is a double professor, starting with mathematics and moving on to computer science. The stories are presented in reverse chronological order with the newest stories first with one exception, the last story ‘Visions Of The Metanove’l was written last. Of […]

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Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film by Vivian Sobchack (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film by Vivian Sobchack (book review).

Written originally in 1980, this book, ‘Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film’ by Vivian Sobchack, looks at classic American SF films and some modern ones in order to posit a theory of how Science Fiction is defined on film. It puts itself forward as the first real attempt to treat Science Fiction films as […]

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Drama Showcase: My Mother Was An Alien – Is That Why I’m Gay? by Nigel Fairs (cd review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Drama Showcase: My Mother Was An Alien – Is That Why I’m Gay? by Nigel Fairs (cd review).

‘My Mother Was An Alien Is That Why I’m Gay?’ is an adult themed play which features the talents of Max Day, Nigel Fairs and Louise Jameson. From Big Finish, it is part of their ‘Drama Showcase’ and is written by Nigel Fairs. If you think you have problems with family, you should meet this […]

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Blue Friday by Mike French (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blue Friday by Mike French (book review).

Most of us have played those games with friends where a situation is taken and the conversation follows the line ‘what if’ and gets sillier and sillier as the night progresses. In the morning, you cannot remember any of the details, only that at the time, it was hilarious. Mike French has been playing those […]

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Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (book review).

January 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (book review).

In the early history of SF, authors used the medium with various intentions. Many books could be regarded as wish fulfilment but SF lends itself to serious prediction, satire and dire warnings. In more modern SF, there is often an overlap. Writers look at modern trends and extrapolate. They may take us out to a […]

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