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Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown (book review).

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown	(book review).

‘Helix Wars’ is the sequel to British SF author Eric Brown’s most popular novel ‘Helix’, published in 2007. Does it live up to its predecessor? It is now two hundred years since the events recounted in ‘Helix’, when a colony ship brought four thousand humans five hundred light years across the galaxy from a dying […]

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Falling Skies… and if you think the FIRST lot are bad…

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Falling Skies… and if you think the FIRST lot are bad…

Here’s some excellent trailer action for the third season of alien invasion TV series Falling Skies. Hey, and if you thought the first wave of invading aliens were bad, wait until you see who they were fortifying the Earth against….

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Impulse (Jumper book 3) by Steven Gould (book review).

February 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Impulse (Jumper book 3) by Steven Gould (book review).

‘Impulse’ is a progression from ‘Steven Gould’s two earlier ‘Jumper’ novels. It is some years later and the two married teleporters, Davey and Millie Rice, now have a daughter, Millicent aka Cent. What follows is a tale more of family bliss and school problems with a teleportation twist. They still have to avoid being pursued […]

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Aria: Left Luggage (book 1 of 3) by Geoff Nelder (book review).

February 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aria: Left Luggage (book 1 of 3) by Geoff Nelder (book review).

Everyone knows about the curate’s egg and that it was good in parts. Books can be like that, too. The problem often is that not everyone can agree which are the good parts. Geoff Nelder’s novel ‘Aria: Left Luggage’ is the first part of a trilogy and a bit like a curate’s egg. Not that […]

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Splice (2009) (DVD review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Splice (2009) (DVD review).

In many ways I would probably agree with director Vincenzo Natali that ‘Splice’ is a re-working of the Frankenstein myth. Only instead of revitalising dead flesh with electricity, this time it’s with recombinant DNA to create a new life-form. Although it produces a male and female slug-like creatures, none of this hermaphrodite nonsense, that are […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2013 Volume 124 # 706 (magazine review).

February 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2013 Volume 124 # 706 (magazine review).

There are so many riches in an issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ that it’s hard to know where to start. I’ll follow my usual policy and go in the order of the contents page, beginning with the novelettes. Fate or fortune arranged things so that I read ‘Among Friends’ by Deborah […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 3 # 90 (magazine review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 3  # 90	(magazine review).

This is a themed issue of ‘On Spec’ and the theme is… Apocalypse! Themed issues and anthologies are often interesting because it’s fun to see the varied approaches taken by different writers from the same starting point. Old-time SF magazines used to have certain professional contributors write a story based around the painting on the […]

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Beast Master’s Planet: A Beast Master Omnibus by Andre Norton (book review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beast Master’s Planet: A Beast Master Omnibus by Andre Norton (book review).

‘Beast Master’s Planet’ contains two novels: ‘Beast Master’ and ‘Lord of Thunder’. Meerkats! Nowadays these cute little critters are used to sell insurance comparison websites in England and everybody loves them. Back in 1959 when ‘The Beast Master’ was written they were not so well known, I bet. The meerkats, an African black eagle and […]

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire… Katniss and Peeta, heroes of the people.

February 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hunger Games: Catching Fire… Katniss and Peeta, heroes of the people.

The science fiction movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire (or just Catching Fire if you read the books first) is heading our way late November of this year, but it’s never too early to have some Soviet-inspired prop-art from the future, as Katniss and Peeta, those damn heroic centurions of the people, go on their victory […]

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Riddick… alone.

February 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Riddick… alone.

It’s tough at the top, particularly when you’re ruling over some semi-magical death cult nomad barbarian space horde type deal. You have to feel for Riddick, in this latest photo from the SF movie of the same name.

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