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The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

‘The Science Fiction Reboot’ by Heather Urbanski has nothing to do with footware but a look at the number of films and TV series that have had a make-over to seek a new audience and supposedly, to my mind, revitalise the original ideas. It doesn’t actually say that this is a good idea nor the […]

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Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett	(book review).

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the film ‘Terminator: Salvation’ came out or nearly that long, since I bought ‘The Official Movie Companion’ that has been languishing in my to read pile. However, as it’s my intention to reduce said pile this year, it’s time for a read. This book has […]

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Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

Finally settling down to watch Ridley Scott’s prequel to ‘Alien’, I ended up being rather ambivalent about it. He scores well on visuals but very poor on emotional content. Whether this is his fault or that of his scriptwriters or somewhere in between, I haven’t decided yet. Having the story set in 2093, which is […]

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Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

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Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

I’m quite a fan of translations, foreign-language SF and languages in general. My stories have been published in twenty European languages, nominated for awards in Estonian and Catalan and one of my short stories appears in another fifteen European languages on my website, so I was very pleased to be sent a review copy of […]

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Spaceship Away Part 28 Autumn 2012 (magazine review).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spaceship Away Part 28 Autumn 2012 (magazine review).

I have to confess that I thought the latest ‘Spaceship Away’ was just running late, especially as I knew publisher Rod Barzilay was involved in writing a Dan Dare book for Haynes Publishing, which is coming out later in 2013 and yes, I am scheduled to be reviewing it. Seems like this issue got lost […]

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Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

Proving that sleep is for wimps, Bear McCreary strikes again with a cracking soundtrack for the game that is tied into the new TV series, .Defiance’. or is it a TV series tied into a game? This riddle live on to rival the ‘chicken or the egg?’ so we’ll just take what we have here […]

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Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

May 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

It’s Science Fiction but not as we know it. Andy Secombe’s detective-cum-Science Fiction novel seems a bit of a cheat but still provides a solid offering. Our lead character Jack Lindsay is a private detective who boasts an old school mentality. He can barely pay the rent, dresses scruffily and doesn’t deal with authority well. […]

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The Tomorrow People… back again.

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Tomorrow People… back again.

If you’re a child of the 1970s, you may well remember an ITV series called The Tomorrow People… about a hidden group of mutants being jollied along by kindly aliens as the future of the human race. Low-budget, cheesy fun at the time. Here’s a new US-remake of the series. Here’s the official blurb… They […]

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The 100… all your bases belong to us.

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The 100… all your bases belong to us.

A new TV series from CW called The 100, where a hundred young colonists are sent back from the solar system to Earth a century after an atomic war has blasted the world. The official blurb reads… Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of […]

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Star-Crossed… hot alien hunks, oh my.

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star-Crossed… hot alien hunks, oh my.

A new US TV series called Star-Crossed, with hot alien teen refugees (Atrians) having to mix in with hostile humans at a high school. Think Twilight with aliens. Or District 13 with humanoid hunks rather than bugs. Here’s the official blurb… When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. […]

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