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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).

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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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The Mandel Files Volume 2: The Nano Flower by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mandel Files Volume 2: The Nano Flower by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

  This book is a re-issue of ‘The Nano Flower’, the final volume in Peter F. Hamilton’s first published trilogy of Science Fiction novels. I reviewed volume one, which contained the first two books from the trilogy, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, back in August and thought it was excellent. So does this story […]

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Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn	 (book review).

Once a writer is successful, editors of anthologies have a tendency to ask them for stories even though they may be too engrossed in producing a major work to spend the time on it. Others may start with a novel and find that there is so much more to tell about a situation or characters […]

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Aliens: Colonial Marines… get some!

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aliens: Colonial Marines… get some!

There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines shooter. This game looks like it’s captured the spirit of the film Aliens, but my main worry is that apart from a few old farts like me, how many of the kiddie gaming audience are going to remember this film fondly these days? It’s […]

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