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Pollen by Jeff Noon (book review).

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pollen by Jeff Noon (book review).

When writing novels, there is often a temptation to blend more than one genre together and the results are not always successful. Some attempts have led to the crowbaring in of references and situations to make ends meet in an unsatisfactory manner. However, Jeff Noon’s ‘Pollen’ perfectly balances crime, cyberpunk and race relations with no […]

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Universes by Stephen Baxter (book review).

June 19, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Universes by Stephen Baxter (book review).

Stephen Baxter has been on the periphery of my awareness for years. I have read one of his stories, only one, a novella called ‘Starfall’. I enjoyed it and meant to read more. When he published ‘Flood’ and ‘Ark’, I added them to my wish list. Both were exactly the sort of novel I love: […]

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The Entropy Conflict by David Conyers (book review).

June 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Entropy Conflict by David Conyers (book review).

An interesting collection of five short stories, this is a presentation of Australian author David Conyers’ new and recent work, ‘The Entropy Conflict’. The stories may be imaginative and inventive but they are not carried away in mindless fantasy. He has a good ability to imagine settings far away in the galaxy that are also […]

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Riddick… a man of his word.

June 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Riddick… a man of his word.

Here’s the new Riddick movie, and it looks a lot closer to Pitch Black than the second rather odd film. Bounty hunters are trying to bring him in on an an alien world filled with nasties. Added Katee Sackhoff goodness included in every pack!

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Spaceship Away Part 29 Spring 2012 (magazine review).

June 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spaceship Away Part 29 Spring 2012 (magazine review).

In many respects, the latest issue of ‘Spaceship Away’ is more text dominated than usual. This is, in part, because writer Charles Chilton, who allows them to reprint his ‘Journey Into Space’ comicstrip died in January at the great age of 95. There is also a continuing part of ‘Shadow Over Britain’ where Chilton’s lead […]

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Dog In The Manger (An Eli Paxton Mystery) by Mike Resnick (book review).

June 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dog In The Manger (An Eli Paxton Mystery) by Mike Resnick (book review).

There is something in the way that SF writers will flirt with the crime genre, but rarely the other way round. Perhaps it is that problem solving relates to what the characters in both crime and the best SF novels do. Plus some kind of action is almost always guaranteed. While SF writers may feel […]

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BBC SF Radio Dramas – June 2013

June 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
BBC SF Radio Dramas – June 2013

DANGEROUS VISIONS ON THE RADIO Many years ago I was blown away by a bunch of short stories – edited by that amazing and unique talent Harlan Ellison – offering visions of the future that provoked, unsettled and disturbed. The book was called ‘Dangeorus Visions’. It made me see Science Fiction in a totally different […]

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After Earth (film review by Frank Ochieng).

June 14, 2013 | By More
After Earth (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The practice of nepotism in Hollywood — as in other areas of industry — can be a mixed bag of sorts. On one hand, who would not want to take advantage of a handmade opportunity and seize the golden moment for loved ones if given the chance? On the other hand, favouring your own party […]

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Elysium – new mega-trailer shows the brilliance.

June 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Elysium – new mega-trailer shows the brilliance.

Jodie Foster and Matt Damon rarely star in complete turkeys, which is good, because Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame has been given some serious Hollywood money to show what he can do with Elysium. Can it be? An original science fiction film that ISN’T based on a comic-book or an old movie/TV series given […]

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Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (book review).

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (book review).

Imagine this. You’re a woman killed in an accident and because you’re all natural and pretty, you’re kept on ice…literally…under an insurance condition. Many years later, you are awoken for a few minutes as an opportunity for some rich person to come along, to see if there’s a mutual attraction. If there is, then they’ll […]

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