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The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell (book review).

May 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘In a transformed mid-nineteenth century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Maine, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation. In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a “threat to the security of […]

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Necessary Evil (The Milkweed Triptych novels book 3) by Ian Tregillis (book review).

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Necessary Evil (The Milkweed Triptych novels book 3) by Ian Tregillis	(book review).

Just when you thought ‘The Milkweed Novels’ couldn’t possibly go any further, a third one comes along. The older Raybould Marsh has been given an assisted time travel back to 1940 determined to change the past both stopping the Nazi school and getting the warlocks involved which will the end of the world. This is […]

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88 by Michael R Fletcher (e-book review).

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88 by Michael R Fletcher	 (e-book review).

This book, ‘88’, seems to have it all as far as action is concerned. Coming from Canada, we have a novel by Michael R Fletcher, which on first inspection appears to be a little like Vin Diesel’s ‘Babylon A.D.’ with also bits of ‘Resident Evil’ chucked in, such is its flavour, although on closer inspection, […]

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The Human Division by John Scalzi (book review).

May 10, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Human Division by John Scalzi                 (book review).

Humanity is divided. Until recently, the Colonial Union and Earth had a co-dependent if not mutually beneficial relationship. In the highly anticipated follow up to ‘The Last Colony’, ‘The Human Division’ checks the pulse of the galaxy after John Perry exposed the fact the Colonial Union sequestered planet Earth for two hundred years in order […]

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The World’s End… Bodysnatchers in a British pub (trailer).

May 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
The World’s End… Bodysnatchers in a British pub (trailer).

Video: Exclusive The World’s End Trailer The World’s End brings back Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (with added Hobbity goodness from Martin Freeman) for Invasion of the Bodysnatchers in a British pub. Time for a new meme… still a better alien invasion movie than The Host.

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Ender’s Game… is the enemy’s gate down yet?

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Ender’s Game… is the enemy’s gate down yet?

And the full trailer for the Ender’s Game film has arrived. This movie stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. Are you looking forward to this one?

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Oblivion (Mark’s take) (movie review).

April 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oblivion (Mark’s take) (movie review).

Directed, produced, and co-written by Joseph Kosinski, ‘Oblivion’ is a new film that borrows heavily from other Science Fiction films but brings them to the screen with well-crafted special effects. Sixty years after a costly war with aliens, two people mop up the Earth before it is to be abandoned. The back-story is complex but […]

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2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

A lot of the articles I write often start from seeing a problem and then seeing how I can resolve it within the reality without bringing in anything not already presented. Occasionally, there is a revelation. Sometimes, two. This one falls under the latter and something in its current state that shows why it won’t […]

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Draconian TV a possibility story by: GF Willmetts (story).

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Draconian TV a possibility story by: GF Willmetts (story).

Dear Sir I wish to offer my resignation. Although I can understand the no repeats policy that led to live re-enactments of favourite programmes because of the repeat contract clause, I thought the live show that I host or will have hosted when you accept my resignation, would not have been hit by such draconian […]

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Farscape: The Complete Series (DVD review).

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Farscape: The Complete Series (DVD review).

I bought this complete boxset of ‘Farscape’ shortly after it was release over a year ago when it was released on special offer. The decision was largely because it was cheaper to buy this way than each season separately as I had done with the first two seasons. This is beginning to be the same […]

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