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Forbidden Planet megastore and offshoot shops shut (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Forbidden Planet megastore and offshoot shops shut (news).

Well, there goes my favourite geek-specialist retail experience off Oxford Street – the London Forbidden Planet megastore and its various offshoots around the country have now been shut down in the face of the global pandemic. They say, “To protect our staff and our customers, and to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, all […]

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CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention – aka the Worldcon – is now to become the first-ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, as the convention cancels their physical event amidst the current global pandemic. CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates said, “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that had to be made now […]

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The Last Human by Zack Jordan (book review).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Last Human by Zack Jordan (book review).

I always tend to worry when I learn more about the plot from the back cover than the content of a book. More so when you’re thrown in the deep end and expected to make sense of where the plot is going. With a title like, ‘The Last Human’, you would expect author Zack Jordan […]

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Upload (Amazon Prime scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Upload (Amazon Prime scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

Comedy scifi is an odd beast and a hit and miss affair at the best of times, so will Amazon Prime’s new science fiction TV series, Upload, be any good? Well, this one is from the mind of Greg Daniels (aka The Office, and Parks and Recreation). In the near future, people who are close […]

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Westworld: season three, episode one (review).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Westworld: season three, episode one (review).

The first episode of the third season of HBO’s science fiction TV series Westworld comes under the somewhat grumpy gaze of the Scottish churl and SFF reviewer, Critical Drinker. Did he like it? Hey, did Victor Meldrew wake up every day full of sunshine, smiles and rainbows? 

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Science fiction authors offer free books to ease self-isolation woes (news).

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Science fiction authors offer free books to ease self-isolation woes (news).

Well, the sun is shining, the day is beautiful, and – probably – like you, I’m experiencing a little more staying-at-home than even a geeky self-employed author with a home office and passion for the noble pursuits of genre TV, reading, model kit making, and computer games is comfortable with! I’ll forgo swapping pandemic stories […]

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Red Dwarf: The Promised Land (movie trailer).

March 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Red Dwarf: The Promised Land (movie trailer).

Red Dwarf: The Promised Land is a smegging hot new science-fiction comedy television film – the thirteenth outing of the British science-fiction sitcom, Red Dwarf, in fact. This TV movie sees the Red Dwarf crew of Dave Lister (Charles), Arnold Rimmer (Barrie), the Cat (John-Jules), and Kryten (Llewellyn) face-off against Rodon (Ray Fearon), the leader […]

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A Pale Light In The Black (A NeoG book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).

March 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Pale Light In The Black (A NeoG book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).

Four hundred years in our future, humans are still reeling from the Collapse, a catastrophic event which devastated human and animal populations alike, caused by humanity itself. Things have been brought back from the brink in the intervening couple of centuries. New colonies have been established in another star system. Life expectancy is vastly extended, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

March 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

It’s hard to believe that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ has been in existence for over seven decades and yet the September/October 2019 issue marked the 70th anniversary of its first publication. To celebrate this impressive achievement, editor Charlie Finlay filled the magazine with some seriously heavyweight content, including Michael Moorcock’s debut piece […]

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War Of The Maps by Paul McAuley (book review).

March 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
War Of The Maps by Paul McAuley (book review).

There’s a real sense of wonder right from the beginning of Paul McAuley’s new novel ‘War Of The Maps’. Set in the far, far future among an ancient, worn-out civilisation on an artificially created world, it seemed first of all medieval, then maybe Wild West or possibly a little bit steampunk. There’s a hint of […]

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