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Falling Up (The Flying Crooked Series Book 2) by Geoff Nelder (ebook review).

January 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Falling Up (The Flying Crooked Series Book 2) by Geoff Nelder (ebook review).

The follow up to ‘Suppose We’, ‘Falling Up’ is the second book in ‘The Flying Crooked’ series. In ‘Suppose We’, titled after the spaceship, four human colonists arrived in the Kepler system and landed on Kepler-20h to explore and assess its suitability for human colonisation. The crew consisted of a two-fisted American Commander named Penn, […]

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Syd Mead, legendary science fiction illustrator, passes away (news).

December 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Syd Mead, legendary science fiction illustrator, passes away (news).

The legendary science fiction illustrator, film concept artist and industrial designer Syd Mead sadly has passed away of old age on December 30th 2019 in his home in Pasadena. Sydney Mead was probably best known for his ground-breaking designs for SF movies such as Blade Runner, Aliens, the first Star Trek film and Tron (he […]

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The Shape Of Strangers by Ian Creasey (book review).

December 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Shape Of Strangers by Ian Creasey (book review).

It’s generally agreed in writing circles that the most important part of any story is the beginning, because if you don’t immediately hook the reader none of the rest of the story matters. Ian Creasey definitely has this aspect nailed, with most of the 14 short stories in this book opening with a question or […]

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Shadow Captain (Revenger series book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

December 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shadow Captain (Revenger series book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

There are two schools of thought regarding space travel in fiction. One is to stick to the science as we know it and keep the space-going vessels below the speed of light, the other is to embrace the idea that we will eventually find ways to breech the light-speed barrier either by developing the technology […]

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Radicalized by Cory Doctorow (book review).

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Radicalized by Cory Doctorow (book review).

Don’t you hate it when technology tells you what to do? My car keeps telling me what gear to change into. It’s so annoying! If I wanted my car to tell me what gear to change into I’d have bought an automatic! I know how to drive a car without being told what gear to […]

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Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

‘Caliban’s War’ by James S. A. Corey is the second novel in the main ‘Expanse’ space opera series. Note: for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. Tension is heightened between Mars and the United Nations on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, the breadbasket […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest 5 (emag review).

December 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest 5 (emag review).

After a foreword by editor Alex Shvartsman, ‘Future Science Fiction Digest 5’ starts the stories rolling with ‘A Prayer To The Fundamental Dos’ by Filip Wiltgreen. First-person narrator James is performing a service in the temple when the doors slide open and an urchin enters. There are three ‘presences’ in the temple already: Weygand, an […]

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2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

‘2012: The War For Souls’ is the first book that this reviewer has ever read by Whitley Strieber. The end paper notes quite a few novels by Strieber and it seems that most of them are recognised as horror. So Strieber is fairly prolific but is he actually any good? There are elements of horror […]

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Avenue 5 (HBO scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Avenue 5 (HBO scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

The super-rich get to eat each other in space in Avenue 5, the new HBO science fiction comedy series from British writer Armando Iannucci. Arriving in the USA on January 19th 2019.

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Robocop – Limited Edition (1987) (Blu-ray film review).

December 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Robocop – Limited Edition (1987) (Blu-ray film review).

The future is here and the company OCP is running Detroit as a business. After the disaster of ED-209 executing a board member at a demonstration from Senior President Dick Jones (actor Ronnie Cox) as a glitch, Robert Morton (actor Miguel Ferrer) gets the go ahead from the chairman/Old Man (actor Dan O’Hergty) to prepare […]

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