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Ytterbium: EasterCon 2019 (convention report).

May 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ytterbium: EasterCon 2019 (convention report).

Despite initial appearances this is not a report on a rare metal but a personal perspective of the 2019 Eastercon held in the Park Inn at Heathrow, London from 19th to 22nd April. Ytterbium is element 70 in the periodic table and this Eastercon was the 70th post-war Eastercon, hence the name. Typically, this was […]

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Pawn (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 1 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pawn (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 1 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

Drunkard and petty crook Nicole Hammon, along with injured thug Howard…sorry Bungie and a doctor, Sam McNair, about to be forced to stitch him up, are captured by aliens. They don’t really want Bungie or McNair because the prize is Nicole, but take as a group lot. With the help of a mouth spray, she […]

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Black Mirror (season five: trailer).

May 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Black Mirror (season five: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 5th season of Black Mirror, coming to Netflix on June 5th 2019. You know, like the old Tales of the Unexpected. But with technology. And better, I dreamt that Charlie Brooker whispered in my ear that Black Mirror was going to be streamed on Netflix in June. I woke up […]

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The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear vol. 2 by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas (graphic novel review).

May 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear vol. 2 by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas (graphic novel review).

‘The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear’ is the follow-up volume to ‘The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows’ and continues the adventures of Matt Sinkage, ace reporter. If you want to read ‘Red Shadows’ then stop here because spoilers are inevitable. In that book, Matt Sinkage investigated UFOs but was blocked in his efforts by a secret […]

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Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

When the fans clamour for the next book before it can be scheduled by a mainstream publisher and an author writes faster than the big publishers can cope with, it makes sense to independently publish the books. For a newcomer to the writing business this could be a dangerous move but, when the quality is […]

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I Am Mother (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
I Am Mother (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

Here’s an original science fiction movie, I Am Mother, landing with Netflix on June 7th 2019. It features a young girl (played by Clara Rugaard), who is the first vat-grown human to be raised in a post-extinction disaster shelter by a droid called Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne). But the robot mother and human child’s […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has appeared in Crowsnest Towers like a dark brooding alien monolith. Here’s the final novels in the running … Semiosis  – Sue Burke (HarperVoyager). Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). Frankenstein in Baghdad  -  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld). The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag […]

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Rim Of The World (Netflix alien invasion movie: trailer).

May 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rim Of The World (Netflix alien invasion movie: trailer).

In Rim Of The World, a YA-ish scifi movie (think ET meets Independence Day), four young students spending their vacation in a US Summer Camp (as they tend to) need to form a gang and learn to survive in order to save the Earth and the USA during an alien invasion. Hitting your streams on […]

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Rivers of London, heading for the TV screen?

May 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Rivers of London, heading for the TV screen?

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg’s UK-based production company, Stolen Picture, has now optioned the rights to Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy-horror novel series Rivers of London. Ben is currently working on the adaption of the first novel, also named Rivers of London. Ben plans to serve as an Executive Producer on the series alongside Nick Frost, Simon […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3 trailer).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3 trailer).

The Handmaid’s Tale is back on our TV series in the USA June 5th 2019 on Hulu. I’m sure we’ll get it in the UK, too, soon. Adapted from the SF book by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale continues the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, the totalitarian society in what was formerly […]

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