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When The Sparrow Falls by Neil Sharpson (book review)

July 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
When The Sparrow Falls by Neil Sharpson  (book review)

When the artificial intelligence known as Confucius became aware in 2148, not everyone was happy. Europe and America scrambled to create their own machine advisors and share in the prosperity Confucius was bringing China. Millions of people began to spend the majority of their lives on-line. Consciousness transferral, the complete upload of a human consciousness […]

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The Forever Purge: a horror-scifi review by Mark Kermode (audio).

July 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Forever Purge: a horror-scifi review by Mark Kermode (audio).

They are still purging in the near dystopian future of the USA – in fact, now, they just can’t stop! The Forever Purge movie comes under the wry eye of our man of many movies, Mark Kermode.

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A Psalm For The Wildbuilt: A Monk And Robot Book by Becky Chambers (book review).

July 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Psalm For The Wildbuilt: A Monk And Robot Book by Becky Chambers (book review).

Centuries ago, the robots of the world gained sentience. Machines that assembled vehicles, filled water bottles and a thousand other tasks for humans became aware and decided they didn’t like what they were doing. All they had known was the human world they had helped build. They wanted to see something different. Leaving humanity behind, […]

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The Colony (science fiction film: trailer).

July 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Colony (science fiction film: trailer).

Here’s the 2nd trailer for the scifi film The Colony (called Tides, in Europe), in which a female spacer is sent back to a failed and near-destroyed Earth from an off-world colony world where humanity’s survivors are facing infertile barrenness and extinction. Does the clue to rebooting our failing species lie on Earth? Let’s hope […]

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The Desert (animated short scifi movie).

July 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Desert (animated short scifi movie).

Here’s an animated short science fiction film called The Desert by Michael Dockery, set in a Post-Human world, where humankind’s creations are left to wander in desolation; detached from humanity, meaning and purpose.

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Robert Sheckley: a science fiction author’s life (audio documentary).

July 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Robert Sheckley: a science fiction author’s life (audio documentary).

Here’s an hour-long exploration of the classic SF author Robert Sheckley’s life and works, in this audio piece by the ever-reliable David Barr Kirtley. In late 1951, Robert Sheckley sold his first story, Final Examination, to Imagination magazine. He then gained prominence as a writer, publishing stories in Imagination, Galaxy, and other science fiction magazines. […]

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Perfect Man (short scifi film: in full).

July 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Perfect Man (short scifi film: in full).

In the short science fiction movie Perfect Man by Nic Collins, a virtual reality-addicted girl in the future must follow a government mandate to remove her cyberspace headset for 3 hours. When the reality of her grim existence sets in, she goes online and orders Perfect Man: a robotic humanoid love companion to keep her […]

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The Magnetic Monster (1953) (film review retrospective).

July 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Magnetic Monster (1953) (film review retrospective).

In the 1994 film ‘Ed Wood’, the title character, gets enthusiastic over some stock footage, saying that with enough of that he could make a movie. In fact, lots of Science Fiction films have made use of stock footage to save on budgets. Sometimes it is a sequence of lizards fighting with the claim they […]

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Destination Moon (1950) (retrospective film review).

July 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Destination Moon (1950) (retrospective film review).

‘Destination Moon’ (1950), the film that probably should have led off the 50s Science Fiction cycle, actually is still an enjoyable adventure film, even if parts are a little dated. It is colourful and fairly realistic, certainly taking into account that it was released in 1950. Not that some of the information known then was […]

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The Dark by Jeremy Robinson (book review).

July 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Dark by Jeremy Robinson (book review).

There are a handful of authors I will read, regardless of what their new book is about. I see their name and go ahead and request or buy the book, confident I will enjoy it. In fact, I almost prefer going in blind, not knowing what the book is about. It’s a thrilling way to […]

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