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The Predator (Meet the Team clip).

September 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Predator (Meet the Team clip).

Meet the team standing between you and the Predator with this brand new clip from Shane Black’s take on The Predator movie franchise. From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s version of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter […]

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Laddertop Books 1-2 by Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card and illustrated by Honoel A. Ibardolaza (graphic novel review).

September 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Laddertop Books 1-2 by Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card and illustrated by Honoel A. Ibardolaza (graphic novel review).

At the same time as this reviewer was working his way through ‘Laddertop’, the British digital channel ‘Film On Four’ was holding a ‘Studio Ghibli’ season. The reason I mention this is that those films are famous for involving pre-teen girls as their central characters, something mainstream filmmakers have often found difficult. Historically, that’s also […]

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Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (CD soundtrack review).

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (CD soundtrack review).

The Netflix TV series ‘Altered Carbon’ is based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. It’s described in the PR material I was sent as ‘…an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future’. I’m not going to argue as I’ve yet to see it, although having […]

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Game Of The Gods by Jay Schiffman (book review).

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Game Of The Gods by Jay Schiffman (book review).

The first thing that struck me about Jay Schiffman’s debut novel ‘Game Of The Gods’ was the characters’ quirky names, which struck me as somewhat Vancian and made a nice change from the usual run-of-the-mill popular name derivatives. There are characters called Dariox Vinyl, Pique Rollins, Spiro de Yerusalom and Veriton Glass. Some of these […]

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Mary Contrary: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mary Contrary: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Hello, Mary.’ ‘Hello, Jane.’ ‘How do I look?’ ‘You’ve grown a little.’ ‘I haven’t seen you a few years. Do you remember a friend of mine, Polly Kettle?’ ‘Polly Kettle?’ <<She taught me a mental trick. Can you still hear me?>> ‘Yes.’ It had taken three days to get that far. The opening lesson had […]

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Were The Village And Children Really Damned?: an enquiry by: GF Willmetts.

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Were The Village And Children Really Damned?: an enquiry by: GF Willmetts.

According to the evidence as collected by John Wyndham Beynon Harris and John Briley, it wasn’t just the village of Midwich but five other villages across the world that suffered blackouts and all females capable of becoming pregnant. Less than the usual nine months later, all gave birth to children that had the same characteristics […]

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The Predator (3rd trailer).

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Predator (3rd trailer).

Here’s the final trailer for the upcoming The Predator movie. Shane Black’s reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of […]

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After The Orange: Ruin And Recovery edited by Manny Frishberg (ebook review).

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
After The Orange: Ruin And Recovery edited by Manny Frishberg (ebook review).

‘After The Orange’ features twenty-four stories by a variety of writers contemplating the future of America and the world after 2032 or further ahead. The basic premise is that the current leader of the free world will make changes that have long-lasting effects. In the foreword, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough quotes an anthropologist discussing places and […]

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So Say We All, The Oral History Of Battlestar Galactica by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

August 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
So Say We All, The Oral History Of Battlestar Galactica by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

Of all the recent reboots of classic genre television shows, ‘Battlestar: Galactica’ is probably the one that has prompted the most reflection and discussion. What had been essentially a TV-budget ‘Star Wars’ knock-off was turned into a pointed critique of American society post-9/11. But while that’s the commonest comparison drawn between the two shows, the […]

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Fictional Alignment : The Sequel To An Android Awakes by Mike French (book review).

August 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fictional Alignment : The Sequel To An Android Awakes by Mike French (book review).

‘Fictional Alignment’ is Mike French’s follow-up to his illustrated novel, ‘An Android Awakes’. Expecting a similar blend of interesting graphics and entertaining storytelling, I picked up ‘Fictional Alignment’ quite eagerly but, unfortunately, found it to be somewhat of a disappointment and actually a real slog to get through. The story follows a human named Saphira, […]

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