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H.G. Wells: The Collection by H.G. Wells (book review).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.G. Wells: The Collection by H.G. Wells (book review).

H.G. Wells is perhaps the classic late Victorian Science Fiction writer. But while some of his novels remain quite familiar, his shorter stories have unfortunately been overlooked. It is therefore very pleasing to find that this anthology not only includes his four most famous novels and novellas, but several of the more highly regarded short […]

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Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard And The Golden Age Of Science Fiction Kindle Edition by Alec Nevala-Lee (ebook review).

October 30, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard And The Golden Age Of Science Fiction Kindle Edition by Alec Nevala-Lee (ebook review).

The difficulty with this sort of book for the fan/reviewer is how to describe it without summarising it. While reading I jotted down interesting facts and ended up with seventeen pages of notes which, if I put them down here, would spoil the book for you. The names in the title are familiar to any […]

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Firestorm (trailer: new Anderson SF puppet TV show).

October 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Firestorm (trailer: new Anderson SF puppet TV show).

Anderson Entertainment, the company founded by Gerry Anderson (creator of Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, UFO and Joe 90), have just released a short pilot episode for their new series, Firestorm. Firestorm will comprise 26 x 22 minute-long episodes filmed in Ultramarionation, a blend of animatronic puppets, miniatures, physical sets, and […]

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Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Talk about your bad mornings after. Asteroid miner Troy Holloway wakes up one day and finds his living quarters are almost too hot to be used and it is getting hotter. It seems he has survived an accident of some kind, but worse is to come. Much worse. He is actually in an escape capsule, but […]

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Dogs Of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

October 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dogs Of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

Rex is a bio-engineered dog designed for war, given limited autonomy to command his small troop of other creatures and sent out into the anarchy of the civil war raging through Mexico. His world is quite straightforward: kill enemies, don’t kill friends and obey orders. When it starts to become unclear who falls into which […]

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Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

The Museum of Science Fiction is running a prop replica design competition. The competition is open to all students, designers, engineers, builders and artists. People from the United States and abroad may participate. “Props are an essential part of any production,” said Dan Curry, competition judge and a veteran of 100 feature films and television […]

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Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).

Lavie Tidhar creates wonderfully vivid worlds in his books. Worlds where the strange and bizarre intertwine with the mundane, where history is slightly different and where Jewish culture and language permeate the tale. In ‘Unholy Land’, the Jews have a homeland in East Africa known as Palestina and the horrors of the holocaust did not […]

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High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).

High Life is a Claire Denis-created science fiction movie starring sulky-god Robert Pattinson and actress Juliette Binoche (it’s in English, despite Claire’s previous films such as the beautiful Trouble Every Day being French works). It all looks rather artistic, with the plot featuring a group of convicts tricked into believing they will win their freedom if […]

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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest science fiction fan, dies.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest science fiction fan, dies.

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest science fiction fans (worth $20 billion), has sadly died of cancer aged only 65. He was the founder and primary backer of the Seattle Science Fiction Museum (now The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP) and tributes to Paul have already flooded in from […]

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The Event: The Complete Series (DVD SF TV series review).

October 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Event: The Complete Series (DVD SF TV series review).

It’s hard to say which ‘Event’ is referred to in the title of his single season series. Back in the early 1950s, an alien spacecraft crashes in the Antarctic. They appear human with a much longer life-span but 93 are injured and captured by the Americans and imprisoned there. What they don’t know is an […]

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