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Firing Blanks (story).

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Firing Blanks (story).

‘I’m here to fill in some gaps in your education. Better than reading books and manuals all the time. I’m sorry I wasn’t available when you arrived. We don’t always control when assignments come up. ‘All right. Pay attention. The most important lesson I can drum into you is Blanks are not immune to Psionic […]

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Tech-Noir: The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir by Paul Meehan (book review).

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tech-Noir: The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir by Paul Meehan (book review).

Paul Meehan’s book title ‘Tech-Noir: The Fusion Of Science Fiction And Film Noir’ should give away what this book is about. The merger of two genres: Film Noir and Science Fiction and that it started much earlier with the likes of ‘Metropolis’ (1927) rather than ‘Blade Runner’ (1982) and Meehan points out many film examples […]

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Total Recall (2012) (DVD review).

December 29, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Total Recall (2012) (DVD review).

Watching ‘Total Recall’ with its futuristic scenes, CGI of course, one is reminded of illustrations composed a century or more ago of how the future would appear. These pictures contained images of multi-storey blocks, much like London today, with railways in the sky and flying transport everywhere. This movie is somewhat like that but far […]

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Interzone # 241 – Jul-Aug 2012 (magazine review).

December 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Interzone # 241 – Jul-Aug 2012 (magazine review).

For those of you who don’t already know, ‘Interzone’ is the UK’s leading short fiction magazine for Science Fiction and fantasy. Although it is officially counted as a semi-professional magazine for the purposes of things like the Hugo Awards, it’s a high quality offering, publishing around five stories every two months, accompanied by several regular […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013 Volume 124 # 705 (magazine review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2013 Volume 124 # 705 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’sees in the new year with another chunky issue featuring some old friends and a couple of welcome newcomers. I’ll start with the novelettes. In ‘Watching The Cow’ by Alex Irvine, kids around the world are playing video games when they suddenly go blind! Seven million people were on-line […]

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A Cosmic Christmas edited by Hank Davis (book review)

December 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A Cosmic Christmas edited by Hank Davis (book review)

‘A Cosmic Christmas’, edited by Hank Davis, is an eclectic mix of stories by prominent Baen authors. The stories vary greatly by genre, length and attitude and span several decades of speculative fiction. Not all of them have a ‘Christmas’ theme; for some the setting is merely incidental. Others take full advantage of that setting. […]

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The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (book review).

‘The Noise Revealed’ is the sequel to ‘The Noise Within’ and I’m sorry to say, I still have no idea what any of it has to do with the main aspect of the plot. As revealed last time, ‘The Noise Within’ is a sentient spaceship that went missing, discovered and returned with the first members […]

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Searching (story).

December 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Searching (story).

a very short story by: GF Willmetts Something I take as routine with my time on the Internet is to look for aliens. I mean. If they are on Earth, then they have to come from an advanced hi-tech society and wouldn’t have any problems linking into the protocols and doing what I’m doing: looking […]

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Pacific Rim – 1st trailer is Monster!

December 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim – 1st trailer is Monster!

We like big Bots (or should that be mecha) and we cannot lie. If you want to know what Guillermo del Toro has been up to, then look no further than this Mecha versus Monster movie – a very Japanese genre of film given a very Western twist, as the world’s military combines to build […]

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Jack the Giant Slayer new poster.

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jack the Giant Slayer new poster.

X-men bod Bryan Singer does a classic fairy tale as only he knows how in Jack the Giant Slayer. Big poster, bug budget movie. But will there be big numbers settling down to watch this film? Time will tell.

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