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Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 04 by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Colin MacNeil.

Bounty Hunter Johnny Alpha isn’t alone for long. His latest partner isn’t one whom he would choose neither. Another Strontium Dog or rather, as she prefers, Strontium Bitch, by the name of Durham Red. Her particular, shall we say, affliction is that she has a taste for blood and with a set of fangs, is […]

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

These ‘Unincorporated’ book series seems to be moving ever further from the original unique premise where American business practices are extended in the future with everyone owning a bit of everyone else’s lives has been forgotten in a civil war stretching across the Solar System. The fourth book, ‘The Unincorporated Future’, is essentially a war […]

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Planetary shock: How about some scifi Pop Rock?

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Planetary shock: How about some scifi Pop Rock?

For the most part, some folks identify their brand of music for science fiction/fantasy as cozy yet sophisticated orchestrated music. The musical composition is usually formal in its instrumental construction. However, there are some distinctive tunes—whether they belong to sci-fi movie soundtracks or not—that abandon the traditional majestic and conservative notes associated with the science […]

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Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

September 23, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

Here’s the latest trailer for the SF film Cloud Atlas. It will be interesting to see if this does as well as the scifi movie Looper, which has been leaving far more critics that usual breathless and raving about the film. We haven’t seen it here yet, but it’s on the list. Two very different […]

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Animal Magnetism.

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Animal Magnetism.

Okay TV watchers…your fellow human beings are not the only ones that can bring some drama and comedy to a science fiction/fantasy television show. In fact, some of the most interesting sci-fi personalities have been animals that were either pets or simply worthy companions that were more preferable than humanoid company (hence the definition of […]

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Hobbity poster.

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Hobbity poster.

There’s a new poster just brimming with Hobbity goodness from Peter Jackson. This one has a small hairy-footed chap last seen in The Office (UK version) chatting up that girl on reception.

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Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

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Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

‘Inspired by’ is a tricky turn of phrase. It can be so difficult to measure the level of inspiration garnered from one medium to another. Some may lead to a faithful adaptation, respectful to its source material, while some may end up so far removed from the original, one has to wonder why the makers […]

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Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers.

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Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers.

Ask and you shall receive. When I reviewed the first book in this series, ‘Fair Coin’, I hoped that this would not be the last of Ephraim and his parallel world adventures. Thankfully, E.C. Myers heeded my call or perhaps knew the potential of the universe he created, and set to work on ‘Quantum Coin’. […]

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

The forgettable 1995 film ‘Judge Dredd’ (or as a majority of film critics and fans deemed it Judge Dread-ful) starring Sylvester Stallone was a flat and disjointed sci-fi spectacle that got a tepid treatment from the clueless handlers in Hollywood. Cheapened and hokey, ‘Judge Dredd’ was barely a footnote at the box office some seventeen […]

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