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Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book Of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates	 (book review).

Ian Whates has created a strong reputation for himself as an editor who produces exciting anthologies of short speculative fiction. In the same way Solaris has carved itself a niche as a publisher which consistently delivers high quality genre anthologies. ‘Solaris Rising 2’ is their latest collaboration in this vein. Does it live up to […]

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The Body Stealers (1969) (DVD review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Body Stealers (1969) (DVD review).

The last time I saw this film was a morning viewing back in the 1980s. The DVD release announces it as a horror film when actually it is kitchen sink Science Fiction ie grounded in our reality albeit in the 60s. Quite why they have supporting actor Allan Cuthbertson on the cover as a selling […]

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His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes (book review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes (book review).

Whenever a Science Fiction novel is reprinted after a space of a number of years, there is always the question as to whether it has been able to stand up to the stresses of technological development and scientific understanding that has occurred in the intervening time. With books from the old masters, the answer is […]

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Apex Magazine # 47 (e-mag review).

April 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Apex Magazine # 47 (e-mag review).

This is something different! A rather unique identity with challenging, rewarding and expertly crafted fiction! This is the first time I’ve had a look at ‘Apex Magazine’ and I’m rather pleased I did. All you have to do is look up the website and the fiction comes free of charge. However, should you wish to […]

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Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

One of our favourite science fiction authors, Iain M Banks, has posted this very sad update online concerning his recently diagnosed terminal illness… Well, what an odd old time it’s been. I’m now a married man – again – and I’ve been truly stunned by the response to the original press release we put out […]

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Revolution… The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Revolution… The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.

NBC’s post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series Revolution moves into Georgia, which is getting rich having restarted trading with Europe in the new steam age. What’s wrong with wagons, clippers and six shooters anyway? That’s what the USA was built on, right?

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Thor The Dark World… 1st trailer thunders in.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thor The Dark World… 1st trailer thunders in.

Chris Hemsworth is back in Thor: The Dark World battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself as an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, […]

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Warehouse 13 crew, yack-a-doodle.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Warehouse 13 crew, yack-a-doodle.

The Warehouse 13 crew do a grand yack-a-doodle in advance of the upcoming new series. I can’t wait!

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

The big story in this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ is the novella ‘Wormwood Is Also A Star’ by Andy Stewart. It’s set in the Ukraine, a group of orphans caught in the Chernobyl radiation are unaffected save that they have telepathic powers. They are in an anomaly called the Angel’s […]

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The last bookshop… pretend mangles and other dark futures.

April 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The last bookshop… pretend mangles and other dark futures.

If you thought Mad Max offered a look at a dark future, here’s the more likely option that’s just as bleak. The Last Bookshop is a short science fiction movie that imagines a future where physical books have died out. One day, a small boy’s holographic entertainment fails, so he heads out to explore the […]

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