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Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

Look at the title ‘Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology’ and puzzle over what it means. To me, a singularity is a black hole. Here, editors James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel define it from Vernor Vinge’s essay ‘The Coming Technology Singularity: How To Survive In The Post-Human Era’, another equally baffling title which they explain […]

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Four little hobbits.

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Four little hobbits.

Well, four slightly elongated posters for the new Hobbit movie at any rate. Enjoy (click the photos to view at full size).

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Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

October 5, 2012 | By More
Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

Luscious and skillfully presented, filmmaker Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is a highly exquisite black-and-white stop motion animated 3D creepy caper that radiates in wicked-minded wit and wonderment. Clearly, ‘Frankenweenie’ may be Burton’s most imaginative and gorgeously playful films in many years. As an obvious tribute to the classic creatures of yesteryear in retro cinema, ‘Frankenweenie’ is […]

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We detect a Plurality.

October 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
We detect a Plurality.

John DeNardo over at SFsignal points us in the direction of a rather spiffing science fiction short film, Plurality, about a future America where the internet is a lot more controlled and omnipresent than today. It’s enough to give Cory Doctorow nightmares! The movie was made by Ryan Condal and Dennis Liu – someone give […]

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The Hobbit: dwarves identification chart.

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: dwarves identification chart.

Those dwarves sure are wide boys in Peter Jackson’s upcoming film of The Hobbit – at least, they are in this handy dwarf identification chart. Just the thing for dragons like Smaug to use to decide which one should be nibbled down first. Click the pic to view at scale!

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Looper film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By More
Looper film review (Frank’s Take).

Mind-bending time travel movies routinely have a robust and surrealistic edginess that caters to the absolute essence of science fiction fanatics. Still, that is not always enough to convey the concrete convictions of a sci-fi time travel tale that percolates beyond its visual mastery. Sometimes one needs the inclusion of a challenging plot, thought-provoking characterizations, […]

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Dwarves for dinner? New Hobbit poster.

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dwarves for dinner? New Hobbit poster.

Could you cope with catering for 13 dwarves for dinner? We know a little hairy-footed Hobbit that looks a lot like Martin Freeman who is going to have to cope. This new poster from the Peter Jackson film gives you some idea of what’s in store. But not, we suspect, the quantity of washing up […]

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The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (book review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (book review).

‘Clockwork Angel’ is the first book in ‘The Infernal Devices’, a new series by Cassandra Clare, set in a steampunk world. Basically, this means that it’s set in a Victorian-esque England with additional urban fantasy and technological elements. In this book, Tessa arrives in London to live with her brother, Nate, after her grandmother, with […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

‘The Nebula Awards Showcase 2012’ is the thirteenth anthology in a row dedicated to getting the winning stories from the Science Fiction Writers of America’s Nebula Annual Awards out to a wider audience. This volume covers stories published during 2010, for which the awards were given out in May 2011. The co-editors of the book […]

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Red Dwarf X.

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Dwarf X.

Red Dwarf X – it’s not rude, it’s funny. Trust us. Watch the trailer! And it’s coming back to the screens on Dave soon.

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