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Iain Banks passes away just 2 months after announcing he has cancer.

June 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iain Banks passes away just 2 months after announcing he has cancer.

The great science fiction author Iain Banks has passed away, we are informed by his family, just two months after his diagnosis of terminal cancer. Iain’s publisher Little Brown noted, “Iain Banks’ ability to combine the most fertile of imaginations with his own highly distinctive brand of gothic humour made him unique.” His friend SF […]

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The 100… young, beautiful and radiated.

June 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
The 100… young, beautiful and radiated.

A longer trailer for the new CW science fiction TV series, The 100. Centuries after atomic warfare has wiped out humanity on Earth, one hundred teen convicts are sent back from the failing orbital colony that is the last ark of mankind to see if people can survive on the surface now.  Why teens? Looks […]

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Editorial – June 2013: Would Science Fiction survive should we meet aliens?

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2013: Would Science Fiction survive should we meet aliens?

Would Science Fiction survive should we meet aliens?? Hello everyone In many respects, Science Fiction can take most knocks. It’s a flexible genre. Changes in what we know about the universe? Yep! The early SF where the rest of the Solar System has life? Seen as childish today bur now only as acts of the […]

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You Won’t Believe A Man Can… a short story by: GF Willmetts.

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
You Won’t Believe A Man Can… a short story by: GF Willmetts.

You don’t really understand why I’m here. Just because you think I’m paranoid doesn’t mean I’m not telling the truth. Believe me, this truth would make anyone paranoid. Do you know what made people think I was paranoid? I don’t believe air travel is possible! All right, I can hear you say you have proof […]

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I, Phone by David Wake (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
I, Phone by David Wake (book review).

Once upon a time the prospect of a self-published book filled a reviewer with dread. So many of them had too many things wrong with them for them to be taken seriously. As the major publishers have cut back on the numbers of books published and editors have had less time to bring on a […]

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The Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (graphic novel review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (graphic novel review).

‘The Ballad Of Halo Jones’ is a rather oddball in the ‘2000AD’ comic-book cannon. It’s not overtly violent in the opening two books in this volume and the lead character is an ordinary girl in the future. Still, this is Alan Moore and, at that time in the mid-80s, if he wrote a story based […]

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The Best Of Joe Haldeman (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Joe Haldeman (book review).

‘The Best Of Joe Haldeman’ is another of Subterranean Press’s limited edition collections of work by a single author. In this case, it’s the ex-Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman, who made his name with the Science Fiction novel ‘The Forever War’. Published in 1974, it went on to win the Nebula Award in 1975 and the […]

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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

Back in the 1950s, it was largely believed that the British would lead the space race, which care of ‘The Eagle’ comic and the talents of Frank Hampson and his team brought out into the fictional world of ‘Dan Dare’ set some forty-five years into the future, As writer Rod Barzilay points out in his […]

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Jupiter 40: XL Mneme (magazine review).

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jupiter 40: XL Mneme (magazine review).

I can’t believe ‘Jupiter Magazine’ has now reached 40. Time passes so quickly and it doesn’t seem long since it was a teenager. However, with maturity, it gets better and better and in this issue there are plenty of good stories for you to read. Author David Conyers is also an artist and he provides […]

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Jago & Litefoot: Series Five Box Set by Jonathan Morris, Marc Platt, Colin Brake, Justin Richards (CD review).

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jago & Litefoot: Series Five Box Set by Jonathan Morris, Marc Platt, Colin Brake, Justin Richards (CD review).

The dynamic duo, Jago and Litefoot, return in their fifth box set and with 4 stories set in the 1960s and the writers really go to town. Part 1: The Age Of Revolution by Jonathan Morris introduces our pair as they are dropped off by the Sixth Doctor having been on a few trips with […]

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