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Titanium Rain by Josh Fiuney and Kat Rocha (CD review).

May 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Titanium Rain by Josh Fiuney and Kat Rocha (CD review).

This isn’t an audio book. Much better than that, it’s audio drama, a relatively rare thing these days. The BBC produces a considerable output of audio drama with plays broadcast on a daily basis and there are also facilities in Ireland for doing the same. With very few outlets now existing since Canada and Australia […]

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Life On The Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (book review).

May 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Life On The Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (book review).

In many respects, Jack Skillingstead’s novel, ‘Life On The Preservation’, has direct connections to the films ‘Dark City’, ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘The Matrix’ and even mentions the latter. For a good part of the book, you’re aware that it always seems to be Seattle, 5th October 2012 where at midnight, it switches back to the […]

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The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

‘The Science Fiction Reboot’ by Heather Urbanski has nothing to do with footware but a look at the number of films and TV series that have had a make-over to seek a new audience and supposedly, to my mind, revitalise the original ideas. It doesn’t actually say that this is a good idea nor the […]

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Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett	(book review).

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the film ‘Terminator: Salvation’ came out or nearly that long, since I bought ‘The Official Movie Companion’ that has been languishing in my to read pile. However, as it’s my intention to reduce said pile this year, it’s time for a read. This book has […]

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Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

Finally settling down to watch Ridley Scott’s prequel to ‘Alien’, I ended up being rather ambivalent about it. He scores well on visuals but very poor on emotional content. Whether this is his fault or that of his scriptwriters or somewhere in between, I haven’t decided yet. Having the story set in 2093, which is […]

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Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

May 26, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

I’m quite a fan of translations, foreign-language SF and languages in general. My stories have been published in twenty European languages, nominated for awards in Estonian and Catalan and one of my short stories appears in another fifteen European languages on my website, so I was very pleased to be sent a review copy of […]

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Spaceship Away Part 28 Autumn 2012 (magazine review).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spaceship Away Part 28 Autumn 2012 (magazine review).

I have to confess that I thought the latest ‘Spaceship Away’ was just running late, especially as I knew publisher Rod Barzilay was involved in writing a Dan Dare book for Haynes Publishing, which is coming out later in 2013 and yes, I am scheduled to be reviewing it. Seems like this issue got lost […]

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Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

Proving that sleep is for wimps, Bear McCreary strikes again with a cracking soundtrack for the game that is tied into the new TV series, .Defiance’. or is it a TV series tied into a game? This riddle live on to rival the ‘chicken or the egg?’ so we’ll just take what we have here […]

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Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

May 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

It’s Science Fiction but not as we know it. Andy Secombe’s detective-cum-Science Fiction novel seems a bit of a cheat but still provides a solid offering. Our lead character Jack Lindsay is a private detective who boasts an old school mentality. He can barely pay the rent, dresses scruffily and doesn’t deal with authority well. […]

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The Tomorrow People… back again.

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Tomorrow People… back again.

If you’re a child of the 1970s, you may well remember an ITV series called The Tomorrow People… about a hidden group of mutants being jollied along by kindly aliens as the future of the human race. Low-budget, cheesy fun at the time. Here’s a new US-remake of the series. Here’s the official blurb… They […]

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