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Drama Showcase: My Mother Was An Alien – Is That Why I’m Gay? by Nigel Fairs (cd review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Drama Showcase: My Mother Was An Alien – Is That Why I’m Gay? by Nigel Fairs (cd review).

‘My Mother Was An Alien Is That Why I’m Gay?’ is an adult themed play which features the talents of Max Day, Nigel Fairs and Louise Jameson. From Big Finish, it is part of their ‘Drama Showcase’ and is written by Nigel Fairs. If you think you have problems with family, you should meet this […]

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Blue Friday by Mike French (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blue Friday by Mike French (book review).

Most of us have played those games with friends where a situation is taken and the conversation follows the line ‘what if’ and gets sillier and sillier as the night progresses. In the morning, you cannot remember any of the details, only that at the time, it was hilarious. Mike French has been playing those […]

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Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (book review).

January 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (book review).

In the early history of SF, authors used the medium with various intentions. Many books could be regarded as wish fulfilment but SF lends itself to serious prediction, satire and dire warnings. In more modern SF, there is often an overlap. Writers look at modern trends and extrapolate. They may take us out to a […]

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The Mandel Files Volume 2: The Nano Flower by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mandel Files Volume 2: The Nano Flower by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

  This book is a re-issue of ‘The Nano Flower’, the final volume in Peter F. Hamilton’s first published trilogy of Science Fiction novels. I reviewed volume one, which contained the first two books from the trilogy, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, back in August and thought it was excellent. So does this story […]

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Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn	 (book review).

Once a writer is successful, editors of anthologies have a tendency to ask them for stories even though they may be too engrossed in producing a major work to spend the time on it. Others may start with a novel and find that there is so much more to tell about a situation or characters […]

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Aliens: Colonial Marines… get some!

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aliens: Colonial Marines… get some!

There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines shooter. This game looks like it’s captured the spirit of the film Aliens, but my main worry is that apart from a few old farts like me, how many of the kiddie gaming audience are going to remember this film fondly these days? It’s […]

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Salvage And Demolition by Tim Powers (book review).

January 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Salvage And Demolition by Tim Powers	(book review).

‘Salvage And Demolition’, the latest novella from Tim Powers, is a classic. I don’t necessarily mean it’s an enduring work of genius (though it’s pretty damn good), rather that it’s written in such a way and about such things as to instantly hurl its reader back in time to the or at least ‘a’ golden […]

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Oblivion… can you run from the past?

January 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oblivion… can you run from the past?

Another trailer for the upcoming Tom Cruise science fiction film, Oblivion, in which Tom plays a human Wall-E(ish) space plumber who uncovers the truth of why Earth was really abandoned, much to his personal cost.

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London Eye: Toxic City Book One by Tim Lebbon (book review).

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
London Eye: Toxic City Book One by Tim Lebbon (book review).

A terrorist attack, a city that has been altered beyond all recognition and a group of survivors struggling to make sense of a situation they can’t understand. Sound familiar? Set in the aftermath of what was believed to be a terrorist attack on London, the first book in the ‘Toxic City’ series, ‘London Eye’, deals […]

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Oblivion… why you run so hard, Tom Cruise?

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oblivion… why you run so hard, Tom Cruise?

And here is a new photograph of Tom Cruise running very very fast in his latest movie Oblivion. This is the film where Tom plays a maintenance man of the far future, Wall-E style, keeping the Earth ticking over until he comes across an escape capsule with a woman in suspended animation who reveals a […]

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