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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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The 100… all your bases belong to us.

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The 100… all your bases belong to us.

A new TV series from CW called The 100, where a hundred young colonists are sent back from the solar system to Earth a century after an atomic war has blasted the world. The official blurb reads… Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of […]

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Star-Crossed… hot alien hunks, oh my.

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star-Crossed… hot alien hunks, oh my.

A new US TV series called Star-Crossed, with hot alien teen refugees (Atrians) having to mix in with hostile humans at a high school. Think Twilight with aliens. Or District 13 with humanoid hunks rather than bugs. Here’s the official blurb… When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. […]

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Hunger Games… Katniss be Kute?

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hunger Games… Katniss be Kute?

Hunger Games Catching Fire is making with some new poster action for Katniss. Ah, she’s a free and noble spirit, that one.

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Riddick… first trailer.

May 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Riddick… first trailer.

Well, we’ve been teased with (@kateesackhoff) Katee Sackhoff’s presence in the new Riddick film, and here we find its first trailer is a mixture of First Blood and Alien. What do you think?

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Almost Human… Lethal Weapon, Bladerunner style.

May 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Almost Human… Lethal Weapon, Bladerunner style.

In new science fiction TV series Almost Human, Karl Urban plays a future cop in the LA Police Department reluctantly paired up with a Bladerunner-ish android called Dorian, played by Michael Irby. Sentient synthetic Dorian looks like a direct borrow on the Zeno character in Stephen Hunt’s Sliding Void space opera series (right down to […]

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The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell (book review).

May 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘In a transformed mid-nineteenth century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Maine, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation. In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a “threat to the security of […]

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Necessary Evil (The Milkweed Triptych novels book 3) by Ian Tregillis (book review).

May 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Necessary Evil (The Milkweed Triptych novels book 3) by Ian Tregillis	(book review).

Just when you thought ‘The Milkweed Novels’ couldn’t possibly go any further, a third one comes along. The older Raybould Marsh has been given an assisted time travel back to 1940 determined to change the past both stopping the Nazi school and getting the warlocks involved which will the end of the world. This is […]

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