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Ustream disintegrates the Hugo Awards.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ustream disintegrates the Hugo Awards.

The Hugo Awards are the most famous US-based award for achievement in science fiction literature. Given every year at the World Science Fiction convention, this year’s award was to be streamed live over the internet to be enjoyed by all the SFF fans who couldn’t make it to the con. Sadly for them, Chicon 7, […]

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The Day (Frank’s Take).

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The Day (Frank’s Take).

The post-apocalyptic thriller The Day yearns for basking in its atmospheric credibility while recalling dismal images of a landscape of desperation in a futuristic world wallowing in its debris-ridden misery. This is the premise for filmmaker Douglas Aarniokoski’s (“Highlander: Endgame”) grainy and gritty actioner. Although pensive in its doomsday presentation, The Day is a flat […]

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Editorial – Sept 2012: Are there any new frontiers in Science Fiction?

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2012: Are there any new frontiers in Science Fiction?

Are there any new frontiers in Science Fiction?? Hello everyone Once upon a time, Science Fiction was the genre of advancement and where the future laid ahead and unknown for anyone to write about. It was a time before real-time space travel, allowing speculation as to what was going on beyond the atmosphere without hindrance […]

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Matters of Light.

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Matters of Light.

Just how fast is?: GF Willmetts. The speed is light is finite. About 186,000 mp/sec or 300,000 km/sec depending which measuring system you use. This velocity might vary a little, depending on how close a beam of light gets to a singularity or black hole but it slows down, never goes faster. Light also does […]

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The Case For Zira.

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The Case For Zira.

In the third film, ‘Escape From The Planet Of The Apes’, of the original ‘Planet Of The Apes’ series, Doctor Zira, made drunk by Secret Service Intelligence officers under the command of Presidential Scientific Advisor Doctor Otto Hasslein, revealed that she had dissected humans as part of her job in comparative anatomy. As such, in […]

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Jupiter # 37: XXXVII Kale.

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Jupiter # 37: XXXVII Kale.

‘Jupiter’ continues on its way with another stupendous collection of stories. A really enjoyable edition displaying plenty of variety, great quality and intriguing subject matter. Definitely one to read for all Science Fiction fans out there. Six stories on offer this time. We start with Krishan Coupland’s ‘Apples’. In a post-apocalypse world, two children make […]

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The Best of Kage Baker.

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Best of Kage Baker.

The big problem with anything that is labelled ‘Best Of…’ is no one can actually agree what should be included or left out. While it is useful to stimulate discussion, the ultimate choice will either leave the reader smug or frustrated. While the author is available to be the final arbiter, there is an excuse […]

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Undermind – The Complete Series boxset.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Undermind – The Complete Series boxset.

‘Undermind’ was a Science Fiction series made by ABC television in the UK in 1965, in black and white of course, with 11 episodes each lasting 60 min. ABC made very good television back in the 60s, some of it like this which was very good indeed so we should be thankful that Network DVD […]

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Spaceship Away Part 27 Summer 2012.

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Spaceship Away Part 27 Summer 2012.

Get your 1950s style spaceship out, it’s time to join Captain Dan Dare in the latest edition of ‘Spaceship Away’. Oddly, in the opening part of Tim Booth’s story, Parsecular Tales’, he only makes a brief appearance as he’s off on a mission to the Asteroid Belt. It is Hank Hogan who is introduced to […]

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

The whimsical wonderment behind The Odd Life of Timothy Green is undeniably sweet and sentimental. This is the kind of nostalgic Disney-esque style filmmaking that satisfies the uplifting verve of movie audiences looking to escape into a magical malaise of the cutesy curiosities. Armed with a thought-provoking message about a pocketful of miracles resting on […]

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