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Ancestral Night (White Space: Book One) by Elizabeth Bear (book review).

August 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ancestral Night (White Space: Book One) by Elizabeth Bear (book review).

A sentient salvage ship named Singer and its crew encounter ancient alien technology and evidence of a terrible crime in ‘Ancestral Night’, the first volume of Elizabeth Bear’s new space opera series ‘White Space’. It’s written in the first person in a cheery, informal voice presented as the record of Haimey Dz, the ship’s engineer. […]

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Our Child Of The Stars by Stephen Cox (book review).

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Our Child Of The Stars by Stephen Cox (book review).

When a meteor crashes in the small town of Amber Grove, everything is thrown into chaos. Emergency services work tirelessly to treat the injured and contain the wreckage, while government agents descend upon the town to determine whether something other than a hunk of rock landed that day. Little do they know that in one […]

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Best Of British Science Fiction 2018 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Best Of British Science Fiction 2018 edited by Donna Scott (book review).

In her introduction, editor Donna Scott vents her ire about a big name literary author who announced he was going to dip his toe in genre waters and write a Science Fiction novel about ‘human dilemmas’, the implication being that the present crew of hacks in the field should be sobbing with gratitude. As she […]

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Jexi (SF movie trailer).

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jexi (SF movie trailer).

In the science fiction movie Jexi the theme that’s explored is what happens where the Siri A.I. on your phone becomes self-aware and turns into a jealous bunny-boiler style stalker? Hey, it could happen, right? Hitting the cinemas on October 11th 2019. Late 21st century problems …

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i-Land (Netflix scifi TV series trailer).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
i-Land (Netflix scifi TV series trailer).

i-Land is a new upcoming science fiction thriller TV series from Netflix which looks to have more than touch of Lost combined with the Truman Show – maybe that was actually the flick’s elevator pitch? The official blurb merely states: When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they […]

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Ad Astra (Brad Pitt SF movie: new trailer).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ad Astra (Brad Pitt SF movie: new trailer).

Here’s a new trailer for the science fiction movie Ad Astra with Brad Pitt playing an astronaut investigating some potential alien conspiracy shenanigans at the edge of the solar system. Quite hard to judge this film from just the trailers. Hitting the cinemas near you on September 20th 2019.

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World science fiction focus shifts to New Zealand (con news).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
World science fiction focus shifts to New Zealand (con news).

CoNZealand will be the 78th Worldcon and will take place from Wednesday 29th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020. Guests of Honour are the authors Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, New Zealand artist Greg Broadmore, and fandom star Rose Mitchell. George R.R. Martin, a longtime friend of Worldcon, will be Toastmaster. New Zealand is the […]

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The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut Series book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (book review).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut Series book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal (book review).

Showered with plaudits and the odd award, 2018’s ‘The Calculating Stars’ has already been widely celebrated as being ground breaking in genre, gender representation and setting. It is the first novel in the ‘Lady Astronaut’ series (pre-dated by short stories and post-dated by sequel novels) detailing the journey of Elma York from not especially humble […]

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Parasites: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Two by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

August 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Parasites: The Kon-Tiki Quartet: Part Two by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

Back in February, I reviewed ‘Dislocations’, the first volume in a quartet of novellas jointly written by British SF authors Eric Brown and Keith Brooke. I’ve now caught up with the second volume, ‘Parasites’. The story is set one hundred years later on as the Kon-Tiki spacecraft which was launched at the end of ‘Dislocations’ […]

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The Warehouse by Rob Hart (book review)

August 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Warehouse by Rob Hart  (book review)

I wonder if booksellers will try to use the big bar code on the cover of Rob Hart’s book, ‘The Warehouse’? It is the same bar-code so watch what they do. It quickly becomes apparent that the warehouse city called Cloud uses the Amazon warehouse tactics of employment. We follow two new recruits. Zinnia, who […]

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