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William Gibson, keeping his science fiction real (interview).

December 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
William Gibson, keeping his science fiction real (interview).

Well, apparently, midway through his career as a scifi author, the prophet of cyberspace – one William Gibson – turned his attention to a strange new world… the present? Read the full story over at: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/16/how-william-gibson-keeps-his-science-fiction-real The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest

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Planet of the Apes coming back for one more movie (film news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Planet of the Apes coming back for one more movie (film news).

Fox has hired Wes Ball, the brains behind the Maze Runner movies, to direct a new Planet of the Apes flick, carrying on the franchise for the film where the human space crew return to a very changed Earth after the Mute Plague has reduced mankind’s civilisation to some hairy-arsed savages living Bronze-age stylee. And […]

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Lost in Space second season (Netflix scifi TV trailer).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost in Space second season (Netflix scifi TV trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the second season of the Netflix scifi series, Lost in Space. This time around, the robot is lost as well as the humans! After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they’re surrounded by hidden dangers. 

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Retrospective: The Woman in the Moon (Die Frau Im Mond) (1929).

December 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: The Woman in the Moon (Die Frau Im Mond) (1929).

In July TCM celebrated the 50th anniversary of humans first landing on the moon. They chose to run the rarely seen The Woman in the Moon (Die Frau Im Mond). This was the first science fiction film to try to be serious and accurate in depicting celestial travel. While it is not too hard to […]

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War Of The Worlds: an appraisal of the third episode of the BBC’s 2019 new series (TV review).

December 1, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
War Of The Worlds: an appraisal of the third episode of the BBC’s 2019 new series (TV review).

These Martians are carnivorous, even if they do turn you into a soup to eat you. Even so, travelling from Mars to Earth for a snack, living off the remnants of mankind seems an odd way to go. You would think they would need more people alive than simply cutting them down. If they were […]

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Mind Games or Scobie In WonderMirrorOzland : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

December 1, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Mind Games  or Scobie In WonderMirrorOzland : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

A road of gold. A city of verdigris. A nearby forest. Flanolla Scobie thought she was in Wonderland and looked around for the white rabbit. At least she thought it was that rabbit. It could even be a talking lion who could turn biped. Why did he never trip up on his tail? So much […]

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CTRL+S by Andy Briggs (book review).

December 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
CTRL+S by Andy Briggs (book review).

In many respects, Andy Briggs’ book, ‘CTRL+S’, is an extension and a possible future of our reality. It doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to out the correct name to various things we see today. What Briggs has done is do the standard SF practice of taking it to extreme. The major difference is […]

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 cancelled (TV news).

November 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mystery Science Theater 3000 cancelled (TV news).

It looks like the resurrected comedy science fiction thang that is Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been cancelled by Netflix. This just in via Twitter from the series’ host, Jonah Ray … So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down in Lilyhammer while the OA helps us […]

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ET go home (again).

November 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
ET go home (again).

The U.S. comms firm Xfinity have splurged their budget by doing a four minute-long advert reuniting E.T. with Elliott in a kind of mini-movie. I have to say, Elliott looks a lot less cute than I remember. And as for E.T. … well, never has a species evolved to be less evolutionary fit than his […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

The May/June 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a novella, three novelettes, six short stories, two poems and seven non-fiction articles. I’ll focus here on my highlights, starting with the excellent cover image. It was painted by Cory and Catska Ench and accompanies Lavie Tidhar’s SF novella, ‘New Atlantis’, and […]

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