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Space Patrol: The Complete Series (1962-63) (Blu-ray TV series review).

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Space Patrol: The Complete Series (1962-63) (Blu-ray TV series review).

It was a big surprise spotting I nearly missed ‘Space Patrol’ was being released earlier in the year on blu-ray. Back in the 1960s, it was the only other space age puppet show other than the Andersons’ Century 21 company, although it was a breakaway from that led by Arthur Provis when creator Roberta Leigh […]

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The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

December 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).

‘The Boost’, title and product of Stephen Baker’s book, is a neural link embedded in people’s skulls, allowing them to interface with a futuristic Internet and request information and share photos. Although written in 2014, not much different to what some of you have on your smartphones today. However, the upcoming latest world-wide upgrade due […]

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Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies by Dave Addey (book review).

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies by Dave Addey (book review).

Very occasionally I can have a ‘Oh my god’ moment as if deities exist. Looking at the title, ‘Typeset In The Future: Typography And Design In Science Fiction Movies’, it’s pretty obvious that author Dave Addey is going to be looking at various films and be telling you about the various fonts that were used. […]

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Captive State (full trailer: alien invasion movie).

December 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Captive State (full trailer: alien invasion movie).

From the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a new alien invasion sci-fi thriller with hints of District 9 and Arrival. Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and […]

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Godzilla King of the Monsters (trailer 2).

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Godzilla King of the Monsters (trailer 2).

This is a monster movie. No, this is a Monster movie … Godzilla King of the Monsters, and here’s the second U.S./U.K. trailer for said flick. Some monsters are coming here to help us, some to hurt us, and they must fight to the death and smash cities to do it! Here’s the official blurb: The […]

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The Early Pohl by Frederick Pohl (book review).

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Early Pohl by Frederick Pohl (book review).

Inspired by his fellow Futurian’s book ‘The Early Asimov’, Fred Pohl persuaded publisher Doubleday to let him do the same thing but more modestly. Asimov’s large tome runs to several hundred pages and had to be divided into three for paperback publication. ‘The Early Pohl’ is just over 180 pages but contains the same mix […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 edited by Julie E. Czerneda (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 edited by Julie E. Czerneda (book review).

I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of the Nebula Awards winning novels over the past few years, so it seems like the members of the SFWA who vote for the awards have pretty good taste. The annual ‘Nebula Awards Showcase’ volumes contain the winning novellas, novelettes and short-listed short stories, as well as excerpts from the […]

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The Ingenious Genius : a Realworlder story by: GF Willmetts

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ingenious Genius  :   a Realworlder story by: GF Willmetts

The company, FloatTek headquarters, was across the other side of the city. SIN had provided different GeneTag identity responses to the police check as they left the precinct where Cheena had killed nine assassins a few hours previously. January took them to a locker in the railtube and filled her rucksack with various items, including […]

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Quality Grades Science Fiction : an article by GF Willmetts.

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Quality Grades Science Fiction : an article by GF Willmetts.

There is often a question as to what makes Science Fiction Science Fiction. My criteria has always been a plot ending that wouldn’t work in any other genre. However, with the nature of the 17 SF sub-genres (https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/which-of-the-sf-sub-genres-is-safe-or-unsafe-and-why-an-examination-by-gf-willmetts-article/), you do have to wonder if there should be a gradient within these definitions, if only to […]

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The Testaments (Margaret Atwood sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale).

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Testaments (Margaret Atwood sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale).

Margaret Atwood is now busy penning a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, entitled The Testaments. It will start fifteen years after the plot of the first book. Apparently, since the popular TV series’ success (which increased the book sales by 700%, somewhat not incidentally), fans have been pestering Atwood about what happens next in the […]

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