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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (book review).

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (book review).

While the idea of likeable personifications of death aren’t new, American author Christopher Moore has a knack of turning simple ideas into witting and sophisticated novels. ‘A Dirty Job’ takes place in the shared universe Moore has created in such comic novels as ‘Bloodsucking Fiends’ and ‘Bite Me’. As such, it’s our world, but with […]

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Kzine #27-Kindle Edition (e-magazine review).

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Kzine #27-Kindle Edition (e-magazine review).

‘Kzine’ is a little English magazine that publishes a wide variety of genre fiction. It’s available in paperback or eBook format from Amazon. The latest issue features the stories below. ‘A Phone Call Away’ by Trisha Ridinger McKee is the sad tale of a six year-old little girl called Frankie with a rough home life. […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale: 4th season of the TV series (trailer)

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale: 4th season of the TV series (trailer)

Dystopian science fiction TV series The Handmaid’s Tale is back for a 4th season via Hulu. Well, Blessed be the fruit of Gilead? Here’s the trailer …

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Blade Runner: retrospective (movie).

June 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner: retrospective (movie).

The original Blade Runner film falls under the critical gaze of the Critical Drinker. Will he be nice? Will he be kind? Will he be sober? Well, two out of three ain’t bad!

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G-LOC (scifi movie: trailer).

June 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
G-LOC (scifi movie: trailer).

Here’s a new scifi film from Lionsgate, called G-LOC, which stars Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers franchise), and John Rhys-Davies. In a world on the brink of collapse, mass migration to neighboring planet, Rhea, is humanity’s final hope for survival. The only problem is, Rhea has become intolerant towards new settlers. […]

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Isaac Asimov’s Foundation (Apple TV: trailer for new series).

June 22, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation (Apple TV: trailer for new series).

Based on the science fiction novels of the same name by the late great Isaac Asimov, Foundation (created by Skydance for Apple TV) is the TV series that follows a band of exiles on their mission to save humanity and rebuild civilization during the fall of a vast Galactic Empire. Foundation stars Jared Harris as […]

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Stormblood by Jeremy Szal (book review).

June 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stormblood by Jeremy Szal (book review).

I met Jeremy Szal briefly at WorldCon in Dublin last year. That’s all there is to that story I’m afraid. ‘Stormblood’ is his debut novel, a 500-page military, crime, action, slightly gothic, space opera thriller of epic scale and gritty detail. The front cover presents a futuristic Gotham-Cityesque panorama with the brooding figure of Vakov […]

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Headcleaner (short science fiction movie).

June 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Headcleaner (short science fiction movie).

In this short scifi film from Nick Scott, Headcleaner, a recluse who can control his environment through the power of sound holds the key to sonic weaponry that could have catastrophic consequences for the world at large.

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Actor Ian Holm dies aged 88 (news).

June 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Actor Ian Holm dies aged 88 (news).

Actor Ian Holm has sadly passed away of old age at 88 (after suffering from Parkinson’s disease), with his best roles in the SFF genre including Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series. In […]

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34th Arthur C. Clarke Award short-list arrives (news).

June 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
34th Arthur C. Clarke Award short-list arrives (news).

The shortlist for the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has arrived … The City in the Middle of the Night  – Charlie Jane Anders (Titan). The Light Brigade – Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot). A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine (Tor). The Old Drift – Namwali Serpell (Hogarth). Cage of Souls […]

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