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Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

January 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Time for another ‘Wild Card’. The ‘Aces High’ of the title is a high class restaurant in Jokertown where the Aces and Nats go to eat. What this mosaic of eleven stories focuses on is a Masonic conspiracy. Fortunato gets wind of it when three of his geisha prostitutes gets murdered in 1979 and attempts […]

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Altered Carbon TV series (2nd trailer).

January 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon TV series (2nd trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Netflix TV series based on the Altered Carbon novel. Looking very cyberpunkie, in our humble opinion. The original book was published well past the original cyberpunk craze, but I guess the whole dark detective noir set in the dark future did rather naturally lead the Netflix team down that […]

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By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (book review).

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (book review).

A century or so from now, the problem of famine has been overcome by a technique that transforms hair into solar energy collectors that works by a kind of photosynthesis, so that nobody need eat food any more. This means that the poor must wear their hair long in order to survive, allowing them to […]

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Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the three films that followed the original ‘Starship Troopers’ (1997), although you don’t need them to follow this adventure. The directors of ‘Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars’ in the extras do explain that they wanted this film more closer to Heinlein’s original 1959 book and have the marauder power-suits do thing that […]

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Light In The Sky : a Psi-Kicks story by GF Willmetts.

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Light In The Sky : a Psi-Kicks story by GF Willmetts.

‘At least he didn’t leave us impoverished,’ Courtney Adams said, looking at herself again in a shop window. She was wearing a long skirt and short coat, topped by a floral hat. ‘We could have been left in the gutter.’ ‘It’s all about status, Court,’ Lancier said looking down the road at the people crossing […]

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The Days Of Tao by Wesley Chu (book review).

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Days Of Tao by Wesley Chu (book review).

‘The Days Of Tao’ is the fourth episode of Wesley Chu’s series of Science Fiction stories based around the alien creature called Tao. The previous three books were all full-length novels, whereas this is a novella, available in a limited-edition run of one thousand signed and numbered hardback copies from specialist publisher Subterranean Press. If […]

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Navigators Of Dune: Book Three Of The Schools Of Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Navigators Of Dune: Book Three Of The Schools Of Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (book review).

  ‘Navigators Of Dune’ is the third book in ‘The Schools Of Dune Trilogy’ and the 13th prequel to ‘Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, so if you’re new to the series, don’t start here. The story begins with new emperor Roderick Corrinno gathering warships to attack Josef Venport’s homeworld in revenge for […]

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Wild Cards 1: Expanded Edition edited by George RR Martin (book review)

December 28, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wild Cards 1: Expanded Edition edited by George RR Martin (book review)

With the TV success of ‘Game Of Thrones’, it’s hardly surprising that the studios want something more with George RR Martin’s name attached to it. Not surprisingly, the 1987 started series of books called ‘Wild Cards’ is next on their agenda. What happened was Martin would meet a group of fellow writers for a Friday […]

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X-Files goes a-pranking for 2018 TV series.

December 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
X-Files goes a-pranking for 2018 TV series.

The 2018 TV series of the new X-files gets its first trailer out early in the form of some E.T.-tastic pranking on the streets of New York. The upcoming 10-episode series will be executive-produced by Chris Carter, and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as alien-busting FBI Agents Fox Mulder and […]

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Stargate Origins (trailer for new TV series).

December 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stargate Origins (trailer for new TV series).

Stargate Origins is shaping up to look a lot like Indiana Jones and the Lost Stargate from their new trailer provided to SFcrowsnest. This initially launches as an exclusive for the new MGM Stargate Command All Access streaming service. Yes, yet another pay-to-view service you’re being expected to stump up for. I expect that certain dodgy […]

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