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The Spacetime Pit Plus Two by Stephen Baxter and Eric Brown (book review).

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Spacetime Pit Plus Two by Stephen Baxter and Eric Brown (book review).

I’ve been a fan of Eric Brown’s character-based Science Fiction and Stephen Baxter’s hard SF stories for many years but had no idea that these two luminaries of British SF had ever collaborated. So when I heard that the small press Infinity Plus Books was bringing out ‘The Spacetime Pit Plus Two’, a book collection […]

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Comic-Con October 2018: Event Report.

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic-Con October 2018: Event Report.

The end of October meant another trip down to the ExCel centre to attend MCM Comicon. This time I upped my game and secured a second press pass for my “photographer”, who definitely wasn’t just a random friend from my uni course. Like last time, the best part of the convention remained the atmosphere; before […]

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The Moons Of Barsk (book 2) by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Moons Of Barsk (book 2) by Lawrence M. Schoen (book review).

I thoroughly enjoyed Lawrence M. Schoen’s debut novel ‘Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard’ a couple of years back and became enchanted with his tale of arboreal elephants on the planet Barsk and their limited relationship with the multi-special Alliance of Worlds. In ‘The Moons Of Barsk’, we meet some of the same characters again: the historian, […]

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Defender: Hive Mind 2 by Janet Edwards (book review).

November 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Defender: Hive Mind 2 by Janet Edwards (book review).

One of the biggest problems in creating a future society is to balance the need to tell an exciting story and the desire to expound the benefits and doubts that the society offers. A perceived utopia is a bigger problem than a tyranny. There is also a need to balance the constraints of the type […]

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Science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal signs with Gollancz.

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal signs with Gollancz.

Agent to the stars, John Jarrold, has concluded a three-book World Rights deal for Australian debut science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal with Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz. The first book is Stormblood: Vakov Fukasawa used to be a Reaper, a bio-enhanced soldier fighting for the intergalactic governing body of Harmony against a brutal invading […]

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Utopia: Series 1 & 2 (TV series on DVD review).

November 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Utopia: Series 1 & 2 (TV series on DVD review).

If you want a scary conspiracy TV series where anything said is likely to be spoiler, than look at the Kudos production ‘Utopia’ It is violent and not always predictable. I only found two elements I could have predicted and all for the right reasons. To say anything at all is going to act as […]

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H.G. Wells: The Collection by H.G. Wells (book review).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.G. Wells: The Collection by H.G. Wells (book review).

H.G. Wells is perhaps the classic late Victorian Science Fiction writer. But while some of his novels remain quite familiar, his shorter stories have unfortunately been overlooked. It is therefore very pleasing to find that this anthology not only includes his four most famous novels and novellas, but several of the more highly regarded short […]

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Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard And The Golden Age Of Science Fiction Kindle Edition by Alec Nevala-Lee (ebook review).

October 30, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard And The Golden Age Of Science Fiction Kindle Edition by Alec Nevala-Lee (ebook review).

The difficulty with this sort of book for the fan/reviewer is how to describe it without summarising it. While reading I jotted down interesting facts and ended up with seventeen pages of notes which, if I put them down here, would spoil the book for you. The names in the title are familiar to any […]

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Firestorm (trailer: new Anderson SF puppet TV show).

October 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Firestorm (trailer: new Anderson SF puppet TV show).

Anderson Entertainment, the company founded by Gerry Anderson (creator of Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, UFO and Joe 90), have just released a short pilot episode for their new series, Firestorm. Firestorm will comprise 26 x 22 minute-long episodes filmed in Ultramarionation, a blend of animatronic puppets, miniatures, physical sets, and […]

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Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Talk about your bad mornings after. Asteroid miner Troy Holloway wakes up one day and finds his living quarters are almost too hot to be used and it is getting hotter. It seems he has survived an accident of some kind, but worse is to come. Much worse. He is actually in an escape capsule, but […]

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