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The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear vol. 2 by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas (graphic novel review).

May 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear vol. 2 by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas (graphic novel review).

‘The Silent Invasion: The Great Fear’ is the follow-up volume to ‘The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows’ and continues the adventures of Matt Sinkage, ace reporter. If you want to read ‘Red Shadows’ then stop here because spoilers are inevitable. In that book, Matt Sinkage investigated UFOs but was blocked in his efforts by a secret […]

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Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hurricane: Hive Mind 3: by Janet Edwards (book review).

When the fans clamour for the next book before it can be scheduled by a mainstream publisher and an author writes faster than the big publishers can cope with, it makes sense to independently publish the books. For a newcomer to the writing business this could be a dangerous move but, when the quality is […]

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I Am Mother (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
I Am Mother (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

Here’s an original science fiction movie, I Am Mother, landing with Netflix on June 7th 2019. It features a young girl (played by Clara Rugaard), who is the first vat-grown human to be raised in a post-extinction disaster shelter by a droid called Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne). But the robot mother and human child’s […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards … get short(y) list.

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature has appeared in Crowsnest Towers like a dark brooding alien monolith. Here’s the final novels in the running … Semiosis  – Sue Burke (HarperVoyager). Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). Frankenstein in Baghdad  -  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld). The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag […]

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Rim Of The World (Netflix alien invasion movie: trailer).

May 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rim Of The World (Netflix alien invasion movie: trailer).

In Rim Of The World, a YA-ish scifi movie (think ET meets Independence Day), four young students spending their vacation in a US Summer Camp (as they tend to) need to form a gang and learn to survive in order to save the Earth and the USA during an alien invasion. Hitting your streams on […]

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Rivers of London, heading for the TV screen?

May 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Rivers of London, heading for the TV screen?

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg’s UK-based production company, Stolen Picture, has now optioned the rights to Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy-horror novel series Rivers of London. Ben is currently working on the adaption of the first novel, also named Rivers of London. Ben plans to serve as an Executive Producer on the series alongside Nick Frost, Simon […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3 trailer).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3 trailer).

The Handmaid’s Tale is back on our TV series in the USA June 5th 2019 on Hulu. I’m sure we’ll get it in the UK, too, soon. Adapted from the SF book by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale continues the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, the totalitarian society in what was formerly […]

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Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

‘Morhelion’ follows on from Dominic Dulley’s debut novel, the breezy space opera adventure ‘Shattermoon’, bringing back the roguish and mismatched crew of the Dainty Jane to mix it up with a new batch of criminal gangs, opportunists, charming conmen and villainous authority figures. Grifter Orry, her younger brother Ethan and grizzled veteran Mender are once […]

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Pulsar (a SF short film from DUST).

May 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pulsar (a SF short film from DUST).

For your entertainment, a short film called ‘Pulsar‘ which is directed by Aurora Fearnley. In this film, a Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship.

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Atlas Alone (Planetfall 4) by Emma Newman (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Atlas Alone (Planetfall 4) by Emma Newman (book review).

‘Atlas Alone’ is the fourth novel set in Emma Newman’s ‘Planetfall’ universe, all of which I have enjoyed and found to be engaging and emotionally charged, with wonderfully complex characters and an intriguing background. Each of the first three novels stands alone and could be read in any order, but this book follows on directly […]

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