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Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bumblebee (2018) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Michael Bay finally did right by the ‘Transformers’ movie series regarding his monotonous, massive mechanical misfits. Instead of helming another insipid instalment after directing the previous six clash-and-clang clunkers he had sense enough to step behind the scenes with a producing credit. This time around Travis Knight (Kubo And The Two Strings’) calls the […]

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Rejoice, A Knife To The Heart by Steven Erikson (book review).

January 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rejoice, A Knife To The Heart by Steven Erikson (book review).

The arrival of an alien intelligence to intervene in Earth’s affairs signals an end to violence, illness and environmental degradation. You would think this would be good news, but a lot of the rich and powerful, as well as the violent and sadistic, are not very happy at all. As force fields spread across the […]

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The Smallest Of Things by Ian Whates (book review).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Smallest Of Things by Ian Whates (book review).

I’d been aware of Ian Whates as a Science Fiction author for some years, but never got around to reading any of his work. To be honest, while I’ve always been an SF fan, I have tended to favour the supernatural over science for my reading material in recent years. More recently, I’ve become aware […]

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Weird City (scifi TV series trailer).

January 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Weird City (scifi TV series trailer).

YouTube Premium needs content that will make you pay with dosh, so what could be better than copying – I mean a ‘homage’ – to the UK’s scifi Black Mirror TV series, with their own satirical science fiction anthology exploring the messed up near future, called Weird City. This one has some interesting names taking […]

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) (DVD film review).

January 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) (DVD film review).

I have been a fan of Science Fiction for over four decades. Over that time, though, I have almost exclusively read stories written in English. It’s only in the last few years that I’ve realised how much SF I’ve been missing out on because it was originally published in another language. After reading an excellent […]

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Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

Occasionally and I do mean occasionally, I stumble across a gem of a novel that I missed when it was first published. ‘Gemini Gambit’ by D Scott Johnson is a prime example of this and I’m so glad I came across it. I have found it very hard to put down this novel as the […]

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A Quiz Show On Snuffworld: a Snuffworld story by: GF Willmetts.

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Quiz Show On Snuffworld:  a Snuffworld story by: GF Willmetts.

Detective Inspector Baratty Rabatty watched the quiz show, ‘Call My Death’, clearly unimpressed. The quizmaster showed a lot of teeth with obvious false smiles, even when it came to the losers being walked off to be eliminated by the hostess, the smile kept beaming. He hadn’t even bothered to learn their names before the purge. […]

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Lucky Legacy: Lucky Marines: book 2 by Joshua James (book review).

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lucky Legacy: Lucky Marines: book 2 by Joshua James (book review).

‘Lucky Legacy’ is the second in what I thought was an 8 book ‘Lucky’ Marines military SF series. It now looks to be a 9 book series. Books 1 to 6 are currently available so the author, Joshua James, just needs to complete the last three and that’s the job done. Probably. Unless Lucky gets […]

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100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

January 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

‘100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration’ by Anthony Frewin is, as far as I can tell, one of the earliest illustrated looks at SF art. From looking at different covers shown, it looks like it has been reprinted a couple times. The first two chapters cover two artists that I hadn’t come across before. I […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest # 1 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Lawrence M Schoen, Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Clelia Farris, Walter Dinjos, Dantzel Cherry, Steve Kopka and Liang Ling (emag review).

January 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest # 1 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Lawrence M Schoen, Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Clelia Farris, Walter Dinjos, Dantzel Cherry, Steve Kopka and Liang Ling (emag review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is a new quarterly magazine featuring translations of international Science Fiction. It’s an oddity of the genre that the subject matter ranges across the universe but most of the well-known works come from the English-speaking world. The rest of planet Earth likes Science Fiction, too, and even writes good examples of […]

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