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Children Of Ruin (The Children Of Time novels book 2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

June 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Children Of Ruin (The Children Of Time novels book 2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

In Adrian Tchaikovsky’s 2015 novel ‘Children Of Time’, we followed some of the descendants of humanity as they travelled among the stars on voyages of hundreds or thousands of years, looking for earlier colonies of humans that had been sent out from a now dead Earth. This sequel, ‘Children Of Ruin’, follows a similar format, […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 29 no. 3-4 #110 (magazine review).

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol. 29 no. 3-4 #110 (magazine review).

Oddly, the folks at ‘On Spec’ have decided to combine two issues into one, an experiment. Apart from the double length, it’s the usual mix of fantasy and Science Fiction with a few editorials, articles, flash fiction bits and poems thrown in. I’ll pick out my personal favourites. Among the features is an extract from […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2019, Volume 136 #741 (magazine review).

May 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2019, Volume 136 #741 (magazine review).

The January/February 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes a novella, two novelettes and eight short stories, as well as the usual mix of non-fiction. I’ll review a selection of the pieces, starting with the longest item, the fantasy novella ‘The City Of Lost Desire’. This is Phyllis Eisenstein’s latest outing […]

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Horizon (Bone Universe book 3) by Fran Wilde (book review).

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horizon (Bone Universe book 3) by Fran Wilde (book review).

This third book, ‘Horizon’ follows on from the second ‘Cloudbound’ book in her Bone Universe trilogy by Fran Wilde. Kirit, Nat, Wik and Ciel are on the ground. They’ve discovered that their living city is going to die soon. They try to keep feeding their city to keep it alive, while trying to find a […]

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neXt (TV series trailer: When evil A.I.s attack).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
neXt (TV series trailer: When evil A.I.s attack).

A near-future thriller TV series from Fox featuring a Silicon Valley billionaire – aka actor John Slattery (Mad Men) – who discovers that one of his own creations – an experimental A.I. – could auger global catastrophe. He then teams up with a FBI cyber crime expert to fight a villain written in code. Think […]

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Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Knight (A Chronicle Of Sibyl’s War book 2 of 3) by Timothy Zahn (book review).

If you kept up with my review of ‘Pawn’ this month, the sequel ‘Knight’ was released this year. Nicole Hammond is both a Sibyl and Protector on the alien starship Fyrantha. Her selection and abduction to this role is based on her ability to communicate with the starship when she doses herself with a throat […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

May 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (book review).

The Science Fiction field and especially fandom is a place where diversity is celebrated. We have long got over the pulp SF trope of all sentient aliens being automatically hostile and, in some novels, the aliens have behaved better and with more honour than humans. There is never going to be total harmony and, as […]

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Terminator: Dark Fate (movie trailer).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terminator: Dark Fate (movie trailer).

Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their original roles in the new science fiction film Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Terminator Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, […]

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Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

When I read the cover blurb for Chis Beckett’s new novel ‘Beneath The World, A Sea’, it seemed vaguely familiar. A British policeman is sent to investigate the killings of the indigenous species of the Submundo Delta, the Muendes, whom the local human populace do not consider to be sentient. The Muendes mess with their […]

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Genesis by Geoffrey Carr (book review).

May 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Genesis by Geoffrey Carr (book review).

I actually bought this book at Eastercon, at a launch party put on by Elsewhen Press. When I started reading it I thought I’m glad I don’t have to review this book as I’m not really the right person for it! Because it was clear at once, even from the cover with a green hand […]

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