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Tales From the Loop (Amazon Prime scifi TV series: trailer).

March 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Tales From the Loop (Amazon Prime scifi TV series: trailer).

It really is amazing to see what Amazon and Prime are willing to mine in their fight for new content to make you sign up – obscure novels from the Eastern Block, games, comics, the sky is the limit these days. Following this trend, here’s a new scifi series from Amazon based on the science […]

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Black Mirror: Series 1, 2 & Christmas Special boxset (TV series DVD review).

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Black Mirror: Series 1, 2 & Christmas Special boxset (TV series DVD review).

Watching these stories, the more I felt we have a different sort of Science Fiction. Showrunner Charlie Brooker and his writers are really combining kitchen sink drama with SF themes. I’m still not quite sure how I missed them back in 2011 but definitely seeing them without adverts doesn’t destroy the flow which is quite […]

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The Orville: The Complete First And Second Seasons boxset (DVD TV series review).

February 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Orville: The Complete First And Second Seasons boxset (DVD TV series review).

I have been curious about ‘The Orville’ as to being comedy Science Fiction, although it was pretty much a known of how close it was to ‘Star Trek’ when I first started watching it. From the first season’s 12 episodes, it was pretty obvious that it was supposed to be a dysfunctional bridge and engineering […]

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12 Monkeys: Season Four (DVD TV series review).

February 28, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
12 Monkeys: Season Four (DVD TV series review).

With the fourth season of ‘12 Monkeys’, you accept that that this will be drawing all the strings together but I didn’t except the revelation in the third episode, ‘45RPM’, which is obviously spoiler, as indeed so much is in a time travel series. Of course, it had to be obvious to some extent. They […]

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Thunderlord by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah J. Ross (book review).

February 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Thunderlord by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah J. Ross (book review).

For anyone unfamiliar with the ‘Darkover’ series created by Marion Zimmer Bradley, it is Science Fiction with fantasy overtones. Although the earliest stories appear to be fantasy, as the series develops, it becomes clear that Darkover is a ‘lost colony’ much in the same way Anne McCaffrey’s Pern is. Over the centuries when contact with […]

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Jurassic World Dominion (film news).

February 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jurassic World Dominion (film news).

So, the next Jurassic World film has a title at last … Jurassic World Dominion. We presume that the Dominion refers to the Dominion of all those escaped dinosaurs in the rest of the world, making life a lot harder for all us normal Joes and Janes. “Hey, Dad, there’s a mega-lizard in the back […]

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Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

February 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Aurora Rising’ is book one in the ‘Aurora Cycle’, written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This is their second series of books after their hugely successful ‘Illuminae Files’. Tyler Jones is top of his class in Aurora Academy and he’s just waiting to be able to pick his dream team to set off into […]

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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

Of course, I’ve heard of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’, but this has been the first opportunity I’ve had to watch it. More so, as I can’t recall it being on TV before. A bit of a delay in getting a blu-ray player that can go multi-region (as easy as 1, 2 3 with LG) and finally being able […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

The editorial team at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ are rather good at commissioning interesting cover art. With the July/August 2019 issue, they’ve outdone themselves, at least for a pulp SF fan like me. The picture, ‘Robots Invade!’ was produced on spec by Mondolithic Studios, rather than to illustrate a story already accepted […]

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Isaac Asimov: a life in science fiction (documentary: video).

February 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Isaac Asimov: a life in science fiction (documentary: video).

Here’s an interesting 25 minute-long video documenting the life and times and works of one of the greatest names in science fiction … the writer that is Isaac Asimov! Do you like how I avoided doing the cheesy intro about how this would be a Foundation into the works of the writer? This is by […]

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