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Lucky Universe (Lucky Marines Book 1) by Joshua James (book review).

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lucky Universe (Lucky Marines Book 1) by Joshua James (book review).

‘Lucky Universe’ is the first in what is promised to be an 8 book military SF series. Books 2 and 3 are already available so the author, Joshua James, must be hard at work on the next one. So what’s it all about? The short answer is Lance Corporal `Lucky’ Lee Savage, a Frontier Marine […]

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A Hardliner On Snuffworld : a story by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
A Hardliner On Snuffworld   :   a story by: GF Willmetts

  ‘WHY HAVE I BEEN CALLED?’ Chief Detective Llanbasah Caddoasec’s boomed, looking down at the two detectives. The Granolan towered over the two detectives, holding a megaphone in his hand. He had seen it being used on an Earther film where everyone listened to its authority. ‘A conflict of murders,’ Detective Inspector Baratty Rabatty replied. […]

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Origamy by Rachel Armstong (book review)

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Origamy by Rachel Armstong  (book review)

The art of origamy (sic) weaves space and time, alternative universes and parallel histories in a mind-bending and befuddling fashion that allows the origamy circus-troop family of Mobius to see and experience any point in space and time. From the beginning, where Mobius has lost much of her memory of her own personal history and […]

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2018 Hugo Awards shortlist arrives.

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
2018 Hugo Awards shortlist arrives.

The 2018 Hugo Awards finalist shortlist for best novel has arrived. Here’s the candidates. Ann Leckie’s ‘Provenance’ (Orbit). John Scalzi’s ‘The Collapsing Empire’ (Tor). Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 (Orbit). Mur Lafferty’s ‘Six Wakes’ (Orbit). N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (Orbit). Yoon Ha Lee’s ‘Raven Stratagem’ (Solaris). Much like The Highlander, there can be […]

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BSFA Award 2018 winners from the British Science Fiction Association.

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
BSFA Award 2018 winners from the British Science Fiction Association.

The British Science Fiction Association dropped the Nest a line today to tell us the winners of the BSFA Awards for works published in 2017. Best Novel: Nina Allan – The Rift (Titan Books). Best Shorter Fiction: Anne Charnock – The Enclave (NewCon Press). Best Non-Fiction: Paul Kincaid – Iain M. Banks (University of Illinois […]

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The Martian Invasion Of Earth by HG Wells and dramatised by Nicholas Briggs (audio review).

March 31, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Martian Invasion Of Earth by HG Wells and dramatised by Nicholas Briggs (audio review).

  HG Wells did not hold back from demonstrating violence and despair in his ‘War Of The Worlds’ if the words and this new audio version follows its lead. ‘The Martian Invasion Of Earth’ uses every resource to demonstrate the gruesome reality of war, whoever the protagonists are. This new audio takes Wells’ hellish vision […]

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Colony (3rd season trailer).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Colony (3rd season trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 3rd series of alien invasion TV series, Colony. Colony’s third season starts six months after the Bowman family’s escape from the Rap aliens’ Los Angeles prison as Will (actor Josh Holloway) and Katie (actor Sarah Wayne Callies) and kids/friends attempt to stay alive in the ruins beyond the city-state. I’d […]

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Westworld second season (trailer II).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Westworld second season (trailer II).

Here’s another trailer featuring the robot revolution at everyone’s favourite android amusement park, Westworld. Looks like there’s some Samurai-land crossover, as well as all the Wild West fun, this next season.

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2000AD Prog 2074 (e-mag review).

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
2000AD Prog 2074 (e-mag review).

All new stories started in the last extra large issue of ‘2000AD’ and they continue in this one, though it’s back to the standard 32 pages. It’s hard to cope with more Thrill-Power than that every week anyway, so no complaints. It’s worth scanning the background summaries on page 2 of the magazine to get […]

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The Darkest Minds (YA novel-to-film: first trailer).

March 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Darkest Minds (YA novel-to-film: first trailer).

Here’s the trailer for The Darkest Minds movie (from 20th Century Fox), based on the excellent YA novel by Alexandra Bracken. A plague kills all but 2% of the world’s children – and leaves those kids who survived the disease developing X-Men-like mutant powers. The governments of the world start locking up the bambinos – […]

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