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The Aladdin Box: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

June 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Aladdin Box: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

Farday Lumo held in her glee. It had taken a long search and many caves, levering the slab out of the way and she now had found the legendary Aladdin Box. It wasn’t actually a box, at least on Earth. It looked more like an oil lamp, like the one from the Aladdin story, hence […]

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Year 2018! by James Blish (book review).

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Year 2018! by James Blish (book review).

I was doing some tidying up recently and came across this book in my trays before my review books became a way of life. With a name like ‘Year 2018!’ and we are living in 2018, it seems suitably apt to read this book by James Blish this year. I should point out that book […]

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Flesh & Blood (film short).

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Flesh & Blood (film short).

When an apocalyptic virus threatens to turn her father into a violent monster, 18 year-old Max must lead her family through perilous mountains in search of a cure. With Max willing to risk it all to save her father, the small family finds itself not only struggling for survival against incredible odds, but also being […]

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Sci-Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder (book review).

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder (book review).

The initial flick test I do on any illustrated books had me spotting some film stills I hadn’t seen before. Always a good sign when picking up a book. The ones that I initially spotted included a full page photo from ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ as Neary is being groped by the aliens […]

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7 Splinters in Time (scifi movie trailer).

May 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
7 Splinters in Time (scifi movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for 7 Splinters in Time, a time travel/alternative reality movie where some poor Joe discovers there’s another version of himself doing the whole serial killer thang. So he has to catch himself. Ouch. 

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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (SF Masterworks) (book review).

May 30, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (SF Masterworks) (book review).

Coming across a reference to Poul Anderson’s book, ‘Tau Zero’, recently, I realised it was one of the few significant SF books of the Golden Age that I hadn’t actually read. I think, at the time, I hadn’t realised what the term ‘tau zero’ actually meant. Now I do. Basically, the closer your velocity reaches […]

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Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise by Paul Briggs (ebook review).

May 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise by Paul Briggs (ebook review).

Relative newcomer Paul Briggs brings us a cli-fi novel with an eye-catching and dramatic cover in the form of ‘Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise’. Cli-fi, by the way, is climate fiction, this being a near-future story of climate change, which is one of those categories that skirts the edges of SF in that it’s slightly in the […]

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Science fiction editor Gardner Dozois passes away (1947-2018).

May 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Science fiction editor Gardner Dozois passes away (1947-2018).

Writer Michael Swanwick passed on some sad news today, “It is my sad duty to note the passing of Gardner Dozois today, of an overwhelming systemic infection, at Pennsylvania Hospital . Gardner was the best of friends, the best of editors, and the best of writers. And now he’s gone.” Gardner Dozois was the founding […]

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Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted book 1) by C.F. Villion (book review).

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted book 1) by C.F. Villion (book review).

‘Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever’ by C.F. Villion is the first in the ‘Immortality Interrupted’ series which is currently a three book series. I’d call it a trilogy, but I don’t know how the third book ends so there could be more and there is a 32 page short story which is numbered […]

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Manifest (TV trailer).

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Manifest (TV trailer).

Here’s a trailer for NBC’s new science fiction TV series, Manifest, which puts us in mind of those old series The 100 with a bit of Flash Forward added for good, or bad, measure. Montego Air Flight 828 lands after a turbulent flight, but its American crew and passengers find that during the two hours […]

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