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Before Mars (Planetfall 3) by Emma Newman (book review).

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Before Mars (Planetfall 3) by Emma Newman (book review).

In the third of her ‘Planetfall’ books, Emma Newman returns to a loosely-related setting in ‘Before Mars’, a book with the same background but this time set on Mars several years after the departure of the colonists who feature in ‘Planetfall’. Just as in the first book, the setting and plot are intriguing but once […]

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Missions: Mars gets deadly on BBC.

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Missions: Mars gets deadly on BBC.

BBC Four is to air the French TV science fiction series Missions. The ten-part series will be the channel’s first international drama acquisition with a sci-fi theme. In the not-too-distant future, the first ever manned mission to Mars is launched by the eccentric Swiss billionaire William Meyer (Mathias Mlekuz). Meyer himself forms part of the […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be a title containing ‘religion’ that […]

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The Lost Fleet: Beyond The Frontier: Guardian by Jack Campbell (book review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Lost Fleet: Beyond The Frontier: Guardian by Jack Campbell (book review).

Its been quite a while since I last reviewed a book from Jack Campbell’s ‘The Lost Fleet series. The original series comprises of six volumes charting the heroic ‘Jack Black’ and his exploits in trying to lead the remains of the Alliance fleet back to safety after being ambushed by the Syndicate World’s own fleet. […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be the title that causes potential […]

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Occupation (2018) (scifi war movie trailer).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Occupation (2018) (scifi war movie trailer).

The aliens are coming for – well, forget Colony and all that LA-centric nonsense, in Occupation, these rascal E.Ts have a taste for invading … Australia! Here’s the film’s official blurb: After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture and discover they are now […]

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The Predator (2018) (movie trailer).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Predator (2018) (movie trailer).

Director Shane Black’s attempt to get the Predator film franchise back on the rails with this coming 2018 Earth-set reboot, called, just simply, The Predator. Here’s the official blurb: The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy […]

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2036 Origin Unknown (scifi movie trailer with added Katee Sackhoff).

May 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
2036 Origin Unknown (scifi movie trailer with added Katee Sackhoff).

Here’s 2036 Origin Unknown, an upcoming science fiction film with Katee Sackhoff in the lead – it features a crashed manned Mars mission at the start. When the NASA investigator played by Katee is assigned to the case, she finds she has a new class of A.I. acting as her wing-man. Trouble starts when they find […]

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Futuropolis by Robert Sheckley (book review).

May 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Futuropolis by Robert Sheckley (book review).

I pulled a copy of Robert Sheckley’s ‘Futuropolis’ because I missed it the first time around in the early 1980s and finding it on-line is easier than bookshop hunting in its day. For those who don’t know, Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) was a popular American SF author that I came across originally with his quirky ‘Mindswap’ […]

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Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As We Know It by Mike Ashley (book review).

May 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As We Know It by Mike Ashley (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to make of Mike Ashley’s book, ‘Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As We Know It’, when I bought a copy last year. I mean, SF is already a subject we know something about so what don’t we know? Over the six sections, Ashley looks at the origins […]

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