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The 100: 6th Season (trailer).

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
The 100: 6th Season (trailer).

The 100: 6th Season (trailer). In which all the beautiful Californian space humans who survived World War Three (and four) on Earth, truly messing up the planet, now end up on a pristine new colony world to screw up (and have carnal relations with each other, let’s not forget that).

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Visions #1: Visions Of Home (magazine review).

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Visions #1: Visions Of Home (magazine review).

It’s been a long time since a new UK-based print genre magazine has appeared, so I was delighted to discover ‘Visions’, which has arrived to fill that void. When I started writing reviews years ago, I particularly concentrated on this type of publication, switching gradually to novel reviews as the magazines disappeared one by one. […]

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The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Show openings.

April 17, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Show openings.

One of the most overlooked parts of a television show is its opening credits. After all, the opening of a TV series kind of sets the tone for the programme’s identity. The opening for American SF/fantasy-based programming, in particular, served its purpose accordingly because of the genre’s adventurous overtones. Television audiences can learn so much […]

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The Top Ten American TV SF Sidekicks

April 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American TV SF Sidekicks

What is it like to have a sidekick within the realm of an American SF television series? Well, one can certainly ask the participants that are featured in this particular column. Being one’s sidekick entails benefitting from a special kind of partnership that entails all kinds of components: loyalty, friction, trust, heartache, envy, etc. Plus, […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 Paperback – 21 Mar 2019 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Beth Cato and David Walton (magazine review)

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 2 Paperback – 21 Mar 2019 by Alex Shvartsman, Mike Resnick, Beth Cato and David Walton  (magazine review)

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ features a mixture of native English and translated stories. First up is ‘Tideline Treasures, Or Growing Up Along The Mile High Dyke’ by Tais Teng and Jaap Boekstein. In future Holland, humans live on The Dyke, a strip of land projecting above the flooded world. It’s a hierarchical society. The adventurous […]

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Winds Of Marque: Blackwood & Virtue by Bennett Coles

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Winds Of Marque: Blackwood & Virtue by Bennett Coles

A team within the space equivalent of the navy are sent on an undercover mission, disguised as merchants, to stop pirates. If they succeed, they will receive riches and, if they fail, the rest of the navy will hunt them down. Liam Blackwood is an executive officer in the navy. Having just come back from […]

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Gene Wolfe, one of science fiction’s greatest writers, passes away.

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gene Wolfe, one of science fiction’s greatest writers, passes away.

Sad news in today. One of the greats passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 87 – award-winning SFF author Gene Wolfe, who produced The Book of the New Sun – a tetralogy exploring the adventures of Severian, a disgraced and exiled torturer forced to wander a strange far-future Earth (Urth) in an […]

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A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan series book 1) by Arkady Martine.

April 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan series book 1) by Arkady Martine.

‘A Memory Called Empire’ is book one in the Teixcalaan series by Arkady Martine. Having said that, I felt that it could be read as a standalone. It is also Martine’s debut novel, something I found hard to believe as I was reading it as it was so well-written and accomplished. In ‘A Memory Called […]

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Night Shift (Alien universe: new short film).

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Night Shift (Alien universe: new short film).

As part of the Alien film’s 40th anniversary celebrations, 20th Century Fox has commissioned another short movie in the Alien universe, this one made by Aidan Brezonick, and called Night Shift. When a missing commercial spacer is discovered hungover and disoriented, his rescuers suggests a nightcap as a remedy. But that’s a mistake because there’s […]

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Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

April 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

Okay, folks…here is a riddle that is in need of solving: what is painfully bloated, bombastic, loud, obnoxious and truly unnecessary in its return to the centre stage of hedonistic attention? No, it is not your insufferable drunk Uncle Chester at the annual family reunion picnic. However, if you had correctly guessed director Neil Marshall’s […]

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