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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 3 (e-magazine review).

June 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 3 (e-magazine review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is still going (hooray!) and the third issue is out now. The non-fiction feature is an interesting interview with Dorothy Fontana of ‘Star Trek’ fame but I’ll focus on the fiction. There are two themes herein: the Moon and AI. There are also dogs. The Moon, AI and dog themes are […]

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Solaris Books to publish Jane Routley’s Shadow in the Empire of Light.

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Solaris Books to publish Jane Routley’s Shadow in the Empire of Light.

Kate Coe at Solaris Books has acquired rights to Shadow in the Empire of Light, a fantasy novel by Australian author Jane Routley. The agent was John Jarrold. Shine is an orphan without magical gifts in a family of powerful mages, and is stuck in managing the family estates with only an eccentric aunt and […]

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Irish scientist-astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten to be special guest at Dublin 2019: Irish Worldcon.

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Irish scientist-astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten to be special guest at Dublin 2019: Irish Worldcon.

Born in Co. Mayo, and now based in Dublin, Dr Patten became fascinated by space and space travel after a visit to a NASA facility at age 11. She earned a PhD in aeronautical engineering at the University of Limerick in 2011 following internships at Boeing and Bell Labs. She has participated in several citizen […]

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Stranger Things (season 3 trailer).

June 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things (season 3 trailer).

The 3rd season of Stranger Things will be hitting Netflix on 4th July 2019, and here’s some Mindflayer-centric action to celebrate our immanent 1980s flashbacks.

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Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

I‘ve read all of C.J.Cherryh ‘s ‘Alliance-Union’ books in recent years, including the ones that were only vaguely related in that they were also somewhere in space but bore no relation whatsoever to the main sequence of books. ‘Alliance Rising’ takes place in the main setting, a string of space stations spaced several light years […]

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Men in Black International – two clips.

June 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Men in Black International – two clips.

Here’s a couple of promo clips tossed our way by the people over at Men in Black International headquarters. The reviews in from the big media outlets don’t look promising, but then, what do they know, right?

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I Am Mother (2019) (Netflix scifi film review).

June 12, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
I Am Mother (2019) (Netflix scifi film review).

A young woman (played by Clara Rugaard) has lived her whole life in a huge cyber-controlled-hard metal environment/bunker. This environment is the only refuge from some unspecified sort of holocaust that has killed off the human race. Meanwhile, the machinery tries to use the natural mechanics of the girl to re-cultivate a new human race […]

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Aniara (scifi movie trailer).

June 12, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Aniara (scifi movie trailer).

If you enjoy your science fiction as you choose your Shield Maidens – aka Swedish – then here’s a scifi movie for you, Aniara, about a starship carrying survivors to their new domed base on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable, only for the craft to be knocked off course. To lose one planet might […]

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The 2019 long list for the Sunburst Award is here!

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The 2019 long list for the Sunburst Award is here!

The 2019 long list for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has just floated in. This year’s lists are comprised of a mixture of established authors, newcomers, and past nominees. Below are the longlisted works:meghan Adult Fiction — Amber Dawn, Sodom Road Exit [Arsenal Pulp Press]. — Craig DiLouie, One […]

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When press tours collide! Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland interview the heck out of each other.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
When press tours collide! Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland interview the heck out of each other.

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland, stars of the upcoming movies Men in Black International and Spider-Man Far From Home, accidentally experienced a merging of the space-time streams when their press junkets collided. Rather than fight each for the right of who gets to wield the largest geek hammer, they instead sat down to interview each […]

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