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Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman (book review).

June 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman (book review).

It’s difficult to come up with a truly original and unique human society in which to set your story. Even when writing about other planets and other times, we tend to end up with societies that have some basis in current or past human cultures. Authors who invent new alien species can often have more […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest #6 March 2020 (e-magazine review).

June 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Future Science Fiction Digest #6 March 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is the magazine of international Science Fiction, often translated, which makes sense in a genre that’s all about different cultures and ways of seeing. After a foreword by editor Alex Shvartsman, in which he explains optimistic future plans for the magazine in these difficult days, we get to the fiction. First […]

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The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer (book review).

June 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer (book review).

Robert Sawyer is finally back writing. Yah! Oddly, his subject matter is Robert Oppenheimer and the build-up of his latest book, ‘The Oppenheimer Alternative’, uses Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project as his starting point before another catastrophe rears its head. The pivotal change is after the nuclear bombing of two Japanese cities and their […]

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Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bards And Sages Quarterly, April 2020 (e-magazine review).

‘Bards And Sages Quarterly’ is a small press speculative fiction magazine that publishes stories up to 5000 words in a variety of genres and styles and pays a fistful of dollars to writers. Only a small fistful but it’s all welcome and no one does short stories for the money. These are some works that […]

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Hashtag (scifi short movie).

May 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hashtag (scifi short movie).

This short fifteen-minute-long science fiction film Hashtag from Ben Alpi & Jyotika Virmani features a looming future where social media celebrities dominate our culture, and “X” (aka Gigi Edgley) is the world’s supreme online icon — but how far must she go to hold on to her popularity? Well, quite far, as it turns out! […]

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Volition (scifi movie trailer).

May 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Volition (scifi movie trailer).

In SF film Volition, a man afflicted with clairvoyance tries to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his imminent murder. This bad boy won the best movie accolade at the 2019 Phillip K. Dick film festival. Arriving July 10th 2020.

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Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens movie sequel – the best Alien movie (n)ever made? (video).

May 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens movie sequel – the best Alien movie (n)ever made? (video).

Alex Beck sits down in this hour long documentary to explore Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens film sequel – possibly the best Alien movie (n)ever made? It would have been the 5th Alien-franchise flick, and aimed to re-unite Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver as Hicks and Ripley. Alex examines why, between 2015 – 2017, the project so […]

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Critical Point (Cas Russell book 3) by S.L. Huang (book review).

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Critical Point (Cas Russell book 3) by S.L. Huang (book review).

‘Critical Point’ is the third Cas Russell novel by S.L. Huang, a mathematics graduate and stuntwoman who has used her experience to create the unlikely yet fabulously effective mathematical genius mercenary/private detective Cas Russell. As the novel begins, it becomes obvious that Cas has at some point lost her memory and also that her colleagues […]

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Insights: The Kon-Tiki Quartet, Part Three by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Insights: The Kon-Tiki Quartet, Part Three by Eric Brown and Keith Brooke (book review).

I reviewed the first two volumes in Eric Brown and Keith Brooke’s jointly written ‘Kon-Tiki Quartet’ of novellas about interstellar colonisation, ‘Dislocations’ and ‘Parasites’, here in February and August 2019 respectively. I’ve now caught up with the third volume, ‘Insights’. PS Publishing have done the same excellent job on the book’s production and presentation, as […]

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Denis Villeneuve’s vision for his new Dune movie (video).

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Denis Villeneuve’s vision for his new Dune movie (video).

This short documentary explores some of the influences behind Denis Villeneuve’s work, to understand what the new Dune movie is going to be like. Dune is the first of his two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which will cover roughly the first half of the book.

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