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Quality Control Assessment At Delos: an article by: GF Willmetts.

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Quality Control Assessment At Delos: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I do have to wonder how Delos ever makes any money. It owns several miles of unspecified territory with an underground network to reach all its distant points. There are several western towns spread out that constitutes the area called ‘Westworld’ and a smaller area called ‘Shogun World’, based on the former’s template than reinvent […]

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Westworld seasons 1 & 2 (DVD TV series review).

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Westworld seasons 1 & 2 (DVD TV series review).

When I was given ‘Westworld’ to review, I had previously kept away from it, mostly because I wasn’t sure how much it was being based on the original Michael Crichton films from the 1970s and how far they were going to move away from it. Interestingly, they took various elements from both films in the […]

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After Atlas (A Planetfall Novel) by Emma Newman (book review).

February 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
After Atlas (A Planetfall Novel) by Emma Newman (book review).

The first novel by Emma Newman, ‘Planetfall’, was a masterpiece in characterisation. It could have been set anywhere and at any time and still made an impact. A bonus was the way the society had been set up as a very believable colony on an alien planet. The second novel is not exactly a sequel […]

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Wandering Earth: Liu Cixin inspires China’s first major scifi movie.

February 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wandering Earth: Liu Cixin inspires China’s first major scifi movie.

Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin’s work (a short story) has – Arthur C. Clarke-style – booted up China’s first native major big budget science fiction movie, Wandering Earth, set in an ecologically ravaged future Earth where it’s easier to live in space than on the surface … and that’s before Jupiter and Earth are […]

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The Only Living Boy Omnibus by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (graphic novel review).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Only Living Boy Omnibus by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (graphic novel review).

‘The Only Living Boy Omnibus’, written by David Gallaher and illustrated by Steve Ellis features the entire saga collected into one magnificent edition in full colour and an extra twenty-page story to boot. I had never heard of it until now and so approached it with an open mind. My open mind was soon filled […]

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Stupefying Stories # 22 (emag review)

January 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stupefying Stories # 22   (emag review)

There seem to be quite a lot of small press fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror (FSFH) magazines on the market these days. I should know, I co-edit one. I have to confess that I wasn’t aware of the existence of this particular example until author Ian Whates informed me that he had a story in the latest issue […]

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2001: An Odyssey In Words edited by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter (book review).

January 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
2001: An Odyssey In Words edited by Ian Whates and Tom Hunter (book review).

To celebrate the centenary of Arthur C. Clarke’s birth, NewCon Press has produced a volume of stories that all contain exactly 2001 words. It’s a fantastic concept, giving rise to a great selection of brief yet entertaining stories but, even with a page count of around 200 pages, that still amounts to rather a lot […]

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On Spec The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic #109 Vol. 29 No. 2 (magazine review).

January 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
On Spec The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic #109 Vol. 29 No. 2 (magazine review).

There’s some good fiction in this issue of ‘On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic’. ‘Sinkhole’ by Al Onia opens at Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, where aborigine tourist guide Allan Balford witnesses something from the sky hit the sacred site and split it in two. The phenomenon then expands slowly and swallows […]

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Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

January 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Occupation (2018) (Blu-ray film review).

An Australian production, ‘Occupation’ is an SF film of the survivors of an alien invasion of Earth. The humans lost by the way. The first quarter of an hour shows a slice of Australian life and the potential survivors and then it starts. Alien air-based and landed-military force, taking everything in its path. We follow […]

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The Divided States Of America Bundle # 2 edited by J. Alan Erwine (ebook review).

January 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Divided States Of America Bundle # 2 edited by J. Alan Erwine (ebook review).

‘The Divided States Of America’ is a shared world concept originated by J. Alan Erwine, editor of Nomadic Delirium Press. It’s based on a future where the United States have split up into several different powers of varying political dispositions. Writers are invited to contribute stories set against this background. The stories are available individually […]

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