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Iain M. Banks’ Culture books make it to Amazon Prime as a TV series.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Iain M. Banks’ Culture books make it to Amazon Prime as a TV series.

Amazon Studios has picked up global television rights to the Culture’s first novel Consider Phlebas. The space opera by Iain M. Banks features Banks’ fictional interstellar utopian society, the Culture. Consider Phlebas draws upon the world and mythology Banks created in the Culture, in which a highly advanced and progressive society ends up at war […]

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Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards.

I would have thought that releasing this pack of cards, ‘Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards’ would have been more appropriate at Yuletide than February but maybe the publishers thought it might be overlooked with whatever else you have going on. I should point out that the ‘Trump’ in the name is to do with card games not […]

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Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley (book review).

February 19, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley (book review).

When the alien Jackaroo come to Earth, they claim to be concerned only with the welfare of mankind. They provide access to fifteen extra-solar planets for mankind to colonise and from these worlds come a steady stream of alien artefacts from the lost Elder Cultures, artefacts that are little understood but that affect people in […]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Hexagonal Phase: signs up Professor Stephen Hawking.

February 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Hexagonal Phase: signs up Professor Stephen Hawking.

Physicist Stephen Hawking is joining the cast of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. The scifi comedy is returning to Radio 4, starting 8th March 2018 at 6.30pm, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Douglas Adams’s radio series. In episode one, Professor Hawking will play The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy Mk.II, a hugely […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 28 no. 3 #106 (magazine review).

‘On Spec’ is another small-size magazine enthusiastically dedicated to speculative stories and is available both in hard copy and e-bookishly. In this issue, the fiction opens with ‘A Lab Of One’s Own’ by Alec Austin and Marissa Lingen which concerns a wealthy young lady named Violetta who dabbles in alchemy. She goes to Wien to […]

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The Manual: written and directed by Wil Magness (short film review).

February 14, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Manual: written and directed by Wil Magness (short film review).

The Manual is a half hour long film by Wil Magness, currently on the festival circuit, set in the distant future. James (actor J.J. Johnson) is the last man on Earth. After his parents die, he is raised and protected by an android called the Machine (actress Lauren Emery). The android has a calm feminine […]

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Rampage (gene-edited beasts go Kong) (movie trailer).

February 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rampage (gene-edited beasts go Kong) (movie trailer).

Dwayne Johnson stars in the scifi monster movie Rampage (with Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the CIA bad guy), directed by Brad Peyton, and based on the game of the same name. Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, an intelligent silverback gorilla who has […]

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Farthing (The Small Change Trilogy book 1) by Jo Walton (book review).

February 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Farthing (The Small Change Trilogy book 1) by Jo Walton (book review).

‘Farthing’ by Jo Walton is the first book of ‘The Small Change Trilogy’. The opening pages of the novel set up a conventional murder mystery. It is May 1949 and newlywed Lucy Kahn née Eversley tells the reader about the occurrences at her father’s country house in Hampshire where some upper-crust families have gathered for […]

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Entanglement (2018) (film review by Mark R. Leeper).

February 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Entanglement (2018) (film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Entanglement’ is a pleasant but forgettable relationship film suggested by inaccurately applied laws of physics. Ben is a poor, woebegone soul who finds a woman who is his exact opposite and somehow the two are forever connected. Ben’s life can find its centre only if he finds this theoretical woman. Scripter Jason Filiatrault has an […]

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War World by Rod C. Spence (book review).

February 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
War World by Rod C. Spence (book review).

Rod C. Spence is an Emmy-nominated television and film editor, producer, screenwriter and director who has decided to branch out as an author. War Worlds is his debut novel in what looks to be a trilogy. Its aimed at the young adult market and based on this first book could be described as a SciFi, […]

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