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Ironclads by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

April 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ironclads by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

Until relatively recently, Adrian Tchaikovsky was known almost exclusively as a fantasy author, having produced the multi-volume epic fantasy series ‘Shadows Of The Apt’. More recently, though, he has successfully turned his hand to Science Fiction, winning the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2016 for his hard SF novel ‘Children Of Time’. ‘Ironclads’ is a […]

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Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller (book review).

April 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller (book review).

Two books came to mind as I started reading Sam J. Miller’s book ‘Blackfish City’: ‘Austral’ by Paul McAuley and ‘America City’ by Chris Beckett. Of course, it turns out the book is not particularly like those novels at all, except in some superficial sharing of tropes. It’s set in a future where climate change […]

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Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review).

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lost In Space (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) by Christopher Lennertz (soundtrack review).

There’s not many people who don’t remember ‘Lost In Space’, be it the original TV series in the 1960s or the film from 1998 or perhaps the film ‘The Robinsons: Lost In Space’ from 2004. To ensure a generation of new kids get their fill of ‘Lost In Space’. Netflix has commissioned a new series […]

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They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review).

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Came To A City (1944) (Blu-ray film review).

Based off a JB Priestly play, ‘They Came To A City’, they used the same cast in the film version. Technically, this film is borderline SF in terms of eight people are taken from their reality and dropped into a cloudy or foggy open-air tower where they don’t know what is going on. With modern […]

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The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

The idea behind dating apps meshes with social media to create compatible social groupings known as Affinities in Robert Charles Wilson’s near-future novel that initially seems to be heading towards a utopian tale of co-operation and acceptance, but soon turns into a wonderfully complex tale of social revolution. Adam Fisk’s life is fairly humdrum, with […]

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Anon (scifi movie trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Anon (scifi movie trailer).

Here is another one of those near future dark cyberpunk-y movies, this time called Anon – this film starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried as the lead characters. Like all good science fiction it is more about the present than the future, really. Here’s the official blurb: Anon is set in the future where the government […]

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The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (book review).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (book review).

When Aiden Bishop wakes up in a forest, he can’t remember how he got there, which is unsurprising as he’s currently inhabiting someone else’s body. Evelyn Hardcastle is going to die that night and Aiden must solve her murder and deliver proof of his solution to the mysterious plague doctor at 11pm precisely. He’ll have […]

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom: the park is gone. What about the movie?

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom: the park is gone. What about the movie?

Here’s the last trailer for the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie, which looks rather like a TV series called Dinosaur Rescue. Except this one doesn’t feature the Battersea Home, just some extreme Pratt-taming. Come on, you know you want to!

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Hotel Artemis (new cyberpunk movie trailer).

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hotel Artemis (new cyberpunk movie trailer).

Here’s the blurb for this new scifi cyberpunk action movie, Hotel Artemis, from Drew Pearce: In a dark future 2028 Los Angeles, Jean Thomas, aka The Nurse (Jodie Foster) is the owner of the Hotel Artemis, a futuristic members-only hospital. The Nurse treats an assortment of assassins, cyberpunks, gunrunners, thieves and gangsters in a state-of-the-art […]

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Activation (The GAIA Series book 1 of 3) by M.G. Gilibert (book review)

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Activation (The GAIA Series book 1 of 3) by M.G. Gilibert (book review)

I like stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) although they can be formulaic. The usual story is AI starts nice, AI turns bad. What happens after that is usually what distinguishes the story. In ‘Activation’ by M.G. Gilibert we have a Science Fiction book that follows the formula but has a few distinguishing characteristics. Firstly, the […]

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