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The Predator (2018) (DVD film review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Predator (2018) (DVD film review).

I recently pulled ‘The Predator’ DVD. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and couldn’t avoid the bad press it was getting. After the 2010 ‘Predators’ film, it was becoming obvious that they were pulling away from Earth but were they running out of places to go with the hunters. Director Shane Black co-wrote with […]

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The HG Wells Collection (audiobook review).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
The HG Wells Collection (audiobook review).

HG Wells is a pioneer of the Science Fiction genre and if you’ve not heard of him and his stories then I think you must have been living under a rock. Even if you only know ‘The War Of The Worlds’ and, even if it’s only the very American film version starring Tom Cruise, HG […]

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Little Joe (scifi film: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Little Joe (scifi film: trailer).

In new scifi horror movie Little Joe, Alice, a scientist, creates a genetically modified plant which is designed to make humans happy – but when she takes a plant home for her son, Joe, it begins to cause uncanny changes verging on the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers-variety. 

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Code 8 (scifi movie: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Code 8 (scifi movie: trailer).

Code 8 is a new sci-fi film directed by Jeff Chan, created as a sequel to his 2016 short film of the same name. Humans who possess superhuman powers clash with a militarised police force set up to suppress all mutants (ohh, those dirty mutants).

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Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series poached from TNT by HBO Max streaming service (news).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series poached from TNT by HBO Max streaming service (news).

Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series, Raised by Wolves, has been poached from TNT by the HBO Max streaming service. Ohhh, cruel. This is the one where androids have to raise human settlers from cryo-frozen embryos on an alien colony world, but find the warlike religious-minded humans’ behaviour down right unsettling. What’s a set of […]

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Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kzine Issue 25: Kindle Edition (emag review).

‘Kzine’, edited by Graeme Hurry, is one of the many small press magazines that foster new talent and keep the flame of the short story burning bright. This is the latest issue. First up is ‘Maxwell’ by Rhonda Parrish which is told in epistolatory format. The first letter, dated March 3, 194-, is from fourteen […]

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Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

‘Deep Blue’ by Jane O’Reilly, the second book in ‘The Second Species Trilogy’, is a space opera with a heavy leaning towards romance but not quite as we know it. Jinnifer Blue, Jinn to her friends, wakes up in the A2 prison ship, strapped to a bed and part way through forced treatment to have […]

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Ruin’s Wake by Patrick Edwards (book review).

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ruin’s Wake by Patrick Edwards (book review).

‘Ruin’s Wake’ is a standalone novel from Patrick Edwards. During this book, we’re following three people going about their lives in a post-apocalyptic world. They’re all trying to make sure they and the people they care most for survive in a world where the history of the planet has been erased. This book just left […]

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The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

October 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Cixin Liu returns with another enthralling novel in ‘The Supernova Era’. Well, he only returns in English as the original Chinese version was published before his well-known ‘Three Body Trilogy’ made his big break into the English market. This novel has the same studiously well-thought-out plot and situation, the same attention to detail and a […]

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Terminator: Dark Fate (movie review: Mark Kermode).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terminator: Dark Fate (movie review: Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, sits down to tell us what he thought about the new Terminator: Dark Fate flick. Is the film – whisper it – back to form, as a follow-up to the last Arnie and Sarah Connor pairing? Could be …

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