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Obsolete In A Bottle: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obsolete In A Bottle: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

We only have ourselves to blame. It was once said that computer tech was revised every 18 months and we all moved along with the updates, often forgetting some things in the rush. We felt ourselves quite proud when we got it down to a year. Of course, the punters, that you folk, couldn’t always […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT – all in the size!

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT  – all in the size!

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (pub: Head Of Zeus. 447 page enlarged paper backback. Price: £ 8.99. ISBN: 978-1-78497-851-8) check out websites: www.headofzeus.com released: 05 October 2017

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Passengers (2016) (DVD film review).

October 27, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Passengers (2016) (DVD film review).

In many respects, ‘Passengers’ is a great Science Fiction film. After an accident, the starship Avalon carrying hibernating humans accidently revives Jim Preston (actor Chris Pratt) ninety years too soon. All the facilities open up but he can’t waken the crew. He does have the robot barman Arthur (actor Michael Sheen) to talk to. After […]

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Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick (book review).

October 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick (book review).

‘Electric Dreams’ is a timely reissue of ten short stories of Philip K. Dick’s that have kickstarted new scripts for a TV series inspired by his incredible imagination. These are available in other collections but this is hoped to be volume one of several series, so if you don’t already have them, this is a […]

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Electric Dreams Episode 5: Real Life (TV episode review)

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 5: Real Life  (TV episode review)

Have a holiday in your own home try Real Life. This latest episode of ‘Electric Dreams’ in based on the story ‘Exhibit Piece’ and if you watch and listen carefully there are some little acknowledgements to the story written in 1954 by Phillip K. Dick, including a request for the Cold War Combo which happens […]

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The Expanse Season One (DVD TV series).

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Expanse Season One (DVD TV series).

With the recent interview on site with Jeremy Benning, director of photography on ‘The Expanse’, I thought it was about time that I watched the first season. Probably the biggest problem was identifying who was who, not helped by a little lack of name usage to help build up a picture of the characters. It […]

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Austral by Paul McAuley (book review).

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Austral by Paul McAuley (book review).

The partly-thawed Antarctic Peninsula seems like an obvious place to set a novel in a globally-warmed future, but it’s never crossed my mind and I can’t say I’ve come across it in any other book before. Paul McAuley describes a wondrous wilderness of retreating glaciers, hardy frontiersmen, burgeoning greenery and blossoming towns that are working […]

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2017 Sunburst award winners.

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 Sunburst award winners.

The Sunburst Awards have announced their winners for 2017. The winner of the 2017 Sunburst Award for Adult Fiction is Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey (Thomas Dunne Books). The Sunburst Jury noted, “In her debut novel, Claire Humphrey shows us a world of magic existing in the shadow of Queen Street bars […]

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Stranger Things goes all Cthulhu with season two (trailer).

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things goes all Cthulhu with season two (trailer).

Here the Cthulhu-lite second season of Stranger Things. Looks like all the regular cast members are back for some many-tentacled fun on Netflix. Ah, retro-80s nostalgia is sweeping over me. With you on October 27th 2017.

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The Genius Plague by David Walton (book review).

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Genius Plague by David Walton (book review).

Paul Johns is a mycologist, seeking rare fungi in the Amazon. On the boat back to civilisation, it is attacked and the people on board are killed by pirates but he and a girl manage to escape and do a 50 mile trek back although barely can remember what happened. Meanwhile, back in the USA, […]

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