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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

August 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

Every so often, the people at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ choose a piece of cover art that is so dramatic, it forces you to open the magazine to find out what all the fuss is about. That’s certainly the case with the March/April 2020 issue, which features on the front a stunning […]

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Iain M. Banks: getting some Culture (audio interview).

August 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Iain M. Banks: getting some Culture (audio interview).

Fan David Barr Kirtley sits down with Simone Caroti – author of The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks: A Critical Introduction – to chat about British science fiction author Iain M. Banks and his seminal Culture novels. In the series, the Culture is composed primarily of sentient beings of the pan-human variety, artificially intelligent […]

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Arkady Martine’s “A Memory Called Empire” wins Hugo award (news).

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Arkady Martine’s “A Memory Called Empire” wins Hugo award (news).

Arkady Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, has won the Hugo Award for the Best Novel. The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony as part of CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). This year’s bases were designed by New Zealand artist John Flower and feature a paua shell koru swirl and […]

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An American Pickle (suspended animation comedy movie: trailer).

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
An American Pickle (suspended animation comedy movie: trailer).

Here’s a rare thing, a new movie, An American Pickle, which stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined […]

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Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best New Zealand science fiction books awarded for 2020.

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Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best New Zealand science fiction books awarded for 2020.

The 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been presented at CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention – these highlight excellence by New Zealanders, both amateur and professional, in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. They are usually presented at New Zealand’s National Science Fiction Convention which this year, is hosted as part of […]

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Invasion of the techno-barbarians? (documentary: video)

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Invasion of the techno-barbarians? (documentary: video)

Science fiction novels such as Foundation and films like the Mad Max series often shows us post-apocalyptic future civilisations with techno-barbarians running around in furs & leather hides while carrying laser weapons or other advanced technology. They feature heavily in the Warhammer 40K games, too. But how plausible might such a civilization be and what […]

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Ji (short science fiction movie).

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ji (short science fiction movie).

In the short science fiction movie Ji by Ben Griffin, a modified human from a man-made planet risks his life to travel to where humanity originated. But when Earths turns out to be far different from how it was described, will he choose love or his civilisation when push comes to shove?

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Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (animated Netflix TV series: trailer).

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (animated Netflix TV series: trailer).

Here’s the cartoon TV series spin-off of Jurassic World, called Camp Cretaceous, where a bunch of kids is at the dino-themed summer science camp when the dinosaurs escape from the cages and mayhem results. Streaming on Netflix September 18th, 2020.

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Nathan Fillion on Firefly and scifi (video seminar).

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nathan Fillion on Firefly and scifi (video seminar).

Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie) is interviewed about his career in film and television by The Rookie‘s showrunner Alexi Hawley. Features special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas. Firefly followed the lives of a group of people, some of whom fought on the […]

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Farscape (video: seminar).

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Farscape (video: seminar).

Farscape is now on Amazon Prime and there has been talk of its return. Via the magic of Comic-Con, you can join Farscape cast/crew members in celebration of the classic sci-fi series, including Gigi Edgley (Chiana, Farscape), Ricky Manning (writer, Farscape), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Grayza, Farscape), David Franklin (Lieutenant Braca, Farscape), Lani Tupu (Captain Crais, […]

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