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The Predator (3rd trailer).

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Predator (3rd trailer).

Here’s the final trailer for the upcoming The Predator movie. Shane Black’s reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of […]

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After The Orange: Ruin And Recovery edited by Manny Frishberg (ebook review).

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
After The Orange: Ruin And Recovery edited by Manny Frishberg (ebook review).

‘After The Orange’ features twenty-four stories by a variety of writers contemplating the future of America and the world after 2032 or further ahead. The basic premise is that the current leader of the free world will make changes that have long-lasting effects. In the foreword, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough quotes an anthropologist discussing places and […]

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So Say We All, The Oral History Of Battlestar Galactica by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

August 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
So Say We All, The Oral History Of Battlestar Galactica by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (book review).

Of all the recent reboots of classic genre television shows, ‘Battlestar: Galactica’ is probably the one that has prompted the most reflection and discussion. What had been essentially a TV-budget ‘Star Wars’ knock-off was turned into a pointed critique of American society post-9/11. But while that’s the commonest comparison drawn between the two shows, the […]

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Fictional Alignment : The Sequel To An Android Awakes by Mike French (book review).

August 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fictional Alignment : The Sequel To An Android Awakes by Mike French (book review).

‘Fictional Alignment’ is Mike French’s follow-up to his illustrated novel, ‘An Android Awakes’. Expecting a similar blend of interesting graphics and entertaining storytelling, I picked up ‘Fictional Alignment’ quite eagerly but, unfortunately, found it to be somewhat of a disappointment and actually a real slog to get through. The story follows a human named Saphira, […]

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I Want Superpowers by Steven Bereznai (book review).

August 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
I Want Superpowers by Steven Bereznai (book review).

Caitlin has always wanted to be a super-hero. People who have super-powers go to live with other super-heroes in their own city. It’s the perfect opportunity for Caitlin to escape her troublesome mother and boring life to join them. So she’s hoping to manifest in her final testing, but she doesn’t. Stuck with her ordinary […]

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Vox by Christina Dalcher (book review).

August 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Vox by Christina Dalcher (book review).

‘Vox’ is a debut stand alone novel by Christine Dalcher. Imagine if every female in the USA could suddenly only speak 100 words per day. They can’t communicate using sign language or the written word to get around this limit. If they go over this limit, they get a small electric shock from a band […]

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The Man In The High Castle (season 3 trailer).

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Man In The High Castle (season 3 trailer).

Season three of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle TV series on Prime finds Juliana Crain (actor Alexa Davalos) grappling with her destiny after seeking safety in the Neutral Zone. Realizing that their fates are intertwined, she works with Trade Minister Tagomi (actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) to interpret the mystery of the last remaining films. Meanwhile, […]

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One Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

August 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
One Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

I guess comparisons with Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’ are inevitable for S.J. Morden’s near-future Mars thriller, ‘One Way’. I can’t really make those comparisons directly though as I’ve only seen the film and not read the book of ‘The Martian’. Mars has almost its own personality: ancient, dusty, red and forbidding. It has featured in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2018, Volume 134 #737 (magazine review).

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2018, Volume 134 #737 (magazine review).

I’m a bit behind with my reviews of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’, so this time I’ll focus in on my highlights from the May/June issue, rather than covering everything as I usually do. For the sake of completeness, though, this issue included five novelettes, six short stories and eight articles. Before I […]

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2018 Hugo Winners arrive via WorldCon 76.

August 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
2018 Hugo Winners arrive via WorldCon 76.

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards have beamed in via the 76th World Science Fiction Convention. Only 2,828 votes were cast this year. Best Novel The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit). Best Novelette The Secret Life of Bots, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September 2017). Best Novella All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com […]

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