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AUGGIE (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
AUGGIE (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

As a going-away gift at his retirement party, Felix is given a virtual reality generator that creates for him an image of a stunningly beautiful young woman. He finds himself forming an emotional attachment to the computer-created image. The self-same story could have been told without any Science Fiction. Directed by Matt Kane; written by: […]

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Battlestar Galactica reboot reboot coming, from Sam Esmail (of Mr. Robot-fame).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Battlestar Galactica reboot reboot coming, from Sam Esmail (of Mr. Robot-fame).

A Battlestar Galactica ‘reboot reboot’ is coming, from Sam Esmail of Mr. Robot-fame as part of the new streaming service from NBC Universal launching April 2020. Mixed feelings about this one. Is rebooting a reboot just diluting the clone gene pool a little too much? Also, Peacock, another new pay-to-view streaming service? On the other […]

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World Science Fiction 1 Visions To Preserve The Biodiversity Of The Future edited by Francesco Verso (book review).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Science Fiction 1 Visions To Preserve The Biodiversity Of The Future edited by Francesco Verso (book review).

At a panel on translated fiction at the Dublin WorldCon, Francesco Verso was very passionate about creating opportunities for more Science Fiction from around the world to be translated into English and between numerous other languages. I met him briefly afterwards in the dealer hall. He is the founder of Future Fiction, an Italian organisation […]

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Way Station by Clifford D. Simak to hit Netflix (news).

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak to hit Netflix (news).

The 1963 science fiction Hugo Award-winning novel Way Station by Clifford D. Simak is on its way to Netflix in the near future. The book was first published as Here Gather the Stars as serialised form inside Galaxy Magazine In the book, Enoch Wallace, an American Civil War soldier, is chosen by aliens to administer […]

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Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation’ by Peter F. Hamilton is the first book in an alien inclusive space opera trilogy, where the mode of space travel based on quantum spatial entanglement and the all too human need to extend healthy lives drives humanity and the story in interesting ways. The Neána aliens travelling through interstellar space pick up signals […]

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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

See is one of the first big TV series to be coming out from Apple TV, and of course, it’s science fiction. This is high concept stuff, set in a dystopian post-collapse future. Humanity has lost its sense of sight and the USA could best be described as a bunch of natives living American Indian-style, […]

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Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

Those of you with really good memories and a mature set of DNA might well recall the Major Matt Mason action figure from the 1960s by Mattel … kind of Action Man in space. Well, actor Tom Hanks obviously remembers, because he’s teaming up with Akiva Goldsman for a live-action scifi movie based on his […]

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Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

‘Parallel Worlds’ is a new, free webzine launched this month. The headline article is an interview with Isaac Childres, creator of ‘Gloomhaven’ and most of the pages are devoted to Games and Gaming, a subject I know absolutely nothing about. However, it contains other stuff, too, concerning which I am quite prepared to bore you […]

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Retrospective: The Magnetic Monster (1953): (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: The Magnetic Monster (1953): (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

‘The Magnetic Monster’ is a film that throws around silly terms like ‘a paramagnetic force’ and its ‘epicenter’ but gives no evidence anyone knew what they meant and, in truth, they are meaningless. Rating: high +1 (-4 to +4) or 7/10. In the film ‘Ed Wood’, the title character gets enthusiastic over some stock footage, […]

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