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UFO – The Complete Series (Blu-Ray and book review).

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
UFO – The Complete Series (Blu-Ray and book review).

‘UFO’, Gerry Anderson’s first foray into live-action television is an interesting contrast of style and content. From a design point-of-view, the series looks fantastic: amazing sets, futuristic costumes, action-packed model shots of flying saucers, fighter aircraft and submarines. From a content perspective, it’s the show that gives us ‘Carry On’ style leers from male personnel […]

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An Election On Snuffworld : a short story by: GF Willmetts

January 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
An Election On Snuffworld  :  a short story by: GF Willmetts

Detective Inspector Baratty Rabatty barely had to show his badge as he trotted through the palace. The word of the assassination attempt against the Grand Emperor Borro was already spreading over the media and everyone was waiting as to whether he survived or not. He wasn’t sure whether the population would be rejoicing or mourning. […]

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All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (book review)

December 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders   (book review)

This is that rare find these days, a stand-alone SF/fantasy novel. I’ve put it as both but to be honest this is a genre-defying book that just happens to contain some magic and some science alongside all the other parts of the story. This is the story of Patricia, who learns that she can understand […]

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (book review)

December 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff  (book review)

‘Illuminae’ is the first in a trilogy of books called ‘The Illuminae Files’ that all take place during the same period of time but have different main protagonists. They are all told in a very unique fashion, as they are made up of files that have been hacked and take the form of emails, IM […]

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Interviews Too Shocking To Print by Justin Humphreys (book review).

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Interviews Too Shocking To Print by Justin Humphreys (book review).

Writer Justin Humphreys points out in his introduction that ‘Interviews Too Shocking To Print’ doesn’t represent the material content being crude or exploitive, even if the sub-title is ‘Conversations With Horror Filmmakers And Their Accomplices’ does make it sound covert. What you have here are twelve interviews and four essays covering a selection of older […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 edited by Greg Bear (book review)

December 30, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 edited by Greg Bear  (book review)

The ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2015’ is the sixteenth successive volume in this series of anthologies dedicated to the Nebula Awards, which are given out annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the sixth in a row that I’ve reviewed for SFCrowsnest. This one contains stories originally published in 2013, with the […]

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Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel   (graphic novel review)

‘Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars’ is a graphic novel by Jessica Abel with background and design by Lydia Roberts and colours by Walter. I’m not sure what background and design means. With 64 pages, it’s quite a thin hardcover edition but a very nice one and I guess you’re paying for those lush production costs. […]

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Mission Backup Earth Episode 6 “DYSON SPHERE”

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mission Backup Earth Episode 6 “DYSON SPHERE”

  Alex says there will be more episodes next year which we should be able to show. Our thanks to Alex Pfander for the first 6 episodes. Geoff

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Crises and Conflicts edited by Ian Whates (book review)

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crises and Conflicts edited by Ian Whates    (book review)

Celebrating ten years of well-known UK small press publisher NewCon Press, editor and owner Ian Whates has launched a series of anthologies with various themes, including ‘Crises And Conflicts’, the third of such space opera and military SF anthologies from the imprint. This one includes sixteen stories by a fine array of well-known and up-and-coming […]

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Underworld: Blood Wars (film review by Frank Ochieng)

December 27, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Underworld: Blood Wars (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Some things will never change within the tedious and surprisingly long-running SF/horror saga ‘Underworld‘ film franchise. The vampires will still feature sharp fangs that can pierce a hardened leather sofa with one bite and the werewolves will be hairier than the local women’s wig shop. Of course, the curvaceous heroine of this Gothic gumball machine of a […]

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