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Electric Forest by Tanith Lee (book review).

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Electric Forest by Tanith Lee (book review).

One of the problems with choosing from the plethora of books on offer is which one. Should it be something a friend with similar tastes has recommended, a new author you’ve not yet sampled or one of the ‘classics’. The term ‘classic’ is itself a minefield. Younger readers tend to think of them as on […]

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The Redemption Of Time (A Three-Body Problem Novel) by Baoshu translated by Ken Liu (book review).

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Redemption Of Time (A Three-Body Problem Novel) by Baoshu translated by Ken Liu (book review).

The ‘Three Body’ trilogy was an epic tale of alien invasion, stunning large-concept feats of engineering, long-scale social development and tragic tales of the individuals caught up in events beyond their control. It was a cult phenomenon in China when first published and, like many popular books, spawned its own fan fiction. The best known […]

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WWII: Codebreakers And Spies by Michael Smith (book review).

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
WWII: Codebreakers And Spies by Michael Smith (book review).

Author Michael Smith reveals in his introduction to his book, ‘WWII: Codebreakers And Spies’, that its only now with public release of classified information that we’re getting a clearer picture of what went on in this area of espionage during World War II. What makes this book of special importance is you have copies of […]

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The Fifth Season (book 1 of the Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin (book review).

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fifth Season (book 1 of the Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin (book review).

‘The Fifth Season’ tells the story of a world very different from our own with a single giant continent that is regularly broken apart and put back together. This instability has shaped a very harsh society with each individual defined by the skills they can bring to a community. The useful survive a fifth season. […]

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Being John Malkovich (1999) (Blu-ray film review).

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Being John Malkovich (1999) (Blu-ray film review).

I haven’t seen the film ‘Being John Malkovich’ (1999) for some time. In fact, as I recall, I only saw it originally because I was interested in seeing what else John Cusack was in having enjoyed ‘The Grifters’ (1990) and didn’t even know who John Malkovich was at the time. How times have changed in […]

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Treadstone (spy-fy TV series: trailer).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Treadstone (spy-fy TV series: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Treadstone spy-fy TV series based, of course, on the Bourne film series, and set to premiere on USA Network in October 2019. Treadstone explores the origin story of the CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program which uses behaviour-modification systems to turn recruits into […]

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Glasgow in 2024: the UK bids to host the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Glasgow in 2024: the UK bids to host the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention.

The Glasgow in 2024 bid team are looking to bring the World Science Fiction Convention back to Glasgow, Scotland, for what will be the 82nd occurrence of the annual event. They are officially launching their bid at this year’s Worldcon, Dublin 2019, due to take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 15th-19th August. They have confirmed […]

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A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia (book review).

‘A Fantasy Medley 3’ contains four short stories by four authors, three of them as a lead-in, preview or reader magnet into novel series featuring the same characters. Each can be read as standalone so unfamiliarity with the background is not an issue. First up is ‘Goddess At The Crossroads’ by Kevin Hearne, which features […]

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Every Thing About You by Heather Child (book review).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Every Thing About You by Heather Child (book review).

‘Every Thing About You’ by Heather Child is a techno-thriller set in near future Britain, where automation and personalisation technologies have developed at a fast pace. Freya is having a bad day. Her new smartface wakes her up early to get her to work on time and reminds her it was a discarded birthday present […]

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CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention 2020 – prices going up.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention 2020 – prices going up.

CoNZealand has announced that the cost of Adult Attending Memberships will increase from NZ$400 to NZ$425, as of October 1st 2019. CoNZealand Co-chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler, said, “We’re thrilled to host one of the world’s most prestigious science fiction conventions and the legendary Hugo Awards, here in Aotearoa. We expect more than 2000 […]

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