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Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Challenge (The Imager Portfolio book 2) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

This is the second book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ series. Like the first, it is set in the city of L’Execlsis in the country of Solidar. The technology is at about the level of Victorian England, the main methods of transport being horse-drawn cabs and railways. The latter are mostly used for freight. Society is […]

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The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television: Second Edition by John Kenneth Muir.

From the start, I should point out that this second edition of ‘The Encyclopedia Of Superheroes On Film And Television’ by John Kenneth Muir from 1951 and only reaches as far as 2008. No doubt with all the super-hero films that have come out in the past four or more years, depending when the next […]

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The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

September 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin.

These ‘Unincorporated’ book series seems to be moving ever further from the original unique premise where American business practices are extended in the future with everyone owning a bit of everyone else’s lives has been forgotten in a civil war stretching across the Solar System. The fourth book, ‘The Unincorporated Future’, is essentially a war […]

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Head Shot: The Science Behind The JFK Assassination: Expanded Edition by G. Paul Chambers.

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Head Shot: The Science Behind The JFK Assassination: Expanded Edition by G. Paul Chambers.

The assassination of President John Kennedy back in 1963 has been a particular nexus event in some Science Fiction realities. I have to confess that although only six at the time it happened, the full implications of the event didn’t really sink in. Like many of you out there, you tend to remember hearing about […]

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Planetary shock: How about some scifi Pop Rock?

September 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Planetary shock: How about some scifi Pop Rock?

For the most part, some folks identify their brand of music for science fiction/fantasy as cozy yet sophisticated orchestrated music. The musical composition is usually formal in its instrumental construction. However, there are some distinctive tunes—whether they belong to sci-fi movie soundtracks or not—that abandon the traditional majestic and conservative notes associated with the science […]

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The Wolverine (first pics).

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Wolverine (first pics).

Everyone’s favourite wise cracking veryhardium-equipped claw-type X-man, aka Wolverine, is coming back in the Summer of 2013 for a new film called The Wolverine. In case you doubt my word, here’s the first official pic from the film! He’s still played by Hugh Jackman, of course.

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Adventures in Plymptoons (2012) (Film Review).

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Adventures in Plymptoons (2012) (Film  Review).

Many animators make films that give the impression that anything could happen. But Bill Plympton’s cartoons (a.k.a. Plymptoons) make that what-could-happen the anythingest. Bill Plympton makes reality-pulverizing animated films. His friends, his peers, and some celebrities delve into Plympton’s life and his art in this documentary study of the life and art of Bill Plympton. […]

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Farmville goes steam(punking) crazy!

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Farmville goes steam(punking) crazy!

Is that the sound of a genre becoming overexposed? The social farming game Farmville has just cottoned onto the steampunk movement and is now offering a number of steampunked animals and goodies as prizes such as the famous Steam Owl, Steam Deer, Steam Horse, Steam Pegacorn, Steam Sheep and Steampunk Mansion. The prizes are good […]

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Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

September 23, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

Here’s the latest trailer for the SF film Cloud Atlas. It will be interesting to see if this does as well as the scifi movie Looper, which has been leaving far more critics that usual breathless and raving about the film. We haven’t seen it here yet, but it’s on the list. Two very different […]

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Animal Magnetism.

September 23, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Animal Magnetism.

Okay TV watchers…your fellow human beings are not the only ones that can bring some drama and comedy to a science fiction/fantasy television show. In fact, some of the most interesting sci-fi personalities have been animals that were either pets or simply worthy companions that were more preferable than humanoid company (hence the definition of […]

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