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Over the last week and a bit I’ve been enjoying some time off and my annual sojourn at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest public literary event on the planet – this year boasting...

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Reviews: life after humans – Sea of Rust

August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sea Of Rust C. Robert Cargill, Gollancz Mankind was dead, to begin with there is no doubt whatever about that. I paraphrase Charles Dickens there in his opening to that other great science fiction &...

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D, Directed by James Cameron, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick On August 29th it is Judgement Day: cinemas across our own private globe will show the 1990s classic...

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Brian Aldiss, RIP

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Currently enjoying the energy at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, happily wallowing in books and graphic novel events and creators, I was suddenly pulled out of that warm festival mood by the sad news that...

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Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost...

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Awards: the Hugos have been announced

August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the weekend the annual Worldcon took place, and that means the prestigious Hugo Awards were announced, one of the major landmarks in world science fiction and fantasy, taking in novels, novellas, editors, short stories, film,...

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Joshua N’Gon – Last Prince of Alkebulahn, Anthony Hewitt, Marksman Studios Short version: the best piece of science fiction I have read this year –  I absolutely loved the imaginative ideas and fabulous characters in...

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Reviews: 80s cult scifi Dreamscape returns

July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dreamscape, Directed by Joseph Ruben, Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw Coming to Blu-Ray at the end of July and nicely restored to make the most of the new hi-res technology...

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Reviews: Generation Gone

July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Generation Gone #1, Aleš Kot, André Lima Araújo, Image Comics Another New Comic Book Day and the start of another new series from Image. Over the last two or three years in particular Image has...

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Reviews: the Delirium Brief

July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross, Orbit Books The latest volume in the brilliant Laundry Files arrives from the delightfully warped brain of Charlie Stross. I’ve enjoyed Charlie’s books for many years, but I have an...

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