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  • Star Wars Rebels (season 4 trailer): brings the Palpatine.
    by ColonelFrog on January 21, 2018 at 9:59 am

    This new trailer for the final eps of Star Wars Rebels mid-season four brings you all the Palpatine. For those who like their Star Wars colourful and animated!  Related posts: Star Wars Rebels Season 4 (trailer). Star Wars Rebels season 3, part deux (trailer). Star Wars Rebels Season 2: The Siege Of Lothal. […]

  • The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2017, Volume 133 # 734 (magazine review).
    by PatrickMahon on January 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The last issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ for 2017 includes one novella, five novelettes, three short stories, a poem, five articles, a competition and an index of everything published in the magazine during 2017. I’ll review them in order of length below. The longest piece in this issue is Marc Laidlaw’s […] Related posts: The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2017, Volume 133 #733 (magazine review). The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review). The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2017, Volume 132 # 731 (magazine review) […]

  • Messenger’s Legacy: A Demon Cycle Novella by Peter V. Brett (book review).
    by VincaRussell on January 19, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Briar Damaj is the son of a former Sharum warrior or demon fighter from the Desert Spear and, at 6 years-old, his father takes him outside to teach him the dance to evade demons. After this first encounter with demons, Briar starts to get nightmares, convinced that the demons have found their way inside the […] Related posts: The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle book 1) by Peter V. Brett (book review). The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle book 4) by Peter V. Brett (book review). The Desert Spear (The Demon Trilogy book 3) by Peter V. Brett (book review). […]

  • Bridge Across The Stars, A Science Fiction Anthology Presented By Sci-Fi Bridge : Stories Of Exploration, First Contact And Conflict Among The Stars edited by Chris Pourteau & Rhett C. Bruno. Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson (book review)
    by EamonnMurphy on January 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Sci-Fi Bridge is an author collective which brings together traditionally published and independent authors, bestsellers and emerging writers (do they hatch from an egg?), to bring the reader good Science Fiction. They have a newsletter and a website. The collection opens with a fine military space opera in David VanDyke’s ‘As the Sparks Fly Upward’. […] Related posts: From Ice To Ashes by Rhett C. Bruno (book review) Titanborn by Rhett C. Bruno (book review) The World And The Stars edited by Chris Butler (book review). […]

  • Actor Peter Wyngarde dies.
    by ColonelFrog on January 18, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Peter Wyngarde first hit stardom via his role in the spy-fi TV series Department S (1969). His character Jason King often got the girl and as she is about to kiss him, he manages to avoid it, much to the annoyance of co-actor Joel Fabiani. His character was spun off into a new spy-fi series […] Related posts: Actor Peter O’Toole dies. The Twelfth Doctor: Actor Peter Capaldi: observations by: GF Willmetts. Goodbye Bob Hoskins. Actor dies at 71. […]

  • Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).
    by UncleGeoff on January 17, 2018 at 10:59 am

    When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […] Related posts: Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (book review). Song Of The Vikings And The Making Of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (book review). Black And White by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge (book review). […]

  • Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder (book review).
    by UncleGeoff on January 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I thought when I first saw the title of Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder’s book ‘Firestarters’ that it might have something to do with arsonists. However, the other text on the cover, ‘How Innovators, Instigators And Initators Can Inspire You To Ignite Your Own Life’ tells otherwise. In my language, what they […] Related posts: Rewrite by Paul Chitlik (book review). Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis (book review) The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells (book review) […]

  • Ashes Reborn (The Souls Of Fire book 4) by Keri Arthur (book review).
    by PaulineMorgan on January 16, 2018 at 10:57 am

    It may be understandable to think that writers might have run out of dangerous supernatural or mythical beings to give a make-over to and present them as desirable and sexy, especially those who specialise in erotic urban fantasy. After all, the urban landscape over the last decade or so has been peppered with vampires and […] Related posts: Winter Halo: An Outcast Novel by Keri Arthur (book review) In Ashes Lie (The Onyx Court Quartet book 2) by Marie Brennan (book review). Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (book review). […]

  • Star Trek Discovery S1 E12 trailer (Monday 22nd 2018): all hail Emperor Georgiou!
    by ColonelFrog on January 16, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Here’s the Star Trek Discovery season 1 episode 12 trailer in which a certain Klingon infiltrator gets a hard time in the medical bay and Emperor Georgiou strides around generally acting imperious. I have to say, the Federation universe is the world I’d like to build, but the Terran Empire is the world I’d want […] Related posts: Star Trek Discovery: The Wolf Inside (Episode 11 trailer). Star Trek Discovery TV series: first trailer. Star Trek Discovery: first trailer. […]

  • The Handmaid’s Tale: second season trailer.
    by ColonelFrog on January 16, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Here’s The Handmaid’s Tale second season trailer, which moves beyond the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name – something a lot of literary SF purists will dislike on ideological grounds. But hey, it could be worse. You could be slave labour in the environmentally devastated ‘colonies’ in some nut-job future theocratically ruled USA. It’ll […] Related posts: The Handmaid’s Tale TV series (new trailer). The Handmaid’s Tale (trailer of terror). The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer). […]