The War Beneath by Timothy S. Johnston (book review)
by Kelly Jensen on December 18, 2018 at 1:02 pm
Timothy S. Johnston knows how to write thrillers set in tight spaces, so the setting for his latest novel, ‘The War Beneath’, may seem a little expansive, until you consider just how tight a space the ocean can really be. Despite the fact water covers over seventy percent of our planet, it’s actually a rather […]
Sam Kills Christmas by Thomas Ridgewell, Dorina Herdewijn and Eddie Bowley (book review)
by NealeMonks on December 18, 2018 at 10:59 am
‘Sam Kills Christmas’ is a strange book and, while marketed as a children’s book, it’s not one to be handed out to youngsters without a degree of forethought. While this reviewer’s four year-old certainly listened with due attention and appreciated the twist at the end, she found a lot of it a bit too dark […]
20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).
by MarkRLeeper on December 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm
There are two or three annual films showing generally in art house theatres. They are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films or short films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is similar but different. It is just a good […]
Space Patrol: The Complete Series (1962-63) (Blu-ray TV series review).
by UncleGeoff on December 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm
It was a big surprise spotting I nearly missed ‘Space Patrol’ was being released earlier in the year on blu-ray. Back in the 1960s, it was the only other space age puppet show other than the Andersons’ Century 21 company, although it was a breakaway from that led by Arthur Provis when creator Roberta Leigh […]
Godblind: Tome 1, by Anna Stephens (book review).
by PaulineMorgan on December 16, 2018 at 10:59 am
There seems to be a trend to sub-divide fantasy into smaller and smaller sections. It may just be that the publishers are attempting to tickle the jaded palate. Once the fashion was for the sagas as written by David Eddings and Terry Brooks with hidden royalty and quests against magical odds. When sales fall off, […]
Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) (Blu-ray film review).
by UncleGeoff on December 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm
I haven’t seen ‘Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark’ for some time. Now with its blu-ray release, I’ll be watching it four times, as three of them contain audio commentaries. Unlike the Americans, we British only really came across Elvira originally in this film and the Marvel magazine, so we didn’t know much about her other […]
The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami (book review).
by UncleGeoff on December 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm
I pulled a copy of ‘The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring The Physics Of Science Fiction’ by Amit Goswami with Maggie Goswami a couple years back and only now fitted it into my reading schedule. Considering it’s a book about physics in Science Fiction, I had to wonder what its title has to do with our genre. […]
The Boost by Stephen Baker (book review).
by UncleGeoff on December 14, 2018 at 1:03 pm
‘The Boost’, title and product of Stephen Baker’s book, is a neural link embedded in people’s skulls, allowing them to interface with a futuristic Internet and request information and share photos. Although written in 2014, not much different to what some of you have on your smartphones today. However, the upcoming latest world-wide upgrade due […]
Your Place In The Universe by Paul M. Sutter (book review).
by UncleGeoff on December 14, 2018 at 10:59 am
Firstly, Paul M. Sutter’s book, ‘Your Place In The Universe’, is not a look at the house where you live or even your neighbourhood. Well, not exactly. What Sutter has done is combined science and cosmos with the history of how mankind slowly worked things out in a friendly manner that you will be surprised […]
Star Trek Discovery (second season).
by ColonelFrog on December 14, 2018 at 7:27 am
Here’s the second trailer for the season two of Star Trek Discovery, in which Young Spock goes in search of the Red Angel and some nasty visions of the end of all sentient life in the universe. […]