Solaris Books to publish Jane Routley’s Shadow in the Empire of Light.
by ColonelFrog on June 26, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Kate Coe at Solaris Books has acquired rights to Shadow in the Empire of Light, a fantasy novel by Australian author Jane Routley. The agent was John Jarrold. Shine is an orphan without magical gifts in a family of powerful mages, and is stuck in managing the family estates with only an eccentric aunt and […]
Irish scientist-astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten to be special guest at Dublin 2019: Irish Worldcon.
by ColonelFrog on June 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm
Born in Co. Mayo, and now based in Dublin, Dr Patten became fascinated by space and space travel after a visit to a NASA facility at age 11. She earned a PhD in aeronautical engineering at the University of Limerick in 2011 following internships at Boeing and Bell Labs. She has participated in several citizen […]
Nekrotronic (horror film: trailer).
by ColonelFrog on June 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm
In this upcoming horror film, Nekrotronic, there are demons loose on the internet infecting people through smart phones, luckily there are a Ghostbusters-like team of necromancers out to stop them. Phew. For a moment, I thought we were going to have it. […]
Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).
by UncleGeoff on June 26, 2019 at 11:59 am
Always be a little careful about what you wish for. I was having an e-yap with Ken Lee over at Michael Wiese Productions on how British crime and medical shows have their key cast and scriptwriters given some time in the real world to observe how the real people do their jobs and have technical […]
The Art Of Toy Story 4 (book review).
by UncleGeoff on June 26, 2019 at 9:59 am
I should say from the start that if you’re buying this book to see pictures from the film then this might not be the book for you. However, if you want to see the designs that became the stars of the film, then you’ll be well at home. You do get to see storyboards for […]
Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD by Steranko & Co. (graphic novel review).
by UncleGeoff on June 25, 2019 at 11:59 am
Although I own some of the Steranko original run of ‘Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD’ from the comicbook ‘Strange Tales’ back in the late 1960s, I don’t have all of his early issues and saw this graphic novel as a chance to fulfil something that should be on my bucket list. Although this volume came […]
The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda by Ernest Volkman (book review).
by UncleGeoff on June 25, 2019 at 9:59 am
Don’t start reading ‘The History Of Espionage: The Secret World Of Spycraft, Sabotage And Post-Truth Propaganda’ by Ernest Volkman as if it’s going to be a straightforward history of espionage looking at individual secret services. What Volkman has done is taken various strands of interest, like conflicts and wars, and see how it progresses through […]
For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).
by DaveHardy on June 24, 2019 at 9:59 am
The contents of this Blu-ray disc were originally published in 1989, presumably on video (NTSC/VHS), since even DVDs did not come on to the market until 1997. So although this is ‘digitally re-mastered’, etc supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinart, the quality of the pictures is still limited by the fact that it originally […]
Stranger Things (season 3 trailer).
by ColonelFrog on June 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm
The 3rd season of Stranger Things will be hitting Netflix on 4th July 2019, and here’s some Mindflayer-centric action to celebrate our immanent 1980s flashbacks. […]
Black Panther (2018) (Blu-ray film review).
by UncleGeoff on June 22, 2019 at 9:59 am
Following on from ‘The Avengers: The Age Of Ultron’, T’Challa (actor Chadwick Boseman) returns home for the ritual to become King of Wakanda and the official inheritor of the Black Panther guise. His first chore, though, is to apprehend Ulysses Klaue (actor Andy Serkis) who has retrieved a piece of missing vibranium to power his […]