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  • The Martian Wave: 2017 edited by J Alan Erwine (book review)
    by EamonnMurphy on November 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    ‘The Martian Wave’ is an annual anthology from Nomadic Delirium Press that focuses on exploration and colonisation, either in the Solar system or more far-flung planets. I found the contents page daunting until I realised that quite a few things on the list were short poems. Of poetry, I know nothing so I’ll focus on […] Related posts: Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review). The Martian by Andy Weir (book review). The Martian (2015) (film review by Mark R. Leeper). […]

  • Bound (Alex Verus novel book 8) by Benedict Jacka (book review)
    by VincaRussell on November 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    To save the lives of his friends, Alex has been forced to make a deal with his own personal devil and agreed to work for his former mMaster, the Dark mage Richard Drakh. Needless to say, this isn’t his idea of fun! Still, it comes with elevation to the rank of full Light mage Keeper, […] Related posts: Veiled (Alex Verus novel book 6) by Benedict Jacka (book review). Hidden (Alex Verus novel book 5) by Benedict Jacka (book review). Chosen (Alex Verus novel book 4) by Benedict Jacka (book review). […]

  • Justice League (2017) (film review by Andy Whitaker)
    by AndyWhitaker on November 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

    This is an odd review for me as I have actually just parted with some of my hard-earned money to see ‘Justice League’ at the local cinema. Normally, I’m asked to review pre-release material, so I have the advantage of watching it several times and its available to rewind if I want to check a […] Related posts: Justice League movie – first trailer. Justice League movie – new trailer. Justice League movie (new trailer). […]

  • Lucifer Episode Review: Recap ‘Off The Record’ by Steven Bereznai (TV episode examination)
    by UncleGeoff on November 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I was once told that if you want a winning pitch for a new show pitch, it should go like this: it’s about a BLANK and a BLANK…dramatic pause…AND THEY SOLVE CRIME! It’s such a cliché that I groaned when I heard the premise of the show ‘Lucifer’. The devil comes to Earth and pairs […] Related posts: Lucifer … first trailer. The Expanse interview by Steven Bereznai. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. an examination of the first episode by: GF Willmetts (article). […]

  • Orbit Ever After: SF Short Film (a Dust exclusive premiere).
    by UncleGeoff on November 17, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn’t easy to follow your heart – especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way! Related posts: Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit. Number 13 : SF Short Film Far Orbit Apogee edited by Bascomb James (book review). […]

  • Beyond The Empire (The Indranan War book 3) by K.B Wagers (book review).
    by UncleGeoff on November 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Being brought up to speed in little less that a paragraph in the opening chapter and just a little more on the back cover, I really wish publishers insisted more authors provide a proper series synopsis for us poor devils who read several dozen books a year. While off-planet, Empress Hail Bristol finds herself cut-off […] Related posts: Behind The Throne (The Indranan War book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review). After The Crown (The Indranan War book 2) by K.B Wagers (book review) Science Fiction And Empire by Patricia Kerslake (book review). […]

  • The Champions Original Soundtrack by Robert Farnon, Edwin Astley, Albert Elms and Tony Hatch (TV series soundtrack CD review).
    by UncleGeoff on November 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve known about Network’s TV series CD collections for some years. They were also limited editions and expensive, double what I paid last month. Even so, when I saw ‘The Champions Original Soundtrack’ had dropped in price, it was too good an opportunity to miss. I should point out that not all the others in […] Related posts: Humans: original soundtrack by Cristobel Tapia Veer (CD review). Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (album review) The Witch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack music by Mark Korven (CD review). […]

  • Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review).
    by SueDavies on November 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […] Related posts: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman (book review). Sherlock Holmes – The Stuff Of Nightmares by James Lovegrove (book review). Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box by George Mann (book review). […]

  • Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).
    by UncleGeoff on November 15, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Guy P. Harrison’s book, ‘Think Before You Like’, makes more sense from the very long sub-title, ‘Social Media’s Effect On The Brain And The Tools You Need To Navigate Your Newsfeed’. In other words, he’s investigating social media and as someone who doesn’t really use it, it’ll be interesting to see if he can convince […] Related posts: Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!: A Memoir by Harry Harrison (book review). Think: Why You Should Question Everything by Guy P. Harrison (book review). Good Thinking by Guy P. Harrison (book review). […]

  • Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review).
    by NealeMonks on November 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Michael Moorcock is widely regarded as one of the key figures in the history of British Science Fiction and fantasy, but this reviewer at least came to him relatively recently and the reissuing of this 1968 novel, ‘Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn’, provided the opportunity to decide if Moorcock’s older works are still worth reading. […] Related posts: The Whispering Swarm (The Sanctuary Of The White Friars book 1) by Michael Moorcock (book review). Jerry Cornelius: His Lives And His Times by Michael Moorcock (book review). Elric Volume 2 – Stormbringer (Michael Moorcock’s Elric) by Robin Recht, Julien Blondel and Didier Poli (graphic novel review). […]