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40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better or worse?

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better or worse?

Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down? Read More »

REVIEW: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

REVIEW: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

The 2017 version of Ghost in the Shell is unlikely to satisfy fans of the original, but it is not without its points of interest. Read More »

Sound + Vision, Words + Pictures

Sound + Vision, Words + Pictures

For some artists, music spurs their creativity... Read More »

Star Wars and SF cinema:  Where would the genre have gone without it?

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have gone without it?

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again. Read More »

Not the Times Table You Learned In Grade School…

Not the Times Table You Learned In Grade School…

N. J. Rayner's The Time Table is a frustrating reading experience, with some excellent bits and others...not so much. Read More »

EBOOKS & MOVIES! A New Storybundle plus 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and BATTLE PLANET!

EBOOKS & MOVIES! A New Storybundle plus 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and BATTLE PLANET!

Chocolate and bacon, the only things better than cheap eBooks and SF movies! (Okay, there's sex and alcohol too.) Steve offers you both! (No, not sex and alcohol—ebooks & movies!) Read More »

Review: Beautiful Intelligence, by Stephen Palmer

Review: Beautiful Intelligence, by Stephen Palmer

Beautiful Intelligence is a bracingly imaginative novel. By choosing to operate within a realistic, post-crash, dystopian cyberpunkish framework Stephen Palmer has written his most accessible and commercial work to-date. Read More »

BUTTON, BUTTON—Who’s Got the button? 

BUTTON, BUTTON—Who’s Got the button? 

Steve collects movie memorabilia at cons. Do you? Read More »

Time Out’s ‘100 Best Sci-Fi Films’

Time Out’s ‘100 Best Sci-Fi Films’

This week the UK London listings and entertainment guide Time Out published part of an on-going series of genre by genre features on the 100 Best Films. The current one is ‘The 100 best sci-fi movies’. Gary Dalkin takes a look... Read More »

Retrospective: A Minority Verdict Against Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report

Retrospective: A Minority Verdict Against Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report

Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort Read More »

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