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Extra sugar needed?

Extra sugar needed?

He is an interesting new psychological trend, which I am now wondering whether it’s confined to myself? The comet-striking-the-Earth movie Greenland recently popped up “for free” to Amazon Prime subscribers and I started watching it, but then needed to abandon the film after a short while. Not because it’s rubbish, but because the movie is all too […]

February 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
A little bit of history repeating?

A little bit of history repeating?

The middle of a pandemic isn’t much of a time to celebrate a birthday, but given this is the 30th year of my science fiction and fantasy magazine SFcrowsnest being online, I thought I might as well give limited celebrating a shot, anyway. Yes, it was 30 years ago that we plonked a weird independent print […]

January 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Of endings and arcs …

Of endings and arcs …

As an author, what makes a good, indifferent, or terrible story is always a subject of interest to me. It’s something I’ve been pondering having watched the – possibly – final Star Wars movie of the first nine… Rise of Skywalker. I think one of the main failures for me, story-wise, is that the last […]

January 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Shockwave, Darkside (film review).

Shockwave, Darkside (film review).

I don’t often do film reviews, but I’ve got a new one posted over at http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/shockwave-darkside-movie-review/ for science fiction war movie (and meditation on religion/humanity) Shockwave, Darkside. It’s in the same vein as Monsters from 2010 as far as being a small indie production, rather than a product of the Studio system (e.g. not soaked, or stewed in […]

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jack Vance RIP – the Dying Earth loses its last citizen.

Jack Vance RIP – the Dying Earth loses its last citizen.

More sad news floats in on the heels of the relatively recent death of my friend Harry Harrison – the fabulous fantasy and SF author Jack Vance has now passed away too. It seems the season for it. He was one of my favourite writers, and you can find many a nod to The Dying […]

May 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Fifth season Merlin trailer

Fifth season Merlin trailer

There’s magic about, yes there is – it’s the 5th season of the British fantasy TV series, Merlin.

July 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Season 5 of Fringe

Season 5 of Fringe

As the trailer for the 5th season of Fringe shows, it’s 20 years in the future after the Observers have invaded Earth, and the Fringe team come out of suspended animation (well, amber) to help humanity fight back.

July 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Firefly reunion video.

Firefly reunion video.

Not at ComicCon to see the Firefly reunions panel? Not a problem, watch it via the wonders of the intertubes here.

July 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Clone Wars series five.

Clone Wars series five.

Here’s a new trailer for the next Clone Wars cartoon series, coming as a boxset near Xmas, if they’re on their their usual form.

July 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fight the dead, fear the living.

Fight the dead, fear the living.

Walking Dead Season 3 is hitting the TV screen this October on both sides of the big pond. Here’s a little zombied-to-the-hilt trailer to get you going.

July 14, 2012 | By | Reply More