Tag: Science Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: XX by Angela Chadwick

A phenomenal work of speculative fiction, XX follows the story of Jules and Rosie, one of the first female-only couples to have their own baby without the help of a man. When a place opens up on a ground-breaking clinical trial to allow two women to have a baby, Jules and Rosie jump at the

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BOOK REVIEW: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Artificial Intelligence is clearly on our minds right now, more than ever before. In television, HBO’s Westworld, now in its second season, probes deep philosophical questions of moral choice and what defines humanity in a world where increasingly nothing is “real”. In the realm of video-games, Detroit: Become Human similarly engages with the emerging complexity

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BOOK REVIEW: Two Dogs At The One Dog Inn by David John Griffin

A short story collection can be like a good whiskey, it goes down easy, but once it hits your stomach there’s a burning that leaves a lasting impression. Two Dogs at One Dog Inn by David John Griffin, is like someone handing you 11 shots and one tumbler of whiskey. Some of the stories are

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FILM REVIEW: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

After a fourteen year hiatus following the mixed reception to Jurassic Park 3 – a period during which the tentatively titled Jurassic Park 4 underwent many re-writes and changes – the Jurassic Park franchise came roaring back from extinction with the commercial juggernaut that was 2015’s Jurassic World. While a flawed film with a poor

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BOOK REVIEW: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – This book is a whirlwind – fast paced, gripping and building on the world that Ness so delicately nurtured in the first book ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go‘ also reviewed on STORGY. Todd’s world is changed forever when he makes a deal with the Devil Mayor Prentiss (President Prentiss) to

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Macabre Mallum

So, my little putrid jellyfishes, I do sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. In Shallow Creek the weather was blisteringly hot, so hot in fact that the devil himself was sat somewhere wondering how he could change his ways for the better. The residents of Shallow Creek were all out in force with their best

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BOOK REVIEW: I Am Legend – The Folio Society Edition by Richard Matheson

When you decide to read I Am Legend it’s great to have a bit of historical perspective of a literary persuasion which aids in lifting this novel from a generic genre piece into a ‘classic‘ genre piece, and with that in mind, you discover that Matheson deserves all the adoration and praise for such a

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BOOK REVIEW: Vermilion by Molly Tanzer

If you find yourself in late 1800’s San Francisco with a ghost in your house you might be tempted to call an exorcist, or a ghost hunter, but you’d be wrong. What you need is a Psychopomp. A Psychopomp would calm the spirit down, open up a door to the afterlife, and convince the ghost

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BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Neutron by Joe Ponepinto

What would you do if you were living in a small American city and Frankenstein’s monster ran for mayor? What would you do if you were in that same town, but working for a candidate that was sure to lose? Would you do whatever you could to inform the populace that the person they are

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INTERVIEW – Gregory Norminton

Q: The Devil’s Highway is your first novel for ten years. What was it about this story that inspired you to write it? I have always wanted to write about my home landscape – by which I mean the landscape of childhood, ‘the happy highways where I went / And cannot come again’. For me,

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