Category: Reviews

Alien: The Cold Forge by Alex White

An original Alien book is something special in my reading calendar, and when Alex White’s The Cold Forge hit my radar late last year I was immediately interested. But that interest was tempered with a natural apprehension: in recent years, we’ve seen some serious letdowns to the Alien franchise. I’m still bitter from the experience…


Netflix review: Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon is – somewhat incredibly – Richard K Morgan’s debut novel. The combination of cyberpunk SF and detective noir hits a particularly sweet spot: representing in some ways an updating Bladerunner, and standing as a modern day classic for many. I was a latecomer to the series; I think that I picked AC up…


Netflix review: Bright

Over the last few years, Netflix has been expanding its original content and sinking huge amounts of cash into movies and series. Some of these have been very effective, and met with critical acclaim: Daredevil and Jessica Jones immediately come to mind. Both of those series demonstrate how Netflix has grown as an original developer;…


Top 5 superhero movies of 2017

As I promised last week, this week’s post is all about superheroes, and specifically my top five superhero films of 2017. The superhero concept continues to excite both the SF enthusiast, and the public at large. It is, of course, the latter category that feeds the hero machine that is Marvel – and with a…


Top 5 SF movies of 2017

The year is drawing to a close, and it’s time to look back on the highs of science fiction… For me, this has been a strange year so far as SF on the big screen is concerned. There have been some incredible films, sure, but they seem to have been few and far between. I’ve…


Tattooed Book Geek reviews THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH

Thanks very much to Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek for his review of PARIAH! His rating: Hell Yeah! Here’s an extract: “There’s lots of action in PARIAH, from space battles between starships to gun fights aboard space stations and ships against both the human foe of the Black Spiral and the alien menace…


First review of THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH!

Thanks very much to Liz, over at the blog Liz Loves Books, for the first review of PARIAH. Here’s an excerpt: “The story is absolutely stunningly gripping, with spaceships and aliens and simulants and death and more death then some epic battles followed by some contemplation and just a *touch* of romance that isn’t at…


Blu ray review: LOGAN

LOGAN is the tenth movie in the X-MEN film franchise, and also the third solo big screen outing for the Wolverine. By now, we’re all pretty familiar with Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of James Howlett (Logan’s real name). The character is a favourite amongst comic book fans, but many feel that the cinematic version of this…


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