Tag: Science fiction

Book review: TALES FROM THE FORBIDDEN ZONE

The PLANET OF THE APES franchise has proved to be an enduring one: a series that has developed from a single film (which itself was based on a book), into a series of movies, books, comics and more. The 1968 original film spawned a whole host of sequels, and from the early days of APES…


Retro review: GATEWAY by Frederik Pohl

Verdict: A genuine SF classic. Read it! I’m ashamed to say that I hadn’t read Pohl’s GATEWAY until very recently. Sure, I’d read about it, and it’s one of those books that is often brought up as an example of “Golden Age” SF (which it really isn’t: the book was published much later than most…


5 more sci-fi boardgames for Christmas…

So thanks everyone who got in touch about the best boardgames this Christmas! Because so many people made alternative suggestions, I’m going to do a rundown of five further SF boardgames to keep you entertained over the festive period… FIREFLY by Gale Force Nine (£45) 1-4 players, ages 13+ This was a game recommended by lots…


THIS WEEK IN SCI FI…

From the micro to the macro, this week has seen some interesting developments in the wider science fiction world. Read on for the latest news… Newscast 1: READY PLAYER ONE has a director Have you read READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline? Released in 2012, this book is a real gem. The word unique is often…


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