Eighteen Electrically Driven Rotors Propel ‘SCI FI’ Helicopter

Do not forget to load ! First electric two-seater helicopter world makes maiden flight – and could soon be on sale in the UK Design from another world using …

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Short Story Award shortlist

Short Story Award shortlist

I recently unearthed a booklet, long buried in my reading pile, which consisted of the four short stories short-listed for the British Science Fiction Association awards – in 2010. Oh well, just a tad too late to vote… It was a convenient size to take on a recent railway journey so I managed to get through it, discovering that I had already read and reviewed two of the stories because they had first appeared in Interzone

Short Story Award shortlist

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Lost Fleet Series by Jack Campbell

Have just finished the third book in this series, after previously reading the first two based on a recommendation from someone at work. Enjoying it thoroughly. The third one (Courageous) seemed to move at a lot faster pace than the others, and seemed to be a lot heavier on the military craft maneuvering than the other two. The ending was a cliffhanger that is going to do more damage to my bank account (when I go out and pick up the next in the series).

Anyone else tried this series? Does it…

Lost Fleet Series by Jack Campbell

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Wine of the Dreamers, by John D MacDonald

Wine of the Dreamers, by John D MacDonald

A few weeks ago, in my review of A Plague of Pythons by Frederick Pohl, I mentioned that the basic plot idea of people using machines to exercise telepathic control of others at a distance had already been used by John D MacDonald. This author is best known for his very enjoyable private eye thrillers featuring Travis McGee (a series of twenty novels written over twenty years), but before this he did write a couple…

Wine of the Dreamers, by John D MacDonald

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Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

I vaguely recall seeing the original 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, but it was many years ago so I had to use Wiki to refresh my memory in order to compare it with the 2008 remake which I saw recently. I learned something from this, which is that the 1951 film was based on the short story Farewell to the Master (1940) by Harry Bates, not one that I recall reading.

The 2008 remake sticks quite…

Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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Ebook Survey

I created a survey for fun, to see what kind of stuff people like. I am looking to build a greater consistency in the sci-fi and fantasy market and wanted to see if people like the current ebook offerings on the market. I can send people the results if they send me an email request. Take the survey and find out what the general census is for ebooks!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XJXWTRW

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