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The 2016 Hugo Award Winners

Hugo Awards

There are two biggies when it comes to science fiction writing awards.  The Nebula and Hugo awards.  The Nebula award is handed out by actual science fiction writers (think Academy awards).  The Hugos are handed out by representative fans at Worldcon (think People’s Choice …

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TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story

TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story

UnBoxed Films presents, TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story, the gritty Star Wars fan film of a loyal Imperial Stormtrooper who is forced to confront his past in the heat of an epic battle. It is directors Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards. It …

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Sci-Fi Short Friday: Azarkant

Azarkant

In the future, a team of astronauts are sent on a ten year journey to a distant planet to find new life. On their way, they encounter a large, abandoned spaceship that is drifting in the orbit of a mysterious …

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Retro Review: The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

The text below the break is part of a theatrical review originally published on July 31st, 1999. Here are some updated thoughts:  Hot on the heals of the new Blair Witch movie (really?) to be released September 16, 2016, it's time to …

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Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves

(Header art by WETA Workshop) Note:  This review contains minor spoilers. That last time I posted an article about Neal Stephenson it was after reading his monstrous, brilliant, and, some would say, inaccessible novel Anathem.  In that review I point out …

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Review: Primordia

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I spent (and still spend) a lot of time immersed in books and storytelling during the late 1980s and early 1990s, so I naturally migrated to the burgeoning genre of adventure gaming, almost exclusively on the personal computer. I adored this …

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Sci-Fi Short Friday: The Gift

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Directed by Carl E. Rinsch.  Taking place in Russia, The Gift is a science fiction short with a savage chase sequence running through the snow covered streets of Moscow.  The director made more than twenty full CGI shots for the …

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