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17 Through ’17: The Dark Tower

Here’s our list of 17 not to be missed movies to see starting next month and through the end to 2017.  Each day we will bring you the next on the list.  These are in chronological order of release date, …

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Review: Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

Slow Bullets

Short Attention Span Review™ Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds 3.5 While Reynolds does an excellent job with the setup, the ending of Slow Bullets is not as satisfying as I would have liked. It's left too open to possibilities unrealized. …

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Alastair Reynolds’ Revenger

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

Space opera master Alastair Reynolds‘ new book Revenger is about to drop in the UK (Sept 15, 2016) and we’ve dug up a short excerpt from it to share that he posted on his official blog not too long ago. …

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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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Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson


Short Attention Span Review™ Seveneves 4.5 Want to learn about orbital mechanics in detail?  Want to learn about genetics?  Want to get your space science on?  Want to learn about nuclear propulsion?  Then this book is for you.  I like …

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Review: Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

Short Attention Span Review™ Roadside Picnic 4.0 Roadside Picnic would make a fantastic movie or television show, if done correctly. There was a Russian adaptation filmed in 1979. Sadly it falls well short on production and interpretation of the novel, …

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