Event Horizon’s crappy UI

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A tablet computer.

Remember schlocky 1990s splatter film “Event Horizon“? No, me neither. But lockdown has us exhausting our supply of Sci-Fi movies, so we rewatched it. Anyway, I found some bugs! I’m a big fan of the Sci Fi Interfaces blog. It details the Human Computer Interaction design of the imagined future. It has primed me to…

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Book Review: Sweet Harmony by Claire North

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Claire North’s new book is only £1.99 on Kindle, and I highly recommend it. This is a perfect novella. It is the sort of Sci-Fi which adds only one new thing to our world, then plays out the unintended consequences. What if you had nano-bots keeping you healthy? And what if you paid for upgrades?…

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Movie Review: In Time

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Movie Poster - people hold guns

In a future where people stop ageing at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage – a connection that becomes…

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Movie Review: Palm Springs

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Two people sat on pool floats, drinking beer.

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honour Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other. It’s almost impossible to review this movie without giving away the twists and turns that it takes. Just know that it is…

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Book Review: Utopia Five (Panopticon Book 1) – A.E. Currie

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Whose world would you kill for?

My name is Lee and I was born on the 8th January 2025 – the day the Panopticon was turned on. In 2053, Earth is a changed place. City states make their own laws and we’re all watched over by the ever present drones. I reckon the new Earth is a utopia. We’re still alive…

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Book Review: The Long Tomorrow

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A covered wagon trudges through a nuclear wasteland.

Two generations after the nuclear holocaust, rumours persisted about a secret desert hideaway where scientists worked with dangerous machines and where men plotted to revive the cities. Almost a continent away, Len Coulter heard whisperings that fired his imagination. Then one day he found a strange wooden box … The fifth novel from the Queen…

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Book Review: The Relentless Moon

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A lady astronaut looks up at the moon.

The Earth is coming to the boiling point as the climate disaster of the Meteor strike becomes more and more clear, but the political situation is already overheated. Riots and sabotage plague the space program. The IAC’s goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes uninhabitable is being threatened. Elma…

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Book Review: A Symphony of Echoes

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Book cover.

Wherever the historians go, chaos is sure to follow… Dispatched to Victorian London to seek out Jack the Ripper, things go badly wrong when he finds the St Mary’s historians first. Stalked through the fog-shrouded streets of Whitechapel, Max is soon running for her life. Again. And that’s just the start. Max finds herself in…

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Book Review: Beyond the Labyrinth by Gillian Rubinstein

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Book cover with tumbling dice.

Winner of the 1989 Children’s Book of the Year Award for older readers.

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Book Review: Sapience

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Jupiter looms.

What kind of life will we find in the depths of Europa’s Oceans? What kind of life will we allow an AI with human level intelligence? The ten stories in Sapience: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories explore these questions and many more.

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