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Star Trek Discovery delivers a Saru centric episode with “The Sound of Thunder”

For the second time in season 2, Star Trek Discovery focusses on fan favourite character Saru. But while the last Saru centric episode was a triumph, this one was much less so. For my comments on previous episodes of Star … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2018 Nebula Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2018 Nebula Awards have been announced today, as have the finalists for the 2018 Aurealis Award and the finalists for the 2018 BSFA Awards were announced a few days ago. If you want to read the … Continue reading

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Spock is still missing, but Star Trek Discovery offers the return of other familiar faces in “Saints of Imperfection”

Nomen certainly est omen with the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, because “Saints of Imperfection” very much highlights the many flaws of the show, all of them carry overs from the mess that was season 1. Furthermore, season 2 … Continue reading

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Love Through Space and Time – A Round-up of Indie Valentine’s Day Speculative Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite Valentine’s Day science fiction, fantasy and horror by indie authors. … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery pays “An Obol to Charon” and gets back on form

After last week’s messy return to much of what made season 1 so annoying, Star Trek Discovery comes roaring back with “An Obol to Charon”. For my take on previous Star Trek Discovery episodes, go here. “An Obol to Charon” … Continue reading

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A Science Fiction Promo and Richard Blakemore blogs

Today, I have two brief announcements to make. The first is an announcement for a science fiction cross promo at StoryOrigins. What is StoryOrigins, you ask. StoryOrigins is a new service for free e-book giveaways. One of those is the … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery suddenly remembers that season 1 existed with “Point of Light”

“Point of Light”, the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, aired on Thursday (if you can call “running on a streaming service” airing). For my comments on previous episodes of Star Trek Discovery, go here. “Point of Light” feels more … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for January 2019

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some December … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery Visits “New Eden” and Still Feels Like Star Trek

Welcome to my ongoing coverage of Star Trek Discovery. For my takes on previous episodes, go here. “New Eden”, Star Trek Discovery‘s second episode of the second season just aired and the show actually feels like Star Trek for two … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery is back… and it actually feels like Star Trek, for a change

It’s hard to imagine that two years ago, we didn’t have any new Star Trek on the screen at all beyond the vague promise of a fourth film in the J.J. Abrams reboot series (which has since been shelved). Two … Continue reading

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