Planetfall Series Moves to Gollancz

Emma Newman's acclaimed Planetfall  series has found a new home with Gollancz. The series currently comprises two books, Planetfall and the Clarke Award nominated After Atlas and now Gollancz will be publishing a third book entitled Before Mars. Emma said: “I am so delighted that Gollancz will be my UK publisher for my science-fiction novels. I’ve always admired them, as … Continue reading Planetfall Series Moves to Gollancz

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Star Trek: Discovery – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry

While the title of episode 4 of Star Trek: Discovery may seem a little unwieldy and pretentious it does actually get to the heart of what the episode is about. Where does the line come between empathy and detachment? My question at the end of the last review (how long until Burnham finds Captain Lorca’s … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry

Star Trek: Discovery – Context is for Kings

The third episode of Star Trek: Discovery sets up the titular starship and it’s crew. Michael Burnham is being transported along with some other prisoners but there is a problem mid-flight. Their shuttle is rescued by the USS Discovery captained by the enigmatic Gabriel Lorca. Lorca tells Burnham that she is going to earn her … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery – Context is for Kings

TV Review – Star Trek: Discovery. The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars

I decided to review both these episodes together as pretty much everyone will have watched them back to back. This is a big return for Star Trek, the first TV show in 12 years, and the landscape of television has changed dramatically in the intervening time. Viewers have embraced serial storytelling rather than episodic TV. … Continue reading TV Review – Star Trek: Discovery. The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars

Dave’s 100 Greatest Films 95. Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150AD

95. Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150AD - 1966 Starring - Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Roberta Tovey, Jill Curzon, Ray Brooks Director - Gordon Flemyng Screenplay - Milton Subotsky There is a specific stage in being a fan of Doctor Who when you discover that the show made it onto the big screen in glorious techncolour … Continue reading Dave’s 100 Greatest Films 95. Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150AD

Dave’s 100 Greatest Film – 96. Black Belt Jones

96. Black Belt Jones - 1974 Starring - Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers and Eric Laneuville Director - Robert Clouse Screenplay - Alexandra Rose, Fred Weintraub and Oscar Williams When I first watched Enter the Dragon the most striking performance aside from Bruce Lee was that of Jim Kelly as Williams. His combination of … Continue reading Dave’s 100 Greatest Film – 96. Black Belt Jones

Dave’s 100 Greatest films – 97. District 13

97 - District 13 - 2004 Director - Pierre Morel Starrring - David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Tony D'Amario, Dany Verissimo and Bibi Naceri Screenplay - Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri   When the art of Parkour first came to popular attention it thrilled and astounded. Young men pulling seemingly impossible acrobatic moves to navigate around … Continue reading Dave’s 100 Greatest films – 97. District 13

Dave’s 100 Greatest Films – 98. One Spy Too Many

98 - One Spy Too Many - 1966 Director: Joseph Sargent Starring: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Dorothy Provine, Rip Torn Screenplay: Dean Hargrove   I have loved The Man From U.N.C.L.E. since I watched it on BBC 2 in the 90s. I have memories of seeing it before then but that is when I first … Continue reading Dave’s 100 Greatest Films – 98. One Spy Too Many