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Zombies – Be Prepared

Is there something we’re not being told? I’ve been checking the straws in the wind and suspect that the zombie apocalypse may be imminent. In May, the CDC issued some advice on what to do when the zombie attack comes. … Continue reading

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Reasons To Be Cheerful – Adaptations

Following on from last week’s look at movie prequels in production, this week I’m making a list of books I’m gonna read before the adaptations hit the screens. Some of my friends prefer to watch the movie first. They like to … Continue reading

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End of the World? I Feel Fine

OK, as you were, people. Rapture’s been cancelled. May 21 2011 has come and gone. No one was ‘taken up’, not even Harold Camping, leader of the Family Radio Network, who predicted the event. Pity. Not to worry, though – donations … Continue reading

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Great book. Now how long do I have to wait for the movie?

Page to screen projects are everywhere at the moment. Last year we had Kick-Ass and Iron Man 2. This year we’ve just had The Adjustment Bureau and Never Let Me Go. Every week brings news of yet another novel in … Continue reading

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Make mine a trilogy…

I read a fair bit of science fiction but I noticed an odd thing the other day – I get through more short stories and trilogies than I do stand-alone novels. I love short stories for that quick, fast hit … Continue reading

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What are the odds?

Following on from a previous post, another small (but well-matched) synergy between a story and a movie occurred over the Christmas break. I’ve been re-reading at random some sci fi short stories and came across one first read five years ago. … Continue reading

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Like the Film, Love the Book

Every year movies are made. Some are great movies. Some are sci-fi movies. A few are great sci-fi movies. Some of my best nights out have involved sci-fi followed by pizza, or the other way round. What can I say? I’m … Continue reading

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