Sci-Fi Fan Letter: Witches Frolic Kickstarter

I was contacted by Inkdrop Studio regarding their kickstarter project to bring back into print the story “Witches Frolic” from Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby (the pen name of Richard Harris Barham). The edition they want to reprint is from 1888 with illustrations by Ernest M. Jessop. The rewards start at 5 Euro, for a digital edition. […]

Russia’s Su-35 vs. Ukraine’s Su-27: How Overwhelming is the Advantage?

Following the sharp deterioration in Russian-Ukrainian relations from 2014, after the overthrow of the government in Kiev led to the installation of a more overtly pro-Western government and low-level hostilities with its neighbour, questions have increasingly been raised regarding the ability of the Ukrainian Air Force to tackle modern Russian combat aircraft should hostilities escalate. […]

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Directed by Franklin J. SchaffnerScreenplay by Michael Wilson, Rod SerlingBased on “Planet of the Apes” by Pierre BoulleProduced by Arthur P. JacobsCinematography: Leon ShamroyEdited by Hugh S. FowlerMusic by Jerry GoldsmithProduction company: APJAC ProductionsDistributed by 20th Century FoxRunning time: 112 minutesBudget: $5.8 million[2]Box office: $33.4 million Cast Charlton Heston as George TaylorRoddy McDowall as CorneliusKim […]

Escape Pod 820: Tony Roomba’s Last Day on Earth

Tony Roomba’s Last Day on Earth By Maria Haskins It’s Tony Roomba’s last day on Earth. After two years of working undercover as a vacuum cleaner bot on this boondock planet, he is finally heading home to the Gamma Sector, but his final day is full of challenges. He has to get out of the […]

Story and Cover of the Year 2021

The votes are counted, results are in! And the winners are… The Story of the Year for 2021 is “Next to Cleanliness” by Rose Keating. “Next to Cleanliness” was published in Apex Magazine Issue 125. The Cover of the Year for 2021 is the cover for Issue 125, by Marcela Bolívar. You can read an […]

Saab to Provide Camouflage Textiles to French Military

Saab has been awarded an eight-year contract to provide Barracuda camouflage solutions to the French military. The contract specifies that the company will adapt the system to the French Army’s operational requirements in phases. “The first phase of this program will fine-tune the specification of the multispectral camouflage nets in order to meet the specific […]

Nominations Open for 2022 Dragon Awards

The Dragon Awards website has reset and is now taking nominations for the 2022 awards. I tested the site and was informed my nomination had been accepted — The update was done within the past six weeks, not as soon after Dragon Con as in 2021 when it was ready by November 1. Eligible works are those first […]

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) & Equilibrium (2002)

Jan 20, 2022 Matt and James talk book burning, Gun-Fu and baddies this week as they dive into the dystopian worlds of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) and Equilibrium (2002). Join them as they continue their journey through dystopia in science fiction cinema.   Visit our website Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK […]