TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one of … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

LET’S SEE THEM ALIENS: The Fermi Paradox & The Kardashev Scale

Aliens have been a part of science fiction for a very long time. You only need to look the success of Star Wars and Star Trek to see this. Both franchises suggest a galaxy teeming with alien life, from the cellular level to interstellar empires. Aliens that could be anything from a human with a … Continue reading LET’S SEE THEM ALIENS: The Fermi Paradox & The Kardashev Scale

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

As we head into the futuristic space year 2020, it's time to look ahead at what sort of SF we're going to be treated to. This list is by no means comprehensive, as I'm not the omniscient superbeing I'd like to be. But here's a sampling of what we can look forward to. All dates … Continue reading THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019

Another year approaches, bringing with it a buffet of science fictional delights. Here are some that I'm particularly looking forward to. January 10 The Shadow Captain - Alastair Campbell I have a rocky relationship with Campbell's writing, but this sequel to Revenger already has me intrigued. January 12 The Anarch - Dan Abnett The fifteenth … Continue reading PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019