The Complete Aliens Omnibus Volume 4

OK I do have to put my hand up and admit that The Complete Aliens Omnibus Volume 4 has been sitting in my to read pile for almost a year, but I can’t think of a better way to relax by the summer holiday pool than with a double dose of undemanding Aliens action from…

The Tropic of Eternity by Tom Toner – Blogtour

The Tropic of Eternity is the third book in Tom Toner’s Amaranthine Spectrum trilogy and I can’t help but wish I had discovered Toner’s epic tale of the 147th century empire earlier and read the two book (The Promise of the Child and The Weight of the World) that preceded it, although Toner does provide…

Genesis (2018)

From The Day the Caught Fire (1961) to Children of Men (2008), if there is one thing Brit Sci-Fi films are determined about, it is that the future is not going to be pretty. Genesis which is released this week on DVD, follows very much in this tradition. Genesis paints a gloomy picture of 2069….

Doomwatch (1970-72)

Today’s news about genetically engineered plastic eating microbes reminded me of the opening episode of the BBC’s pioneering environmental sci-fi series Doomwatch in 1970. Here’s something I wrote about the DVD reissue from 2016 in Diabolique.

The Doctors: Monsters DVD

Like many people of a certain vintage my gateway drug to the world of Horror in the 1960s was Dr Who. I can vividly remember the visceral thrill of watching the opening credits complete with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s theme music on a small black and white telly, round at my grandparent’s house on a…

Idle Hands by Tom Fletcher

Idle Hands is the second book in Tom Fletcher’s The Factory Trilogy, that began with Gleam back in 2014. Starting not long after the events related in Gleam we find Wild Alan alone in the Discard, the area outside the repressive closed environment of the Pyramid, searching for the fungi that will cure his son’s…

The Rizen (2017)

You could be forgiven for expecting a polite BritCom to be finishing off the Sci-Fi London film Festival, given that the cast of The Rizen features Adrian Edmonson (Bottom, The Young Ones) Sally Phillips (Smack the Pony, Miranda) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing) however you could not be further from the truth. Matt Mitchell’s sci-fi…

Salient Minus Ten – New Poster Reveal

With Alan Austen (Letters from a Bomber Pilot, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) replacing Dean Sills as Adam Harper, the lead character in Emma Dark’s new Sci-Fi Horror Salient Minus Ten this new promo poster (designed by the multi-talented Emma) has just been revealed. A further development is the addition of…

The Watchers – Author Neil Spring talks Aliens UFOs and Secrets

Inspired by documented UFO sightings and once classified government documents, The Watchers, which was published by Quercus Books on 24 September, is the latest novel from Neil Spring, whose bestselling debut, The Ghost Hunters, is currently being adapted into an ITV television movie We like aliens as much as we like werewolves, vampires and ghosts…

Unearthly Stranger (1963)

Well, you wait for ages for some Cold War era Brit Sci-fi flicks and then two of them come along together! Hot on the heels of 1965’s Invasion from our friends at Network comes Unearthly Stranger. Unearthly Stranger’s paranoia comes in at a more subtle tack to that of Invasion. Scientists at Britain’s  Royal Institute of Space Research are close to…