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A Strange and Brilliant Light by  by Eli Lee
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Artificial intelligence is an exciting field that could help enrich the lives of most people on the planet from simple things like shopping to making life more inclusive for those with disabilities. AI will also come with a human cost. Many of the jobs that we do today could...

Article by Sam Tyler on 22nd July 2021
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I remember being a young science fiction reader and scouring the shelves of my local library looking for works designed for my age group. The only one I ever remember getting my hands on was Batteries Not Included by Seth McCoy. The...

Article by Sam Tyler on 16th July 2021
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Your love of a movie genre can often depend on your age. The current crop of kids is growing up in a Golden Age of Superhero films, but when I was an impressionable teenager, it was all about the horror films. Halloween, Friday the 13th, A...

Article by Sam Tyler on 15th July 2021
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The only people I know who still believe in hell are the ones who had the proper kind of upbringing.
- Mark Twain
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Those of us lucky enough to be returning to some semblance of normalcy in recent weeks and months have clocked those little moments where we rediscovered something we barely knew we missed.

For me, it was sitting outside a coffeeshop, pretending to read a respectable-looking book, listening to people I didn’t know talk about some mundane thing I had no interest in. I think it was lake house rentals. They were going into...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th July 2021
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The Somebody People by  by Bob Proehl
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Who are the goodies and who are the baddies? In most media, the baddies are normally some form of massive entity that is squashing the smaller rebels. These rebels become the de facto good guys as they fight against repression. However, what happens when the power shifts? If the rebels take...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th July 2021
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Obsession can be a powerful emotion and lead you down a dark path. Being stalked causes the victim so much fear, not only because they are having to deal with the reality, but also what might happen. In the case of Madison May, she does not know she is being stalked until it is too...

Article by Sam Tyler on 8th July 2021
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Ten Low by  by Stark Holborn
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The best Science Fiction will tell a story, but also build a world. I prefer my tales to hint about the wider world and what happened to land the protagonists in their current position. Take Ten Low for example, a medic who roams a dusty moon. Her only goal in life is to survive and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 5th July 2021
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The Rising Storm by  by Cavan Scott
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The Force is a concept that underpins the Star Wars Universe, but it is good or bad? The entire point is that it is both. There is a Light Side and a Dark Side, and these two opposing elements must be in balance. During the Star Wars films, the Dark Side is on its uppers and...

Article by Sam Tyler on 29th June 2021
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One of the wonderful things about genre fiction is that an author can take their imagination anywhere and run with it. I can imagine a lot of things, but an alternative urban fantasy that has Knights on motorbikes. That is a new on me. Laure...

Article by Sam Tyler on 24th June 2021
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The Naked eye by  by Paul Kane
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The prolific, versatile, award-winning  British author Paul Kane returns with a collection of eight novelettes, four of which reprints and four previously unpublished.Kane is a veteran in the area of dark fiction and it shows,because all of the included stories are graced by a firm,...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 23rd June 2021
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Kings of a Dead World by  by Jamie Mollart
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There are two ways that you can view the future. We are all doomed, or we will somehow save ourselves. The optimistic The Day the Earth Stood Still way of thinking is that humans will only get around to do something when we are really in a pickle. World ending...

Article by Sam Tyler on 22nd June 2021
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Freedom is just chaos, with better lighting
- Alan Dean Foster
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Rabbits by  by Terry Miles
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Are you playing the game? Made you look. The idea of a metagame that embroils a hero is not a new one, but it is hard to pull off. The amount of financial resources and secrecy that is required to convince Michael Douglas to jump off a building is beyond what the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 15th June 2021
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by Ry Herman

I have always been fascinated by the period when Odysseus, great hero of Greek mythology, became the World’s Biggest Asshole.

That probably requires some explanation. The Greek myths were never written down in any single, canonical text. They changed over time, and the shifting details could radically alter the meaning. The earliest stories of Odysseus depict him as a hero with a keen mind and a silver...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th June 2021
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Bleeding Hearts by  by Ry Herman
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I have always wondered how people can believe in some things but not others. If you have a world that has vampires roaming at night, what makes bloodsuckers so great that they get to be the only things that bump in the night? Ry Herman already introduced us to the idea of...

Article by Sam Tyler on 10th June 2021
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