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Science Fiction & Fantasy
It really can be hard to separate the fantasy from the sci-fi, I mean to many Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series is fantasy cause it has dragons. But they are genetically altered aliens of the future, so that makes them sci-fi, right?
It’s easy to lump them all together

Lucy dir. by

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Lucy’s new boyfriend is trying to persuade her to deliver a briefcase for him. It’s a simple job and she’ll get well paid, he promises, after she weaseled out the fact that he is also getting paid for delivering these “papers”1. But she decides that this business is most likely illegal and wants nothing to do with it. Too bad,

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God’s War by

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Bel Dame Apocrypha #1 Originally read August 2011 – Reread August 2014 Okay, this book seriously rewards a reread. I can’t believe it has only been 3 years since I read it because I remembered so little of the plot. The opening I had no problem with recalling, but everything after that was a bit hazy. I remembered enough that

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Skin Hunger by

Skin Hunger

A resurrection of magic ; book 1 Sadima’s mother died in her birthing. The magician paid to help did no such thing; all she did was take the money and leave, pretending everything was fine. Ever since Micah and his father have, understandably enough, distrusted magic and magicians. They are fakers and con artists. But Sadima isn’t so sure. She

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Guardians of the Galaxy [based on comics] by , dir. by

Guardians of the Galaxy dir. James Gunn

Twenty six years after the death of his mother, and twenty six years after he was abducted by aliens, Peter Quill is on the planet Morag, hunting for an orb. Just as he gets his hands on it a group of henchmen come looking for it. They work for the Kree rebel warlord Ronan1 who really wants that orb. And

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The Martian by

the martian by andy weir

Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to go to Mars. Unfortunately he is stranded there. All alone. With no way to communicate with Earth. Death is almost inevitable. Is there anything he can do to improve on that non-existent chance of life? Well, Mark certainly doesn’t give

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Dawn of the Planet of the apes dir. by

Dawn of the Planet of the apes

The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes1 and if you’ll recall at the end of Rise the apes had escaped to the forest and the human world was beginning to feel the effects of the so-called simian flu. Created by Mr Franco in an attempt to cure Alzheimer’s. Dawn is set after that flu has almost wiped

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The Grinnell Method by

The Grinnell Method

Published – Strange Horizons, Sept 2012. Available to read online here. In 1943 ornithologist Barbara Kenney comes to observe the plovers. It is her third visit to the same area, some of the natives recognise her as that odd woman who looks at strange birds. They usually leave her to herself. She follows the Grinnell Method of recording her observations,

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Selkie Stories Are for Losers by

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Read online at Strange Horizons Our unnamed narrator is a teenage girl, working in a restaurant after her mother left, trying to get her father to understand that she isn’t interested in college. All she cares about is getting to a land-locked state, whether or not she should kiss Mona, and the fact that she hates selkie stories. Selkie stories,

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