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The dazzle of day by Molly Gloss

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Dolores Negrete is leaving home, she will be boarding the Dusty Miller along with many other Quakers and leaving the planet, heading …

Interstellar dir. Christopher Nolan

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Some time in the near future a blight hits earth. At first it hits the wheat and then spreads to other crops. …

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

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A Tangled Axon novel : #1 Part of my Diverse Universe reading. Alanna Quick is a sky-surgeon and she loves her job. …

the martian by andy weir

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Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to go to …

Redshirts by John Scalzi

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p>Read for the 2014 Sci-Fi Experience Ensign Dahl has just been assigned to The Intrepid. In many ways this is an honour. …

Warhorse

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For years humans had thought themselves alone in space. But then the Tampies made themselves known. And they, unlike humanity, had the …

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Dir. Ridley Scott

Can you believe that this film is 31 years old? Thirty one years old. That’s as old as I am. And yet it is still as effective as ever. And perfect for the RIP’s Peril on the Screen.

You probably all know the plot; a commercial space vessel’s crew is woken from cryo-sleep midway through their journey home. The ship’s computer has picked up a transmission that may be an SOS call. As they investigate they find an abandoned ship but suffer an attack on a crew member. They retreat to their own ship, carrying their injured member, and ignoring quarantine procedures, they undergo treatment from the science officer. And then things begin to go wrong…

Olympos by Dan Simoons

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By Dan Simons
I really loved Ilium when I read it in June so was looking forward to this, the sequel. And it kicks off right where we left the story in the first book. Unfortunately it just didn’t work as well. All through this book I was interested in what was going on, but never gripped, never fascinated or engaged by it. Merely hmm, that’s interesting.