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Triptych by J M Frey

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When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was no invasion, …

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This is a Superman film. And a Superman origins film at that, so you can guess at some of the plot. Clark …

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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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Significant Dust by

Vanessa works in a roadhouse in an isolated part of Australia. When we first meet her we don’t know why exactly she’s …

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Embassytown is a human colony on the planet Areika, the inhaitants are known by the local humans as the Hosts, and they are unique among life-forms as they cannot lie. Their Language is so tied up with meaning that they physically cannot speak what is not true. Avice grows up on Areika, but she has the talent of immersing, which is a sort of navigation through space, and so goes off-world. but one of her platonic husbands is a linguist, and fascinated by Language, so they return to Areika. And just in time to witness the whole world go to hell with the arrival of a new Ambassador.

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Six years ago NASA launched a probe to investigate the possibility of life in outer space, but upon re-entry the probe broke …

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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…

Fresco by Sheri Tepper

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Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read certain books at all. Why do I make myself finish them? Is it because I believe I’m a bad person and need to be punished? If that’s why I must have done something very bad:”(I cant imagine what…)”: to make myself finish this one.

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ISBN: 0450551857 Because of that cover I think I expected more of a comedy book. Maybe not Pratchett-esque, but something with that …