Loki (season 1)

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Of all the new MCU tv shows - WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier - the one I was most looking forward to was this, Loki. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is a fascinating character, as is his evolution in the Marvel universe: from pure, if faceted, villain in both Thor (2011) and Avengers (2012), the character was so … Continue reading Loki (season 1)

The Traders’ War – Charles Stross

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"Nail lacquer, the woman called Helge reflected as she paused in the antechamber, always did two things to her: it reminded her of her mother, and it made her feel like a rebellious little girl." The first time I read The Bloodline Feud I wasn't wholly impressed, and despite buying the next two volumes I never quite … Continue reading The Traders’ War – Charles Stross

Alien 3: The Lost Screenplay – Pat Cadigan & William Gibson

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"Homo sapiens had been gazing up at the stars for about three hundred millennia before they finally managed to launch themselves off the planet of their origin toward those countless points of light." After the success of the first two Alien movies, the early nineties tried to replicate the success by continuing the franchise. We'd left Ripley escaping … Continue reading Alien 3: The Lost Screenplay – Pat Cadigan & William Gibson

Light Chaser – Peter Hamilton & Gareth Powell

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"Amahle could no longer remember how old she was." Amahle is a Light Chaser: genetically enhanced for near-immortality, spending her life travelling between the stars and collecting life stories from the inhabitants of the planets on her route. Alone for decades, more, with only a ship's AI for company, she often watches these collected recordings, … Continue reading Light Chaser – Peter Hamilton & Gareth Powell