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SF Masterworks Spotlight: Starship Troopers

Have you enjoyed James Cameron‘s Aliens? Did you love the reboot of Battlestar Galactica?  Do you have a soft spot for anime series Mobile Suit Gundam? Are you a fan of John Scalzi‘s Old Man’s War series or Harry Harrison‘s Bill, The Galactic Hero?  Do you think Joe Haldeman‘s The Forever War is one of […]

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SF in Anime III: Paprika

Paprika (2006) is an animated SF thriller based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel of the same name. Co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, it was his fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010. Kon’s works often depict explorations of social stigmas and the human psyche, which makes for some rather intense and often […]

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SF in Anime II: Chobits

Chobits is an 8-volume manga by the Japanese manga group CLAMP. Although it was turned into an anime of 26 episodes in 2002, I’m going to focus on the manga. It was the first I ever owned and holds a special place in my heart because of that (and also because, as a manga artist myself, I […]

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SF in Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Although what I said in my previous post still stands (that I hadn’t read much SF before becoming part of the Gateway team), upon reflection I realised that this wasn’t really the whole story. From a very early age, say about 6 years old, I have been exposed to SF through another medium entirely: anime […]

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Guilty Secrets: I’ve Never Seen Star Wars

I have a confession to make. Before I started working on the SF Gateway, I hadn’t in fact read much SF. I hadn’t even seen Star Wars (something that I haven’t quite been allowed to forget but have since rectified, never fear!). When pushed to state my allegiance I would without a doubt have said […]

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