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Film Review

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (A Review by Gavin Deas)

Today we welcome Gavin Deas the author of the stunning Empires: The First Battle back to the blog for a **SPOILER FILLED** review of The Force Awakens. You have been warned.  The two-headed monster that is Gavin Deas has been fighting again. This time, however, they’re not arguing over the colour of lasers, or who’d […]

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Max and Me: A Guest Post by Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace joins us to discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Warning, spoilers are ahead. When my debut novel, Barricade, was published last year, a few people were kind enough to compare its exhaust-choked action with the ‘Mad Max’ films. Therefore this month, with […]

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Gollancz goes to the movies: Gravity review

The Gollancz team went to see Gravity and this is what they thought… Gillian I’ve been looking forward to Gravity since I saw the very first trailer, and it didn’t disappoint. If it’s not come to your attention as yet: Gravity is a gripping what-if story set in space. What if a shuttle was destroyed […]

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The Trouble with Elysium

Review by Den Patrick Elysium is this summer’s Sci-Fi blockbuster from Neill Blomkamp, director of the much loved District 9. Blomkamp had a significantly larger budget to play with this time, along with the star power of Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It is the year 2154 and the world has become an overcrowded, polluted hell. […]

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Oh, Prometheus

Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…? And then you saw the movie. Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and […]

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Total Recall- Film Review

There is a stunning premise behind Total Recall. Too busy, time-poor or just plain poor to go on the holiday of your dreams? No problem. Visit Total Recall (slogan We Can Remember It For You Wholesale) and they’ll implant the memories of the holiday of your choice into your mind. After all, how can you […]

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Silent Running – a timely film?

Alastair Reynolds’ latest novel, Blue Remembered Earth, revealed not just a compelling vision of a possible future and a flair for adventure but also an abiding interest in ecology. It’s no surprise then, that Alastair should have chosen to write a piece on Silent Running for the Mark Morris edited Cinema Futura. We’re grateful to […]

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Loving the Aliens

OK I’m under no illusions that I’m about to be in anyway controversial here; I love the movie Aliens. It’s one of my favourite films, I think it probably stands the test as my favourite SF film. I would also maintain that it might well be one of the five (three?) best SF movies ever […]

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