Science fiction TV

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Every Version of You by Grace Chan review – would you want to live in the metaverse?
Set in the 2080s, this Australian debut maps the sci-fi question in a quiet, romantic drama – asking what ties us to the world and each other

Imogen Dewey

04, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Venomous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman review – a cerebral eco-thriller
This grief-stricken yet very funny tale about the search for an endangered fish speaks to our age of mass extinctions

Kevin Power

14, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – review roundup
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; Thrust by Lidia Yuknavitch; The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings; Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata and Old Country by Matt and Harrison Query

Lisa Tuttle

08, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Minority Report at 20: Cruise and Spielberg test their limits in top-tier thriller
The director and star both played with their images in a knotty and exciting adaptation of Philip K Dick’s prescient short story

Jesse Hassenger

21, Jun, 2022 @6:06 AM

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It’s Groundhog Day … again! Why TV can’t get enough of time-loops
Bill Murray’s movie wrote the playbook, but TV is playing catchup with a rich haul of time-loop shows from Life After Life to The Time Traveler’s Wife and now The Lazarus Project. So why do the writers curse themselves every day?

Michael Hogan

16, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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The Visitors by Jessi Jezewska Stevens review – a wild ride into Occupy-era Manhattan
The financial crash and subsequent protests provide points of orientation in a surreal tale of love, loss and speculative reality

Daisy Hildyard

15, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – review roundup
Ordinary Monsters by JM Miro; In the Heart of Hidden Things by Kit Whitfield; The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray; The Splendid City by Karen Heuler; and Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada

Lisa Tuttle

10, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Men by Sandra Newman review – vision of a world without men
Half of humanity disappears in this disturbing study of loss, grief and moral sacrifice

Alex Clark

01, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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The end of men: the controversial new wave of female utopian fiction
There have been many novels that imagine a world without men – but are these books reductive or freeing?

Sandra Newman

25, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel review – a time-travelling triumph
The Station Eleven author’s brilliant novel flits between disparate lives past and future, and the detective patching them together

Alexander Larman

15, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Meet the former Nazi rocket scientist who all too accurately saw the future | John Naughton
As well as serving in the SS and a second act as a Nasa engineer, Wernher von Braun wrote a Martian sci-fi novel with a prescient twist…

John Naughton

14, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – reviews roundup
Appliance by JO Morgan; Book of Night by Holly Black; The Pharmacist by Rachelle Atalla; Beautiful Star by Yukio Mishima; Eversion by Alastair Reynolds

Lisa Tuttle

13, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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