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THE IMITATION GAME

Decoding THE IMITATION GAME: Fact and Fiction in the Film and Alan Turing’s Place in the SF Genre

Decoding THE IMITATION GAME: Fact and Fiction in the Film and Alan Turing’s Place in the SF Genre  by  Timothy S. Johnston   — “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”   The above phrase is spoken no less than three times in […]

Are you daring enough to go IN THE VOID?

IN THE VOID is the sequel to the successful first book in the Tales from the Edge series, IN THE BLACK! Book two of Tales from the Edge Catherine Rodgers doesn’t like Mercy spaceships, or the courtesans who work on them–not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after her luxurious transport […]

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Writer Timothy S. Johnston Reviews LIVE DIE REPEAT: EDGE OF TOMORROW

Writer Timothy S. Johnston takes a trip back in time to review EDGE OF TOMORROW, on Video and Digital UltraViolet this week Title:    LIVE DIE REPEAT:   EDGE OF TOMORROW Runtime:    113 min Theatrical Release:   6 June 2014 Domestic Gross:  $100 million International Gross:  $264 million DVD/BLU/Digital Release: 7 October 2014 MPAA:   PG-13 Aspect Ratio:   1.77:1 Cast:    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton […]

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It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston

Why Set a Murder Mystery on Europa?  or … What Really is the Most Dangerous Life-Form in the Solar System? In The Furnace, my claustrophobic murder mystery that took place at a power-generating station in close orbit around the sun, I forced protagonist Kyle Tanner into a brutal situation, basically a descent into hell. Trapped […]

Have you gone “In the Black” yet? Why not before “In the Void” comes out?

It’s been a great few months for the first book in the “Tales from the Edge” series with “In the Black” grabbing some faboo reviews! RT Reviews gave it 4/5 stars and said it was “a fast-paced tale of murder & mystery in outer space”! And the next story in the series, “In the Void” comes out […]

Mass Effect 4: It’s full of stars!

Bioware has broken our hearts, toyed with our emotions, hung us out to dry, then sold us the DLC. We don’t care, we come back every time because there’s gay romance and looming evil and great acts of heroism. We were so excited for Mass Effect 4 at E3. We put our fingers in our ears to […]

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It’s time to go “In the Black”!

I’m pleased to announce Carina Press has just released “In the Black”, the first book in my new series, “Tales from the Edge”. It’s a rip-roaring science fiction romance/adventure series with I like to explain as “Firefly” meets “Best Little Whorehouse”… but why not read an excerpt and you can judge for yourself? *** This […]

Sci-Fi and the Sense of Wonder

It’s a vast, empty desert vista. A binary sunset bleeds twilight colours onto a lonely moisture farm. Enter young Luke Skywalker, on the threshhold of adulthood, unfulfilled, yearning for a life of adventure in the stars. He knows he’s destined to be out there, but duty’s holding him back. Most of his friends have gone. […]

Sex in Space

I was pondering my post here…and being blank of brain (Rather than SFR, I’ve been playing with dragons and hunting out cuneiform and demon masks made from sacred intestines–don’t ask) I pondered it aloud in a chatroom I frequent. Within moments, we were wondering how ejaculate would appear in zero gravity and would it act […]

Salvage This

So the other day I was watching Danny Boyle’s SF disaster movie ‘Sunshine’ for the umpteenth time—not because it’s great, though it does have great moments—and I realised why I have such a love/hate relationship with this film (and others like it). It starts off brilliantly. The multicultural crew of the Icarus II is en […]