September 23, 2017

Review: Portal by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor

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Something amazing lurks under the ice of Europa.

This week, we take a look at Portal, the new and exciting science fiction thriller by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor out from Baen Books. The sequel to Boundary and Threshold, Portal is hard science fiction in the tradition of Ben Bova, Hal Clement and Arthur C. Clarke. If you’re a fan of the old rockets and rayguns sci-fi with a tale based in hard science, Portal is for you. [Read more...]

Astro-Vid Of the Week: Watch the Trailer for Europa Report

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The indie film season is almost upon us.

August occupies the entertainment realm betwixt the summer blockbusters and the holiday shopping season flicks. It’s also time to track down those indie gems that often pass us by like an asteroid occultation in the night.

One such film that we’ve been anticipating is Europa Report. Directed by Sebastián Cordero and starring Sharlto Copley and Embeth Davidtz, the film is already generating a buzz, drawing comparisons to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2009 indie flick Moon. [Read more...]