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July 19 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

For Isaac Asimov’s detective, Elijah Baley, it’s been two long years since he’s set forth on an interstellar adventure, and though he once shuddered at the thought of hyperspace...
July 1 2016

Review: The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese

The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese is a delicate balance of sci-fi, mystery, and humor. “That's a really big sheep,” said Erasmus Keane, his observational powers functioning as flawlessly...
June 30 2016

Hairy-raising: Cleverman

We Homo sapiens have gotten pretty used to being the only humanoid species on Earth. So, what would happen if we somehow ran across a cousin species—perhaps a somewhat better design? What...
June 15 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov

A few months after solving an ambassador’s murder and receiving accolades from across the known universe (where fifty other inhabited planets exist), Elijah Baley is summoned from New York...
June 8 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Elijah (“Lije”) Baley is a New York City homicide detective, three thousand years in the future. His world is an overpopulated Earth, with eight billion people living in massive, layered...
January 5 2016

On Future Crime

After just a few months, the Precogs of the TV series Minority Report seem to have come full circle—back into the milk bath—and gained almost nothing for having made the trip. As of...
October 14 2014

Cremains of the Day: .....In....Spaaaaace!

If not space, the stratosphere at least. A company founded by people with a “background in aerospace engineering and satellites” is now offering to release your beloved's ashes from...
June 17 2014

Now Win This!: Past and Future Sweepstakes

Travel through time and place with these five sprawling books! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above to enter. NO...
May 27 2014

Have My Drone Walk the Dog

Obviously, it's a wonderfully-tempered dog, obviously, not everyone has a drone... but enough with the caveats and concerns about pooper-scooping, because finally, thanks to Jeff Myers, something...
April 29 2014

Fresh Meat: XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson

XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson is a futuristic paranormal thriller about a unique young man with high-tech characteristics, who will find himself pursued by the world-enslaving Masters as well as masses of...
April 7 2014

Sherlock Holmes’ Odder Fodder Part 2

With the publication of A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle kicked off a Sherlock Holmes phenomenon that has yet to abate. Sherlock and Elementary are just the latest in a long list of “reinventions”...
March 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot

Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot and illustrated by various artists is a collection of five comics that follow Edward Zero, the top spy for The Agency who learns he's been working for the...
February 8 2014

Fresh Meat: Pillar to the Sky by William R. Forstchen

Pillar to the Sky by William R. Forstchen is a futuristic thriller about a space elevator facing financial, engineering, and political challenges to save a world and humanity in decline (available February...
February 3 2014

Fresh Meat: RedDevil 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt

RedDevil 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt is a futuristic thriller about a neurosurgeon brought to assist police with a series of horrifying murders in 2053's St. Louis (available February 4, 2014). Dr....
December 18 2013

Low-Rent Robot Police On the Sniff in Silicon Valley

Via the International Business Times: Silicon Valley startup Knightscope has created robots that can replace policemen - and cost just $6.25 (£3.80) an hour to rent. The robots,...
September 17 2013

Fresh Meat: The Cure by Douglas E. Richards

The Cure by Douglas E. Richards is a medical sci-fi thriller exploring what would happen if a gene controlling the development of psychopaths could be cured (available September 17, 2013). When...
September 14 2013

Set Your DVRs: Five New Crime TV Shows to Watch

According to TV Guide, there are fifty-seven new shows premiering this fall. Fifty-seven. That’s a lot of shows. Clearly, not all of them will succeed, but there are five new shows with criminal...
September 9 2013

Fresh Meat: The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey

The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey is the debut mystery featuring Detective Hannah McCabe—who works in an alternate near-future of Albany, New York in 2019—hunting a serial killer who...
September 3 2013

London’s Police Super-Recognisers Train Their Eyes on You!

There is an acknowledged condition in which people have extraordinary face-recognition abilities. The opposite is also known, the more worrisome prosopagnosia, that in severe cases keeps sufferers from...
May 15 2013

The Private Eye: Snapshot of the Future

The Private Eye is an experiment. From a creative standpoint, the setting is daring, a strange new future in which all technologies have advanced except for communication and images. From...
January 18 2013

Fresh Meat: The Cloud by Matt Richtel

The Cloud by Matt Richtel is a techno-thriller laced with paranoia (available January 29, 2013). While waiting for a subway train to take him home, Nat Idle is thinking about his son Isaac and how...
September 14 2012

Fresh Meat: Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin is the second young adult futuristic thriller in the Birthright series (available September 18, 2012). Since her release from Liberty Children’s Facility,...
May 17 2012

Spate Brings the Detection (and Rain) to Platform Gaming!

If you recall one thing from the early days of arcade video games, you know you had to line up your quarter for next play and that Donkey Kong is a low-down kidnapper. And platformers—video games...
August 27 2011

New Blade Runner? Ridley Scott is a Replicant!

Ridley Scott has announced he wants to make a new installment in the Blade Runner franchise.  Now, we have talked about our feelings towards remakes before, especially ones that don’t exactly...