fiction

‘Science made him a god’: A Review of The Lawnmower Man’

Wow…I did not expect this in the slightest. Originally titled as Cyber God, and then Stephen King’s: The Lawnmower Man (even though it virtually bore no resemblance to his short story) and finally The...

‘You need to work on your personality’: A Review of Cherry 2000

Do you like science fiction? Do you like westerns? Do you, my dear reader, also like romance? What about a chimeric fusion of all three, stitched together corpse to corpse? If so, then I have a specia...

‘IF…my head doesn’t blow up first’: A Review of Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Ah, it’s finally here, isn’t it? I finally get to review Johnny Mnemonic! Directed by Robert Longo and adapted by our beloved William Gibson (based upon his short story), Johnny Mnemonic’s plot is as ...

Memories of Green: A Defense for the Smart Sci-Fi

Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our hu...

‘I love you Big Brother’: A Review of 1984 (film)

‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.’ – George Orwell, 1949. I’ve been wanting to write this for a long, long time now. Ever since I’d written my...

‘You have nowhere to go’: A Review of George Lucas’ THX 1138

When I discuss my writing, I speak about the writings of Orwell, specifically his novel 1984. I’ve always been partial to dreary texts coated with misery. I’ve always enjoyed the non-ending, or the la...

‘This is no game’: A Review of The Running Man

It has been a long week. After the disappointment that was Ghost in the Shell, I had to perk myself up with a classic—The Running Man. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, The Running Man rounds off my re...

‘She was only attached to the limb, after all’: A Review of L0WL1F3 no. 2

I was excited for this one. Very excited. And it’s hard to not be excited when peering into the beautiful cover of the second issue of L0WL1F3, with Luke Molver’s stunning artwork luring the reader in...

‘Open and shut case if I’ve ever seen one’: A Review of Control Theory

Written by independent SF writer, Pedro Iniguez, Control Theory is, unlike the novel I previously reviewed, a serious hard-boiled detective fiction piece trapped within the confines of a P.K. Dickian ...