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Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky really excels at finding interesting ways to comment on society through the use of animals in science fiction and fantasy settings. In his Echoes of the Fall series, each group is a different animal and exhibits particular social traits ...

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Arrival: What is your purpose?

The best science fiction is philosophical and thought provoking. I don’t mean to suggest that good science fiction has to be as mind-numbingly slow and boring as 2001: A Space Odyssey, but really good scifi is rarely just explosions and ...

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Swiss Army Man: Cue the music…

You can’t have a dignified suicide if the score is provided by a flatulent corpse. It simply can’t be done. So Hank gives up on the suicide thing and instead, rides his new corpse-pal as a fart propellor across the ...

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Elysium

Neill Blomkamp’s debut feature film, District 9, was a complete surprise. It was refreshingly brilliant – a smart, well-made sci-fi that did well with both critics and the box office. District 9 gave me hope that sci-fi at the cinema ...

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