Tag Archive: science fiction

John Carter of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

John Carter of Mars is the eleventh and final book in the Barsoom series and collects the two stories titled “John Carter and the Giant of Mars,” published in 1941 within the pages of Amazing Stories, and “The Skeleton Men…
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Village of the Damned: From Book to Screen

In 1957 British science fiction author John Wyndham published The Midwich Cuckoos, and as a follower of H.G. Wells he believed that science fiction stories worked best if there was only one aberrant event i.e. alien invasion or what have…
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Llana of Gathol: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Llana of Gathol is the tenth and penultimate book in the Barsoom series and consists of four connected stories; “The Ancient Dead” (originally “The City of Mummies“), “The Black Pirates of Barsoom,” “Escape on Mars” (originally “Yellow Men of Mars”),…
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The Iron Giant: From Book to Screen

Over the years Brad Bird has become one of the more respected directors in the field of animation, even doing decent work in live action with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland, but once upon a time, long before all…
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Synthetic Men of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

There have been many versions of the “Beauty and the Beast” story since French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published her book back in 1740, and in 1939 Edgar Rice Burroughs put his own spin on the tale, but he…
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Victor Frankenstein (2015) – Review

When it comes to adaptations of classic monsters Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is only surpassed by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and that is mainly because most films portray the monster as a mindless brute, which is not the way he was depicted…
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Swords of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Welcome back John Carter! With the eighth book in the Barsoom series the narrative switches back to the character who started it all; released in 1936, in the pages of Blue Book, this six part serial was the first time…
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The Absent Minded Professor (1961) – Review

Long before Doc Brown was installing a time travelling device inside a DeLorean Professor Ned Brainard was out fitting his Model T with an anti-gravity material in The Absent Minded Professor; this Disney classic from 1961 is a perfect example…
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