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SF Masterworks Spotlight: Starship Troopers

Have you enjoyed James Cameron‘s Aliens? Did you love the reboot of Battlestar Galactica?  Do you have a soft spot for anime series Mobile Suit Gundam? Are you a fan of John Scalzi‘s Old Man’s War series or Harry Harrison‘s … Continue reading

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SF in Anime III: Paprika

Paprika (2006) is an animated SF thriller based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel of the same name. Co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, it was his fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010. Kon’s works often depict explorations … Continue reading

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SF in Anime II: Chobits

Chobits is an 8-volume manga by the Japanese manga group CLAMP. Although it was turned into an anime of 26 episodes in 2002, I’m going to focus on the manga. It was the first I ever owned and holds a special … Continue reading

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SF in Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Although what I said in my previous post still stands (that I hadn’t read much SF before becoming part of the Gateway team), upon reflection I realised that this wasn’t really the whole story. From a very early age, say … Continue reading

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Guilty Secrets: I’ve Never Seen Star Wars

I have a confession to make. Before I started working on the SF Gateway, I hadn’t in fact read much SF. I hadn’t even seen Star Wars (something that I haven’t quite been allowed to forget but have since rectified, … Continue reading

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