John Howell

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Reading John Christopher's The Tripods and Arthur C. Clarke's The City and the Stars started John on his science fiction journey at a young age. He has read way too many science fiction novels and owns an absurd number of electronic devices he never has time to use. John founded the Galactic Brain website. You can read John's short stories here. He's currently finishing his first science fiction novel and lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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Blade Runner 2049 sequel trailer is impressive

The first trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's iconic, android laced dystopian film Blade Runner, hits all the right notes. Harrison Ford as Deckard is now joined by Ryan Gosling,...
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Self driving Tesla demo from car’s point of view

If you were wondering when self-driving cars will arrive, wonder no longer. They're already here. Elon Musk's car company Tesla has released yet another impressive demo of the autonomous driving capabilities of his Tesla sports cars,...
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Director Luc Besson, best known for The Fifth Element and more recently Lucy, has released the first trailer for his new science fiction epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The trailer looks...
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Dune style sandworm in Star Citizen: the spice must flow!

The latest demo of Star Citizen features a giant sandworm that fans of Frank Herbert's Dune novels are sure to appreciate. A sandworm is a fictional desert-dwelling creature also known as "Shai-Hulud", worshipped by desert nomads called the...
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Can Star Wars: Rogue One achieve the impossible?

Will Star Wars loyalists finally have the opportunity to experience a story that equals or surpasses the first two films? The more Disney promotes Star Wars: Rogue One, the more likely this seems (while last year's...
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Blade Runner 2049 in virtual reality

The sequel to Ridley Scott's science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, has been titled Blade Runner 2049 and will be released 6 October 2017. The news comes during Oculus Rift's Oculus...
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Why science fiction authors can’t win

Science fiction authors have long been outcasts from the literary world, in some cases critics using the worst examples of the genre as ammunition against it. Unfortunately though, at times even science fiction authors...

Elon Musk is a Martian God

Is it crazy to believe the human race could leave this planet and settle on another? Are the physical, biological, social and scientific obstacles insurmountable? Shouldn’t we fix our own planetary problems first? And...
Incorporated is a new 13-part dystopian series from executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, created by the US SyFy

Incorporated from SyFy

Incorporated is a new 13-part dystopian series from executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, created by the US SyFy channel. While producing, there’s no sign either are taking on acting roles.  As suggested by...
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The rejects
A doctor patient confrontation where reality is variable and the stakes extreme. Enter the world of Colin Fitz, an average man who made a mistake in an unforgiving universe...
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Breathing space
All Vod wanted was to escape a dull job, a boring life, and a crowded solar system. In a universe full of infinite choices, ruled by a stifling bureaucracy, escaping the mundane proved more difficult than expected...
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City above the clouds
The Apex Foundation’s power is absolute, its instructors barely human. Bailey signed up to participate in the ultimate challenge.