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June 6, 2006

IROSF : The 2005 UK Small Press Review

The new issue of Internet Review of Science Fiction is online and has a nice review of the UK small press in 2005.

Lots of other good stuff in there too including...

Hollywood Eats Its Own Brain! The Demise of Real SF Movies by MaryAnn Johanson.
"How did we go from The Day the Earth Stood Still to The Day After Tomorrow, from Westworld to I, Robot, from When Worlds Collide to Armageddon?"



I think people have forgotten how many truly awful science fiction movies were made in the old days.

For ever The Day the Earth Stood Still there were dozens of THEM (the giant ants movie) or Food of the Goods (giant hamsters).

We've recently had Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Matrix and a whole load of truly mind blowing foreign sf filmes like Ghost in a Shell.

We sure have lots of shlock SF films but they're a damn site better than the shlock we used to get. The movies are getting better, its just that they have a tough time keeping pace with our rising standards.

You're probably right, as time passes we remember the good stuff and forget the drivel, and that applies to books, music and films.