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SWEEP IN PEACE (INNKEEPER CHRONICLES, BOOK# 2) BY ILONA ANDREWS: BOOK REVIEW

Sweep in Peace Innkeeper Chronicles, Book# 2 By Ilona Andrews ISBN: 9781943772322 Author’s Website: http://www.ilona-andrews.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Review The Dina DeMille, the innkeeper of Gertrude Hunt, is back with a new story to tell Sweep in Peace, starts on a rainy night with Dina receiving … Continue reading

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EMBER (HAAN, BOOK #0.5) BY JAMES K. DECKER: BOOK REVIEW

Ember Haan, Book #0.5 By James K. Decker ISBN# 9781101621868 Author’s Website:  http://www.jameskdecker.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis: Plagued by overpopulation, disease, and starvation, humanity was headed for extinction—until an alien race called the haan arrived. And then the real trouble began. Dragan Shao … Continue reading

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THE ABULON DANCE (MERCULIAN, BOOK #2) BY CARO SOLES: BOOK REVIEW

The Abulon Dance By Caro Soles Merculian, Book #2 ISBN# 9781611874143 Author’s Website:  http://www.carosoles.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy Synopsis: While on tour to the mysterious planet Abulon, the pleasure-loving hermaphrodites of the Merculian National Dance Company are intrigued by the virile patriarchal society they discover there. The natives seem friendly enough, … Continue reading

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OBSIDIAN (LUX, BOOK #1) BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT: BOOK REVIEW

     Obsidian Lux, Book #1 By Jennifer L. Armentrout ISBN# 9781620610077 Author’s Website: http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn Synopsis: Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot … Continue reading

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DIE LAUGHING BY LOUIS K LOWY: BOOK REVIEW

Louis K. Lowy Die Laughing Review Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: Beamed aboard an alien spaceship, Las Vegas funny man Sam E. Lakeside is forced to participate in a plan to rob the earth of its oil. When the shape-shifting aliens – who take on … Continue reading

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THE HOST (THE HOST, BOOK #1) BY STEPHENIE MEYER: BOOK REVIEW

Stephenie Meyer The Host The Host, Book #1 Review brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Earth is being taken over by aliens that capture humans and then put their species, souls, as they call themselves, into the human bodies. Young Melanie Stryder has been hiding out from these … Continue reading

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I AM NUMBER FOUR MOVIE REVIEW

I Am Number Four Rating: PG-13 Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz I Am Number Four is about John (Alex Pettyfer) who is an alien who had been sent to Earth along with eight others to be protected from an evil alien race known as the Mogadorians. … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: V – S2E5 ‘CONCORDIA’

RECAP AND REVIEW: V –  S2E5 ‘CONCORDIA’ Written by OBS Staff Member Rose This episode starts with Anna presents Chad Decker with her vision of the future, via a hologram presentation, where V’s and humans unite as one…it’s called Concordia. That evening Anna plans to unveil her plan to the … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: V – S2:E2 ‘SERPENT’S TOOTH’

OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: V – S2:E2 ‘SERPENT’S TOOTH’ Episode 2 begins with Anna discussing with her mother (who has been trapped in the womb of the mother ship for 15 years) about her plans for interbreeding with the humans and her desire to quell human emotion in the process. … Continue reading

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MOVIE HOT LINKS FOR JAN 12TH: SUCKER PUNCH, CAPTAIN AMERICA, ALIENS, X-MEN, AND MUCH MORE

New Sucker Punch promo: Meet 5 women who could break us in half   by Scott Edelman at Blastr This movie looks SO good. I can’t wait until March! Captain America Trailer To Be Delayed, Apparently Footage “Isn’t Amazing” via Comic Book Movie This isn’t good. I’ve been really excited … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEWS: ‘V’ S2 E1 ‘RED RAIN’

OBS RECAP & REVIEW ‘V’ S2 E1 ‘RED RAIN’ Written by OBS Staff Member Rose Season One Finale Brush-up: The V Season 1 finale left off with two major cliffhangers. FBI counter-terrorism agent Erica Evans onboard the mother ship destroying Anna’s soldier eggs with a pulsar-type bomb and Anna showing … Continue reading

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‘I AM NUMBER FOUR’ TRAILER

via Danny Bowes at Tor Based on the popular young-adult novel (one of whose co-writers, I was highly amused to learn, is James Frey) comes the no-expenses-spared cinematic adaptation I Am Number Four. Overseen by the inimitable Michael Bay—famous for his quiet, sensitive, meticulously observed meditations on the human condition—and … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS NOVEMBER 10TH: ROLAND EMMERICH, NEW TRON PREVIEW, EDGAR WRIGHT & ‘BLOOD AND ICE CREAM’, ALIENS IN FILM

Roland Emmerich’s low budget sci-fi flick shuts down by Simon Brew at Den of Geek It raised eyebrows, at the very least. Last week, we reported the news that budget spender extraordinaire, Mr Roland Emmerich, was putting aside the requirement for a big cheque to a special effects company to … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 9TH: SKYLINE INTERVIEW, DAWN TREADER AND SUCKER PUNCH PREVIEWS, DUNE, AND MORE

Colin Strause and Liam O’Donnell Interview: Skyline, science-fiction, the studio system and more by Luke Savage at Den of Geek How excited should we be about Skyline? Quite excited, if those trailers are anything to go by. The second film from special effects gurus-turned-filmmakers Colin and Greg Strause (should we … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 20TH, PART 1: SCI FI COSTUMES, SIMON PEGG, SPIKE AWARDS, IRON MAN 3, AND CROW REMAKE

Alien Anthology: A Revolution in Sci-Fi Costume Design by Simon Kinnear for Clothes on Film So much has been written about H.R. Giger’s justly-renowned xenomorph design that the human costume design in the Alien films goes largely unnoticed. In the first of a two-part special, we revisit the saga on … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 19TH, PART 1: PAUL, SCI FI SCIENCE, MARTIN FREEMAN IN THE HOBBIT, DOUG JONES, AND NEW HARRY POTTER SPOT

‘Paul’ casting call by Jarett Wieselman at New York Post Because we still have a lot of time between now and “Paul’s” March 2011 bow, I am going to keep the gushing to a minimum based on this outstanding new teaser trailer that was just released. Instead of lavishing compliments … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 8: ‘MYSTEERIE MANOR’, ‘I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT’, SCIENCE FICTION AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND BECCA FITZPATRICK

New Murder Mystery Introduces a Paranormal Mansion, Psychic and Detectives Via PR.com Mysteerie Manor, a new murder mystery by Sharon Hays, is the first in a series that tells the story of a historical mansion and its connection to paranormal and criminal activity. Mysteerie Manor follows Maryanne O’Donnell, a young … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST, PART 1: MONSTERS, HUNGER GAMES, LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS, AND MORE

“Monsters” Sets Standard for Guerrilla Filmmaking By Borys Kit at ABC News Director Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi pic “Monsters” is being hyped as this year’s “District 9,” which does the movie a disservice as it sets it up against an unrealistic standard. Both belong to the category of “elevated genre,” where … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR JULY 24TH: FALLING SKIES, GAME OF THRONES, ABUSING SCIENCE, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

Our first glimpse of Spielberg’s “Jericho meets Independence Day” series By Charlie Jane Anders at io9 In Falling Skies, Steven Spielberg’s TV series coming summer 2011, it’s six months since aliens wiped out most of humanity. How can Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood prevail? Our first glimpse of a trailer … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: PREDATORS

Written by OBS Staff Member Rose If your looking to get your socks blown off by some fantastical upgrade in Predators directed by Nimród Antal, you’ll be disappointed.  In this sequel to the 1987 film Predator, no matter how things change they more they remain the same. Changes include the … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 20TH, PART 2: SOL, PAUL, GHOSTBUSTER 3, AND THOR

Stargate + Lord of the Flies = Sol? by Nix at Sci Fi Cool What is Benjamin Carland’s “Sol”? I don’t know, but from the looks of the teaser trailer, it sure looks and sounds like a mixture of “Stargate” (humans travel to another planet by way of a “gate”) … Continue reading

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TV NEWS: ‘FALLING SKIES’ STEVEN SPIELBERG PRODUCED TV SERIES

Source: slashfilm TNT has released 20 production photos for the upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion television series Falling Skies. In FALLING SKIES, Wyle stars as a former college professor who becomes the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against an occupying alien force. Bloodgood co-stars as Anne Glass, a … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS JUNE 14TH ALIEN PREQUEL & TRANSFORMERS CAN’T FILM NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE

Ridley Scott’s Western + More New Info on His Alien Prequel! We already know quite a bit about the prequel, from an update in April, but Scott confirmed a few details. He explained: “I sat thinking about the franchise, which now has died… And I always thought, ‘no one has … Continue reading

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16 SCI-FI SOLDIERS WE SHOULD ALL SALUTE ON MEMORIAL DAY

from Evan Hoovler at Sci Fi Wire With Memorial Day bearing down on us, we thought it the right time to salute those brave sci-fi soldiers who’ve fought so hard for the betterment of the sci-fi universe. And please note—we’re specifically honoring those who served in an organized military, rather … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 7TH: PREDATORS, X MEN: FIRST CLASS, IRON MAN’S SUIT, AND MUCH MORE

Why Predators is the sequel we’ve been dying for by Jeff Otto at Sci Fi Wire Deep in the jungles of Austin, Texas, the Predators are readying for the hunt. Yes, I said Texas. When Predators hits screens this summer, few audience members will ever guess that the bulk of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR APRIL 12TH: INVASION, HE-MAN, SPIDERMAN, MUSKETEERS, AND THE 3D FAD

Emile Hirsch Joins Alien Invasion Flick ‘The Darkest Hour’ by Jordan Raup at The Film Stage Into The Wild star Emile Hirsch will star in The Darkest Hour, a new sci-fi action flick directed by Chris Gorak (Right At Your Door) for Summit and New Regency. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov … Continue reading

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SCI-FI NEWS FOR JANUARY 25

Source: io9 WHY IS HARD SCIENCE FICTION SO UNREALISTIC? In science fiction, people often confuse narrative realism with “hard,” or scientifically-accurate, storytelling. But in fact, hard science fiction is one of the most unrealistic subgenres of SF. When you’re talking about storytelling, the term “realism” has a fairly specific definition that … Continue reading

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ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, FROM AN ALIEN VIEW

Source: nytimes WHERE did humankind come from? If you’re going to ask Zecharia Sitchin, be ready for a “Planet of the Apes” scenario: spaceships and hieroglyphics, genetic mutations and mutinous space aliens in gold mines. It sounds like science fiction, but Mr. Sitchin is sure this is how it all … Continue reading

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TODAY IN MOVIE NEWS: AVATAR, STAR TREK, IRON MAN, VAMPIRES AND MORE

JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR: A RACE TO THE FINISH via wsjonline Less than a month before the scheduled release of James Cameron’s new movie, “Avatar,” some scenes from the costly special-effects extravaganza remain unfinished.  Pressure to complete the project by the Dec. 18 release date has risen to the point where … Continue reading

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