• August Book Of The Month: The Humans

    The Humans by Matt Haig, published in May 2013, is an amusing comment on the human condition from the perspective of an alien sent to stop the spread of a mathematical discovery by Professor Andrew Martin. If at times a little contrived, it is worth a read for its...
  • Esme Explains: the Fermi Paradox

    Aliens, probability, physics—it might not sound like the most simple or most interesting of concepts, but the Fermi paradox poses perhaps one of the most existential questions of all time: are we alone in the universe? Although commonly associated to Fermi, the question of probability in relation to extra-terrestrial...
  • Album Review: Purity Ring – ‘Another Eternity’

    On first listen, Purity Ring come across as some sort of otherworldly, mysterious, maybe even alien creatures. It’s difficult to pin down why, but there’s something about hearing what sounds like a child sing about sea water in her thighs or about inviting someone to ‘cut open your sternum’ so...
  • Scrapbook – Films Not Set On Earth

    Greeting Guardians of the Galaxy into UK cinemas, our writers scour the cinematic universe of fantasy and sci-fi in search of the best films set beyond the Earth. Star Wars “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”. Spanning six movies, numerous animated series, hundreds of novels,...
  • Science Behind…Doctor Who

    November 23rd will mark the 50th anniversary of the longest running sci-fi show in the world – Doctor Who. The show has come a long way over the years, as has the science behind the fiction. The writers in the 60’s wrote of fantastical scientific advances they could only...