Plot Summary: Mortimer “Mo” Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, […]

Nolan Discusses ‘Justice League of America’

"The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan talked to the LA Times about the upcoming "Justice League of America," movie which Warner Bros has been delaying but still plans to make. Nolan strongly believes that Batman is absolutely needed in the "JLA" film, but he also thinks that the Batman that he has developed in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" will not fit into a universe where Superman exists.

SciFi Xtreme ‘The Home for all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy’ Info

SciFi Xtreme is here for the fans of Sci-Fi and Fantasy and is ran by the fans. SciFi Xtreme is part of the SciFi Fan Network which promotes sites for the fans and gives support when the fans need it. SciFi Xtreme is a site which brings you current Sci-Fi and other genres news and […]

Astro Boy Movie to Open on October 23, 2009

The film distributor Summit Entertainment and the Hong Kong animation studio IMAGI have announced that their computer-animated film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy manga will open on over 3,000 North American screens on October 23, 2009. The story centers on a robot abandoned by its inventor and raised by a kind professor to protect the world.

ELOM – The Review

After a brief discussion at Dragon-Con with William Drinkard, the author of Elom, I had been eagerly awaiting my copy for weeks. When I had the opportunity to interview Drinkard at length, the feeling only intensified. Needless to say, when that small brown package finally arrived I ripped off the wrapper and dove right in. And as it turned out, all that anticipation was wrong – because it wasn’t nearly strong enough!!

Elom is one of those books that invitingly waggles it’s pages at you from across the room – “Pick me up,…

The White Plague by Frank Herbert – Book Review

Imagine a world just like the one we’re living in right now, with one small difference – there are no women left in it. This is the premise of Frank Herbert’s White Plague. The story begins with brilliant scientist John O’Neill, who is happily enjoying his success with his loving wife and son by his side. Then the IRA plants a random bomb, just their way of getting the world’s attention, and everything changes.

O’Neill loses his family, and it hardens him. He decides that all those responsible should suffer the way he suffers,…

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Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – Book Review

This is the beginning of THE BEST fantasy trilogy I’ve ever read, hands down. The tale begins with young Sorcha, the only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Her father also has six sons, and their life at Sevenwaters is truly a blessed one for the beloved ruling family. But all that changes when the widower Colum becomes enamored of an evil sorceress. Seeking to eliminate any competition for her own child to ascend the throne, the witch turns the other boys into swans. Her mistake comes of allowing Sorcha the seeming luxury of running away. But Ireland is a land full of mystery and magic, and the Old Ones see something special in Sorcha…


Trial of Flowers by Jay Lake – Book Review 

Prothro – “None may say later I stood in your way. You see, Lord Mayor, I shall grant you this scrying, from nothing more than my own good sense. You won’t rule two weeks, and will fall of no deed of mine. His Magnificence won’t long outlast you. There’s more afoot than you know, and dangers coming you cannot imagine.”
Lord Mayor Imago – “I watched those black dogs tearing at the people of this city. I can imagine much.”
Prothro – “Not enough.”This book starts off, like many, leaving the reader a little confused. Numerous people (and I use the term “people” loosely) take turns narrating, and though we always know just who is speaking to us in the story,…