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SciFi Tech Talk #000162 – XCOM, XCOM Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown poster Rating: 8.3/10 (710 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: M. Zachary Sherman, Scott Wittbecker
Stars: Jon Bailey, John Eric Bentley, Michael Benyaer, Brian Bloom
Runtime: N/A
Rated: N/A
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Released: 09 Oct 2012
Plot: From the award-winning creators of Civilization comes a game about civilization's last stand. Threatened by an unknown enemy, Earth's governments unite to form an elite paramilitary ...

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SciFi Tech Talk #000159 – Ultima

Average Rating:

3.6 rating based on 2,136 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0575116870
ISBN-13: 9780575116870
Goodreads: 20632979

Author(s): Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 11/20/2014

Fresh from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challenges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel PROXIMA.

In PROXIMA we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room. The universe opened up to us. Now in ULTIMA the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt. And we discover that there are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and they have a plan for us. For some of us. But as we learn the true nature of the universe we also discover that we have countless pasts all meeting in this present and that our future is terrifyingly finite. It's time for us to fight to take back control.

This is grand scale, big idea SF of the best possible sort. It is set to build on the massive success of PROXIMA and define Stephen Baxter's work going forward.
 

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SciFi Tech Talk #000157 – Alien Outpost

Alien Outpost (2014)
Alien Outpost poster Rating: 4.7/10 (4,834 votes)
Director: Jabbar Raisani
Writer: Blake Clifton (screenplay), Jabbar Raisani (screenplay), Jabbar Raisani
Stars: Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon, Brandon Auret, Rick Ravanello
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 30 Jan 2015
Plot: A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000155 – Proxima

Average Rating:

3.8 rating based on 4,707 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0575116838
ISBN-13: 9780575116832
Goodreads: 17983396

Author(s): Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 9/19/2013

The very far future: The galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, and chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light... The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun. How would it be to live on such a world?
 

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