John Howell

Spectacular video: magnetic fields made visible

While it may look like a science fiction special effects sequence, it’s actually a sequence of audio recordings of magnetic fields animated. British filmmakers Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, part…

Cloverfield gave me a headache

I’ve just watched J. J. Abram’s new flick Cloverfield and it’s given me a massive headache. The Blair Witch-style camera movement is claustrophobic, non-stop, and at times unbearable. Just imagine…

Hugo and Nebula awards

Hugo and Nebula awards are presented annually for achievements in science fiction and fantasy literature. The Hugo award, named in honour of one of the founders of magazine science fiction…

Saturn Film Awards

Saturn Awards are presented annually by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honour the best works in science fiction, fantasy and horror in film, television and…