Scifi

Stranger Things goes all Cthulhu with season two (trailer).

Stranger Things goes all Cthulhu with season two (trailer).

Here the Cthulhu-lite second season of Stranger Things. Looks like all the regular cast members are back for some many-tentacled fun on Netflix. Ah, retro-80s nostalgia is sweeping over me. With you on October 27th 2017.

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The Genius Plague by David Walton  (book review)

The Genius Plague by David Walton (book review)

Paul Johns is a mycologist, seeking rare fungi in the Amazon. On the boat back to civilisation, it is attacked and the people on board are killed by pirates but he and a girl manage to escape and do a 50 mile trek back although barely can remember what happened. Meanwhile, back in the USA, […]

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Anime & Manga

Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

‘Monster Hunt’ is a Chinese comedy film that is part-live action and part-animation. Telling the story of a human man who gives birth to the new monster king, it is a light-hearted martial arts romp with an endearing fantasy slant to it. Having been successful in its native China, it has now been released on […]

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The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

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TV

Stranger Things goes all Cthulhu with season two (trailer).

Stranger Things goes all Cthulhu with season two (trailer).

Here the Cthulhu-lite second season of Stranger Things. Looks like all the regular cast members are back for some many-tentacled fun on Netflix. Ah, retro-80s nostalgia is sweeping over me. With you on October 27th 2017.

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Dreams Episode 4 : Crazy Diamond  (TV episode review)

Electric Dreams Episode 4 : Crazy Diamond (TV episode review)

Shine on. You may wish to revise your Pink Floyd knowledge there are a whole lot of sly nods here to the band’s epic song ‘Crazy Diamond’ dedicated to Syd Barrett, a founder member who left the band after struggling with mental health. Ed Norris is a company man but he’s a dreamer, too. He’s […]

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke   (book review)

The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review)

I did think when I was shown this book, ‘The Year Of The Geek’ by James Clarke, that it was supposed to be like a diary and you had to read one page a day. It’s not. At least this way, you won’t have to wait until next year for me to finish reading the […]

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Editorial – Oct 2017 :   Condition normal: weather bad.

Editorial – Oct 2017 : Condition normal: weather bad.

Hello everyone Seeing all the hurricane conditions around the world, I defy anyone to ignore the situation and be all goodness and light. We might have escapist tendencies but we also live within the reality of our world as well. I do often wonder what happens to any of you who have collections in these […]

October 1, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

Dubai’s head cheese, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has just launched Dubai’s Mars Science City project. The City will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest simulated space domed city ever built and aims to provide a realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars. The project encompasses laboratories for […]

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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Books

The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke   (book review)

The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review)

I did think when I was shown this book, ‘The Year Of The Geek’ by James Clarke, that it was supposed to be like a diary and you had to read one page a day. It’s not. At least this way, you won’t have to wait until next year for me to finish reading the […]

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero    (book review)

Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero (book review)

What happens when teen detectives grow up? As teens Andy, Kerri, Nate and Peter spent their summers together in the town of Blyton Hills and, through investigating local cases, became known as The Blyton Summer Detective Club. But despite what people may think, being teen detectives, isn’t as glamorous and jovial as the press would […]

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2017 SUNBURST AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC

2017 SUNBURST AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC

THE SUNBURST AWARD SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 SUNBURST AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC Toronto, ON, October 16th, 2017: The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in Adult, Young Adult, and Short Story categories. Adult […]

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Fantasycon 2017  (convention report)

Fantasycon 2017 (convention report)

Peterborough is a nice little town, tricky to drive round but that is where Fantasycon was held this year. Over the weekend of the 29th September to 1st October, the usual suspects and a few others gathered in the centre. The Bull Hotel itself is a rambling, old building with small alcoves for sitting and […]

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