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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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CW network’s secret weapon: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along!

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CW network’s secret weapon: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along!

In all the history of secret weapons – from the V2 rocket to Ming the Merciless crashing moons into Earth – there can be none more potent than the piece of superhero-themed musical geekdom that is Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, with Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion. CW Network is making […]

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The Legend of Korra – anime or not?

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The Legend of Korra – anime or not?

The Escapist magazine is asking the probably rather pertinent question, is The Legend of Korra anime or not? Also addressed in their article is the wider question of can Americans create anime, and given anime is ‘meant’ to be Japanese, should artists even try without breaching the trade descriptions act? I would argue Korra kind […]

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Sliding Void, free (for now)

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Sliding Void, free (for now)

The first book in Stephen Hunt’s space opera novella serialization, Sliding Void (same as the series), is currently free from a number of outlets. You can download it from Smashwords here (they crumpled under the weight of downloads recently and started returning a 404 server error, but don’t worry, they’re now back). Or you can […]

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Arrowing in.

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Arrowing in.

Feeling those Smallville blues now the young hunk from Krypton and his many loves and friends is no longer on the TV screen? Well, here comes comes the cure, in the form of Arrow (as in Green Arrow, you numpty). To whet your appetite, allow me to present you with a couple of pics and […]

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Mr Fax San, hai!

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Mr Fax San, hai!

Here’s an amusing story from the BBC’s Tokyo correspondent. Apparently, In Japan, the fax machine is not so much gathering dust in the loft (like Mr Frog’s), but still has a central plinth reserved for it in the centre of most offices and homes. This, we are told, comes from the Japanese’s abiding love for […]

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

What is this in the UK, the Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012 have just come into force today? We’ll save you the preamble through the turgid and almost unintelligible preamble of legal-speak and cut to the chase. 1 – if the Video Standards Council don’t give your game a rating, then attempting to sell it […]

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

Gun control is one of those things that tends to divide the denizens of the USA (not so much a problem in the UK anymore – bar a few farmers still holding onto licences that allow them to keep a weapon at home).  Well, here’s a story to make you shiver. A 3D hobbyist in […]

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2012 Manning Award nominees announced.

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2012 Manning Award nominees announced.

This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (aka The Manning Award) have been announced. The 2012 nominees are:     Craig Cermak, artist of Voltron, Year One (published by Dynamite)     Martin Cóccolo, artist of Helldorado (published by APE Entertainment)     Tyler Crook, artist of Petrograd (published by Oni Press) and B.P.R.D. (published […]

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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and Daredevil sweep 2012 Eisner Awards

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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and Daredevil sweep 2012 Eisner Awards

The big winners at the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (published by Archaia) and Daredevil (published by Marvel), each garnering three awards. Tale of Sand was awarded Best Graphic Album – New and Best Publication Design, and artist Ramón K. Pérez was chosen Best Penciller/Inker. Daredevil received the […]

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Hear the Mountain Lion’s roar

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Hear the Mountain Lion’s roar

Downloads of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion have just gone past three million in four days, making it the most successful operating system release in Apple’s history. Mountain Lion is the ninth release of Apple’s desktop operating system. “Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three […]

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