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Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock   (book review)

When a perfectly preserved great auk is recovered from a sinkhole beneath London, Langdon St. Ives is keen to explore the area and prepares to set out for London to visit his old friend, Gilbert Frobisher. However, when a local witch woman is murdered and her head is removed from the scene, St. Ives must […]

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Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. […]

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Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould (book review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Floodtide by Helen Claire Gould  (book review)

The icy planet of Naxada is about to undergo catastrophic changes due to volcanic activity and impending meteor strikes. A team of scientists has been studying the planet in its final months but, as the project draws to a close, they discover two tribes of humanoid aliens living in the lava caves beneath the surface. […]

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US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

June 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Space Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps! Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on U.S. Armed […]

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The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture by Paul Wells  (book review)

For those who are looking at the title, ‘The Animated Bestiary: Animals, Cartoons And Culture’ and wondering what ‘bestiary’ means, it’s the examination of animals. In this case, animated animals and, especially in its origins in the early cartoons and why they were favoured instead of humans was it being easier to animate. For those […]

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Wolf At The Door by Theresa Derwin (book review)

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wolf At The Door by Theresa Derwin  (book review)

Modern writers of horror have a difficult problem. Gone are the days of sitting around a real fire in a room lit by candlelight, with the wind howling outside and rats scratching in the walls. It is made harder by the authors who have taken the tradition scary monster such as the werewolf and vampire […]

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Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

Here’s the Game of Thrones season 7 trailer. It’s all about the characters as best I can tell.

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Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek (book review)

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Plots by Inez van der Spek  (book review)

Now here’s an odd or unusual book depending on your perspective. Inez van der Spek’s book ‘Alien Plots’ makes better but not total sense from its sub-title ‘Female Subjectivity And The Divine In The Light Of James Tiptree’s A Momentary Taste Of Being’. On first seeing the title when I was selecting books from the […]

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Magic For Nothing (InCrypid book 6) by Seanan McGuire (book review)

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Magic For Nothing (InCrypid book 6) by Seanan McGuire  (book review)

There are two ways of tackling a series of books involving the same group of characters. One method is to stick with one or two individuals and weave every story around them, following them as their lives are changed by events. This is the approach taken by Charlaine Harris in the ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ books and […]

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Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Veteran (book 1) by Gavin G. Smith  (book review)

‘Veteran’ tells the story of Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces. There’s a British interest here as he’s ex-SAS and the opening chapters take place in Dundee. However, the future has not been kind to Dundee or other areas of Britain. It seems there was a Final […]

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