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Kepler And The Universe by David K. Love (book review).

December 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kepler And The Universe by David K. Love (book review).

As author David K. Love points out, Johannes Kepler was a man who made as many mistakes as he got right. He was also amongst the leading people in the 16th-17th centuries proving that the Earth was one of the planets that orbited the Sun which was seen as an outrageous at the time and […]

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Would you like pizza with that pizza?

December 4, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Would you like pizza with that pizza?

Hats off to Vinnie’s Pizzeria in New York (pronounced New Yawk, by the residents of Brooklyn, we are led to understand). They have introduced a new culinary revolution on the other side of the pond – to whit, pizza with pizza slices on top. Genius. Forget about your fancy fusion cusine and micro-helpings of food […]

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Nick Offerman says it’s Suntroy time (for 45 minutes).

December 4, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Nick Offerman says it’s Suntroy time (for 45 minutes).

Nick Offerman, perhaps better known as Ron Swanson in the Parks and Recreation sitcom, brings us a forty five minute long video of him sitting by the fireside hearth drinking some whisky. Why? Who knows. Perhaps it’s Suntory Time and he’s hoping to hook up with Scarlett Johansson. Now, that would be a Christmas present […]

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Editorial – December 2015: What a scary world we live in.

November 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – December 2015: What a scary world we live in.

The real life boogiemen are far more frightening than anything thought up in fiction. Hello everyone There is something that fiction in all its media cannot do is equal the atrocities of real life. It can come close but not quite, whether on the printed page or on the screen. Primarily, we instinctively know that […]

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How To Swear Around The World by Jason Sacher, illustrated by Toby Triumph (book review).

November 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
How To Swear Around The World by Jason Sacher, illustrated by Toby Triumph (book review).

Whenever I employ a foreign language in my stories, one of the first things I look for isn’t something you will find in phrasebooks and that’s how people swear, so I tend to take an interest in books that show the words that are used. It isn’t always a single word so something like the […]

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Callan: This Man Alone (DVD review).

November 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Callan: This Man Alone (DVD review).

I’ve reviewed the ‘Callan’ TV series here a while back and didn’t really expect to see much more available on the subject. After all, most of the key cast are no longer with us and the thought of extras back then wouldn’t have been thought of. However, a documentary about the series, as told by […]

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Tracers (2015) (DVD review).

November 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tracers (2015) (DVD review).

‘Parkour’ is a term we will not readily recognise but once informed most instantly know what it’s all about, that being the discipline of running over obstacles, in particular, in an urban environment. Employing great skill, aficionados of this art seemingly with effortless ease scale up walls, jump down steps and take massive leaps and […]

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Spectre (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Spectre (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well, cinema’s most treasured and resilient British spy guy is back as the legendary James Bond makes his twenty-fourth outing on the big screen in the highly anticipated and slickly-made ‘Spectre’. Worldwide Agent 007 fans understandably maintain their embedded expectations and vision as to what calculating and cunning mission their suave and sophisticated gun-toting, martini-sipping espionage thrill-seeker […]

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Editorial – November 2015: Is intellectualism being forgotten?

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2015: Is intellectualism being forgotten?

Hello everyone As you might have noticed from the number of reviews with my moniker on them, I read a lot. As indeed my team of reviewers does. It’s a good qualification if you want to review books. When I reviewed Guy P. Harrison’s book ‘Good Thinking’ and his figure of 40% of the American […]

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Back In Time: article by: GF Willmetts.

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Back In Time: article by: GF Willmetts.

Isn’t it amazing that whenever a date is reached that is significant for an SF film set in the immediate future, the media goes crazy over it now. The biggest point is how much of the supposed future matches the one we live in. Case in point is ‘Back To The Future’ or rather the […]

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