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Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (book review).

Back in ancient times, there was no such thing as scientists. The nearest equivalent was the natural philosopher. One of these was Plato and this book is devoted to him. Well, sort of. The Googleplex chapter and later chapters has Rebecca Newberger Goldstein looks at Plato as if he lived today and discusses his life […]

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The Woman In The Story by Helen Jacey (book review).

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Woman In The Story by Helen Jacey (book review).

As should be seen by the title, ‘The Women In The Story’ is author Helen Jacey’s examination of the heroine’s role in films. I selected this book because I do have a habit of writing strong women in my ‘Psi-Kicks’ stories and wanted to see if I missed anything that I can apply in prose. […]

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Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe – A Biography by Amy Pascale (book review).

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe – A Biography by Amy Pascale (book review).

The title ‘Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe’ says it all and if you happen to be a fan then this book will immediately attract you but ,if you like biographies, there is a lot for you here, too. I’m a fan but not of biographies, so I picked this up with gritted teeth, […]

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Editorial – Oct 2014: Judgement calls. The robots are coming. an editorial by GF Willmetts

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2014: Judgement calls. The robots are coming. an editorial by GF Willmetts

Hello everyone Everyone on the Net is influenced by what they read, especially when it comes to reviews. We might live by our reputation of being honest reviewers on SFCrowsnest and seeing the same names all the time, you tend to get to know us or at least our tastes to know if they match […]

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Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

‘Black Hat Jack’ is a novella by Joe R Lansdale and tells a tale about cowboy Nat Love, also known as ‘Deadwood Dick,’ and his black huntsman partner, Black Hat Jack, so called because, as he puts it: ‘My hat is black and my name is Jack.‘ This is dime-store western fiction, though with one […]

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Review Recruitment Program: Have You Got What It Takes? : reading by review by Geoff Willmetts.

September 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review Recruitment Program: Have You Got What It Takes? : reading by review by Geoff Willmetts.

I was once asked who I write for. I told them that it was the person sitting at the other end of this computer looking at their own computer. I never think of the number of people SFCrowsnest gets on a daily/weekly/monthly basis because the number is…well, as the second biggest Science Fiction website in […]

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The Rubery Book Award, by Pauline Morgan (article).

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Rubery Book Award, by Pauline Morgan (article).

The cynic will always question why we need another book award when there are so many around already. The answer is simple. Most of the major awards are aimed at and won by books from publishers who have been in the business for a long time and who have a wide distribution network along with […]

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Editorial – Sept 2014 : The ethics and responsibility of choice.

August 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2014  :  The ethics and responsibility of choice.

Hello everyone In fiction, whatever the genre, ethics is pretty much the same. It’s divided between working for the establishment or that of the individual in the decision process. No one questions whether either choice is actually right or wrong, just who it serves better. It is rarely about whether there are other choices or […]

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Geek And The Zen Lack Of Sport Interest by GF Willmetts (article).

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Geek And The Zen Lack Of Sport Interest by GF Willmetts (article).

When my colleague, John Rivers, declared he had an interest in sport as well as our genre, I think he was more surprised by the fact that I told him he was in a small minority. It’ll be interesting to see how many of you would agree with me by answering the poll, which I’ll […]

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Akira Kurosawa: Samurai Collection (Blu-ray review).

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Akira Kurosawa:  Samurai Collection (Blu-ray review).

Akira Kurosawa was one of the world’s greatest film directors. Mention Japanese film directors to anyone and they will immediately say Kurosawa and ask them to name one of his works and they will undoubtedly come up with ‘The Seven Samurai’. To write about him would take not just a book but several volumes, so […]

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