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The Way Of Science by Dennis R. Trumble (book review).

July 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Way Of Science by Dennis R. Trumble (book review).

As always with non-fiction books, you should always pay attention to the sub-title even it would make the main title bar too big if included. Such is the case with Dennis R. Trumble’s book, ‘The Way Of Science’ and ‘Finding Truth And Meaning In A Scientific Worldview’. Basically that translates into how science rules the […]

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Editorial – July 2014: Whose side are you on?

June 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2014: Whose side are you on?

Whose side are you on?  Hello everyone After going on about Science Fiction lacking areas to explore, some heavy thinking on my part came up with something which was practically under our noses. Science Fiction has often been accused of getting things wrong or even missing something completely. With all the trouble and strife in […]

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The Star Wars Legacy – an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Star Wars Legacy – an article by: GF Willmetts.

My train of thought for this article came from something author Rob Craig said in his introduction to his book ‘It Came From 1957’ that I reviewed recently. He describes the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy as ‘overproduced, underwritten, f/x-burdened, narratively insipid, imagination-barren franchise’ and I couldn’t actually disagree with some of that. Always remember what […]

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Special Effect Artists by Rolf Giesen (book review).

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Special Effect Artists by Rolf Giesen (book review).

One book that I always felt would be a handy reference tool would be a who’s who of special effects artists. Finally, we have such a book, aptly called ‘Special Effects Artists’, written by Rolf Giesen with a lot of research from people within the community in getting extra information. He only goes up as […]

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Book Expo America 2014 (convention review).

June 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Book Expo America 2014 (convention review).

Held annually in the publishing mecca of New York City, Book Expo America is the convention for book lovers. The focus is wide – covering all genres – and the convention is designed for all levels of interaction. It is for publishers, authors, publicists, agents, editors, retailers, librarians, press, bloggers and readers. There is something […]

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Editorial – June 2014: The world is an exact place. Nothing is ever mere.

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2014: The world is an exact place. Nothing is ever mere.

The world is an exact place. Nothing is ever mere. Hello everyone Look to the first line of the introduction. ‘The world is an exact place.’ If you don’t think we live in a precise world, remember when you’re using a search engine or typing a website and you put in a wrong letter or […]

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Sorrowful Songs Revisited: Henryk Górecki by Rod MacDonald (article).

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sorrowful Songs Revisited: Henryk Górecki by Rod MacDonald (article).

play while you read. I first listened to Górecki’s ‘Third Symphony’ on radio and CD 20 years ago. It had a profound effect but, subsequent to that experience, I became reluctant to play it again because I was apprehensive. That may sound odd but the three movement symphony, often referred to as ‘The Symphony Of […]

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Science Fiction And The Predictions Of The Future edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yien and Any Kit-Sze Chan (book review).

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction And The Predictions Of The Future edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yien and Any Kit-Sze Chan (book review).

Something that has frequently come up in recent years is that Science Fiction does not predict the future. I doubt if anyone reading here will dispute that. As is pointed out in the book, it would be impossible with such a range of stories not to have a few that have proven right and that’s […]

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Reading The Rabbit: Explorations In Warner Bros. Animation edited by Kevin S. Sandler (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Reading The Rabbit: Explorations In Warner Bros. Animation edited by Kevin S. Sandler (book review).

Y’know, doc, the animation folk at Disney get more books written about them than us folk at Warner’s. Either way, the books are mostly written with permission than an unbias examination. Not here, doc. I tell ya for starters, editor Kevin Sandler from his introduction also points out that both companies created a lot of […]

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Austin Film Festival horror & sci-fi screenplay call for entries.

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Austin Film Festival horror & sci-fi screenplay call for entries.

The final deadline for the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition is this Saturday, May 31.  Our Horror and Sci-Fi categories may be of interest to your contact list.  This year, both categories are sponsored by Darkwoods Productions which is run by Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption).  He and his Executive, […]

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