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Breakpoint by Jeff Stibel (book review).

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Breakpoint by Jeff Stibel (book review).

The whole point of Jeff Stibel’s book ‘Breakpoint’ is the limits of anything before it comes crashing down. This might be population or even a culture, he shows they all follow a similar pattern, a somewhat distorted Mexican hat with a drop-off point a lot higher as it settles down with the actual requirement to […]

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The Hidden Science Of Lost Civilisations by David Wilcock (book review).

August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hidden Science Of Lost Civilisations by David Wilcock (book review).

I thought with a title like ‘The Hidden Science Of Lost Civilisations’ that David Wilcock’s was going to be looking at ancient civilisations and what science they had discovered. In fact, it isn’t until chapter three that there is a mention of the Egyptians and then only briefly although from chapter six onwards, there is […]

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Editorial – August 2013: Putting the Science into Science Fiction.

August 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2013: Putting the Science into Science Fiction.

Putting the Science into Science Fiction. Hello everyone You know how it is. It’s getting late at night, you’re not tired and you spot a half hour show about Science Fiction by a quick channel scan. Actually, it’s about Science Fiction films. As if we would be lucky if SF books would get such a […]

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Anniversary Waltz: Who In Time: a study in numbers and anniversaries by: GF Willmetts (article).

August 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anniversary Waltz: Who In Time: a study in numbers and anniversaries by: GF Willmetts (article).

Now here’s a puzzle for you. Just how do you count time up to a media anniversary? With things like birthdays and marriage it’s consecutive years, mostly because there is no break in time continuity. That’s also how you count your birthdays. Well, not unless you’re put in hibernation for a few decades and miss […]

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The Women Of Hammer Horror by Robert Michael “Bobb” Potter (book review).

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Women Of Hammer Horror by Robert Michael “Bobb” Potter (book review).

As author Bobb Potter points out in his introduction that although ‘Hammer Glamour’, which I reviewed last year, covers 80 actresses in the Hammer Films, his book intends to be more comprehensive covering all the women in the famous studio’s movie and TV catalogue. That’s a major undertaking by anyone’s business. The more major cast […]

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Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ : a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ : a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

The fabulous art of counter-culture artist Robert Williams and the art he creates is the subject of co-directors Mary C. Reese’s and Doug Blake’s study of the art, life and influence of Williams. Whether his subject is classic cars, underground culture, motorcycles, nudity, LSD, alien invasions, scientific hoax or whatever his paintings are a collision […]

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Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

July 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

I should point out from the start that ‘Iron Man And Philosophy’ was released in 2012’ so that the events in ‘Iron Man 3’ won’t have any bearing in the contents. This is important to note because several of the philosophers use the first two films as the launch points for their topics. It’s also […]

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3D Revolution: The History Of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema by Ray Zone (book review).

July 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
3D Revolution: The History Of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema by Ray Zone (book review).

  Up until the mid-1980s, I had only seen two 3D films at the cinema. The Mask (1961) in the early 70s and ‘Parasite’ (1982) much later, both low budget horror films. Reading the list author Ray Zone supplies with his book ‘3D Revolution: The History Of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema’, I have seen a lot […]

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Impulse by David Lewis (book review).

July 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Impulse by David Lewis (book review).

  Are you curious as to why some of the decisions or choices you make aren’t backed up by intelligent thinking and deliberation first, then maybe you’ll find some of the answers here with David Lewis’ book ‘Impulse’. The sub-title carries the usual more descriptive meaning: ‘Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why […]

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Why science fiction can save the humanities…

July 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Why science fiction can save the humanities…

Today at NewRepublic.com, Judith Shulevitz makes a “half unserious” case for why science fiction can save the humanities, which have been under siege at universities from the push for more job-oriented academic tracks: “The beauty of science is expressed in a totally different way from the beauty of traditional literature,” writes the Chinese science-fiction novelist […]

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