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Editorial – July 2013: by GF Willmetts: ‘It’s only Science Fiction…’

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2013: by GF Willmetts: ‘It’s only Science Fiction…’

Hello everyone How often have you heard people say about some advanced technology, ‘It’s only Science Fiction…’, as if that will be something unlikely to happen in the near future? Thinking about the statement, I can’t help feel that people who say such things are just being dismissive in terms of saying that it will […]

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Do Super-Heroes Pay Their Taxes? an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Do Super-Heroes Pay Their Taxes?  an article by: GF Willmetts.

It was the book ‘Superman And Philosophy’ last month that got me pondering on this particular problem of just how legal and lawful are super-heroes? I mean that beyond being vigilantes and working outside of the law, although that will be examined as well. So perhaps it would be best to start with the Man […]

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Green Lantern And Philosophy edited by Jane Dryden and Mark D. White (book review).

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Green Lantern And Philosophy edited by Jane Dryden and Mark D. White (book review).

Interestingly, ‘Green Lantern And Philosophy’ starts off with the Green Lantern Corps before moving on specifically to that of the Earth Green Lantern, Hal Jordan and his back-up team in the opening section of this book. If anything, Earth seems to be unique for the number of Lanterns it has because it doesn’t appear to […]

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The Life After Death Project Special Edition (2013) (DVD review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Life After Death Project Special Edition (2013) (DVD review).

Two DVDs all about life after death! The problem being most people don’t really know if there is life before death or even then, what life actually is. The true definition of life is quite difficult to ascertain and the concept of living after death is a rather vague notion. Before getting into an extrapolated […]

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Spilling The Beans On The Cat’s Pyjamas by Judy Parkinson (book review).

June 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spilling The Beans On The Cat’s Pyjamas by Judy Parkinson (book review).

When I first enquired about getting a review copy of this book, the bemused publicist said it wasn’t Science Fiction. I then pointed out that we of the geeky kind also have an interest in a variety of subjects, especially when it comes to research. Case in point here with Judy Parkinson’s book, ‘Spilling The […]

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Spider-Man And Philosophy edited by Jonathan J. Sanford (book review).

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Spider-Man And Philosophy edited by Jonathan J. Sanford (book review).

If anything, I’m kind of surprised how late in the line a book release associating Spider-Man with philosophy is, considering how many other books in this series has already been released. After all, Peter Parker’s motivation for being a crime-fighter was owning up to his responsibility for using his powers for more than self-serving purposes. […]

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Geekfest 2013 gets geeking.

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Geekfest 2013 gets geeking.

Described as a the mutant hybrid of a science fiction convention crossed with a TED talks conference, Nine Worlds Geekfest will bring together hordes of UK geeks for a 3-day celebration of geek culture on August 9-11, 2013 in London, UK. As well as including the core elements of traditional science fiction conventions like literature […]

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War, Politics And Superheroes by Marc DiPaolo (book review).

May 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
War, Politics And Superheroes by Marc DiPaolo (book review).

The problem with any book focusing on comicbooks is that either the authors are going to be long term comicbook readers or going to have to cherrypick as they get up to speed on the topic they want to discuss. With nearly eighty years of super-heroes now and impossible to have read everything, the difference […]

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The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

‘The Science Fiction Reboot’ by Heather Urbanski has nothing to do with footware but a look at the number of films and TV series that have had a make-over to seek a new audience and supposedly, to my mind, revitalise the original ideas. It doesn’t actually say that this is a good idea nor the […]

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The Outsider Test For Faith by John W. Loftus (book review).

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The Outsider Test For Faith by John W. Loftus (book review).

It’s rather interesting that publisher Prometheus Books has released a lot of books questioning religion and faith in the past year. Logistically, I can hardly pick one out of several and forgo the rest. We at SFCrowsnest believe in equality after all and there are far too few places that question religion. In many respects, […]

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