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Cixin Liu: interviewed by Gareth D Jones.

October 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cixin Liu: interviewed by Gareth D Jones.

It’s a surprisingly warm October day in London and the Embankment is crowded with tourists. Outside the South Bank Centre, dozens of people are eating and drinking at tables belonging to half a dozen restaurants. It’s also busy inside the building but, fortunately, I’ve entered at the right end of the building and spot the […]

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Green Screen Made Easy by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra (book review).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Green Screen Made Easy by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra (book review).

This is an updated edition of ‘Green Screen Made Easy’ by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra. As they say in the introduction, a lot of things have changed since the first edition in 2009. This book is designed for the American professional and amateur film-maker alike, pointing you in the right direction for either […]

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Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

I should start by pointing out that ‘Christianity In The Light Of Science’ is a US publication. America and Britain differ considerably in their attitudes to religion, leaving out its now-extensive Muslim and other populations, much of the UK is basically secular, attending church only for marriages, christenings and funerals. Why they do so, is […]

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Recruitment by Geoff Willmetts.

October 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Recruitment by Geoff Willmetts.

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in and those who read intently get ready for ever more books to fill their time. Are you one of those? You might be the kind of person that I’m looking for, more so if you like the idea of a book for a review. […]

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The Sacrifice Of Sherlock Holmes by Jonathan Barnes (CD story review).

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Sacrifice Of Sherlock Holmes by Jonathan Barnes (CD story review).

The final conflict is nigh with ‘The Sacrifice Of Sherlock Holmes’. The much awaited conclusion of the series by Big Finish and writer Jonathan Barnes is produced by Ken Bentley and stars Nicholas Briggs and Richard Earl as Holmes and Watson. The four-part epic looks at the destruction of London and the humiliation of our […]

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The Films Of John Carpenter by John Kenneth Muir (book review).

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Films Of John Carpenter by John Kenneth Muir (book review).

When John Kenneth Muir’s book, ‘The Films Of John Carpenter’, appeared in Eurospan’s UK books distributed over here this year, I thought it would make a good accompaniment to Titan Books ‘On Set With John Carpenter: The Photographs Of Kim Gottlies-Walker’ by Kim Gottlies-Walker that came out last year. When you consider that John Carpenter […]

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Editorial – October 2016: The future is here and now but never gone.

October 2, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Editorial – October 2016:  The future is here and now but never gone.

The future is here and now but never gone. Hello everyone On a commercial level, the Internet has been in full swing since the early 1990s and kind of taken over the world, rather too quickly for most governments to catch up, at least where crime and legalities, not to mention taxes of some companies […]

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Beyond Worlds: What Animals Think by Carl Safina (book review)

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beyond Worlds: What Animals Think by Carl Safina    (book review)

The belief that only humans are sentient is slowly being dispelled today. It might not be the same form of intelligence that we have but the sense of family or clan support can be just as strong, as well as a variety of emotional and intelligent mindsets that compare to our own. Carl Safina’s book, […]

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Being Professional by Adam Coplan (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Being Professional by Adam Coplan (book review).

Adam Coplan’s book, ‘Being Professional’, has a better explanation of purpose in its sub-title, ‘A Master Guide To The Do’s And Don’ts Of Screenwriting’. It is targeting the novice American scriptwriter, although there are some lessons for those in other countries that also apply. As always with publisher Michael Wiese’s books, I do have one […]

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The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar (book review).

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Quantum Leader by Danah Zohar (book review).

As much as I like author Danah Zohar’s book, ‘The Quantum Leader’, with its more informing sub-title, ‘A Revolution In Business Thinking And Practice’, I can see some flaws. That’s not to say she isn’t right but being brought up on civil service practices and people resenting new ideas because it jeopardises their own jobs, […]

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