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Life on Mars… citizen, it’s good!

March 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Life on Mars… citizen, it’s good!

From the talented hand of Lukas Vojir comes this retro-propaganda look at living large on Mars. Sounds a little better than that tin can fly-be that private industry is putting forward for our first manned mission around Mars – well, dream big, work hard, and it’ll happen one day… either via NASA or private pioneers. […]

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Nineworlds Geekfest… London’s answer to Comic-Con thrashes Kickstarter target.

March 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nineworlds Geekfest… London’s answer to Comic-Con thrashes Kickstarter target.

Nineworlds Geekfest has, at the time of writing, 36 hours to go until the finish of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for London to mount the UK’s answer to the monster Comic-Cons over in the USA. And the good news is the event organisers have already monstered their target for fundraising, with the folding […]

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Is SF ethical? (Editorial – March 2013)

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Is SF ethical? (Editorial – March 2013)

Hello everyone Listening to the audio commentary on the DVD ‘Doctor Who: The Daemons’ this month, actress Damaris Hayman made a comment that not all Science Fiction is ethical and that made me think. Apart from what is she comparing it to and how well read she is in the genre, not to mention specific […]

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Nineworlds Geekfest… you know, like Comic-con (but in London!)

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nineworlds Geekfest… you know, like Comic-con (but in London!)

There’s a new mutant convention in town (that town being London), a clever cross between the small Fannish cons and the large pay-your-fave-Dr-Who-star-£50-to-stalk-them-for-a-signature type affairs. Think of it as Comic-con by the Thames, and it’s called Nineworlds Geekfest. It’s kickstarted and it could be huge! Watch the video and support them over here. As they […]

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Inequality comes from many directions. Editorial – February 2013.

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Inequality comes from many directions. Editorial – February 2013.

Deferred selection is control not choice. Hello everyone Inequality comes from many directions. One of my current bugbears is the differences between US and UK DVD releases by the various production companies, saying that so I don’t discriminate against just one or two involved here. I can understand why censor cuts might mean slight time […]

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The Mammoth Book Of Unexplained Phenomena by Roy Bainton (book review).

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mammoth Book Of Unexplained Phenomena by Roy Bainton (book review).

With the ‘Mammoth’ books, the title clearly gives away what their subject matter is. ‘The Mammoth Book Of Unexplained Phenomena’ by Roy Bainton does just that as well, giving a close-up examination of many subjects in this field that we might have a passing acquaintance with. Even more helpful, he gives websites where you can […]

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The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

Firstly, this book, ‘The Real Story Of Risk’ has nothing to do with the game of Risk but how we cope with the odds of survival in the world about us. Author Glenn Croston points out from the start that we have a greater chance of being attacked and killed by pet dogs than we […]

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Kill the Death Stars, orders Barack Obama.

January 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kill the Death Stars, orders Barack Obama.

Barack Obama was served with an online petition asking the US Government to go ahead and build the Death Star- ain’t online democracy a mighty fine thing? What next – a request to invade Canada? Here’s the official White House response from Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House. […]

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World of Warcraft players better hires than MBAs from Harvard!

January 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
World of Warcraft players better hires than MBAs from Harvard!

Who should you be hiring in this downturn? Harvard MBAs or World of Warcraft players? One top expert reckons it’s the latter every time! John Seely Brown says, “I would rather hire a high-level World of Warcraft player than a MBA from Harvard. Why is a game, a massive multiplayer game that has maybe 12 […]

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Editorial – January 2013 (editorial).

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Editorial – January 2013 (editorial).

Thinking is a sign of responsibility. Considered action comes better from thinking before acting.  Hello everyone A problem with western society today is that it is very much an action first, apologise if wrong later, mostly because the consequences haven’t been thought through far enough. What tends to be forgotten is to think through the […]

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