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Trains full of books!

March 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Trains full of books!

A system from the Miami Ad School that allows people to read the opening chapter of popular novels while packed into a subway (or, as we like to call it, tube) train carriage. Hope this idea takes off.

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Lamps that be freaking me out?

March 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lamps that be freaking me out?

Here’s an interesting concept to challenge your perceptions about the blurry line between what’s art and just plain freaky. It’s Al-Hamad Design‘s human lamps. Because, apparently, in the Middle East you’re considered to gain great status by having a humanoid-shaped lamp in your sitting room, and this is a trend that’s been part of their […]

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Sesame Street’s Count von Count sings the Views!

March 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sesame Street’s Count von Count sings the Views!

It seems that YouTube videos that get more than a billion views are like buses… you wait ages for one, and then, suddenly, along comes a couple. First it’s Psy and Gangnam style, now it’s Sesame Street’s Count von Count singing the Views (on YouTube). Ah, Count von Count. Still a better vampire love story […]

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She’s a fox… at least, she is with a robot wagging tail.

March 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
She’s a fox… at least, she is with a robot wagging tail.

Some people are looking to raise money for a robot project that will make any lady into a real fox… at least, a foxy tail called Tailly that wags when she gets excited or emotional. Sounds like money for old rope, but then, what do I know?

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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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