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Canadian science fiction, to the stars… Ad Astra.

April 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Canadian science fiction, to the stars… Ad Astra.

I’ve recently returned from Ad Astra 2013 after my stint there as a Guest of Honour; so, here’s my thoughts on the convention and the fine state of the fantasy and science fiction genre up Canada-way. First off, it should be noted that Ad Astra is a literary fan-run convention, promoting local talent within the […]

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SFF author David Farland gets ‘book bombed’ to help sick son.

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
SFF author David Farland gets ‘book bombed’ to help sick son.

Readers are ordering David Farland books as a means to help donate funds to save Farland’s son, who suffered life threatening injuries from a longboarding accident last week. So many readers of David Farland started ordering his books that within hours his books such as Nightingale, both in print and electronic, may soon top the […]

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The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize Shortlist 2014

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize Shortlist 2014

The Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED! Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers launched a new award for aspiring debut novelists, in June last year. The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize. Since the deadline for submissions on the 31st December 2012, the team have […]

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Editorial – April 2013

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2013

Believing the outsider. Hello everyone Have you ever noticed that the most successful genre heroes aren’t human? They might be humanoid and have either similar values to us or ones we would aspire to. From this we have the likes of Superman, Spock and the Doctor. All three are recognisable throughout the world but alien. […]

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PAX East 2013 (convention review).

March 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
PAX East 2013 (convention review).

(Boston, MA March 22-24, 2013) For the uninitiated, this is what generally occurs at gaming conventions:- * Arrive two hours early to get in the queue for the exhibition. Bring breakfast and an activity. A smart phone works, your gaggle of geeky friends will also suffice. If you don’t like the idea of sitting on […]

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How the geek evolved?

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
How the geek evolved?

How the heck did the geek evolve? And the answer is… The Evolution of the Geek infographic by Column Five Media.

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The right to bear… print, arms.

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The right to bear… print, arms.

Cody R Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he’s putting all the information online via the wiki-weapons program so that others will join him. This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to […]

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The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Putting ‘religion’ and ‘Science Fiction’ in the title as in ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’ will have many of you wondering what this book is covering. Me, too. Religion comes up a lot in Science Fiction in many different roles and would be the logical choice as for its discussion point. Er, no. Although written […]

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God And The Folly Of Faith by Victor J. Stenger (book review).

March 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
God And The Folly Of Faith by Victor J. Stenger (book review).

It is hardly surprising that with a title of ‘God And The Folly Of Faith’ that author Victor J. Stenger is showing why faith is not enough and not just with Christianity but also Catholic and Muslim and, I suspect, any other religion you want to include in your remit. He states that religions have […]

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Battlestar love… The Sound of Cylons.

March 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Battlestar love… The Sound of Cylons.

Simon & Garfunkel might not approve, but we’ll risk their wrath anyway to bring you this Battlestar tribute song… the Sound of Cylons (groan). Thanks to FPI for spotting this little gem lurking on the inter-tubes.

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