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Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford   (book review)

Don’t think the title ‘Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy’ is going to be about the money side of our reality. Tim Harford’s book focuses on significant inventions and regimes that have formed our civilisation over the centuries. From the start, he examines the switch from the scratch plough that merely dug a grove […]

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NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren to present award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren will present an award at the 64th Hugo award ceremony in Finland on Friday 11th August 2017. Lindgren, a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station, has had a lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy. Most recently, he lead NASA’s 22nd Extreme Environment Mission Operation, a 10-day project […]

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How To Stop Time by Matt Haig (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
How To Stop Time by Matt Haig  (book review)

‘Who wants to live forever?’ was rather poignantly sung by Freddie Mercury and I can’t listen to it without a tear in my eye. But what if you had no choice? What if you didn’t choose a long life that verged on immortality, it chose you? Our main character, Tom Hazard is born in 16th […]

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The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman (book review)

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman  (book review)

In ‘The Summer Of Impossible Things’, Luna is struggling to understand recent events and decides a trip into her mother’s past might help. She just doesn’t think that her trip to New York in 2007 will see her slip through time into the summer of 1977, where she will if she can attempt to rewrite […]

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Marked: The Soulseer Chronicles book 1 by Sue Tingey (book review)

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marked: The Soulseer Chronicles book 1 by Sue Tingey  (book review)

It is a known fact that a woman whose best friend is invisible to the rest of the world will not have an easy life. Hiding in the shadows and finding modern life problematic, Lucky de Salle is not fitting well into the world. Lucky is a psychic and, yep, she sees dead people. Called […]

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Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

July 2, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

Hello everyone Like with all my material, I have files for story, article and editorial ideas. These might be a brief idea or several paragraphs, left to percolate for a time for when it might be suitable to be used. Age can put an often different perspective on things. If I haven’t got anything topical […]

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Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding… a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding…  a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

There are a lot of problems with super-speed. Fortunately, the few super-human characters who can genuinely fly under their own power (sic) choose not to run fast on the ground. If anything, it’s harder to stay on the ground. Therein lies the problems outlined below. Indeed, it is these problems that resulted in the original […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (pub: Del Rey/Random House. 319 page small enlarged paperback. Price: $16.00 (US), $22.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-101-88595-6) check out websites: www.delreybooks.com and www.randomhousebooks.com released: 27 June 2017  

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm (part 6 of 6) (film supplement review)

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm (part 6 of 6)    (film supplement review)

The sixth disk of the ‘Phantasm’ boxset is loaded with extras. It doesn’t feel so much like sacrilege watching some of this before the lights go down but I still ended up spreading it out a bit over the month to take it all in. The first is 90 minutes, ‘Phantasmagoria’, is the cast discussing […]

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Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis (book review)

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis   (book review)

I have to confess that I always wonder how people can ask for a product over the counter when its title has a profanity or swear word in the title. Oddly, ‘bullshit’ is an instantly recognised word having more to do people spouting incorrect information than a farm animal’s waste product or necessarily seen as […]

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