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The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming by Gillian Conahan (book review).

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming by Gillian Conahan (book review).

Last year, I said what the cosplayers really needed was a decent book to show how to create costumes and here it is. Gillian Conahan has written ‘The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming’ book showing how to create basic costumes and get it right. She points out from the start that this is […]

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From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters (book review).

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters (book review).

Debut author Sam Peters brings us a fabulous interplanetary mystery described by the publishers as ‘your new SF thriller obsession’ which, after the first couple of chapters, proved to be pretty much accurate. Keona Rause is an intelligence agent who has spent five years on Earth following the death of his wife, Liss, in a […]

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A Gathering Of Shadows (Shades Of Magic book 2) by V.E Schwab (book review)

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Gathering Of Shadows (Shades Of Magic book 2) by V.E Schwab (book review)

‘A Gathering Of Shadows’ is the second book in the ‘Shades Of Magic’ series, so if you haven’t read the first book, ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic’, read that one first as this one follows directly on from it. Four months after the conclusion of ‘A Darker Shade Of Magic’, Kell is restless. The bond […]

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Insane Consequences by DJ Jaffe (book review).

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Insane Consequences by DJ Jaffe (book review).

From the start, DJ Jaffe points out that his book, ‘Insane Consequences’, is not about mental conditions but about how the USA tackles or rather doesn’t tackle its most extremely disturbed citizens. The sub-title, ‘How The Mental Health Industry Fails The Mentally Ill’ tells it all. It doesn’t! That is, the mental health industry fails […]

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NASA eyes the future.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA eyes the future.

NASA has selected 399 rather scifi-sounding research and technology proposals that will help enable NASA’s future missions into deep space. Selected proposals aim to support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology. This includes: High temperature superconducting coils for a future fusion reaction space engine. […]

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2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches.

The 2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival has just launched its 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 with ten days of film, live music and stuff. It will showcase a lineup with six world film premieres, 13 UK film premieres, 11 world short premieres and 13 UK short premieres. It will also host […]

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Alliance (book 2) by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alliance (book 2) by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

‘Alliance’ is the second ‘Linesman’ novel by S. K. Dunstall (sisters Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall). There’s no break in the timeline between the two books so it picks up where ‘Linesman’ left off. The story opens with Captain Selma Kari Wang on board her spaceship. They were on assignment to test out some new weapons […]

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Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace book 1) by Elizabeth Moon (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace book 1) by Elizabeth Moon (book review).

In recent years I read and enjoyed the seven books of Elizabeth Moon’s ‘Serrano Legacy’ and intended, at some point, to read her five part ‘Vatta’s War’ series. When ‘Cold Welcome’ was announced, the first in the follow-on series ‘Vatta’s Peace’ I thought I’d best get a move on and read ‘Vatta’s War’, but then […]

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Against Doom: A Climate Insurgence Manual by Jeremy Brecher (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Against Doom: A Climate Insurgence Manual by Jeremy Brecher (book review).

Jeremy Brecher’s book ‘Against Doom: A Climate Insurgence Manual’ is a short but important read. If you have any interest in climate change but needed current data in your hands or even to pass the book to others to read then this easily qualifies. Some information can be inferred. Take the recent American presidential campaign […]

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Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

Just when I thought Tom Weaver wouldn’t have any other books to surprise me, I came across ‘Eye On Science Fiction: 20 Interviews With Classic SF And Horror Makers’ in Eurospan’s back catalogue. Looking at the twenty people interviewed, there are several who worked well into the 60s and 70s, far beyond Weaver’s usual cut-off […]

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