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The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

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The Librarians And The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (book review).

I retain an affection for the TV series ‘The Librarians’ and, although it seems they have an infinitesimally small budget on screen, they make up for it by the interaction of the team. Short seasons of one hour episodes followed on from a series of TV movies for Sci-Fi Channel headed by Noah Wyle. The […]

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UK fusion reactor achieves first plasma: predicts power plants on grid by 2030.

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UK fusion reactor achieves first plasma: predicts power plants on grid by 2030.

The UK’s newest fusion reactor has been turned on for the first time and has achieved first plasma. The reactor aims to produce a record-breaking plasma temperature of 100 million degrees. This is seven times hotter than the centre of the Sun and the temperature necessary for controlled fusion. The tokamak reactor, entitled the ‘ST40’, […]

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Editorial – May 2017: Searching For The Super-Geek.

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Editorial – May 2017: Searching For The Super-Geek.

Hello everyone, Another month of not knowing what is going to be chucked our way that could influence what I write here. A general election in the UK or a nuclear war elsewhere. I’m still wondering when the alien invasion is going to happen? Everything else seems to be happening and reality owes us one […]

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Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

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Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

Early this month, I had a modem failure in my laptop. I get a lot of electrical interference in my area, only this one finally nobbled both its modem and a range extender, which I suspect as probably too close to computer and it got blitzed as well which I discovered much later. One cannot […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2017, Volume 132 #730 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ includes one long novella, three novelettes and four short stories, along with a poem and the usual mix of reviews and other articles. The lead story, which takes up over one-third of the magazine’s length and is also the subject of Bryn Barnard’s fun […]

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NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

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NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz (book review).

Something that becomes apparent from reading this book, ‘NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens Owner’s Workshop Manual: 1997-2017’ by Ralph Lorenz, is how far our computer technology has advanced since the spacecraft/probe was sent to Saturn. I suspect it’s going to haunt ever more space missions the further we send them. The name ‘Cassini-Hyygens’ is derived from two 17th […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset : Phantasm II (1988) (part 2 of 5) (horror/sf Blu-ray film review)

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset : Phantasm II (1988)  (part 2 of 5)  (horror/sf Blu-ray film review)

Just so you keep the numbers straight in your head, this is number two not eleven. There were only ever four ‘Phantasm’ films. The follow-up, again written and directed by Don Coscarelli with pretty much the same cast bar one who got older as the first film was filmed 9 years later. It’s a little […]

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Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2017 by Marcie Tentchoff (emag review).

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Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2017 by Marcie Tentchoff (emag review).

‘Spaceports And Spidersilk’ is a small magazine of fantasy and Science Fiction aimed at young readers which features a mix of poetry and fiction. The kindle edition is easily navigable from the contents page. The first story is ‘The Five-Star Underwear’ by Rebecca Linam. Narrator Jake and his pal Brandon are cycling to school when […]

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Dying Of The Light by George RR Martin (book review).

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Dying Of The Light by George RR Martin (book review).

Unlike the rest of the Earth’s population, I have neither read nor watched ‘Game Of Thrones’, not being a fan of fantasy, though I did once see George RR Martin in passing at EasterCon. I did read two of George RR Martin’s Science Fiction books years ago: ‘Windhaven’ and ‘Tuff Voyaging’, the latter of which […]

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Perihelion SF # 54 – April 2017 (emag review).

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Perihelion SF # 54 – April 2017 (emag review).

‘Perihelion SF’ is an on-line magazine, free to read, that publishes Science Fiction only, so no fantasy or horror here. It is inclined to be humorous but more serious subjects also feature. The fiction is listed in order of my preference, which may not be yours. ‘Places We Call Home’ by Amy Sisson is narrated […]

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