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Editorial – June 2017: Is naivety something we had in passing and just grew out of?

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2017:   Is naivety something we had in passing and just grew out of?

Hello everyone Reading the latest TwoMorrows book ‘Hero-A-Go-Go!’ by Michael Eury about how camp the 1960s was, I couldn’t help wonder if I was either into it too much or didn’t recognise it as being as such. Granted I wasn’t even in my teens at that time and, in the UK, spoofing was a way […]

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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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Editorial – April 2017 : A sasquatch stole my flying saucer.

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2017    : A sasquatch stole my flying saucer.

Hello everyone Occasionally, this time of year, we might drop in an April Fool. All right, that might have been yesterday, today or tomorrow depending on where you are in the Earth’s timeline when you read this editorial. Considering that depending where you live in the world and when the first of April happens, there’s […]

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Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony (book review)

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Defined By Design by Kathryn H. Anthony  (book review)

Kathryn H. Anthony’s book, ‘Defined By Design’, tells a lot more in its sub-title ‘The Surprising Power Of Hidden Gender, Age And Body Bias In Everyday Products And Places’. In other words, the poorly made everyday products you have or might have owned and had or your children have had serious and often fatal problems […]

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Evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower).

There’s garden variety evil and then there’s the evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower). It’s a standard remote control hexapod with extra “Thomas” as well as extra flame squirt! Bad, bad Thomas.

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The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Trump Science Fiction Agenda?

Order up Skynet – after all, there is no such thing as time travel. Screw you, Arnold. Entice some of those alien hunters down to take on the drug posses. Make the Moon the 50th…51st…52nd…what number is it? 53rd state and make it a home for those irritating reporters. Use the China Syndrome as a […]

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Editorial – February 2017: We live in interesting times.

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Editorial – February 2017:   We live in interesting times.

Hello everyone There are some rare instances when I don’t start writing an editorial early in the month or prepared to rewrite when there are news events that can’t be ignored and put SF issues into the shade. Looking at how this month is flashing by, I didn’t fancy writing anything at the last minute […]

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The Stolen Lyric Movie (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Stolen Lyric Movie (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: To all appearances, this is not so much a film as it is a stunt to set a legal precedent. An entire animated film has only fragments of rock songs comprising its audio track. The audio track is 555 song fragments legally copied from 129 rock singers. Chase Peter Garrettson writes and directs. Rating: […]

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Editorial – January 2017: Is imagination just for people who need a substitute for reality?

January 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – January 2017:  Is imagination just for people who need a substitute for reality?

Is imagination just for people who need a substitute for reality? Hello everyone Do we learn lessons of morality and kindness, amongst other things, from the books we read? When you consider that most writers have to have introvert tendencies to stay focused on writing than being particularly sociable, it makes for an interesting contradictory […]

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Gigantic Star Wars AT-AT garden den built in UK (neighbours sooooo pleased).

December 9, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Gigantic Star Wars AT-AT garden den built in UK (neighbours sooooo pleased).

Youtube maniac and General Minster of Mayhem in Essex, Colin Furze, has only gone and built a more or less real size AT-AT in his back garden as a family den. He invited the neighbours to the grand opening ceremony, but they were too busy composing angry letters to the local council to bother to […]

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