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

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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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Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

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Editorial – December 2016: Why there is a need for an Establishment.

Armageddon begins in January. Maybe we’ll be lucky and have an alien invasion first. Hello everyone Y’know, if we wrote what happened in world events this year as fiction a few years back, people would think it would never happen. I think we ought to make a complaint that reality shouldn’t imitate art. At least […]

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Editorial – November 2016: All decisions are based on choice.

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Editorial – November 2016: All decisions are based on choice.

Hello everyone With our options for space travel so limited, let’s play around with one that tends to come out of the Science Fiction Handbook. Namely, if an alien spaceship arrived tomorrow and offered to take humans as colonists to another world, how many would take up the offer? Granted, said aliens wouldn’t be sure […]

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Editorial – October 2016: The future is here and now but never gone.

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Editorial – October 2016:  The future is here and now but never gone.

The future is here and now but never gone. Hello everyone On a commercial level, the Internet has been in full swing since the early 1990s and kind of taken over the world, rather too quickly for most governments to catch up, at least where crime and legalities, not to mention taxes of some companies […]

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Editorial – September 2016: The Geek Credential – what is it??

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Editorial – September 2016: The Geek Credential – what is it??

The Geek Credential It’s all geek to me. Geek-spotting. Being geeky means being able to defend an argument adequately.   Hello everyone What makes us be true geek rather than those who only think they are or those wannabes who want to make the connection to us and not realising how badly they might be […]

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Jupiter on the waveband.

September 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jupiter on the waveband.

  I’ve known since young that the outer planets especially give off their own sounds but its nice to hear such a clear copy from the orbiting Juno satellite in Jupiter orbit. When I heard it this morning, it sounded like the opening bars to the 1962 puppet show ‘Space Patrol’ (the Americans had it under […]

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Editorial – August 2016 : There’s lies, statistics and politics.

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Editorial – August 2016  : There’s lies, statistics and politics.

Hello everyone As the opening title displays, this is a variant on ‘there’s lies, statistics and damn statistics’ quote. Now look at my version above again, ‘there’s lies, statistics and politics’. Now, more than ever, it’s harder to tell them apart. Even more so in politics because not only are there are lies between countries […]

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On Being Unofficially The Second-Most Translated Science Fiction Short Story Author In The World by Gareth D Jones (article)

July 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
On Being Unofficially The Second-Most Translated Science Fiction Short Story Author In The World by Gareth D Jones   (article)

When my story ‘The Gondolier’ was published in Slovenian last year it was the 26th language one of my stories had been published in and the 16th for that particular story. There don’t appear to be any official statistics on the subject, but I know a few other multiply-translated authors and, according to my calculations, […]

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Wookie laughing woman.

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wookie laughing woman.

Wookie laughing woman may sound like a country and western influenced Star Wars hit, but here’s a joyful little video of the pleasure that wearing a wookie mask – complete with voice-box – can bring you. Got to get me one of those masks!

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