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Disney Villains: Delightfully Evil: The Creation, The Inspiration, The Fascination by Jen Darcy (book review).

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disney Villains: Delightfully Evil: The Creation, The Inspiration, The Fascination by Jen Darcy (book review).

Whether it be the numerous nemesis of James Bond, the machinations of Moriarty or even Grendel from the annals of mythology, it seems that everyone loves a bad guy. But there is a special place in everyone’s heart for a Disney villain. Those mostly animated purveyors of evil have permeated 20th century culture and allowed […]

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Astronaut: 1961 Onwards (All Roles And Nationalities) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ken MacTaggert (book review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Astronaut: 1961 Onwards (All Roles And Nationalities) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ken MacTaggert   (book review)

Looking at the cover, you would think that Ken MacTaggert’s book, ‘Astronaut: 1961 Onwards (All Roles And Nationalities) Owners’ Workshop Manual’ was about the spacesuit than the various missions the people in them have achieved. So far, 600 people and counting have been in space with only 10 men been on the Moon and only […]

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The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe by Tim and Steve Seeley (book review)

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe by Tim and Steve Seeley    (book review)

Growing up in the 80s meant that the ‘He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ cartoon was a staple part of my childhood. The over-the-top heroics, bombastic music, comforting moral at the end of each episode alongside the opportunity to pester my mum to buy me lots of He-Man toys was a tremendous source of […]

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Doctor Who And The Crusaders by David Whitaker (book review)

February 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who And The Crusaders by David Whitaker   (book review)

Those of you of a certain vintage will have read ‘Doctor Who And The Crusades’ and probably still have a battered copy. This is a spanking new hardback edition of a book originally issued as written by the scriptwriter David Whitaker of the several lost presumed wiped series of the early ‘Doctor Who’. As a […]

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Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch (book review)

February 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Nation (Alien book 14) by Gini Koch  (book review)

‘Alien Nation’ is the fourteenth novel in the ‘Alien’ series which currently numbers 15 books. I have not read any of the previous books, so it was a good test to see if the books can be read out of sequence or do you have to read them in order. In fact, this book posed […]

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Class: What She Does Next Will Astound You by James Goss (book review)

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Class: What She Does Next Will Astound You by James Goss  (book review)

Playing with us and using memorable click bait headlines as titles, James Goss has a ball in ‘Class: What She Does Next Will Astound You’ as he asks us what we will do to stop Skandis? Ram is concerned when everyone around him seems keen to do an ice bucket challenge, the whole football team […]

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Infection by Kyle Turton (book review)

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Infection by Kyle Turton   (book review)

In the days before DVDs were common and eBooks were yet to be a figment of the imagination, the only way to recapture the film you’d just seen and enjoyed was to hope that someone produced a book of the film. Many of these were written by contracted writers who were given the script and […]

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Quantum Fuzz by Michael S. Walker (book review)

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Quantum Fuzz by Michael S. Walker   (book review)

Having reviewed several books on quantum mechanics over the years here, it’s a subject that I do have some understanding about. Although, as is often pointed out by physicists, just because you think you know something about quantum mechanics, doesn’t mean you know anything. Michael S. Walker’s book, ‘Quantum Fuzz’, combines the history of the […]

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Revenger by Alastair Reynolds (book review)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Revenger by Alastair Reynolds   (book review)

The majority of Science Fiction writers are usually content to populate the galaxy of their novels with standard star systems of planets orbiting a central star. Constructed worlds are rarer. Bob Shaw gave us a Dyson sphere in ‘Orbitsville’, Larry Niven took many time to visit a ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Rama’ was a […]

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Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis (book review)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis   (book review)

To many people, the first SF comicstrip that went on film was ‘Flash Gordon’ in 1936. However, I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t the first comicstrip. Back in the silent movies era, the ‘Katzenjammer Kids’ appeared in 1898 followed by a dozen shorts of ‘Happy Hooligan’ from 1900-1903. When it comes to the […]

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