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Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

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Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

I picked up Ron Tiner’s book, ‘Drawing From Your Imagination’, some time ago and only got around to reading it now. His key emphasis is on drawing from life as much as possible and practice every day which is sound advice. Sometimes, it’s only a matter of flash drawing, the artist equivalent of a flash […]

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The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne Of Glass novellas by Sarah J Maas (book review).

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The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne Of Glass novellas by Sarah J Maas (book review).

This is a bind-up of five novellas which technically take place prior to the first book in the ‘Throne Of Glass’ series. I chose to read this book between reading ‘Heir Of Fire’ and ‘Queen Of Shadows’ as this was the suggested reading order. During these five novellas, we get to see how the young […]

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IDW News New York Comic Convention 06 October 2017

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IDW News New York Comic Convention   06 October  2017

Superstar Creators John Byrne and Walter Simonson To Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th in a Special NYCC Panel 1,300 pieces of Kirby Original Art to be featured Both Writer/Artists Will Also Sign Comics at IDW Publishing Booth San Diego, CA (September 13, 2017) – Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the […]

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The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

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The Great Bazaar And Other Stories by Peter V. Brett (book review).

‘The Great Bazaar And Other Stories’ is a pocket-sized addition to Peter V. Brett’s ‘Demon Cycle’ series of books. Fitting in between books 1 and 2, we’re presented with a few extra stories and further details to fill in a few gaps that have occurred along the way. The titular novella, which occupies a little […]

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War In Heaven by Gavin G. Smith (book review).

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War In Heaven by Gavin G. Smith (book review).

‘War In Heaven’ is the sequel to ‘Veteran’ by Gavin Smith or is it Gavin G. Smith? Both books list the author as Gavin Smith on the cover and Gavin G. Smith on the title page. Anyway, our unlikely hero, Sergeant Jakob Douglas, an ex-special forces veteran who has been discharged from the forces makes […]

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Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

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Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

Downsizing is an upcoming science fiction comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne, imagining, as a solution to over-population and its toll on the Earth’s limited resources, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall – and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realise their existing money will make […]

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

September 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

This collection of Seventh Doctor comicstrips from the pages of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ is centred around an epic Dalek story which sees the return of Davros and a cavalcade of continuity from both the TV show as well it’s expanded universe. Written at the time the show was in the midst of its hiatus, the […]

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Ash And Quill (Novels of The Great Library) by Rachel Caine (book review).

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Ash And Quill (Novels of The Great Library) by Rachel Caine (book review).

In his novel, ‘The Legion Of Time’, Jack Williamson coined the phrase ‘Jonbar Hinge’. It has since come to define a point in history where an action can give rise to two courses of history. It is the crucial event that gives the Science Fiction writer the opportunity to explore alternative histories or discuss what […]

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Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

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Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

‘Stormy Monday’ is a gangster film set in northern England, Tyneside to be precise. It’s ‘America Week’ and the local Council is sucking up to Mister Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones), a businessman who plans some new development on the harbour-side. There are hints of corruption. The celebrations take place at the Royal Station Hotel. One […]

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