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Editorial – April 2018: ‘We read books, so you don’t have to’ Scariest words you’ll ever read.

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Editorial – April 2018:  ‘We read books, so you don’t have to’  Scariest words you’ll ever read.

‘We read books, so you don’t have to’ Scariest words you’ll ever read. Hello everyone There’s been a lot of speculation that serious reading is dying out. I presume they mean the paper or celluloid variety but still some sort must still be going on over the Internet unless everything is going emoji and only […]

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Editorial – Mar 2018: Writing is all about confidence.

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Editorial – Mar 2018:  Writing is all about confidence.

Writing is all about confidence. What you don’t have, you learn. What you can’t know, you research. When all else fails, you lie. And hope no one notices you’re conning them. writing mantra   Hello everyone Occasionally, I do wonder just how rare a breed writers are, more so after my thoughts that most artists […]

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The Read & Write Stuff: Reviewer Recruitment Drive by Geoff Willmetts

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The Read & Write Stuff: Reviewer Recruitment Drive  by Geoff Willmetts

I’m beginning to think that reviewers are a rare breed. It’s either that or they’re getting increasingly harder to recruit. Are so few of you reading books out there? For those of you who do read, you have must have an opinion whether you’ve liked a book or not. You might even have told your […]

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Editorial – Jan 2018: Oumuamua – even the word sounds alien.

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Editorial – Jan 2018: Oumuamua – even the word sounds alien.

Hello everyone It’s amazing how far things have changed in the past 50 years. It took Frank Drake and his SETI project a lot of work to convince people to get radio telescopes looking for extra-terrestrial life. Today, we are forever turning up planets orbiting other stars, some of them within the Goldilocks region and […]

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Editorial – Dec 2017: The message not the picture.

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Editorial – Dec 2017: The message not the picture.

Hello everyone Something that came out of Ridley Scott’s commentary for the ‘Alien: Covenant’ film and other film commentaries recently is the directors’ feelings that viewers need something ‘spectacular’ in their SF films. The problem is this goes against what makes a Science Fiction film a Science Fiction film. This isn’t a matter of stereotyping […]

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Editorial – Oct 2017 : Condition normal: weather bad.

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Editorial – Oct 2017 :   Condition normal: weather bad.

Hello everyone Seeing all the hurricane conditions around the world, I defy anyone to ignore the situation and be all goodness and light. We might have escapist tendencies but we also live within the reality of our world as well. I do often wonder what happens to any of you who have collections in these […]

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Editorial – Aug 2017 : Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

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Editorial – Aug 2017  :  Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

Hello everyone Although I’ve been reading more non-fiction for review than current Science Fiction, something that has struck me is how little modern technology has filtered into it. When you see American TV films acknowledging the using mobile phones to text message and showing the message on screen, you do have to wonder why instant […]

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Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

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Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

Hello everyone Like with all my material, I have files for story, article and editorial ideas. These might be a brief idea or several paragraphs, left to percolate for a time for when it might be suitable to be used. Age can put an often different perspective on things. If I haven’t got anything topical […]

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

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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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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Friday 10th March 2017).

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Awesome science fiction and fantasy round-up (Offworld Report: Friday 10th March 2017).

Here are our picks of today’s best science fiction and fantasy news, features, reviews and articles off-world from SFcrowsnest. Anime roundup 3/9/2017: Paranoia Doesn’t Still Mean They Aren’t Out To Get You. Colony: The Official Podcast Episode 9: Ally Walker talks Alpha females and weasel underlings. Logan: grim concept art hints at deleted scenes . Private […]

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