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Scifi

Future Science Fiction Digest #11 (emag review).

Future Science Fiction Digest #11 (emag review).

Here’s another issue of ‘Future Science Fiction Digest’, the magazine of international SF. This one features stories from China, Russia, Belgium, the USA and Germany. Until a UFO lands and aliens write some stories, this is as wide a range as you can get. ‘Knights Of The Phantom Realm’ by Wenxiang Fengnian, translated by Nathan […]

June 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Space Annihilator And Other Early Science Fiction From The Argosy (book review).

The Space Annihilator And Other Early Science Fiction From The Argosy (book review).

David Kyle mentioned that the first story using teleportation was ‘The Space Annihilator’ by Harlie Oren Cummins back in 1901, so I had a look on-line and found ‘The Space Annihilator And Other Early Science Fiction From The Argosy’ where editor Gene Christie brought stories together eleven years ago. This book will then serve two […]

June 19, 2021 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Inside the Tokyo Akihabara’s anime stores (video).

Inside the Tokyo Akihabara’s anime stores (video).

Let’s take a visit through the anime stores of that most geekiest of areas, Tokyo’s Akihabara district. Hey, it’s like we’re really there!

June 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s it like to work as an anime and manga figure sculptor? (video)

What’s it like to work as an anime and manga figure sculptor? (video)

There’s a whole universe of manga/anime figures available on the shelves of model and toy stores in Japan. And you know what, some lucky bugger has the job of designing and making them. In this case, a chap called Sho who works as a model sculptor at the Good Smile Company in the world’s geekiest area – […]

June 20, 2021 | By | Reply More

TV

Loki TV series: episode 2, ‘The Variant’ (review).

Loki TV series: episode 2, ‘The Variant’ (review).

Here’s the review of the second episode of the new Loki TV series from Marvel, as appearing on Disney Plus. Loki is feeling his feet with the TVA, and has to prove his worth to Agent Mobius by hunting a rogue Loki variant down – or is it him? Spoilers lie ahead – more spoilage than a crate full […]

June 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Picard teaser trailer for second season.

Star Trek: Picard teaser trailer for second season.

Here’s the trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Picard – in which the time-line is broken and everyone ends up in an alternative reality. To fix it, some time travelling to the past is in order. John de Lancie is back as Q, of course. There’s also a better quality trailer over here […]

June 17, 2021 | By | Reply More

Culture

Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer  (book review)

Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer (book review)

Just what you need for a book on dragon art called ‘Dragon Art’ is a really big oblong book. After an introduction by artist John Howe, Graeme Aymer gives a history of dragons, significantly pointing out that different cultures see them as good or bad. Don’t be rude about the dragons in the orient as […]

June 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2021: Boredom And Indifference.

Editorial – June 2021: Boredom And Indifference.

Hello everyone I should stay from the start that as geeks we don’t necessarily suffer from boredom. Well, not for long. If we’re idle, then we find something to do, even staring into space, our minds are imagining something. Depending on what you read, some level of boredom is either good for you or might […]

May 30, 2021 | By | Reply More

Science

What will transport look like in the future? (science video)

What will transport look like in the future? (science video)

What will transport look like in the future? That’s the question that is answered in this week’s episode of the Click technology and science show. Watch it in full in this 30-minute-long video. 

June 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The secret Nazi plan to nuke-bomb New York (documentary: video).

The secret Nazi plan to nuke-bomb New York (documentary: video).

In this 45-minute long science/history documentary, which looks a little like something from the first Captain America movie, the very real plan of the Germans during world war two to drop a nuke on New York is explored. How near was the scheme to becoming a goer, and making the twists and turns of history […]

June 12, 2021 | By | Reply More

Books

Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer  (book review)

Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer (book review)

Just what you need for a book on dragon art called ‘Dragon Art’ is a really big oblong book. After an introduction by artist John Howe, Graeme Aymer gives a history of dragons, significantly pointing out that different cultures see them as good or bad. Don’t be rude about the dragons in the orient as […]

June 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Monday Luck by Neil Robinson (book review).

Monday Luck by Neil Robinson (book review).

The word ‘novel’ means new. Originally, a tale of over 60,000 words would have been a novel idea and the word became attached to longer fiction but with novel-length books being so common, the word needs to be attached to the content. What is new could refer to the plot, the characters, the setting or […]

June 21, 2021 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

The Library Of The Dead (Edinburgh Nights book 1) by T.L. Huchu (book review).

The Library Of The Dead (Edinburgh Nights book 1) by T.L. Huchu (book review).

There’s a library under a graveyard in the middle of Edinburgh. A library of magical and mystical knowledge that is most definitely not a place for the likes of Ropa, but she can’t stay away. Imagine being able to summon fire or mess with entropy. Proper learning. Understanding the universe levels of knowing stuff. Miles […]

June 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Who’s the daddy?

Who’s the daddy?

So, another Father’s Day dawns. My own dad passed away a couple of years ago now, so when now posed with the metaphysical question, ‘Who’s the Daddy?’, you can imagine my surprise to find out the answer is, ‘I am!’ I was hoping for a model railway layout for Father’s Day. But I seem to […]

June 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
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