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Scifi

No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

Last year’s Martian thriller ‘One Way’ introduced us to Frank Kittridge, a convicted murderer who was offered a one-way ticket to Mars as part of an all-convict crew who would build a base for NASA’s astronauts to use in the future. It didn’t seem such a bad deal, it would just mean Frank serving out […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

The 28th book of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Texas Hold’Em’, follows a group of musical joker teens from Xavier Desmond High School Jazz Band aka the Mob and chaperoned by Bubbles, Rustbelt and Rubberband arrive in Texas for a jazz music competition. There is also a faction of people who object to jokers taking part, seeing them […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

If you like your anime TV in classic-big mecha style, then the appearance of Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix this Summer will undoubtedly warm the seat of your massive fighting robot. Yes, the go-live date on Netflix is now officially June 21st 2019. It might even be worth sacrificing a few sunny days outside in […]

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Manga is Magnificent and Meaningful at the British Museum (event news).

Manga is Magnificent and Meaningful at the British Museum (event news).

Visually immersive, in manga, the images rule supreme. The Japanese characters for manga actually translate as ‘pictures run riot’ or ‘pictures unbounded’. But how do you read it? And when did it emerge? You can find out at the British Museum‘s new upcoming manga exhibition – titled, rather appropriately, Manga – due to headline in […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

TV

Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

If you like your anime TV in classic-big mecha style, then the appearance of Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix this Summer will undoubtedly warm the seat of your massive fighting robot. Yes, the go-live date on Netflix is now officially June 21st 2019. It might even be worth sacrificing a few sunny days outside in […]

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Supernatural TV series: meets the fiery pit of cancellation.

Supernatural TV series: meets the fiery pit of cancellation.

Supernatural’s 15th season is now set to be its last on the CW, as actor Misha Collins (aka the angel Castiel in the television series) has confirmed that there will be no 16th series as Supernatural’s now been cancelled. Fans are already mobilising to see if they can get it picked up by the likes […]

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual by Nathan Abrams (book review).

Any books I have about film director Stanley Kubrick tend to centre on one particular SF film. When Nathan Abrams’ book, ‘Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual’, came up in the Eurospan catalogue, I thought it was about time I read a bit more. That isn’t to say I don’t know anything about Kubrick’s background […]

February 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

Sex, Power And Partisanship by Hector A. Garcia (book review).

Hector A. Garcia’s book, ‘Sex, Power And Partisanship’, makes more sense with its sub-title, ‘How Evolutionary Science Makes Sense Of Our Political Divide’. In other words, are we bred to be the way we are politically. Essentially, he reasons that in the USA, to be a Republican or left-wing is to be overtly masculine and […]

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science

Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

Last December (2018), an untracked and rather unexpected meteor exploded over the Bering Sea releasing 173 kilotons of energy, or more than ten times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. To put this event in context, if this meteor came in on a less fortunate angle and hadn’t air-burst, but instead struck the […]

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

Last year’s Martian thriller ‘One Way’ introduced us to Frank Kittridge, a convicted murderer who was offered a one-way ticket to Mars as part of an all-convict crew who would build a base for NASA’s astronauts to use in the future. It didn’t seem such a bad deal, it would just mean Frank serving out […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

The 28th book of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Texas Hold’Em’, follows a group of musical joker teens from Xavier Desmond High School Jazz Band aka the Mob and chaperoned by Bubbles, Rustbelt and Rubberband arrive in Texas for a jazz music competition. There is also a faction of people who object to jokers taking part, seeing them […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

German observatory camouflaged as R2-D2!

German observatory camouflaged as R2-D2!

The Zweibrücken Observatory of the Natural Science Association is now, sadly, in danger of being attacked by Imperial storm-troopers thanks to one Professor Hubert Zitt. Along with his students, the professor decided to convert the observatory into a rather over-sized R2-D2, by dint of a spiff new paint-job. Asked why he would carry put this […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Amazon Prime strikes back against Disney: will launch big budget Dark Tower TV series.

Amazon Prime strikes back against Disney: will launch big budget Dark Tower TV series.

Amazon Prime isn’t going to take Disney’s plans to conquer the streaming market lying down – it’s reaching for the ammo box, and right next to a grenade labelled ‘massive Lord of the Rings TV expansion’ is a claymore mine which reads ‘Dark Tower TV series’. Yes, British actor Sam Strike is to play Roland […]

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
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