Scifi

Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted book 1) by C.F. Villion   (book review)

Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever (Immortality Interrupted book 1) by C.F. Villion (book review)

‘Shi: A Dark Adventure Into Living Forever’ by C.F. Villion is the first in the ‘Immortality Interrupted’ series which is currently a three book series. I’d call it a trilogy, but I don’t know how the third book ends so there could be more and there is a 32 page short story which is numbered […]

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Manifest (TV trailer).

Manifest (TV trailer).

Here’s a trailer for NBC’s new science fiction TV series, Manifest, which puts us in mind of those old series The 100 with a bit of Flash Forward added for good, or bad, measure. Montego Air Flight 828 lands after a turbulent flight, but its American crew and passengers find that during the two hours […]

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

You have to love SoftBank’s Asratec robotics arm, along with Japan’s Brave Robotics Company, they’ve teamed up with amusement park tech specialist J-deite Ride to develop a prototype of something I’d pay a Dollar to ride – a real Transformers-style robot you can actually sit inside and have some fun with. J-deite RIDE is a new 4-meter tall robot […]

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Attack On Titan – Season 2 (2018) (Blu-ray anime series review).

Attack On Titan – Season 2 (2018) (Blu-ray anime series review).

‘Attack On Titan’ is the anime based series on the phenomenally successful debut manga by artist Hajime Isayama, has now had its second season arrive on Blu-ray. While season one was a sprawling twenty-six episodes, the second season gives the series a little more focus with only eleven episodes. For the uninitiated, ‘Attack On Titan’ […]

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More

TV

Manifest (TV trailer).

Manifest (TV trailer).

Here’s a trailer for NBC’s new science fiction TV series, Manifest, which puts us in mind of those old series The 100 with a bit of Flash Forward added for good, or bad, measure. Montego Air Flight 828 lands after a turbulent flight, but its American crew and passengers find that during the two hours […]

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Rookie (TV trailer with added Nathan Fillion).

The Rookie (TV trailer with added Nathan Fillion).

So, what happened to Nathan Fillion’s character in Castle after the series wrap-up? Well, maybe, after a life-altering incident, he becomes an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with scepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More

Culture

Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund     (book review)

Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review)

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be a title containing ‘religion’ that […]

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More

Science

Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates   (book review)

Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates (book review)

In 2010, the BBC in the UK did a multi-part documentary called ‘How To Build A Nuclear Submarine’. It made a very strong impression on me at the time in how the new model submarine was put together in sections as it allowed more people to work on the parts than in the confines of […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund     (book review)

Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review)

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More

Books

Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates   (book review)

Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates (book review)

In 2010, the BBC in the UK did a multi-part documentary called ‘How To Build A Nuclear Submarine’. It made a very strong impression on me at the time in how the new model submarine was put together in sections as it allowed more people to work on the parts than in the confines of […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund     (book review)

Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review)

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More

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GDPR – What’s that then?

GDPR – What’s that then?

GDPR replaces our old UK Data Protection Act 1998 which had got a bit long in the tooth. This new legislation is much more robust about protecting your personal data and forcing companies to be more transparent in telling us what they are collecting, what they are doing with it, who they are sharing it […]

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The New Newsletter

The New Newsletter

Hello everyone As we never disclose our subscriber list to anyone, we knew we’d be OK with the new British General Date Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, coming out on the 27th May. What we didn’t anticipate was the Google arm that distributed our newsletter would suddenly stop without warning. Selecting a new one was […]

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