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The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer  (book review)

The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (book review)

There are three types of ‘human’: Solitaires, Traders, and Sylvestri. The same but different. Sylvestri are not quite elves. They have a connection to the natural world, the patience of the old forest and disdain for other humans. Traders, well, trade and not just money, though they do do that and extremely well. Traders can […]

April 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘The Bastard Legion’ by Gavin Smith is the first novel in the ‘The Bastard Legion trilogy. Miska Corbin, ex-United States Marine Corps Special Operations Raider Regiment and ex-CIA is on a personal mission to find out who killed her Dad, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Corbin, USMC retired. It was a very professional hit. Her CIA handler […]

April 6, 2020 | By | Reply More

Anime & Manga

Altered Carbon: Resleeved (Netflix anime: trailer).

Altered Carbon: Resleeved (Netflix anime: trailer).

Anime Altered Carbon: Resleeved comes to Netflix on March 19th 2020 via the team behind Cowboy Bebop, exploring the expanded universe of science fiction actioner “Altered Carbon” in their new anime adaptation (based on the novels by Richard K. Morgan). On Planet Latimer, everything is temporary, but honour is forever. Altered Carbon: Resleeved hits Netflix […]

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Transformers War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege (anime trailer).

Transformers War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege (anime trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new animated Transformers War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege coming to Netflix in the near future. In the midst of ongoing war on Cybertron, forces of good and evil clash as they search for the source of their power: the Allspark. This may not be the life they imagined, but it’s […]

February 23, 2020 | By | Reply More

TV

Maggie is back in The Walking Dead (trailer).

Maggie is back in The Walking Dead (trailer).

In the 10th Season finale episode of everyone fave zombie TV show, The Walking Dead, Maggie returns after Lauren Cohan’s brief forray out into spy-fy/crime type TV shows.

April 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer (scifi TV series: new trailer, new air date).

Snowpiercer (scifi TV series: new trailer, new air date).

The post-apocalyptic TV series Snowpiercer – based on the Korean SF film of the same name – and featuring an eternally circuiting train surviving an ice age – is coming a week early thanks to TNT and they have dropped a fresh trailer for the series, too. I am still waiting for a scientific explanation […]

April 3, 2020 | By | Reply More

Culture

Iso-Lone: A Geek Guide To Home Survival : an article all alone in the light by: GF Willmetts

Iso-Lone: A Geek Guide To Home Survival : an article all alone in the light by: GF Willmetts

As someone commented in the media, people who have already been practicing isolation from a stress illness have a heads up compared to everyone else in the world who are having to settle into isolation during this coronavirus. Welcome to my world. I give hermits a bad name. For the past 14 years I have […]

April 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Life At A Distance: an article for the post-Apocalypse by: GF Willmetts.

Life At A Distance: an article for the post-Apocalypse by: GF Willmetts.

The one thing that can be done with writing on the Internet is I can always be topical or even change my mind what to write in an article, change or alter something right upto the last second it goes on-line. Editorials deal with topical subjects, too, but you do expect a lot more thought […]

March 29, 2020 | By | Reply More

Science

Bill Gates-backed COVID-19 vaccine ugently rushed to human testing (science news).

Bill Gates-backed COVID-19 vaccine ugently rushed to human testing (science news).

Bill Gates-backed INOVIO Pharmaceuticals said yesterday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now accepted the company’s DNA vaccine designed to prevent COVID-19 infection, paving the way for urgent Phase 1 priority clinical testing of their INO-4800 vaccine in volunteers beginning this week. The first dosing of brave human volunteers went ahead on Monday […]

April 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stop the Earth, I want to get off (science news).

Stop the Earth, I want to get off (science news).

Around 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars. Applications were received from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories. However, the process is just beginning for […]

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More

Books

The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer  (book review)

The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (book review)

There are three types of ‘human’: Solitaires, Traders, and Sylvestri. The same but different. Sylvestri are not quite elves. They have a connection to the natural world, the patience of the old forest and disdain for other humans. Traders, well, trade and not just money, though they do do that and extremely well. Traders can […]

April 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘The Bastard Legion’ by Gavin Smith is the first novel in the ‘The Bastard Legion trilogy. Miska Corbin, ex-United States Marine Corps Special Operations Raider Regiment and ex-CIA is on a personal mission to find out who killed her Dad, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Corbin, USMC retired. It was a very professional hit. Her CIA handler […]

April 6, 2020 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

Back Issue # 119 April 2020   (magazine review)

Back Issue # 119 April 2020 (magazine review)

As writer William Colosimo points out in the first of his articles in the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’, you would have to be of a particular age to recognise the earlier ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ which appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes # 18 in 1969 as drawn by Gene Colan and written by Arnold Drake. […]

April 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Honor Blackman, Queen of Spy-Fi, passes of old age (news).

Honor Blackman, Queen of Spy-Fi, passes of old age (news).

Honor Blackman, the Queen of Spy-fy, who starred in Goldfinger, the Avengers TV series, as well as fantasy movies such as Jason and the Argonauts, (not to mention Doctor Who in The Trial of a Time Lord episodes), has sadly now passed away aged 94. Honor was cast with Sean Connery in the James Bond […]

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