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Scifi

Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

I‘ve read all of C.J.Cherryh ‘s ‘Alliance-Union’ books in recent years, including the ones that were only vaguely related in that they were also somewhere in space but bore no relation whatsoever to the main sequence of books. ‘Alliance Rising’ takes place in the main setting, a string of space stations spaced several light years […]

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Men in Black International – two clips.

Men in Black International – two clips.

Here’s a couple of promo clips tossed our way by the people over at Men in Black International headquarters. The reviews in from the big media outlets don’t look promising, but then, what do they know, right?

June 14, 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

Retro Fan # 5 Summer 2019  (magazine review)

Retro Fan # 5 Summer 2019 (magazine review)

As the cover of the fifth issue of ‘Retro Fan’ shows, they have an extensive interview with actor Mark Hamill. Interviewer Glenn Greenberg was interviewing Hamill along with animator Dave Filoni and production designer Doug Chiang and much of what Hamill said was cut to fit in the time slot. So nothing was lost, Greenberg […]

June 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Boys (Amazon Prime superhero TV series) (trailer).

The Boys (Amazon Prime superhero TV series) (trailer).

Amazon Prime is rolling out another original superhero TV series, The Boys. This one leans towards the adult side of things by the looks of it. Here’s its blurb … Superheroes have been committing atrocities, which keep getting swept under the rug because they are revered by the adoring public. Billy Butcher recruits The Boys […]

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Culture

The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family by Robert Schroëder (book review).

The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family by Robert Schroëder (book review).

If you thought cults were a new trend, you will be surprised by this book, ‘The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family’ by Robert Schroëder. The sub-title is a bit of a misnomer as it extends up to this century. It seems mankind has always been persuaded by things they think […]

June 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience In A Broken System Of Emergency Psychiatry by Lynn Nanos (book review).

Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience In A Broken System Of Emergency Psychiatry by Lynn Nanos (book review).

When I was first asked to review this book, I got the impression that it would be full of interviews with mental health patients on how they were treated in the USA. Actually, it isn’t, mostly because most don’t even believe they are ill, although their mental conditions are serious and how they are treated […]

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Science

NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review)

NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review)

When I read Haynes’ Apollo 11 and 13 books earlier in the year, I did wonder why the other Apollo Moon flights hadn’t been covered. The arrival of David Baker’s book, ‘NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual’ is the remedy to that problem. Of course, it’s going to […]

June 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

Robotically surveying lunar craters and mining resources in space for a sustained human presence at the Moon are the goals for NASA’s new Innovative Advanced Concepts program. “We are pursuing new technologies across our development portfolio that could help make deep space exploration more Earth-independent by utilising resources on the Moon and beyond,” Jim Reuter, […]

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More

Books

NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review)

NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review)

When I read Haynes’ Apollo 11 and 13 books earlier in the year, I did wonder why the other Apollo Moon flights hadn’t been covered. The arrival of David Baker’s book, ‘NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual’ is the remedy to that problem. Of course, it’s going to […]

June 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

I‘ve read all of C.J.Cherryh ‘s ‘Alliance-Union’ books in recent years, including the ones that were only vaguely related in that they were also somewhere in space but bore no relation whatsoever to the main sequence of books. ‘Alliance Rising’ takes place in the main setting, a string of space stations spaced several light years […]

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More

Recent Articles

AlaAnnual Conference & Exhibition 20-25 June 2019  – Papercutz schedule

AlaAnnual Conference & Exhibition 20-25 June 2019 – Papercutz schedule

Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again! ALA is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss all the great signings we’ve got planned at our booth at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC! First things first, you’ll be able to find us at Booth 3535, right on the […]

June 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Legion (Marvel TV series: season 3 trailer).

Legion (Marvel TV series: season 3 trailer).

The final season for Legion (number #3) arrives Monday June 24th 2019 on the USA’s FX channel … Dan Stevens still stars as Haller, a mutant diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. In this trailer he looks like he’s set up as some kind of X-Men mutant guru.

June 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
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