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Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

Mars. Our nearest planetary neighbour and yet only recently properly explored in the last 30 years and all by machine. The latest Haynes book, ‘Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present’ by David M. Harland is out to give its real life and fictional history and how the two crossed […]

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Editorial – May 2018: Decisions, Decisions

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Editorial – May 2018: Decisions, Decisions

I used to be indecisive Now I just make my mind up. You were expecting a different answer from me?   Hello everyone We live and die by the decisions we make in life, even more so from ones we have to obey a consensus on. It’s becoming less about good and bad decisions and […]

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Editorial – April 2018: ‘We read books, so you don’t have to’ Scariest words you’ll ever read.

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Editorial – April 2018:  ‘We read books, so you don’t have to’  Scariest words you’ll ever read.

‘We read books, so you don’t have to’ Scariest words you’ll ever read. Hello everyone There’s been a lot of speculation that serious reading is dying out. I presume they mean the paper or celluloid variety but still some sort must still be going on over the Internet unless everything is going emoji and only […]

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Editorial – Mar 2018: Writing is all about confidence.

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Mar 2018:  Writing is all about confidence.

Writing is all about confidence. What you don’t have, you learn. What you can’t know, you research. When all else fails, you lie. And hope no one notices you’re conning them. writing mantra   Hello everyone Occasionally, I do wonder just how rare a breed writers are, more so after my thoughts that most artists […]

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The Read & Write Stuff: Reviewer Recruitment Drive by Geoff Willmetts

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Read & Write Stuff: Reviewer Recruitment Drive  by Geoff Willmetts

I’m beginning to think that reviewers are a rare breed. It’s either that or they’re getting increasingly harder to recruit. Are so few of you reading books out there? For those of you who do read, you have must have an opinion whether you’ve liked a book or not. You might even have told your […]

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Editorial – Jan 2018: Oumuamua – even the word sounds alien.

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Editorial – Jan 2018: Oumuamua – even the word sounds alien.

Hello everyone It’s amazing how far things have changed in the past 50 years. It took Frank Drake and his SETI project a lot of work to convince people to get radio telescopes looking for extra-terrestrial life. Today, we are forever turning up planets orbiting other stars, some of them within the Goldilocks region and […]

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Editorial – Dec 2017: The message not the picture.

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Editorial – Dec 2017: The message not the picture.

Hello everyone Something that came out of Ridley Scott’s commentary for the ‘Alien: Covenant’ film and other film commentaries recently is the directors’ feelings that viewers need something ‘spectacular’ in their SF films. The problem is this goes against what makes a Science Fiction film a Science Fiction film. This isn’t a matter of stereotyping […]

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Editorial – Oct 2017 : Condition normal: weather bad.

October 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2017 :   Condition normal: weather bad.

Hello everyone Seeing all the hurricane conditions around the world, I defy anyone to ignore the situation and be all goodness and light. We might have escapist tendencies but we also live within the reality of our world as well. I do often wonder what happens to any of you who have collections in these […]

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Editorial – Aug 2017 : Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Aug 2017  :  Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

Hello everyone Although I’ve been reading more non-fiction for review than current Science Fiction, something that has struck me is how little modern technology has filtered into it. When you see American TV films acknowledging the using mobile phones to text message and showing the message on screen, you do have to wonder why instant […]

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Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

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Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

Hello everyone Like with all my material, I have files for story, article and editorial ideas. These might be a brief idea or several paragraphs, left to percolate for a time for when it might be suitable to be used. Age can put an often different perspective on things. If I haven’t got anything topical […]

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