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The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (book review).

Now here’s a book that should be on every writer’s shelves although I doubt if it would stay there for long because it’s a research medium for survival so practically everyone needs it for those hazardous situations. Writers Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht have talked to 68 consultants and several sources for expert opinions for […]

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No More Idling In The Reading Lane – reviewers needed.

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
No More Idling In The Reading Lane – reviewers needed.

I bet right now you’re idling in the sun, maybe twiddling all three of your thumbs, taking a rest from blasting some unfortunate alien or avatar and looking for something to engage your brain in and realising you haven’t got a book to read. That being the case, then I might be able to help. […]

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How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life edited by William Campbell (book review).

I did think before opening the covers of this book, ‘How To Do Things: A Timeless Guide To A Simpler Life’ edited by William Campbell, that it was more do with doing things for yourself. It is, to some extent, but more to do with life in the early 20th century and an American magazine […]

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

February 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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Editorial – February 2019: A wider sense of sanity.

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – February 2019: A wider sense of sanity.

Hello everyone Editorials are often odd beasts to write. If I want to be topical, then I really have to wait until the last minute or at least the last few days and hope that there is a suitable subject that has a connection with our genre that I can opine about and ensure its […]

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Quality Control Assessment At Delos: an article by: GF Willmetts.

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Quality Control Assessment At Delos: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I do have to wonder how Delos ever makes any money. It owns several miles of unspecified territory with an underground network to reach all its distant points. There are several western towns spread out that constitutes the area called ‘Westworld’ and a smaller area called ‘Shogun World’, based on the former’s template than reinvent […]

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Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

January 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of Retro Fan # 3, the opening interview is with Richard Lester and even he’d lost count with how many decades since he directed ‘Superman’ movie. There’s also a few reveals that you might not have heard of before, including musical chairs with composers. I can’t recall ‘Kool-Aid’ […]

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Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – January 2019: Technology, the final button.

Hello everyone. As you’re reading this editorial, then you know something about technology. Perhaps not an integral as, say, a programmer and hopefully not a hacker, but you do know a few things to make it work and not scare you. On occasions, you might not even need technical help but can sort out problems […]

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Gremlins – The Gizmo Way: a subjective report by: GF Willmetts.

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gremlins – The Gizmo Way: a subjective report by: GF Willmetts.

There is an odd species loose on the planet Earth. Nominally, it appears, as far as we know, to be one of a kind, although propagates when you add water. There are three rules associated with the Mogwai and its variants often called gremlins, no doubt discovered by accident with its discovery although no one […]

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