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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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Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin (book review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin (book review).

Ursula K. LeGuin died on 22 January 2018, narrowly missing the release of her last book, ‘Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin’. This is 50 articles that she wrote between 1972-2004. Looking through her booklist that Gollanz provided at the opening of the book, I’ve only ever read four of […]

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Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on 03 March 2018

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on 03 March 2018

Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on March 3rd, 2018 This is a Facebook Live Stream event from 1000am to 1130AM PST    This event is Completely FREE but we highly recommend that you register so you can get reminders about this EVENT and FUTURE EVENTS for MWP in […]

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Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

Here’s the first trailer for another new series from Netflix, this one – Everything Sucks! – following the rites of passage of some AV Club geeks as they navigate retro 1990s High School in the USA. So, basically Stranger Things sans the dimensional Cthulhu-lite monsters, then? Looks good, though. We’ll fire up the 16k modem […]

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Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […]

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Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder (book review).

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Firestarters by Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder (book review).

I thought when I first saw the title of Raoul Davis Jr., Kathy Palokoff and Paul Eder’s book ‘Firestarters’ that it might have something to do with arsonists. However, the other text on the cover, ‘How Innovators, Instigators And Initators Can Inspire You To Ignite Your Own Life’ tells otherwise. In my language, what they […]

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Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

Sometimes with non-fiction, I find it easier to start a book not knowing what I am going to discover or when it becomes pertinent. A lot of this is selecting by name and cover far more than content hype as, after all, this is what you might be selecting books by as well. It gives […]

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Cold War Operations Manual 1946 to 1991 by Pat Ware (book review).

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cold War Operations Manual 1946 to 1991 by Pat Ware (book review).

Understanding how the Cold War developed between the USA and the USSR in the aftermath of World War Two is important to what we have today. Pat Ware’s book, ‘Cold War Operations Manual 1946 to 1991’ looks honestly across the board. If you thought that only America was developing nuclear bombs, there is no fiction […]

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The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules by Pilar Alessandra (book review).

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules by Pilar Alessandra (book review).

If you read Pilar Alessandra’s previous book, ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter’ then you will want its sequel, ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks The Rules’. What she says in the introduction is that all the supposed scriptwriting rules aren’t that at all, just guidance as to what to be careful of. Interestingly, throughout the book, she […]

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