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Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

This is a documentary about nutrias. These are the world’s largest rodents, weighing in the range of 20 pounds or more. They began invading southern Louisiana swamps about 1958. They have driven out aquatic wildlife in that area. The issue of what to be done about them is controversial. Animal protection and fashion sources benefit […]

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Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention by Maggie Jackson (book review).

‘Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus In A World Of Lost Attention’ by Maggie Jackson is an update of her 2008 book. Her contention is people are doing far too much on-line through various devices and not paying attention to the real world with a variety of examples is something we should all be familiar with. I […]

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Editorial – September 2018: Geek on my sleeve.

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – September 2018: Geek on my sleeve.

    Hello everyone When I was young, I often wore something that would give away my interest in comics, whether it was a painted Phoenix design on the back of my white windcheater or the odd badge. These days I’m quite sedate in my choice of clothes whereas now it would less likely to […]

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The Red Book Of Luck by Amy Treadwell (book review).

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The Red Book Of Luck by Amy Treadwell (book review).

With a title like Amy Treadwell’s book, ‘The Red Book Of Luck’, you have to ask yourself do you feel lucky? I tend to believe a lot of the time you either make your own luck or random chance or serendipity helps things along. As a writer, I have to be interested in what other […]

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Comic Book Implosion by Keith Dallas and John Wells (book review).

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Implosion by Keith Dallas and John Wells (book review).

As Keith Dallas and John Wells explain in their introduction to their book, ‘Comic Book Implosion’, there hasn’t been a book documenting the events in 1978 when DC Comics’ comicbook explosion imploded instead. There’s also been a lot of speculation but no one has really put together all the facts as they draw together interviews […]

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The Robot In The Next Cubicle by Larry Boyer (book review).

August 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Robot In The Next Cubicle by Larry Boyer (book review).

‘The Robot In The Next Cubicle’ by Larry Boyer will make you think of the automated voices that ring you up offering…well, whatever they try before you hang-up. The sub-title, ‘What You Need To Know To Adapt And Succeed In The Automation Age’ is a bit more revealing. In his brief history of the technology […]

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Gamer Nation by Eric Geissinger (book review).

August 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gamer Nation by Eric Geissinger (book review).

With a title like ‘Gamer Nation’, author Eric Geissinger is more or less giving away the subject matter. The sub-title, ‘The Rise Of Modern Gaming And The Compulsion To Play Again’ means it doesn’t see the activity as being totally healthy. Oddly, I received this book at a time when I’d nearly completed the August […]

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Editorial – August 2018: Gameplay the geek way.

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Editorial – August 2018:  Gameplay the geek way.

Hello everyone For the past month, I’ve been fitting in some time playing the ‘Fortnite’ game, so you’re going to be short an article from me this month. As I suspect many of you are going to prefer lazing in the sun to heavy thinking I hope I did the right thing. It also didn’t […]

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The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

Batman has new villains added to his rogues’ gallery from time to time. Some like Killer Croc and Bane have become more prominent over the years. What was the biggest surprise was Harley Quinn as she came from ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ in 1992 as a character originally intended to pop out of the Joker’s […]

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Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: Conspiracy Theories That Won’t Go Away by David Southwell and Graeme Donald (book review).

July 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: Conspiracy Theories That Won’t Go Away by David Southwell and Graeme Donald (book review).

Conspiracy plots tend to be border-line with SF these days, more so as so much SF is far into the future than current times. Then again, with at least 18 months to 2 years before a book sees print, any modern day conspiracy plot can quickly become dated these days if you want to include […]

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