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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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Editorial – July 2018: A.I. A.I.-Oh!

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2018: A.I. A.I.-Oh!

Hello everyone Reading the news last month that Google’s technical staff had resigned from working with the American military on Project Maven in creating an Artificial Intelligence because of their awareness of what they might would do with it doesn’t surprise me. Much of new technology has a place in military use long before devolving […]

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Editorial – June 2018: Make a wish.

June 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2018: Make a wish.

Hello everyone I don’t usually use my own material for the basis of an editorial but some of the dilemmas from my latest story, ‘The Aladdin Box’, did make me think it would be worth considering here. What if you came across Aladdin’s lamp and you had two wishes, you’ll have to read to see […]

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be a title containing ‘religion’ that […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be the title that causes potential […]

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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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