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Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ kicks off with a look at the original ‘Shaft’ movies by David F. Walker and how they differed from the books and even more so when it briefly became a TV series. However, what makes this article even more significant is a general look at the blaxploitation phenomenon. Although […]

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Editorial – Sept 2020: A geek is for life not a passing trend.

August 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2020: A geek is for life not a passing trend.

Hello everyone Looking up the definitions of geek and nerd and the cross-connections between the two, if they aren’t related then they are at least closely connected. A geek is considered to be unfashionable expert or enthusiast. A nerd is considered to be socially awkward with an obsessive hobby. Can’t see much difference between the […]

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Aliens In Isolation: an article by: GF Willmetts (article).

August 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aliens In Isolation: an article by: GF Willmetts (article).

Ever since the finale of the 1953 film version of HG Wells’ ‘War Of The Worlds’, aliens on Earth could fall foul to the simplest Earth infections. Saying that, no author as far as I can recall has gone that way again lest they draw comparison to Wells’ Martians, even as we know there is […]

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Governing your space empire (video).

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Governing your space empire (video).

Mankind has tried many and various versions of government. In this 30-minute-long video, space brain Isaac Arthur examines how technology and space colonisation could impact the types of governments we use in the future for our Expanse-style Solar Government – or, indeed, our multi-system space empire. 

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The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers by Christopher Vogler (book review).

August 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers by Christopher Vogler (book review).

 This is the fourth edition of Christopher Vogler’s book, ‘The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers’ and it relies on Joseph Campbell’s ‘hero’s journey’ as a basic plot. As Vogler explains in his introduction, the suits in Hollywood jumped on this as having a readymade formula to reduce the role of writers. I did raise […]

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The Magic Of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows (book review).

August 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows (book review).

Few authors are held in such affection as Terry Pratchett, but in some ways his image of trimmed beard, black hat and almost hippy-like dress sense is rather better known than the man himself. ‘The Magic Of Terry Pratchett’ aims to put that right, but in an appropriately affectionate sort of way. After all, while […]

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Editorial – Aug 2020: No one is ever served by poor leadership.

August 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Aug 2020:  No one is ever served by poor leadership.

Hello everyone I end comment on last month’s editorial that it was getting increasingly impossible to satirise our current world situation was increased this month with the Russians cyber-attacking to discover the progress in western research into covid-19. Countries or rather world-leaders are acting to stereotypical type. The difference between reality and fiction seems to […]

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Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay gets real (mods).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay gets real (mods).

If you like Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay, then prepare to bow down before the Emperor of the field, one Jeremy Chang, an Engineering student who has put his skills to good use.

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Tied In: The Business, History And Craft Of Media Tie-In Writing Kindle Edition (ebook review).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Tied In: The Business, History And Craft Of Media Tie-In Writing Kindle Edition (ebook review).

I happened across the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers through an advert on Facebook, no doubt sent my way by its clever algorithms, went to the website and found this book. It was cheap enough and I was curious as the craft interests me. Yes, craft. One does not speak of ‘art’ in this […]

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Editorial – July 2020 : Watch That Space.

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2020  :  Watch That Space.

Hello everyone Is the world going to pot and not of the smoking kind? I don’t know how it is for you people across the world but I find it worrying when any government stops listening to scientific/medical advice citing financial reasons or examples based on other countries. The fact that the latter has often […]

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