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Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

December 19, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Groovy by Mark Voger (book review).

I have to confess to a little confusion when I saw the cover of Mark Voger’s book ‘Groovy’ back in the summer. TwoMorrows is known principally for their interest in comicbooks and despite the cartoon head of a dollybird on the cover, this book is about the flower power/hippy culture from 38000BC to April 1970AD. […]

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Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories From Tibet edited by Tenzin Dickie (book review).

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories From Tibet edited by Tenzin Dickie (book review).

As the sub-title of this book, ‘Old Demons, New Deities’ tells you, this is a collection of short stories with links to Tibet, either because they’re set there, the author originates from Tibet or the story features Tibetans in other settings around the world. If you’re looking for an insight into a culture that is […]

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The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs (book review).

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs (book review).

While contemporary geek culture often sees itself as progressive and liberal, the reality is that it’s still one where women can struggle to feel completely accepted and at home. That’s a crying shame because, fundamentally, geek culture should be a celebration of precisely the sorts of idealism and diversity that characterise pretty much all modern […]

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Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

November 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

Guy P. Harrison’s book, ‘Think Before You Like’, makes more sense from the very long sub-title, ‘Social Media’s Effect On The Brain And The Tools You Need To Navigate Your Newsfeed’. In other words, he’s investigating social media and as someone who doesn’t really use it, it’ll be interesting to see if he can convince […]

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Daguerreotype (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Daguerreotype (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a writer and director almost unknown in the United States, is superb at creating an atmosphere of dread and suspense as he did with ‘Pulse’. This film is a cut below that film. A famous fashion photographer takes daguerreotype pictures of his daughter in memory of his dead wife. His new photographic assistant […]

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Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

October 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle (book review).

Another batch of cosplayers, this time from the New York ComicCons where photographer Andrew Boyle didn’t need much persuading to get to them to pose and even got some comments from some of them as to why they are into cosplay. It’s getting easier to understand why this niche is growing in fandom circles and […]

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Filmmaking For Change 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald (book review).

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Filmmaking For Change 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald (book review).

‘Filmmaking For Change’ has nothing to do with creating films on the cheap ie small change. Well, maybe, when you read some films have been created for as little as $30,000 although costing more in distribution and advertising to ensure its out there and needs to be added to this budget. I should point out […]

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The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review).

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review).

I did think when I was shown this book, ‘The Year Of The Geek’ by James Clarke, that it was supposed to be like a diary and you had to read one page a day. It’s not. At least this way, you won’t have to wait until next year for me to finish reading the […]

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Editorial – Oct 2017 : Condition normal: weather bad.

October 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2017 :   Condition normal: weather bad.

Hello everyone Seeing all the hurricane conditions around the world, I defy anyone to ignore the situation and be all goodness and light. We might have escapist tendencies but we also live within the reality of our world as well. I do often wonder what happens to any of you who have collections in these […]

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: what was it about: an examination by GF Willmetts.

October 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: what was it about: an examination by GF Willmetts.

The United Nations Investigation Unit into Unidentified Flying Objects Phenomenon justified their cost with the discovery of the aircraft from the lost Flight 19 unit from 1945 in 1977. All the aircraft were found in the Sonoran Desert as good as new and haven’t aged in 33 years. A nearby native received an unexpected sunburn […]

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