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Cicero by David Llewellyn (book review).

February 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cicero by David Llewellyn (book review).

Marcus Tullius Cicero was a political writer, a powerful orator and statesman who came to a rather sticky end in 43BC on the way to Macedonia. He was seeking to escape after falling out of favour with the new government of Rome. There weren’t any deselect ions or impeachments in ancient Rome but there were […]

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M. C. Escher: Journey To Infinity (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

February 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
M. C. Escher: Journey To Infinity (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

M.C. Escher is best known for his tessellations and for his ‘Impossible’ structures. Strangely, he did not think of himself as an artist, but as a mathematician, not realising one can be more of the one if one is also the other. There is no narrator per se; this documentary is told entirely in the […]

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Editorial – Feb 2021: Disaster Reality Can Be A Poor Substitute In Fiction.

January 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Feb 2021: Disaster Reality Can Be A Poor Substitute In Fiction.

Hello everyone, With the continuation of covid-19 and, currently, 9 variants and counting, the template of disaster movies in any genre is likely to be changed now. Just because we aren’t facing a zombie or alien invasion, what we have learnt from our current reality is the effects of stress and various people, groups or […]

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Science In Practice (Editorial – Jan 2021).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Science In Practice (Editorial – Jan 2021).

Hello everyone, Seeing science working is kind of scary for a lot of people, despite the fact that they rely on science for much of their lives, not just in your home but many other things. In fact, you would have to wonder how those who have an element of fear of science get on […]

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Being Geek: Born, Bred Or Just Creative (an article by GF Willmetts).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Being Geek: Born, Bred Or Just Creative (an article by GF Willmetts).

One of the first lessons I learnt in General Semantics is that labels are imprecise names because no one or thing is a precise fit. In that respect, we should treat being geek in the same category. The simple proof is geeks are invariably seen as loners with odd specialist interests. Hands up those of […]

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Retro Fan #12 January 2021 (magazine review).

December 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #12 January 2021 (magazine review).

Please do not get confused by the January release date of this latest ‘Retro Fan’, it actually the Christmas edition but more on that later. A good chunk of this issue is devoted to ‘Three’s Company’, the American version of the UK sit-com ‘Man About The House’, which is probably why it was never shown […]

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Holly Jolly by Mark Voger (book review).

December 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Holly Jolly by Mark Voger (book review).

A tiny confession: I’m not the festive type. Can’t eat the food nor drink or socialise with diabetes and agoraphobia medicine and food intolerances being the cause. For those of you experiencing the lack of socialising, it’s just situation normal for me. I thought I ought to admit that in case anyone who knows wonders […]

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Editorial – Dec 2020: Don’t stop alternative solutions.

November 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Dec 2020:  Don’t stop alternative solutions.

Hello everyone, With the end of the year looming and the fact that our reality has turned ever more into a Science Fiction reality, it does raise an interesting question as to whether we anticipate future consequences before they happen. After all, we’ve been having pandemics on and off for several years, mostly country-contained until […]

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Of Deadpool 3 and WW84 (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

November 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Of Deadpool 3 and WW84 (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Let’s load up on that weekly dose of snark as Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin return once more for their weekly geeking good roundup of all that is nutritious in the SFF world. There’s so much to chat about – Wonder Woman 84 and the third Deadpool flick – they had to make this bad […]

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Retro Fan #11 November 2020 (magazine review).

November 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #11 November 2020 (magazine review).

With the latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’, we are back into the realms of the original ‘Dark Shadows’ with an interview with actor David Selby. I remember his interviews a long while back in ‘Fangoria’, and his friendly nature is the same here as well, giving insights into the part and how fans stood outside […]

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