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The Power Of The Dark Side by Pamela Jaye Smith (book review)

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Power Of The Dark Side by Pamela Jaye Smith  (book review)

Whenever term ‘Dark Side’ turns up, one has to think of ‘Star Wars’. It’s practically synchronous with the various trilogies pointing out the most nasty side of people. Pamela Jaye Smith doesn’t shy away from this in her book, ‘The Power Of The Dark Side’, but embraces it across the genres and medias citing many […]

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Museum of Science Fiction teleports into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Museum of Science Fiction teleports into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The Museum of Science Fiction is to open its first public exhibition: The Future of Travel at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Terminal C, Baggage Claim Level today. The four-month exhibition, part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Arts Program, features a large-scale Orion III spaceplace from 2001: A Space Odyssey built by BP Taylor […]

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Snoopy flies … for real.

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Snoopy flies … for real.

Not sure whether to file this under ‘too cool for school’, or ‘too much time on a designer’s hands’, but Otto Dieffenbach has now built a remote control quadcopter that looks a heck of a lot like a flying Snoopy on his dog-house, aka Charlie Brown’s dog in Peanuts. Snoopy even has his trademark Red […]

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Good Wood? Lumber up!

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Good Wood? Lumber up!

Thomas Dambo from Denmark knows a thing or two when it comes to the convergence of wood and crafting. I might even say he is the Wizard of Wood! How good is he? Feast your eyes on this . . .

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Tanith Lee (1947-2015) : remembered by Pauline Morgan.

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tanith Lee (1947-2015) : remembered by Pauline Morgan.

Over the past few years we have lost a lot of genre writers such as Iain Banks, Graham Joyce and Joel Lane. Now we have to add Tanith Lee to the list of those who will be missed. Tanith was born on the 19th September 1947 and died from breast cancer on 24th May 2015. […]

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Editorial – July 2015 : Is your computer your closest friend? (editorial)

June 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2015   :  Is your computer your closest friend?  (editorial)

Hello everyone Although tablets and mobile phones are close contenders, even if I don’t use them myself, the closest bit of tech to being a friend is your computer, whether its a tower (don’t they do deskbox shapes any more?) or laptop. All right, so its an inanimate combination of silicon, rare and more common […]

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Story Line by Jen Grisanti (book review)

June 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Story Line by Jen Grisanti  (book review)

I’ve been focusing on communication between directors and actors for a while now, so perhaps its worthwhile having a look at writing skills. From her introduction, Jen Grisanti points out that her book ‘Story Line; can be applied to more than scriptwriting, providing tests at the end of each session to see how much you […]

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Minecraft Hololens: get an amazing look at the first major virtual reality game!

June 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Minecraft Hololens: get an amazing look at the first major virtual reality game!

Want to see what the Minecraft Hololens virtual reality game will look like? Wonder no more! Watch it live, here. Best action is at the 2 minutes 25 seconds portion of this fabulous video.

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Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Adam Robots by Adam Roberts (book review)

In the distance future, robots will take over. Well, the future is now…The ‘Adam Robots’ collection of short stories by UK author Adam Roberts contains tales all containing, well…robots. Known for a career that drift from Science Fiction to parody, Roberts doesn’t adhere to any one style of story in this collection, with each one […]

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Sherlock Holmes On Screen: The Complete Film And TV History (Updated Version) by Alan Barnes (book review).

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes On Screen: The Complete Film And TV History (Updated Version) by Alan Barnes (book review).

This comprehensive guide known as ‘Sherlock Holmes On Screen’ is nevertheless an A-Z of all the representations of the beloved sleuth in and out of the cinema. It was released some years ago but, due to the rise in interest in Sherlock Holmes in recent years, the book has been revised and reissued. There is […]

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