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Pictures Of Inspiration: Stellar Radiance by David A Hardy: by Rod MacDonald (article).

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pictures Of Inspiration: Stellar Radiance by David A Hardy: by Rod MacDonald (article).

Uncle Geoff’s favourite Science Fiction photograph is of Thunderbird 2 landing at London airport. http://sfcrowsnest.info/my-favourite-photograph-thunderbird-2-landing-at-london-airport-hopefully-one-of-a-series-by-gf-willmetts-article/  I could nominate several photographs but what comes to mind for me is a painting called ‘Stellar Radiance’ by the artist, David A Hardy, which I saw in an art shop situated in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh some 45 years […]

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The Ages Of The X-Men (No. 3) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The X-Men (No. 3) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

  Despite assurances in the introduction that the nineteen essays in ‘The Ages Of The X-Men’ would spread throughout its forty year history, the opening essays focus entirely on the same subject, that of the book’s initial creation. Although John Darowski draws parallels with the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants being a metaphor for communism, which […]

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UFOs Of The First World War by Nigel Watson (book review).

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
UFOs Of The First World War by Nigel Watson (book review).

For most of us, significant UFO sightings started around World War Two with pilots reporting something called ‘foo fighters’, unidentified lights tailing them in flight from time to time. However, as author Nigel Watson points out, we’ve been seeing odd things in the sky long before then although he focuses on, as the title ‘UFOs […]

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The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr (book review).

February 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr (book review).

Computerised driven machines are making us complacent is probably the strongest message from Nicholas Carr’s book ‘The Glass Cage’. It can do all our routine stuff that we can do as programmers translate into computer routines. Computers lack the ability to think for themselves and even reprogram themselves but this distinguishes them from organic people. […]

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Environments In Science Fiction: Essays On Alternative Spaces edited by Susan M. Bernardo (book review)

February 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Environments In Science Fiction: Essays On Alternative Spaces edited by Susan M. Bernardo   (book review)

With some books, I’m never quite sure what the subject matter is about until I start reading it. In this case, the ten essays that encase ‘Environments In Science Fiction: Essays On Alternative Spaces’ is supposed to fall under the category of ‘ecoscience fiction. That is ecology rather than environment. You can see the confusion. […]

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Editorial – Feb 2015: Choices by GF Willmetts.

February 1, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Editorial – Feb 2015: Choices by GF Willmetts.

Choices.  Hello everyone The world is full of choices. Not always how we choose to do things. Some we understand and others are often put upon us. Sometimes, there’s a developing trend and my senses heckle a little and so thought it would make a good discussion point for an editorial. As we’re top or […]

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My Favourite Picture by Andy Bollan (article).

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My Favourite Picture by Andy Bollan (article).

I love this picture. I first saw it on NASA’a APOD website http://apod.nasa.gov/apod  roughly 10 years ago. It looks like a candle on the altar of science or a giant arrow pointing onwards and upwards. Like Turner’s Fighting Temeraire, it shows the sun setting on a glorious technological period of time. This rocket is about […]

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Toho Studios To Reactivate And Reclaim Godzilla: an article by Beth Kelly (article).

February 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Toho Studios To Reactivate And Reclaim Godzilla: an article by Beth Kelly (article).

Films offer a voyeuristic glimpse into the human condition but for all the fear committed to film, life’s worst unpleasantries remain off-screen. As a visual medium, cinema deals with violence and killing rather than death itself. Godzilla represents the unknown made flesh. He is at once terrifying and stunning, the eternal power of nature and […]

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The Ages Of Wonder Woman (No. 2) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

January 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of Wonder Woman (No. 2) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

After ‘The Ages Of Superman’, you would think it strange to go onto Wonder Woman rather than the more obvious Batman, however, as the next two books in this series is going to focus on two Marvel’s X-Men and Avengers, I suspect the Dark Knight will get his opportunity soon enough. In the meantime, we […]

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Reviewers Needed

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Reviewers Needed

OK, you’re here because you enjoy Science Fiction and probably or maybe its grey sisters, fantasy and horror, and some or all the sub-genres. Hopefully, you’re also the one with a reading habit and pick up some of the books we review and want to become a reviewer. If you live in the UK, even […]

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