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War, Politics And Superheroes by Marc DiPaolo (book review).

May 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
War, Politics And Superheroes by Marc DiPaolo (book review).

The problem with any book focusing on comicbooks is that either the authors are going to be long term comicbook readers or going to have to cherrypick as they get up to speed on the topic they want to discuss. With nearly eighty years of super-heroes now and impossible to have read everything, the difference […]

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The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Reboot by Heather Urbanski (book review).

‘The Science Fiction Reboot’ by Heather Urbanski has nothing to do with footware but a look at the number of films and TV series that have had a make-over to seek a new audience and supposedly, to my mind, revitalise the original ideas. It doesn’t actually say that this is a good idea nor the […]

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The Outsider Test For Faith by John W. Loftus (book review).

May 25, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
The Outsider Test For Faith by John W. Loftus (book review).

It’s rather interesting that publisher Prometheus Books has released a lot of books questioning religion and faith in the past year. Logistically, I can hardly pick one out of several and forgo the rest. We at SFCrowsnest believe in equality after all and there are far too few places that question religion. In many respects, […]

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The Philosophy Of Joss Whedon edited by Dean A. Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider (book review).

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Philosophy Of Joss Whedon edited by Dean A. Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider (book review).

This volume of ‘The Philosophy Of Joss Whedon’ could easily be called ‘The Joy Of Joss – surely there is already a book with that title? This is one of a regular series, collectively called ‘The Philosophy Of Popular Culture’ and is aimed at the market of deep thought. Split into sections, it takes several […]

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How Much Do You Trust? an examination of gullibility by: GF Willmetts.

May 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
How Much Do You Trust?  an examination of gullibility by: GF Willmetts.

I don’t know how international this is but considering that the two voices I’ve heard on the phone have been Asian and oriental, then it has to extend beyond one country. The pattern is generally of someone phoning you up, knowing your name, saying they belong to ‘Windows’ and that you haven’t received proper updates […]

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The Big Disconnect: The Story Of Technology And Loneliness by Giles Slade (book review).

May 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Big Disconnect: The Story Of Technology And Loneliness by Giles Slade (book review).

Giles Slade’s book, ‘The Big Disconnect: The Story Of Technology And Loneliness’, is primarily to make the assertion that our dependency on computer technology is turning people into loners. Those of you who belong to Facebook and other contact media might contest this but think how often do you meet your close circle of friends […]

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Enterprise versus Death Star. Who wins?

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Enterprise versus Death Star. Who wins?

A surreal video shot in present day San Fran when the Enterprise from Star Trek turns up and dukes it out with the imperial forces of the Empire above the city! At least it answers the long-standing question about who would win a Star Trek Enterprise versus Death Star duel.

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Notre-Dame De Paris (1999) (a filmed stage play, reviewed by Mark R. Leeper).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Notre-Dame De Paris (1999) (a filmed stage play, reviewed by Mark R. Leeper).

Possibly attempting to mimic the success of the play ‘Les Miserables’, Richard Cocciante and Luc Plamondon adapted the other famous Victor Hugo novel ‘Notre-Dame De Paris’ (a.k.a. ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’) as a musical stage play. Gilles Amado filmed the stageplay and the result is a confusing hodgepodge of anachronism, revision of plot and […]

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Gwynne’s Grammar by N.M. Gwynne (book review).

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gwynne’s Grammar by N.M. Gwynne (book review).

Spotting author N.M. Gwynne on BBC1’s ‘Breakfast Show’ in early May promoting his book ‘Gwynne’s Grammar’, I quickly but in a request to the nice lady publicist at Ebury Press and was reading it within a couple days. Unlike the other grammar book I read a couple months back, this one is more like a […]

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Editorial – May 2013 (editorial).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – May 2013 (editorial).

It’s all in the detail. Hello everyone Something we all get accused of is nit-picking on details in stories, whether on film, television or in books. As genre fans, we’re notorious for it. I think compared to the ‘average’ viewer or reader, it’s more a case of we’re paying attention and thinking rather than glibly […]

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