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Editorial – June 2018: Make a wish.

June 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2018: Make a wish.

Hello everyone I don’t usually use my own material for the basis of an editorial but some of the dilemmas from my latest story, ‘The Aladdin Box’, did make me think it would be worth considering here. What if you came across Aladdin’s lamp and you had two wishes, you’ll have to read to see […]

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

May 24, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be a title containing ‘religion’ that […]

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The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

May 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Religion Of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review).

Two things that surprised me most about Frederick A. Kreuziger’s book, ‘The Religion Of Science Fiction’. Although printed in 1986, you can still get first hand copies of the book. Either it hasn’t sold well or it’s had a bigger print run than anticipated. Of course, it might just be the title that causes potential […]

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Editorial – Mar 2018: Writing is all about confidence.

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Mar 2018:  Writing is all about confidence.

Writing is all about confidence. What you don’t have, you learn. What you can’t know, you research. When all else fails, you lie. And hope no one notices you’re conning them. writing mantra   Hello everyone Occasionally, I do wonder just how rare a breed writers are, more so after my thoughts that most artists […]

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Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin (book review).

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin (book review).

Ursula K. LeGuin died on 22 January 2018, narrowly missing the release of her last book, ‘Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction Of Ursula K. LeGuin’. This is 50 articles that she wrote between 1972-2004. Looking through her booklist that Gollanz provided at the opening of the book, I’ve only ever read four of […]

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Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on 03 March 2018

February 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on 03 March 2018

Michael Wiese Productions cordially invited to attend the Annual MWP Pro-Oscar Bash on March 3rd, 2018 This is a Facebook Live Stream event from 1000am to 1130AM PST    This event is Completely FREE but we highly recommend that you register so you can get reminders about this EVENT and FUTURE EVENTS for MWP in […]

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Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Everything Sucks! (new Netflix comedy: think Stranger Things without monsters).

Here’s the first trailer for another new series from Netflix, this one – Everything Sucks! – following the rites of passage of some AV Club geeks as they navigate retro 1990s High School in the USA. So, basically Stranger Things sans the dimensional Cthulhu-lite monsters, then? Looks good, though. We’ll fire up the 16k modem […]

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Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […]

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