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Black Static # 19 – Oct-Nov 2010 (magazine review).

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Black Static # 19 – Oct-Nov 2010 (magazine review).

When publishers make changes to the appearance of a product, there are two questions: Why and is it better? To be fair, the changes to ‘Black Static’s cover from #18 to #19 are largely cosmetic. The dark, mainly black trademark appearance is still there. The information that most casual buyers would want is still there. […]

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Black Static # 18 – August-September 2010 (mag review).

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Black Static # 18 – August-September 2010 	(mag review).

Very often a reviewer will talk about and disparage a formula. While this might be a true reason for attack when the subject is a novel, a film or a short story, it is quite the opposite in the case of a magazine. The reader who picks up and subsequently buys the item needs to […]

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The Whole Story Of Climate by E. Kirseten Peters (book review).

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The Whole Story Of Climate by E. Kirseten Peters (book review).

When I started E. Kirseten Peters’ book, ‘The Whole Story Of Climate’, I was expecting, based off the cover, something more akin to our current change climate change. Actually, this book goes back to the origins of geology and how what we know about the planet. This is important because if you’re going to understand […]

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Oblivion… third trailer.

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Oblivion… third trailer.

And here’s the 3rd trailer for the Tom Cruise headliner, Oblivion (with added Morgan Freeman). Still slightly tickled by the novel feeling of having an original science fiction movie heading our way rather than another comic-strip-into-film jobbie, or straight film reboot of one more 1980s scifi flick/TV series. Who knows, maybe it’ll start a trend. […]

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Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss (book review).

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Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: it’s just gone underground. The UNSC’s feared and secretive Office of […]

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Strange new structures in space discovered by NASA.

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Strange new structures in space discovered by NASA.

NASA’s Van Allen Probes mission has discovered a previously unknown third radiation belt around Earth, revealing the existence of unexpected structures and processes within these hazardous regions of space. Previous observations of Earth’s Van Allen belts have long documented two distinct regions of trapped radiation surrounding our planet. Particle detection instruments aboard the twin Van […]

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In the Flesh… keep calm and avoid the undead.

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In the Flesh… keep calm and avoid the undead.

The fad for zombie TV shows continues unabated with the BBC trying to get in on the act with their new BBC TV series, In the Flesh, where zombies are controlled and humanity survives, more or less. Here’s an amusing public warning advert from this horror-ific alt. universe where the undead roam unchecked. The new […]

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Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown (book review).

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Helix Wars (book 2) by Eric Brown	(book review).

‘Helix Wars’ is the sequel to British SF author Eric Brown’s most popular novel ‘Helix’, published in 2007. Does it live up to its predecessor? It is now two hundred years since the events recounted in ‘Helix’, when a colony ship brought four thousand humans five hundred light years across the galaxy from a dying […]

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The Sea Watch (Shadows Of The Apt book six) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Sea Watch (Shadows Of The Apt book six) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

Stenwold Maker guided Collegium through the first war with the Wasp Empire, forming alliances with unlikely people and winning an uneasy truce. Now his diplomatic and political skills are tested to new extremes as he encounters an entirely unknown group of kinden, who reside beneath the sea. With few friends around him, Stenwold must survive […]

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Resident Evil: Retribution (DVD review).

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Resident Evil: Retribution (DVD review).

Ninety-six minutes of action and I mean action. From the start where Alice, played by Milla Jovovich, is fighting for her life out at sea, right through to the cataclysmic ending, we’ve got action all the way through. Now into its fifth movie, ‘Resident Evil’ has still got plenty of mileage left, as this movie […]

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