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Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett (book review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Terminator: Salvation: The Official Movie Companion by Tara Bennett	(book review).

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the film ‘Terminator: Salvation’ came out or nearly that long, since I bought ‘The Official Movie Companion’ that has been languishing in my to read pile. However, as it’s my intention to reduce said pile this year, it’s time for a read. This book has […]

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Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Prometheus (2012) (DVD review).

Finally settling down to watch Ridley Scott’s prequel to ‘Alien’, I ended up being rather ambivalent about it. He scores well on visuals but very poor on emotional content. Whether this is his fault or that of his scriptwriters or somewhere in between, I haven’t decided yet. Having the story set in 2093, which is […]

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Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

May 26, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Anthology Of European SF edited by Cristian Tamas and Roberto Mendes (e-mag review).

I’m quite a fan of translations, foreign-language SF and languages in general. My stories have been published in twenty European languages, nominated for awards in Estonian and Catalan and one of my short stories appears in another fifteen European languages on my website, so I was very pleased to be sent a review copy of […]

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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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Jago by Kim Newman (book review).

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jago by Kim Newman (book review).

Young lovers, Paul and Hazel, are living in the village of Alder for the summer. Paul’s not quite sure she’s the one and Hazel is absorbed in trying to be the best potter she can be, but the pieces she produces are disturbing. Down the road, the local farmer is trying to make his son […]

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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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Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee (book review).

May 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee (book review).

  ‘Conservation Of Shadows’ is a collection of short stories by Yoon Ha Lee. Like shadows, many of the stories are furtive in nature, requiring the reader to chase them from page to page. No two stories are alike. The point of view and tense often change, but there is a consistent theme of patterns […]

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Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love And Other Dire Delights by Vera Nazarian (book review).

May 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love And Other Dire Delights by Vera Nazarian (book review).

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the classics, along comes another monster mash-up which will make Janites run screaming for the hills. There’s no time for tea when there is a monster on the loose. Fanny Price is a modest young lady and the heroine of the piece, as in […]

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NASA Mars Rover 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity And Curiosity) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

May 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA Mars Rover 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity And Curiosity) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

Oddly, considering how close, relatively speaking, Mars is to Earth, the proportion of speculation as to what was there to actually going to have a look has, until recent times, has been massively against. For the long titled ‘NASA Mars Rover 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity And Curiosity) Owners’ Workshop Manual’, author David Baker briefly examines […]

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