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Ad Astra 2013 – video con report.

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ad Astra 2013 – video con report.

I’ll be doing a con report of my time as Guest of Honour at the 2013 Ad Astra convention – Canada’s main SFF con of a literary bent. As befitting an author, it’ll be mostly words (with a few photos thrown in). Meanwhile, here’s the Canadian Nerd’s video blog from the con.

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The Heretic (General) by Tony Daniel and David Drake (book review).

April 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Heretic (General) by Tony Daniel and David Drake (book review).

Shortly after the death of his mother, six year-old Abel Dashian wanders into a locked storage shed. He has a fair idea what he’ll find in there: nishterlaub. Forbidden articles of old and broken technology packed away behind lock and key. Abel is a precocious young lad; he turns the key, ducks into the room […]

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Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

April 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

Right, I’ll hold my hands up and admit it. I’ve never read Jack Vance before this collection. If that admission hasn’t made you turn off your computer or mobile device in disgusted fury, please bear with me as I’m a convert. In ‘Dream Castles’. this second volume of works originally published between 1947 and 1968, […]

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Pacific Rim… Crimson Typhoon.

April 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim… Crimson Typhoon.

Guillermo del Toro gives us some more big bot action with his scifi movie Pacific Rim, in the form of China’s defender… Crimson Typhoon.

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Pacific Rim… Gipsy Danger.

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim… Gipsy Danger.

Here’s the USA’s entry in the big mech league for sci-fi flick Pacific Rim, called Gipsy Danger.

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Under The Dome… you’re all domed!

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Under The Dome… you’re all domed!

The CBS horror TV series The Dome (based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name) now has a trailer out for it. We’re all domed!

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Editorial – April 2013

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2013

Believing the outsider. Hello everyone Have you ever noticed that the most successful genre heroes aren’t human? They might be humanoid and have either similar values to us or ones we would aspire to. From this we have the likes of Superman, Spock and the Doctor. All three are recognisable throughout the world but alien. […]

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Things To Know If You Were Captain Of The USS Discovery X-Ray Delta-19 (article).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Things To Know If You Were Captain Of The USS Discovery X-Ray Delta-19 (article).

Things To Know If You Were Captain Of The USS Discovery X-Ray Delta-19 your flight director: GF Willmetts With eighteen months in-flight, don’t forget that the food paste containers are extremely hot when you take them out of the microwave. Ensure that the Zero Gravity Toilet instructions are adhered to and that the latrine instructions […]

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2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey by Jean-Marc Deschamps (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey by Jean-Marc Deschamps (book review).

Confession time, I pulled ‘2010: A Scrapbook Odyssey’ by Jean-Marc Deschamps about eighteen months ago after a little time tracking a copy at a decent price. Considering this is basically a photo-book, you wouldn’t think it would be difficult to fit into my reading schedule but such is the woes of reviewing. However, as I’m […]

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Meal Time a matter of taste short story by: GF Willmetts (very short story).

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Meal Time a matter of taste short story by: GF Willmetts  (very short story).

Meal Time a matter of taste short story by: GF Willmetts I like to know what I eat, especially after all the meat scandals over the years. I was lucky enough to avoid most of it. Even avoided the epidemic that made Mad Cow Disease look tame by comparison. Finding that I’m next on the […]

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