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Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Desirina Boskovitch (book review).

I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore. You would need unlimited time, insomnia and an open-ended chequebook, not to mention a good memory. ‘Lost Transmissions: The Secret History Of Science Fiction And Fantasy’ really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might […]

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Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Parallel Worlds, issue #1 (e-mag review).

‘Parallel Worlds’ is a new, free webzine launched this month. The headline article is an interview with Isaac Childres, creator of ‘Gloomhaven’ and most of the pages are devoted to Games and Gaming, a subject I know absolutely nothing about. However, it contains other stuff, too, concerning which I am quite prepared to bore you […]

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How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

‘How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle?’ is but one of the many questions asked and answered in this book by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard. Divided into 7 sections with the 8th having the answers. Along the way, you will find the science behind a variety of phenomena and some general things […]

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The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lake Boy by Adam Roberts (book review).

‘The Lake Boy’ is a novella by Adam Roberts told in the form of a diary or journal. Once upon a time, people used these to record the events of their everyday life in this way, like a blog or Facebook profile except they kept it to themselves instead of boring the entire world with […]

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They Drew As They Pleased Volume 5: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Early Renaissance: The 1970s and 1980s by Didier Ghez (book review).

September 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased Volume 5: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Early Renaissance: The 1970s and 1980s by Didier Ghez (book review).

For the fifth volume of ‘They Drew As They Pleased’, Didier Ghez only covers two designers at Disney and, as he points out in the introduction, this late period in Disney history hasn’t really been covered before. With the old guard retiring and Walt Disney himself dead in 1966, they needed some decent all-rounders to […]

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Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark by Lucia Peters (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark by Lucia Peters (book review).

Just in case you thought the title of Lucia Peters’ book, ‘Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark’, was an invitation for derring-do, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘A Guide To Summoning Spirits, Divining The Future And Invoking The Supernatural’. Although described as a ‘party book’, the real meaning of that is the number of […]

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Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

There was quite a bit of a press release accompanying the link to the ebook version of this debut book by David Koepp. Apparently, he was the screenwriter for ‘Jurassic Park’. I think he will be remembered more for his involvement with ‘Jurassic Park’ than the author of ‘Cold Storage’. The release said it would […]

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

As the title should indicate, ‘Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA’, we are seeing photos from their archives. This covers everything from the Hubble Telescope to the International Space Station to the launches of the space shuttles. From these you see phenomenon from Earth overhead to the various nebulas and […]

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Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years book 2) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Son Of A Witch’ is book two in ‘The Wicked Years’ series by Gregory Maguire. This is one of many books by Maguire based on famous myths, legends or other stories where he takes a different look at the original. In this book, we’re following Liir, who may or may not be the son of […]

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Spaceside (Planetside book 2) by Michael Mammay (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Spaceside (Planetside book 2) by Michael Mammay (book review).

Michael Mammay’s debut novel ‘Planetside’ was highly addictive and very impressive. It introduced us to Colonel Carl Butler, who was sent to investigate the disappearance of a counsellor’s son on far Cappa Three. The fallout of that mission forms the background to ‘Spaceside’, in which Butler is back home on Talca 4, in a corporate […]

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