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The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Nick Cardy by John Coates (book review).

Nicholas Viscardi aka Nick Cardy (1920-2013) was a comicbook artist that I rarely came across when young. I think the transition from DC Comics to Marvel, so many titles, not enough pocket money and the absence of credits in the former never joined the dots as to who he was. In recent years, I have […]

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War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (book review).

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (book review).

From the opening chapters of Tochi Onyebuchi’s novel, ‘War Girls’, you wouldn’t think there was a civil war going on between the Nigerians and Biafrans in 2172. In fact, you learn more about the war situation from the cover slip about the climate change and nuclear wars that made a large part of the planet […]

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Chaos Practice: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Chaos Practice: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

Flanolla Scobie didn’t even bother to look as she crossed the road. She also ignored the chaos of the various horse-driven traffic behind her as they shunted to a halt. She was focused on one individual. She had only listened in to the telepathic traffic discussing which famous person she had to pursue. The chat […]

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The SHADO Imperative: an article by: GF Willmetts.

November 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The SHADO Imperative: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Why was SHADO based in Great Britain rather than bigger continents like America, Russia or Asia, all of whom contributed to its funding and certainly would have some say in its location? Certainly the launch windows would have been a lot harder than being at the equator. Having the Lunar Modules taking off and landing […]

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Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

November 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Journey Through Utopia by Marie Louise Berneri (book review).

Until this book, ‘Journey Through Utopia, I had never heard of Marie Louise Berneri (1919-1949). She died at 30 from a blood infection after giving birth to a still-born child. She was also an anarchist activist and reporter, although back in early part of the 20th century it wasn’t seen quite as oddly as we […]

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Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of The Real by Manuel Garcia Iglesias (graphic novel review).

Graphic novels are branching out to tell true stories, including biographies. ‘Albert Einstein: The Poetry Of Real’ is the life story of the most famous scientist of our time. The book uses the device of a framing story that has Einstein telling a student about his life. The first panel is captioned ‘Ulm, German Empire, […]

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Daemos Rising by David J. Howe (book review).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daemos Rising by David J. Howe (book review).

In the world of ‘Doctor Who’, the story of ‘The Daemons’ in the 1970s must have ticked every box for anti-filth campaigner Mary Whitehouse on what to not show children. It’s almost on par with ‘The Wicker Man’ and shown on a Saturday tea time. ‘Daemos Rising’ is a sequel to the story which was […]

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Doctor Sleep (film review by Mark Kermode).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Sleep (film review by Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, reviews Doctor Sleep – the horror movie sequel to The Shining, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film, set several decades after the events of The Shining, mixes elements of the novel and the Stanley Kubrick flick.

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The Aeronauts (film review by Mark Kermode and Felicity Jones interview).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Aeronauts (film review by Mark Kermode and Felicity Jones interview).

Here’s the review of the film, The Aeronauts, by our man-of-many-movies, Mark Kermode, as well as an interview with Felicity Jones. This flick looks kind of steampunky, even though it’s a historical adventure – stick on a pair of brass goggles and it could have leapt straight out of the pages of one of Stephen […]

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The Witcher (Netflix fantasy series: 2nd trailer).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Witcher (Netflix fantasy series: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for the Netflix TV series, The Witcher, based on the fantasy books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. Hitting Netflix on December 20th 2019 … the trailer puts me in mind of Game of Thrones, which isn’t accidental; there’re lots of series coming up aiming to steal the spiky GoT […]

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