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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

Back in the 1950s, it was largely believed that the British would lead the space race, which care of ‘The Eagle’ comic and the talents of Frank Hampson and his team brought out into the fictional world of ‘Dan Dare’ set some forty-five years into the future, As writer Rod Barzilay points out in his […]

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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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Lunar Rover: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley, David Woods & Philip Dolling (book review).

February 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Lunar Rover: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley, David Woods & Philip Dolling (book review).

The ‘Lunar Rover: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer) Owners’ Workshop Manual’ has a fascinating history. The vehicle, not the book, that is. Authors Christopher Riley, David Woods and Philip Dolling even point out the Rover’s Science Fiction roots and even early ideas appearing in ‘Lost In Space’ and ‘Thunderball’. A lot of the […]

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Apollo 11: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

January 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Apollo 11: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

Now in its sixth reprint, the breath-holding titled ‘Apollo 11: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners’ Workshop Manual’ by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling should be on the list to own by anyone interested in the Moon landings, more so now that the first man on the Moon, Neal Armstrong, died in 2012. […]

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Steve Davies and Paul Crickmore (book review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Steve Davies and Paul Crickmore (book review).

If there’s one aircraft that has always been a favourite amongst SF fans, it is the SR-71 Blackbird. A larger version modified to carry passengers became the vehicle of choice for the New X-Men when artist Dave Cockrum who liked the stealth plane on his first tenure on the revised comicbook in 1976 which carried […]

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International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review).

You might have thought until now that I was only going to be reviewing Haynes fantasy output, but knowing what some of the books were coming up, I didn’t hesitate in adding the rather long titled ‘International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages)’ to the list. As you can see from the cover, there’s a sub-title […]

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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2 by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2 by Derek Smith and Graham Bleathman

After reading the first book, you would think there wouldn’t have been enough material left for a second. However, ‘Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual 2’ covers ‘Wallace And Gromit’s World Of Invention’, ‘A Matter Of Loaf And Death’ and ‘The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit’ and fills the gap showing nineteen devices (patent pending) that […]

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