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  • Untamed: The Psychology Of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on September 19, 2018 at 9:59 am

    In her introduction to ‘Untamed: The Psychology Of Marvel’s Wolverine’, author Suzana E. Flores cites Roy Thomas, Len Wein and Herb Trimpe for creating Wolverine in 1974, although nary a word that this was only in the matter of design and nationality. Nary a mention of the fact that he was developed by Chris Claremont, […] Related posts: The Wolverine animated poster. The Wolverine gets postered. The Wolverine… big in Japan. […]

  • Captain Marvel (full trailer #1).
    by ColonelFrog on September 18, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Here’s the first full trailer for the 2019 Captain Marvel movie, where Carol Danvers becomes one of the galaxy’s most powerful superheroes after Earth is caught in the centre of a galactic shoot-out between two deadly alien species. But is Carol really human or just an alien brainwashed into thinking she is one of us? Related posts: Captain Marvel (first trailer). Captain America: The Winter Soldier… full trailer. Venom (Marvel movie trailer). […]

  • The Dragon’s Child by Janine Webb (book review).
    by Rebecca Thorne on September 18, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Based in a society where dragons can transform in to humans and currently control all the businesses as a result of which they are wealthy, Lady Feng accidentally kills a human child. Because of this, she feels she should replace it with one of her own children. However, Long Wei the dragon child grows up […] Related posts: A Natural History Of Dragons: A Memoir By Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (book review). The Art Of Drawing Dragons by Michael Dobrzychi (book review). The Dragons Of Heaven by Alyc Helms (book review) […]

  • Time’s Convert (All Souls Universe book 1) by Deborah Harkness (book review).
    by SarahBruch on September 18, 2018 at 9:59 am

    ‘Time’s Convert’ is book one in the ‘All Souls Universe’ series by Deborah Harkness, it follows on from the ‘All Souls Trilogy’ but focuses more on the side characters. This book focuses mostly on Marcus, his past and his present, going from when he was a small child in the American Revolution to his conversion […] Related posts: The Book Of Life (The All Souls Trilogy book 3) by Deborah Harkness (book review). Deborah Harkness – The Book Of Life Pre-Launch Party: an article by Sarah Bruch. Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review). […]

  • To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).
    by ColonelFrog on September 18, 2018 at 6:25 am

    SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle (Big Falcon Rocket), what SpaceX describes as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space.” The lucky chap is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – who will travel with six to […] Related posts: Everyone wants to be Elon Musk: with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship. Ah, grasshopper. SpaceX Falcon Heavy: it’s the freakiest show? […]

  • By The Pricking Of Her Thumb (A Real Town Murder) by Adam Roberts (book review).
    by Gareth D Jones on September 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Adam Roberts is a great player with words, constructing lyrical prose and playful dialogue without any care as to whether it falls strictly within the rules of English grammar or whether indeed the words could be found in a dictionary. Private detective Alma, her partner Marguerite and several of the other characters she encounters like […] Related posts: The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts (book review). Sibilant Fricative by Adam Roberts (book review). Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (book review). […]

  • Live like an eco-Hobbit.
    by ColonelFrog on September 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    An energy-efficient eco-Hobbit home has been built by Lord of the Rings fan Jim Castigan deep in the woods of New York. It’s now for sale, too, if you’re interesting in riding out the encroach of the dark forces of Mordor.  Related posts: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (soundtrack review). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey… UK DVD coming early April this year. Last Hobbit movie to be called . . . The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! […]

  • Han Solo Imperial Cadet (deleted scene).
    by ColonelFrog on September 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Here’s a deleted scene from the SOLO A Star Wars Story movie, which explains how Han was washed out of Imperial Flight School and into the ranks of cannon fodder in the infantry.  Related posts: Solo: A Star Wars Story (teaser trailer). The Han Solo Adventures (featuring Han Solo At Stars’ End, Han Solo’s Revenge and Han Solo And The Lost Legacy) by Brian Daley (book review). Solo: A Star Wars Story (3rd trailer). […]

  • Captive State (scifi movie trailer).
    by ColonelFrog on September 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Here’s a trailer for a new science fiction movie called Captive State, set in Chicago in the USA ten years after a successful alien invasion. From the looks of the trailer, it looks like the aliens are venerated in a near religious frenzy – so presumably they’ve put out with some high tech solutions to a […] Related posts: Tau (Netflix horror-scifi movie trailer). State Zero (short scifi movie). Annihilation (trailer for new Natalie Portman scifi movie). […]

  • The Tale Of The Tales: The Beatrix Potter Ballet by Rumer Godden (book review).
    by UncleGeoff on September 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I was watching a DVD of ‘The Tales Of Beatrix Potter’ recently, not having seen the film in a couple decades. I saw the film originally back in 1972 at the local fleapit with the ushers trying to dissuade me because other cinema-goers had been put off because it had no dialogue. Although I didn’t […] Related posts: The Art Of Beatrix Potter by Emily Zach (book review). Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Harry Potter: Magical Places From The Films by Jody Revenson (book review). […]