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  • The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on May 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Catching up on my backlog of artbooks, I have ‘The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques’ by John Grant and Ron Tiner. Although just over 20 years since release, the information it covers is still relevant and I’m surprised hasn’t been reprinted, although considering that on the long river bookshop there is a […] Related posts: Wonderworks: Science Fiction & Fantasy Art by Michael Whelan (book review). Judge Dredd: The Judge Child by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Brian Bolland, Mick McMahan and Ron Smith (graphic novel review). Mean Team by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Hilary Robinson, Massimo Belardinelli and Ron Smith (graphic novel review). […]

  • Science Fiction And Empire by Patricia Kerslake (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on May 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I have to admit to a raised eyebrow at Patricia Kerslake’s book, ‘Science Fiction And Empire’, when I saw its retail price. If you’re anything like me, even with old books, when I see extreme prices, especially for old books, I give a sigh, shrug and carry on with my life. As a reviewer and […] Related posts: The Religion of Science Fiction by Frederick A. Kreuziger (book review). The Science Of Fiction And The Fiction Of Science by Frank McConnell (book review). Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction: The Formative Period, 1926-1970 by Thomas D. Clareson (book review) […]

  • People Of The Sun by Jason Parent
    by AndyWhitaker on May 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

    ‘People Of The Sun’ by Jason Parent tells the story of four aliens from Symoria. They are part of a desperate mission to travel to another world to find food. Their world is dying with most of the available food consumed and their civilisation just an echo of what it once was. Sending a spaceship […] Related posts: Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. The Darwin Elevator (The Dire Earth Cycle book 1) by Jason M. Hough (book review). The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality And Our Biological Nature by L. Sun (book review). […]

  • Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review)
    by VincaRussell on May 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Dinnusos Rises is a new club in town, gathering place for the fringes of society. Artistic types flock there to enjoy the murals and enjoy the haunting melodies of the house band, Sunset Haze. The political group Taxus Baccata is gaining followers and many of the club’s patrons find themselves caught up in their growing […] Related posts: Dragon Hunters (Chronicles of the Exile book 2) by Marc Turner (book review). The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox (book review) The Godless: Children: Book 1 by Ben Peek (book review). […]

  • Lost Souls (Reviver trilogy book 2) by Seth Patrick (book review)
    by VincaRussell on May 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    In the last 12 months, the Afterlifers have discovered new funding and started making life difficult for revivers like Jonah to do their job: briefly waking the dead for a final goodbye or to help police catch their killers. Jonah is fed up with the hassle, still having nightmares about the Michael Andreas incident and […] Related posts: Reviver by Seth Patrick (book review). The Book Of Life (The All Souls Trilogy book 3) by Deborah Harkness (book review). Infinity Lost (Infinity Trilogy book 1) by S. Harrison (book review) […]

  • Illustrators # 18 (magazine review)
    by UncleGeoff on May 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    My usual page flick of the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ quickly revealed that it this isn’t a normal edition. If anything, it’s darn right cartoony. Hardly surprising when the opener is ‘Mad’ caricature artist Mort Drucker. Over the years, you’ve probably seen his art but not put a name to his drew them. Drucker was […] Related posts: Illustrators #11 (magazine review). Illustrators # 17 (magazine review). Illustrators # 13 (magazine review). […]

  • Back Issue # 96 June 2017 (magazine review)
    by UncleGeoff on May 26, 2017 at 10:03 am

    This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to the sixty issues of ‘Marvel Fanfare’. In his interview, Al ‘Editori-Al’ Milgrom explains how it came to be. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter at the time explained to Milgrom that they advertising money wasn’t going to production so a direct distribution comic was possible without adverts, so they went […] Related posts: Back Issue # 95 April 2017 (magazine review). Back Issue # 94 February 2017 (magazine review) Back Issue # 92 October 2016 (magazine review). […]

  • When gravity falls: with ‘orphan memory’.
    by ColonelFrog on May 25, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Monash University researchers have identified a new concept – ‘orphan memory’ – which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime is […] Related posts: Orphan Black Season 3: Clone Alone? Gravity Falls. Orphan Black (trailer for the last season). […]

  • Jupiter: planet of weird wonder.
    by ColonelFrog on May 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the […] Related posts: By Jupiter! Juno space probe arrives at the big’un. Jupiter on the waveband. NASA’s Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa . . . go for green! […]

  • NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 (All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on May 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    In many respects, I have always wondered why Haynes left a look at NASA’s Mercury Program until last of their space books. At least, I’m assuming it’s the last. Without these early space flights, none of the rest would have been possible. Back in the late 1950s and start of the 1960s, there were all […] Related posts: NASA Gemini: 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods and David M. Harland (book review). Soyuz Owners’ Workshop Manual: 1967 Onwards (All Models) by David Baker (book review). US Spy Satellites: 1959 Onwards (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review). […]