. . . . or just a bloody good read?
I read an article by Sady Doyle some time back that slammed GOT for being misogynist. I thought it was totally off the planet and missed the point of many of the issues it complained about. I thought in most cases Marten was setting up . . . → Read More: Game of Thrones – misogynist, feminist . . .
Okay so let’s say boffins have invented devices capable of relatively cheap and safe teleportation of humans. There are two types of teleportation devices (fixed and multi-destination point) but so far only the fixed point devices have been released to the public. On a side note, the cost and potential danger involved the effective functioning . . . → Read More: Where would you go?
Characteristic of strong fantasy or science fiction is the detail that goes in to creating the world (or galaxy) in which it is set. Some fantasy creatures are iconic having been recreated many times.
When you think of a Dwarf, do you think of Tolkien’s brave and fierce adventurers? Do you think of Terry Pratchett’s . . . → Read More: Are you an Elf or a Dwarf?
Cosplay , short for ‘costume play’, is where a bunch of individuals of assorted nerdyness dress up as assorted movie, comic book, computer game, or sci-fi characters.
Those of you that have ventured out to comic or sci-fi conventions will know that one of the most interesting features is the often elaborate costumes people dress . . . → Read More: Who likes dress ups?
As most of you are no doubt aware, I’m an avid (if time-restricted) reader. These days, I source my books from three main sources:
1. Direct from publishers – I request a book to review and there’s a reasonable chance a copy will show up a little while later.
2. From bookstores going out of . . . → Read More: FoF – Feasting on Fiction
Phew! After a full week of wedding-related shenanigans I thought it was high time to bring us right back to reality with some hard core science fiction-cum-fact.
This week NASA launched the final mission of it’s long-standing space shuttle fleet. The thirty year program was the mainstay of the US space program and with the . . . → Read More: Back Down to Earth
. . . . .water?
The first day:
‘I need really strong magnets. But cheap.’ he said.
‘I can do one or the other’ I replied.
‘ I could tell you why, but I’d have to kill you’ he said- attempting, but failing, to achieve an air of mystery.
‘Don’t tell me, I prefer . . . → Read More: Memories are made of . . . . .
Following my recent post on Getting Left Behind in the technology race, I’ve been thinking a lot about innovations and where they get us.
Ok I admit it, although I may not know the finer points of backing stuff up, I do get a monthly delivery of Popular Science, and I love reading about some . . . → Read More: Keeping up and forging onward
“If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.” ~~ Gurney Halleck in “Dune” by Frank Herbet
Tweet . . . → Read More: FOF – If wishes were fishes….
Morning Splatterazzi and welcome to Thursday. Yes, that day of the week when you can see Friday on the horizon but the weekend still seems, at times, such a long way away. Energy levels and concentration can start to wane and your mind may not be fully on the job. So if you have daydream . . . → Read More: Let’s Talk About …. Well No, Let’s Not Actually