Archive for October, 2007

  • I recently did a Q & A for the Book Swede – great fun.  If you fancy reading it, then click here.

    Q & A

    I recently did a Q & A for the Book Swede – great fun.  If you fancy reading it, then click here.

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  • The Writers Guild is hosting a one-off event this week to celebrate the renaissance in home-grown science fiction and fantasy writing.  They’ve called it Imaginary Worlds, and it’s a forum...

    On Imaginary Worlds

    The Writers Guild is hosting a one-off event this week to celebrate the renaissance in home-grown science fiction and fantasy writing.  They’ve called it Imaginary Worlds, and it’s a forum...

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  • Tonight was the UK screening of the last episode ever of The Sopranos.  After the US screening, some viewers wrote in demanding their subscription to HBO back, so bitterly disappointed...

    On No More Bada Bing

    Tonight was the UK screening of the last episode ever of The Sopranos.  After the US screening, some viewers wrote in demanding their subscription to HBO back, so bitterly disappointed...

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  • I was once told it was possible to study Klingon as part of a language degree at a British university, though I can’t remember which particular institution was offering that...

    On Speaking Flame Beast

    I was once told it was possible to study Klingon as part of a language degree at a British university, though I can’t remember which particular institution was offering that...

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  • I’ve added a new link on the Blogroll to the right of these words…it gives you direct access to NASA TV, that little known TV station which offers live coverage...

    On NASA TV

    I’ve added a new link on the Blogroll to the right of these words…it gives you direct access to NASA TV, that little known TV station which offers live coverage...

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  • Did you read this fascinating piece by Neil Gaiman in the Guardian, on the art of fairy tales?  It’s a witty and very informative piece, which serves as the perfect intro...

    On Fairy Tales

    Did you read this fascinating piece by Neil Gaiman in the Guardian, on the art of fairy tales?  It’s a witty and very informative piece, which serves as the perfect intro...

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  • Commander Peggy Whitson is now aboard the International Space Station – we can see her in the photo above in one of her most glamorous and fetching space ensembles looking, um, like...

    Peggy in Orbit

    Commander Peggy Whitson is now aboard the International Space Station – we can see her in the photo above in one of her most glamorous and fetching space ensembles looking, um, like...

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  • I spent last weekend in Hebden Bridge, a startlingly beautiful town in Yorkshire with mill chimneys and clock towers and horribly, horribly steep hills.  I was teaching on a workshop...

    On Hebden Bridge

    I spent last weekend in Hebden Bridge, a startlingly beautiful town in Yorkshire with mill chimneys and clock towers and horribly, horribly steep hills.  I was teaching on a workshop...

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