Archive for October, 2009

  • The excellent Oktoberfest run by Sci-Fi London is in full swing at the moment.  And I’ll be taking part in a panel tonight at the Greenwich Observatory about the subject...

    On a Space of Waste

    The excellent Oktoberfest run by Sci-Fi London is in full swing at the moment.  And I’ll be taking part in a panel tonight at the Greenwich Observatory about the subject...

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  • I’ve been following a very interesting debate on the Guardian books blog …Damian G. Walter writes well and wittily about the state of SF, and how the ideas and (dare...

    What’s in a name?

    I’ve been following a very interesting debate on the Guardian books blog …Damian G. Walter writes well and wittily about the state of SF, and how the ideas and (dare...

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  • I’ve just finished Stieg Larsson’s marvellous crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.   It’s the third book in a trilogy, but with  typical incompetence, I bought the second book...

    The Man Who Wrote the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    I’ve just finished Stieg Larsson’s marvellous crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.   It’s the third book in a trilogy, but with  typical incompetence, I bought the second book...

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  • One of the best movies out at the moment – nay, one of the best movies I’ve seen for many a year! – is the new Pixar animation, Up.  It’s...

    On Up

    One of the best movies out at the moment – nay, one of the best movies I’ve seen for many a year! – is the new Pixar animation, Up.  It’s...

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  • Scientists have just discovered a massive ring around Saturn - which is 1.5 million miles thick. It’s made of tenuous dust and is invisible to the naked eye.  I saw...

    Ringworld?

    Scientists have just discovered a massive ring around Saturn - which is 1.5 million miles thick. It’s made of tenuous dust and is invisible to the naked eye.  I saw...

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