Archive for November, 2009

  • Some fabulous insights from Robert Jackson Bennett on how to write.

    How to write

    Some fabulous insights from Robert Jackson Bennett on how to write.

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  • I’ve just been mulling about science and myth…for more, read here.

    Faster than the speed of light

    I’ve just been mulling about science and myth…for more, read here.

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  • I just got tweeted this link for the most jaw-dropping photos I’ve seen in many a year.

    Jaw Dropping Photos

    I just got tweeted this link for the most jaw-dropping photos I’ve seen in many a year.

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  • You may have seen this already…Edgar Wright’s tremendous tribute to the late, great Edward Woodward. He was wonderful in The Wicker Man, and many other things, but for me he...

    Callan RIP

    You may have seen this already…Edgar Wright’s tremendous tribute to the late, great Edward Woodward. He was wonderful in The Wicker Man, and many other things, but for me he...

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  • I saw some highly entertaining cheesy SF novel covers over at i09….Of course, these things are always a matter of taste. There’s no doubt that this is utterly vile, while...

    On the Art of Covers

    I saw some highly entertaining cheesy SF novel covers over at i09….Of course, these things are always a matter of taste. There’s no doubt that this is utterly vile, while...

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  • I’ve finally succumbed and joined Twitter. (My username is Phil2Palmer.)  Like all evil vices, it’s addictive. I now know what Jack Yan is doing, I’ve heard Robert Grant’s view on...

    On Twitter

    I’ve finally succumbed and joined Twitter. (My username is Phil2Palmer.)  Like all evil vices, it’s addictive. I now know what Jack Yan is doing, I’ve heard Robert Grant’s view on...

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  • Roland Emmerich has just announced his new movie project – a disaster movie in which THE ENTIRE DAMNED SOLAR SYSTEM falls to pieces, spectacularly, and only a handful of A...

    On 2012

    Roland Emmerich has just announced his new movie project – a disaster movie in which THE ENTIRE DAMNED SOLAR SYSTEM falls to pieces, spectacularly, and only a handful of A...

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  • I just had a very nice email from a ‘space artist’ called Brian Smallwood, who has just read and loved Red Claw. Check out these amazing images on his website,...

    On Space Art

    I just had a very nice email from a ‘space artist’ called Brian Smallwood, who has just read and loved Red Claw. Check out these amazing images on his website,...

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  • I had a delightful morning in Forbidden Planet earlier this week, signing copies of Red Claw.  (They’ve sold quite a few, but there are still plenty left!) This shop really...

    Forbidden Planet

    I had a delightful morning in Forbidden Planet earlier this week, signing copies of Red Claw.  (They’ve sold quite a few, but there are still plenty left!) This shop really...

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  • Here’s a lovely short film, sent to me by one of my screenwriting students, which shows the perils of, er, living on a rectangle in the middle of space.

    On Balance

    Here’s a lovely short film, sent to me by one of my screenwriting students, which shows the perils of, er, living on a rectangle in the middle of space.

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  • I love evil;  I embrace evil. And, on a daily basis, I earn a living out of evil. However I am not, despite what you might suppose from the sinister photograph...

    A Touch of Evil

    I love evil;  I embrace evil. And, on a daily basis, I earn a living out of evil. However I am not, despite what you might suppose from the sinister photograph...

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  • In the last blog I wrote, as promised a little while ago, I offered a detailed mathematical explanation of the principles of faster than light space travel, and added an...

    Faster than the Speed of Light

    In the last blog I wrote, as promised a little while ago, I offered a detailed mathematical explanation of the principles of faster than light space travel, and added an...

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  • I recently discovered the meaning of life. And you think I’m going to tell you? Well okay I will.  This is the edited version of course.  I have thousands of...

    The Meaning of Life

    I recently discovered the meaning of life. And you think I’m going to tell you? Well okay I will.  This is the edited version of course.  I have thousands of...

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  • I’ve been meaning to write a blog about the A Space of Waste? debate I attended at Greenwich Observatory, as part of the Sci-Fi London event.  It was a terrific...

    No Waste of Time

    I’ve been meaning to write a blog about the A Space of Waste? debate I attended at Greenwich Observatory, as part of the Sci-Fi London event.  It was a terrific...

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