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Watching television in the 70s and 80s was less about choice and more about just watching what was on. You only had four channels and not much catered for children, we would watch anything. Re-runs of The Land of the Giants or Star Trek became the bread and butter of...

Article by Sam Tyler on 22nd September 2021
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Dare to Know by  by James Kennedy
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If you could find out your exact time of death down to the last second, would you take up the option? For some it could be liberating, they will pack their lives until the last moment. For others, their death will become even more of a...

Article by Sam Tyler on 16th September 2021
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The Offset by  by Calder Szewczak
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There is one solution that would benefit our climate massively, but it is a bitter pill to swallow. Less humans. We are the cause of pretty much all the issues that the Earth is currently having and when we are gone, it will happily float around the solar system without us. A...

Article by Sam Tyler on 14th September 2021
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The only people I know who still believe in hell are the ones who had the proper kind of upbringing.
- Mark Twain
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I do enjoy a good gothic novel. A tale about a once impressive house that has fallen into ruin, its location remote, its inhabitants an enigma. The tales are often full of thrills, romance and even a little horror. But what do you do about a gothic house full of horrific creatures? A story that...

Article by Sam Tyler on 9th September 2021
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Dune by  by Frank Herbert
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Throughout history many have searched for ways to live longer, from healthy eating and exercise to eliminating illness and seeking an elixir of life. I think it’s fair to say it’s a common goal to extend our lifespan.

What would you say if I told you there was a substance...

Article by Ant on 8th September 2021
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It was not until I browsed my sister’s bookshelves that I realised that vampire fiction is its own genre. She is a prolific reader and seems to exclusively read vampire books. I asked her to lend me some and I realised why you can read so many ‘similar’...

Article by Sam Tyler on 7th September 2021
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Horror Library is a successful series of horror anthologies which thanks to Dark Moon Books is now finally available in Kindle format.

The latest book in the series is a  huge volume assembling twenty-seven tales selected by the new editor Eric J Guignard, who also introduces the...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 6th September 2021
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Twenty Five to Life by  by R. W. W. Greene
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Dystopian fiction has been becoming increasingly popular in recent years, probably because many of us can see the tell-tale signs of it coming along the tracks in real life. This is a depressing thought, but one worth exploring. How will humans continue to survive on a planet they are...

Article by Sam Tyler on 3rd September 2021
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Inhibitor Phase by  by Alastair Reynolds
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When I talk to readers who do not like Science Fiction, I have found they say their minds just cannot get around the fantastical nature of the ideas contained within. They cannot understand sentient spaceships or aliens that think...

Article by Sam Tyler on 31st August 2021
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Urban Fantasy is its own distinct genre from Fantasy as it takes the essence of swords, orcs and elves and brings them into an urban setting. Having read a lot of this sub-genre, it has increasingly become a victim of its own tropes. A lot of Urban Fantasy feels the...

Article by Sam Tyler on 26th August 2021
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I love to read as books transport me to places and worlds that I have never been and can never go. In most cases these are fantasy or science fiction worlds, but there are a lot of places in our own history that seem just as exciting and different. 1970s Mexico is nothing like the country I...

Article by Sam Tyler on 17th August 2021
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Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
- Albert Einstein
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Sea of Dreams by  by Liu Cixin
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I may be biased, but I think that science fiction is the greatest of genres because you can explore so many avenues. I have read many a future dystopian that have explored human’s obsession with science or lack of care with climate change. What I have never read is a science...

Article by Sam Tyler on 16th August 2021
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A Perfect Harvest by  by Bill Fitzhugh
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If you don’t laugh, you will cry. One way that people cope with bleakness is to try and find the funny things in life. Recent lockdowns would have been a lot harder for me without my family to keep me smiling. Diagnoses of terminal illness is no laughing matter, but you...

Article by Sam Tyler on 13th August 2021
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The sea represents a considerable portion of our planet and is involved in many human activities such as commercial trading, fishing, traveling, sport etc. It also played an important role in wartime when battles took place over and under its surface. But the sea and what lies at the bottom of...

Article by Mario Guslandi on 7th August 2021
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