News for December 2008

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terry pratchett

Terry Pratchett is amongst entertainment figures to be knighted for his services to literature in the new years honours list. Sir Terry is quoted as saying:

"There are times when phrases such as 'totally astonished' just don't do the job."

And also went on to say:

"I am of course delighted and honoured...

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Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett Roddenberry has sadly passed away on the 18th december 2008 aged 76. she had just finished recording her voice for the new forthcoming Star Trek movie (due 2009) and is thought to have died in her sleep.

She will be forever remembered as the voice of Star Fleet computers in the Star Trek series (and movies), and...

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Beedle the Bard, the novel that was featured in the Harry Potter series and has been written by JK Rowling, has become the fastest selling book of 2008, selling an incredible two copies a second around the world. Since its launch just two weeks ago (4th December 2008) the novel has sold 2.6 million copies and has raised £4.2 million for the Children's High Level Group charity which has been founded by JK Rowling to help vunerable children in...

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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
- Earnest Hemmingway
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Waterstones

Waterstone's feels the Credit Crunch as like for like sales drop 3.1% in the 26 weeks up to the end of October. However since October they are reporting a marked decline in sales as the credit crunch bites and consumer confidence drops. This is reported by HMV who are the owners of the Waterstone's chain of book stores (who also previously...

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It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing away of Sci Fi's number one fan, Forrest J Ackerman, writer, actor, editor and Science Fiction Fan. Forrest died on the 4th December 2008 after battling a long illness, at the age of 92. He was an avid collector of science fiction material and coined the phrase "Sci Fi". Forrest was a key figure in Science fiction fandom and culture. He led a very full and rich career...

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Planet X, Nibiru

After looking at the 2012 trailer again, I decided to look into more detail the predictions that surround this story. The first information I came across was regarding something called Nibiru, which I must admit I have heard about. It turns out Nibiru is the name of the...

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