News for October 2009


Doctor Who, Water of Mars News

Doctor Who

Throughout the day there has been a series of news leaked about both the Doctor Who specials, the news series featuring the Eleventh Doctor, and finally confirmation of the Water of Mars airing date.

The Water of Mars will be shown on Sunday the 15th November at 1900hrs, on BBC One. Still on the subject of the Water of Mars special, there is news about the plot.

the Doctor lands on the red planet on November 21st in the year 2059. There he finds the first human colony, headed up by Captain Adelaide Brooke ( played by Lindsay Duncan) who the Doctor refers to as "The woman with starlight in her soul".

There are also signs of slightly odd behaviour from the good D...

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written by Ant on Friday 30th October 2009

The Gathering Storm is unleashed

The Gathering Storm

The long awaited next installment in the Late Robert Jordans epic series, "The Wheel of Time" is finally released today. Brandon Sanderson is the author who has been tasked with creating the final 3 novels in the series from Robert Jordan's unfinished manuscripts.

The Wheel of Time is one of the truly great fantasy epics, massively popular and spanning 12 volumes so far (including The Gathering Storm). The series draws on elements of classic mythology including the Buddhism concept of balance and regeneration, along with elements of Hinduism and Daoism. Featuring a very developed magical system and incredibly detailed, rich fantasy world.

Brandon Sanderson ...

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written by Ant on Tuesday 27th October 2009

Amazon Kindle available outside the US

Amazon's e-reader, the Kindle is going to be available outside the USA for the very first time, including in the UK and it has emerged that the reasons for the long delay in the UK (the kindle has been available in the US since november 2007) has been in making an agreement with a mobile network provider.

What's even more surprising is that it has chosen AT&T to provide the wireless capabilities via the 3G network but that there is currently nothing setup, just days before launch. Amazon may have a tough time dealing with the PR fallout this is bound to cause.

The European version of the kindle is every bit the same as it's US counterpart except for the difference in wi...

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written by Ant on Thursday 8th October 2009

Gamesfest 2009

Gamestfest 2009

Gamesfest is one of the biggest game conventions in the UK, and this years looks set to be an outstanding event.

Scheduled at the Watford Colosseum on the 24th October 2009, Gamesfest is a fairly informal event and aims to feature the best in RPG's, Board Games, CCG's, War Games, Comics, Books, Film & Video gaming.

There is a very impressive line-up including the authors Gav Thorpe, Dan Abnett, Paul McKenzie, Conrad Williams and Robyn Young. The Black Library will be showing off everything novel related in the world of Warhammer 40k, you can meet the authors and take part in 2 panels, the first is a chance to lea...

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written by Ant on Friday 2nd October 2009