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Is the World about to End?

Is the World about to End?

??Is the World about to End?

There has been a story sweeping across America that claims that the recent BP Gulf disaster could have triggered a mass extinction event on a scale the world hasn't seen in 251 million years.

Around that time there was a mass extinction event, killing of 96% of all the life on the Earth, known as the Permian extinction event it is generally considered to be the greatest mass extinction in the history of the world, there are a few theories about the cause (no one's actually old enough to know for sure) and one of these is that there was a massive release of methane and other toxic gases release...

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written by Ant on Friday 27th August 2010
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Science fiction and fantasy has a new address!

We would like all our valuable readers to know that Science Fiction and Fantasy has now merged with the established and most excellent website sfbook. Don't worry though, the website is still owned and run by the same person but we now have a nice short web address and will eventually merge the excellent content created by the previous owner of sfbook.

Science Fiction and Fantasy's new domain name is http://sfbook.com.

You can still use the old name www.sciencefictionandfantasy.co.uk and this will automatically take you to the new address.

We hope that this merger will result in even more great reviews and news stories as content from sfbook gets added on a regular basis.

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written by Ant on Sunday 15th August 2010
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The Darker Side of Oz

Today is the 71st Anniversary of that magical tale The Wizard of Oz, and scott stanford has recently released his version of this classic tale.

The Darker Side of Oz is a deeper, more character driven and very dark interpretation of Baum's work and describes a more "realistic" vision through an epic journey.

Available now through all major booksellers, including Amazon, Waterstones, and Fastprint, with limited

signed editions and prints available through the novel's official website: www.darkersideofoz.com

Synopsis:

As Dorothy awakes in Oz there's no sunshine in ...

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written by Ant on Thursday 12th August 2010
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Free Scifi game online

Free Scifi game online

Those generous people over at channel 4 have created a free science fiction adventure game you can play online. Set in the year 2027, Britain is controlled by a Nanny State and curfews are in force throughout the country and civil liberties are ignored.

There are a number of different characters to play through and each one have their own story to tell. Playing like an intereact episode of a TV show, the production is excellent and it's really worth a look if you have a spare 5 minutes 2 hours.

You can play the game free online here.

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written by Ant on Monday 2nd August 2010