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Book Review: Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

Fantasy novels can leave you hating life, why can't you ride a white horse along with some imaginary (New Zealand) plain, heading to battle evil orks?  After we've read them the novels offer many useful functions. They can hold doors... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Time and Time Again by Ben Elton

Time paradoxes when woven into fiction make for marvellous reading, a testament to the author's skill at getting around tricky prose will come down to their planning. Ben Elton's latest novel Time and Time Again, cracks this head on. It's... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

It's never been understood why the fantasy genre and heavy metal make such an excellent pairing. Rock music isn't the soundtrack to cinema adaptations of epics such as Lord of the Rings or video game titles such as World of Warcraft. Yet... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The Tourist by Robert Dickinson

One of the many reasons why Doctor Who is the longest-running television series' in the history of television, is simply down to the genre of science fiction. The show verges on the brink of a steampunk edge as you're whisked... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Insurgence by Ken Macleod

A trait of the late Iain M. Banks that had many readers gravitate toward his work was the balance of elements in a Sci-Fi novel. Many of the genres novelists fail when they allow the intelligence of the world they've... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The Difference Engine by William Gibson & Bruce Sterling

When characters jump off a page it excites us out of those early to bed reading ritual, finding ourselves glancing at a clock face that reads 1:30 am. They get condensed into proton particles, zapped directly into our minds, producing... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Many say they've defeated the overly detailed and praised American novel, Moby Dick, but in truth, hardly any finish it. It's not a massive novel, around 469 pages, a good reader can finish it in a few weeks. Yet, the... Continue Reading →

The Gems of Celebration

Between the ages of six and sixteen I actively avoided girls. To me these creatures appeared alien; far different to my sister, as for some reason she always appeared to be normal, well at least most of the time. I expect that having to grow up... Continue Reading →

The Perfect System Of The Fat Faced Fuck Wits

My fascination with Buddhist philosophy started with the common teenage misconception that all Buddhists possessed exponential marshal art fighting powers, and that knowledge of their secret teachings would make me the ultimate bad ass! Of course, as I began to... Continue Reading →

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