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In Lieu of Valentine’s Day: Spam of the Month!

Actually, potentially Spam of the Year! As with most blogs, we get a lot of spam in our comments. Luckily, our filter catches almost all of it and quarantines the rogue comments until we can dispose of them in an environmentally-friendly manner. Usually, it is semi-coherent rubbish and blatant attempts to harvest email addresses or […]

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Happy Star Wars Day!

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

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On This Day: Douglas Adams was Born

Has it been a year already?  We posted this passage last year as a birthday tribute to the man affectionately known to millions of fans around the world as ‘Bop Ad’. But you know what?  It’s very funny and it perfectly sums up the glorious absurdity of the funniest book ever written, so we’re going […]

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Good Show SIr: Jack L. Chalker

Our friends at the always entertaining Good Show Sir recently unearthed another gem, this time from the prolific pen of Jack L. Chalker:   We don’t know if Jack Chalker sent a book in every week, but we do know he was extremely prolific! In fact, there are just short of 50 of his titles […]

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Happy Bank Holiday!

What’s that? A long weekend, you say? Excellent. At the end of a busy summer, there’s only one way enjoy a Bank Holiday Monday . . . Still not clear?  OK, then, to hell with subtlety: Are we clear now? Good. So, if you’ll excuse me . . .

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The Best T-Shirt at Worldcon?

As is ever the case at SF conventions, the quality of T-shirts on sale was high at last weekend’s London Worldcon – I came away with the excellent ‘SCIENCE: I’m one accident away from being a super villain’. But when all is said and done, I think this one was . . . if not […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

DON’T PANIC! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is our SF Masterwork of the Week!   Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little […]

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Classic SF Anagrams

In what future SF historians will no doubt refer to, Spinal Tap-style, as ‘the saddest of all posts‘, we have decided to mark the last Friday of the first month of 2013 with a series of classic SF anagrams. All of the below are anagrams formed from Hugo Award-winning novels. Some are available from SF […]

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