Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card, is one of my favourite SF books. I re-read it at least once every couple of years. I’ve chosen it mostly because I can make a catchy title out of it. It deals with a war between two different galactic species; humans and the Buggers. It…
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As I was thinking about a response to Diana’s comment on yesterday’s post I realized I wanted to say too much and so here’s the reply. But firstly I…
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Boston’s Children’s Hospital have released some promotional videos recently, or at least they have reached some prominence on Twitter recently. What are…
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Cui Bono? For those not familiar with Latin it doesn’t mean “who has a boner?” - a curiously relevant question we might all want to be considering in…
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(and I feel fine)
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The fantasy land of Utopia has been a plague on humanity. If we could only do this, or believe that, everything would be just ticketyboo. It’s not too…
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Most of you will probably already be aware of the following pre-print that’s doing the rounds amongst the maskerbators. I’m not going to go over this…
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The “Carry On” series of films were British comedies that relied on heavy use of stereotypes and double entendre - although as Terry Pratchett might…
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